Hello, friends! Fear not, this is not another dry post about volunteer administration! I finished up my last assignment yesterday, so we are all over that for the time being.
If you follow me on insta, you likely noticed a very big announcement over the weekend...
Yep, that's right! I will finally be able to put the hashtag #gotknockedup to good use! All joking aside, I can't even begin to describe how excited we are for this new adventure. I can tell you that this is probably the single most terrifying thing I have ever done. The night before I took a pregnancy test, I full on panicked about the reality of a situation. I was about to carry a tiny human being into this world and nothing would ever be the same.
Yes, we had hoped to be expecting our first child by the end of the year. However, we were a bit caught off guard--before my wrist surgery, the doctor ordered a blood test to make sure I wasn't pregnant before undergoing anesthesia. Blood test came back and said "no baby here!" Although slightly disappointed, we moved on--there was always the next month! I had the surgery, took percocet, drank wine (not at the same time as the pain meds, obvi), ate sushi and lunch meat, etc. I did all the things pregnant women aren't supposed to do, because I knew for certain that I wasn't pregnant!
Well, ladies, you can never really be certain until your period shows up. When two weeks had passed and there were still no signs of Aunt Red, I knew my bloodwork had betrayed me.
Despite our surprise, we are so grateful, especially because everything has been going well so far. Most days, everything fulls surreal, and other days, I wallow in my anxiety--what if I didn't get enough folic acid? What if I don't gain enough weight? What if my baby is born four months too early?!?!
I'm a worrier at heart, and that has only been magnified by pregnancy hormones. Luckily, I have this guy--who is equally as terrified, but never lets it show, and always finds the tissues when I break down into tears over another pregnancy tragedy I've read about on the internet.
And so, friends, that is pretty much what has been consuming our life lately! I was pretty exhausted during the first trimester, so I really only had time for work, blog posts about volunteer management, and gang's all here. It's really tough for me to balance this blog when I am also taking a grad school class, but I will do my best--this is also a really special time for us, and I want to document as much as I can.