September 1st-4th: Visited Ryan in Edmonton where we spent our first anniversary. Baby conceived.
September 14th: Super tired. "Maybe I should take a pregnancy test..." WHAT? POSITIVE?! "I better pee on a few more of these!"
3 1/2 weeks pregnant.
September 14th-22nd: Kept the most difficult secret of my entire life! One evening dad asked me if I would like a drink, and when I politely declined, he said "What? You pregnant?" I had a hard time keeping it together!
September 23rd: Ryan finally returned home from Alberta. I gave him a photo album that wasn't quite ready when I had visited him in Edmonton. At the back, it said "I'M PREGNANT!"
Although ecstatic, Ryan couldn't quite believe that what I was telling him was true, so we drove 25 minutes into town to buy an $18 digital pregnancy test. That night, the test read PREGNANT, and we both really started to believe it!
4 1/2 weeks pregnant.
October 10th: Thanksgiving Day. Mom had the whole family over for supper (except my brother, Braden, who had to work). We invited Ryan's parents to join us. At supper, Ryan's mom talked about how she wanted to get another dog. Ryan finally said to her "Don't get a dog. You're going to have another grandchild to look after in 9 months!" Funny, nobody believed him because it really wasn't 9 months, but 7 1/2! Finally, we had to tell them that we were telling the truth, and they were all ecstatic (and not at all surprised!)
7 weeks pregnant.
October 14th: Our first doctor's appointment (have I said that I love my doctor?). So many decisions to make already about whether or not we want to find out the gender (no for me, yes for Ryan-so no wins!), whether we would like to do a 3D ultrasound (no-too much money!), and whether we would like to do serum screening for conditions such as Down Syndrome (yes, but just to prepare, not to use as a deciding factor about whether or not we "keep" the baby). My doctor also offered to do another urine pregnancy test, which we gladly accepted (it seems more real when a doctor tells you you're pregnant, doesn't it?). Confirmed that our due date is May 26, 2012.
I also told my co-workers and boss that I was pregnant on this day.
7 1/2 weeks pregnant.
November 20th: Officially done with my First Trimester. Another post later about all of my First Trimester pregnancy symptoms.
13 weeks pregnant.