And just like that, we're pregnant! Before we got married, Dave and I had decided we would try for a baby right away. At this age, I had no idea if I would even be able to get pregnant, so we thought we'd just see if it could happen. I had thought a year or maybe more until it happened. I have plenty of family and friends that have been unable to get pregnant, and I just wanted to make sure we used every bit of time we had to try. Only a few weeks after we got married, I got a positive on a pregnancy test, and the next day we lost it. It was hard, because there was a definite change in how my body felt before and after I lost it. I was grateful, however, that I was even able to get pregnant. I really thought it would take longer after that, but 4 weeks later (Valentine's Day), we got another positive. A few weeks later we went in for our first ultrasound - since I am 36, it is a little more necessary. We heard the baby's beautiful beating heart and realized this was really, really happening. Another ultrasound at 11 weeks showed the baby was very actively moving its arms and legs. It was the most surreal thing to see the movement on the ultrasound screen! I can hardly believe there is a baby within me. We are so incredibly grateful for this baby and for the chance to experience this - especially when we know that so many have had difficulties getting pregnant. We almost felt guilt that it was so quick for us.
Well, things are progressing and we are now at 14 weeks. We'll find out in two weeks what we are having. Needless to say, we are excited. We are nervous. We are humbled. We are grateful.