Nov 24 2010- Ovulation occurred as indicated by a temperature rise the following morning. Turns out this is cycle day 12 which puts my highest days of fertility from cycle day 9 to day 13, which is a bit earlier than a 'standard' prediction would indicate.
Dec 2/3 2010- Experience some significant shortness of breath and light headedness (apparently not a word) mention it to Erin (since I was at her house) who wonders aloud if it is a sign of pregnancy.
Dec 5 2010- Another temperature rise, followed by higher temps on the next 3 of 4 days...this is a pretty good indicator of pregnancy.
Dec 8 2010- As Sean is putting Colin to bed I take a pregnancy test. It is positive. Share the news with Sean and my sister.
Dec 20 2010-Go to OB's office for blood test.
Dec 21 2010- Blood test confirms pregnancy.
Dec 24 2010- My father point blank asks what our plans are for a second child and I just say we are working on it.
Dec 25 2010- (6 weeks pregnant) Share the news with my family and Sean's mother after all the gifts are opened. Colin wore a t-shirt under his pj's that said "I have a Christmas surprise" on the front and "I'm going to be a big brother on the back" Sean texts a picture of Colin's back to his family and the rest of our immediate family is let in on our secret. I have to say my Grandmother's reaction was the funniest, I'm not sure I've ever heard her squeal so much, I wish I could have seen it.
|I think everyone was excited don't you?|
Dec 29-Jan 13 2011- Experience constant nausea and extreme fatigue that makes it difficult to simply care for Colin, I'm sleeping between 15 and 19 hrs a day and rarely eating more than ~500 calories a day. Completely amazed by how different I feel from the first pregnancy.
Jan 13-Jan 24-Nausea lifts but vomiting remains, still extremely fatigued but starting to eat better.
Jan 26th- First appointment with doctor, confirm baby is healthy. Share our news with the internet.