Yes, this ( <<----- ) would be a pregnancy test! and
Yes, that is a "+" (positive) sign in the test window!
My initial reaction: Hands shaking, heart palpitations.
Jamie's initial reaction: Oh My God! I'm scared!
My response to his reaction, "You're scared?! I'm the one who has to grow this baby!"
So there ya have it...he's scared, I'm nervous as heck...but we are both very excited. Jamie has been bugging for a week to call and tell our parents. I finally buckled...twisted that rubber arm of mine...and we called and spread the news to our families last night.
His father said, "It has to be a boy!" to which I replied "well it's Jamie's fault if it's not" and then he had to hang up and go get Barb who was "up the road" lol...Barb calls us back and said she looked over towards the house and there's Neil out in the front with arms flailing and waving in the air to get her attention...haha! And then, Barb tells Jamie not to worry about calling anyone else down home cause she'd "take care of that" LMAO!! No kidding eh? Bunch of gossip-mongers...he he :)
I called my mother and the conversation went exactly how I had planned in my head. I said, "So are you coming up next year for Olivia's 1st birthday?"
Mom: "Next year? I dunno...why?"
Me: "Because I'm due 6 days after that"
Mom: "Well I guess I'll have to come up then"
and then she proceeded to tease/give me crap about how I couldn't have chosen a different month than March to have a baby (she already has a ton of birthdays in March) not to mention that Jamie and his dad were both born in March as well as our friends Christa, Kristen AND Chris. This baby might not have a chance but share a day with one of our close friends or family members.
So then my mom congratulated me and asked how I was feeling, etc. I've been feeling good, by the way. I'm really tired the last few days but I haven't been sick or anything (knock on wood!).
According to the doctor my due date is March 19th. I had calculated March 16th so that's pretty darn close. Either way, I am 5 weeks 1 day along (quite early still). March seems so far away but I know it'll go by SO quickly.
I've applied to a midwifery clinic and hope to hear back soon that I've been accepted as a client. My sister had all 3 of her babies with midwives and they are absolutely amazing. Not just a doctor there to basically catch the baby at the end. They support you through pregnancy, are there while you are in labour to coach and assist, are very big on naturalistic methods (no rushing you to get a c-section just because you're a day over your due date) etc. I love them and I really would feel so relieved to be in their hands for this crazy experience.
Just a couple of cute quotes:
Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.
I realize why women die in childbirth - it's preferable. ~Sherry
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever
to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone