Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Introduction

Hello Everyone,

I have to warn everyone in advance that I have never been a part of a blog before, but I'm very excited to begin, and I hope I catch on quickly.

I live in a very small town on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada, and my husband and I just moved back to our home town after a few years away. It feels great to be closer to friends and family again especially given our new circumstances with this pregnancy. I am twenty five years old, a full time student (correspondence) and I work full time as well, so needless to say I have been pretty busy. My husband and I found out that we are unexpectedly expecting on our first wedding anniversary, what a present!

I will quickly explain my "saur" name because everyone else's sound so fun and cute, and mine just sounds complicated. I tried for ages to think of something that was unique enough about me to qualify as a name, but I just couldn't think of anything! So I started to think about my interests and music, history, and art are the top three things that came to mind. During my years in university I have taken some art history courses, and I fell in love with an artist named Botticelli, and his painting "The Primavera" has always stuck with me because of the symbolism and beauty of his work. I have also been told that the word "Primavera" means "spring" in Italian, and spring itself has always meant new beginnings to me. I couldn't think of a better way to describe the incredible journey of pregnancy and motherhood, but as new beginnings or even a fresh start. Ok, enough about that!

My husband and I have talked about having children for quite a while. I had the baby fever- he didn't. I knew it wasn't the right time (when is?) financially, but somehow I just wanted it anyway... and then we had a scare. In June of this year I was a week late with my period, and I kind of freaked out. I realized that I was really scared, and that maybe just the idea of a baby was all I was ready for. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when it turned out to be stress that was delaying my period. My husband and I talked about it again and vowed to be much more careful after that because we both agreed that we wanted to bring a child into the world when we were as ready and prepared as possible.

And then it happened. I was a week late again only two months later, and I actually was just more annoyed than scared because I was convinced it was stress again. I had the house to myself for the night, and I thought my goodness I guess I should just take a test to rule it out so I don't have to think about it anymore. I went a bought the only test they had at the little grocery store by my house, and waited until the morning to take the test. I woke up SO early, and had to pee so badly, so I raced to the washroom and struggled with the wrapping etc. I have not taken very many of these tests, but for some reason that day I thought I would try to be a superstar and aim for the stick rather than pee in the cup. I do not recommend this idea when you have to pee that badly and you are kind of disoriented that early in the morning. Anyway, I peed, and without going into too much detail, I basically could have just dropped the whole stick in the toilet- that's how wet it got. The results window was wet from the outside in. I was pretty annoyed at myself, but more importantly, when I saw a positive I got annoyed at the company who makes the tests. It was so irrational, but I at the time I truly thought "who thought this would be a good idea to give two options when peeing in the cup is clearly a safer idea??" So I had to call the toll free number to ask them if the result could be accurate after the test was tainted the way it was, and they said the best idea would be to just do another one. So I had to go to work and wait for a few hours for the drug store to open up, and leave work and go do another one. It was positive again.

Anyway, long story short, even when you do a pregnancy test wrong apparently they are still accurate.

Now that I am getting used to the idea of having a baby I am thrilled, but also absolutely terrified. We are currently on week 12 and have had our first ultrasound. It certainly makes it more real! We should get the results soon to find out our due date, as our midwife thinks we might be a month further along than expected.

I look forward to hearing from you all, and have loved every second of reading about your experiences. I hope to be support for you as you have already, without even knowing it, been support for me.

6 comments:

  1. Your Pregosaur name makes me want pasta. :o) Welcome to the blog!

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  2. Congrats on your baby!
    Thank you for visiting me on my SITS Day!

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  3. Congrats on our baby! How exciting!~ Love your blog, very cute. You are busy, I am impressed you can even blog with all else going on....stop over and say hello sometime.....

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  4. I think your name is great! Welcome to the blog and congrats on your pregnancy.

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  5. Hi there. Congrats on the pregnancy and welcome to the blog. I think your name rocks.

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  6. Welcome to the blog! I echo what Citysaur said about the pasta. Congratulations on your pregnancy! :)

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