Wrote on August 17th:
This morning we found out some amazing news. We are pregnant!! We are beyond excited, especially since we have only been really trying for two cycles.
With Stan unemployed for 8 months we were very hesitant to start trying until he had a secure job. Now that he started his new job and everything is going very well there, we felt confident that we could start.
My period was 6 days late today. Last cycle I was 5 days late and then my period came. I had been feeling "different" the last few days and had a "feeling" I might be pregnant. When I woke up this morning I knew I had to test. Luckily I had a test stashed away under the sink, so it didn't take much effort. Within seconds I saw the plus sign. It was defiantly one of those "wow, is this really happening moments". I called Stan to the bathroom and showed him the test. He was rushing around to get ready for work, so I don't think he got it at first. But then he got the biggest smile across his face and gave me a big long hug. It was a great feeling. With messy hair and sleepy face we took a few pictures to remember the moment (as if we could ever forget).
I had fairly strong feelings about waiting to tell anyone until we were 12 weeks. I didn't realize how hard that would be. It didn't last long. By lunch time we had told our parents. It was nice to share the news. I don't know how I could have kept that from them for 2 months! They were also very excited and happy for us.
Being the blog/Google junkie that I am, I was all over this pregnancy thing within a few hours. Based on my last period, I am approximately 5 weeks pregnant. Right now, my due date is April 17th 2012. Once we have an ultra-sound we will be able to more accurately pinpoint the babies gestation and due date. So excited for a spring baby. Couldn't have asked for a better time to deliver. Not too cold and not too hot.
I hope to document the next 8 months of this adventure on this blog for family and friends to follow.