Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How it all began...

Oh's still me! I got really sick of the polka dots and engagement pics from 2+ years ago, so I decided to change things up on here! However, I suck at technology so it's taking me a while to figure everything out and get things exactly how I want them. Any profesh blog designers want to do everything for me?!

Anyways, thank you for all of the love for Baby Ferg already!! Of course I wrote a blog post the day after (and a few days after) I found out I was prego. So here you go!

May 31, 2013 
Omg. Is this for real?! Am I seriously pregnant? WHATTTTTT?!?! I still can't believe it. Biggest shock ever!!!!

My period was supposed to arrive May 27. It was no where to be seen! Two of the girls I hang around with the most were both late with their periods, plus with all of my job-hunting stress, I figured it would be a little bit late. Tuesday the 28 I took a pregnancy test just to be sure and it was negative. I wasn’t sure if there was enough pee on the stick though.

Thursday night my period STILL had not come, and I was super, super tired. Like, my 6 mile run was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. And also my boobs hurt. And also I had very bad cramping all day. I thought it might be my period cramps until I googled it (THANKS google) and found out it was a sign of pregnancy. I took another pregnancy test and this one was kinda positive!! The second line was a little faint though. 

I called Dana, who has used these tests before and sent her the pic of the test. She told me I should get a digital test just to be sure (these first tests were cheapies off Amazon that came with my ovulation tests--CLEARLY not the most accurate!!). I ran to Rite Aid 5 minutes before they closed and got a fancy two-pack EPT. I got home and took the first test. It kept flashing weird things, so I think I messed it up somehow. So, I took the other one in the box and that one didn't work either! So now I had to go to the grocery store because Rite Aid was now closed. This time, I got Clear Blue tests, which even said on the box “easiest to read.” So I figured I couldn't mess these up. This whole time I am frantically texting Dana and she is laughing at me for being unable to take a pregnancy test!

I got home with my THREE clear blue pregnancy tests and pee on the first one. Almost INSTANTLY the cross appeared (which means pregnant). I started freaking out!!! I was so excited, but also nervous because we weren't 100% trying/ready!

Thankfully, Travis was at softball this whole time, so he was not around to witness my craziness.

I could hardly sleep, even though I had been exhausted only a few hours before. I think I may have slept 3 hours the whole night.

Friday, I went to school and taught and felt very weird. I kept messing up my kids names and forgetting stuff (uh oh, pregnancy brain already?!). I also had cramping again, and at times felt a little nauseous. I basically felt like I had a mild flu…chills and then I’d get really hot, and just a general “blah” feeling. I was also super anxious about telling Travis because I had NO clue how he was going to react.

After school, I went to Buy Buy Baby and got a UNC onesie as my way of telling him. He was already home when I got home so I walked in and was like, “I have a present for you!” He sorted of looked at me like WTF? And then opened the bag, pulled out the onesie and said “what is this?” I told him I was pregnant and he was just shocked! He didn't believe me at first, but then when he realized I wasn't joking he just kept asking “why?” hahah…um because that’s what happens!! 

We are both just so shocked!!! But excited!

June 5, 2013 
Still kind of tired, but thankfully no morning sickness…yet (knock on wood!). I think the tiredness is from my lack of caffeine…summer is coming soon and I can rest!!! Thank you, Jesus! The cramping has also continued slightly, along with the pregnancy brain….on Sunday, I poured my sugar packet BACK into the container where I keep them instead of into my (decaf) coffee!

Last night, we told my parents. It was SO hard to keep from my mom and I couldn't keep it in anymore. I wanted to tell them in person, but since they live 4 hours away, it was hard to think of an excuse to get them to come to Charlotte all of a sudden. So, I printed off a picture and put it in a frame. Around the matting of the frame, I wrote, “The best parents get promoted to grandparents,” in my best teacher writing. These things were like $30 on Etsy! Ummm no! 

Anyways, I overnight shipped it to them on Monday and told them to expect a package, but not to open it until they called me first.
So they got the package Tuesday and called me. I told them my phone was dying and could we Skype? We tried Skype, but their camera was not working. We probably hung up and tried about 5 times before I couldn't take it anymore and was just like, ok open the package!!! I am sad that I couldn’t see their faces, but their (vocal) reactions were priceless. They had absolutely NO clue and were so surprised and excited! My mom was shocked I wasn’t sick yet (she was super sick when prego with me and my brother) and we talked all about being pregnant. My mom also said she could tell I was keeping something from her these past few days, but had NO clue this was why! Travis was also in the room, so that was fun that he could be in on the conversation as well. I am glad that the secret is out and now I can talk to not only Dana about pregnancy questions, but my mom as well.
After the convo with my parents, I met some of my teacher friends at Cantina. They were all drinking and it was SOOOO hard not to order a drink! I just told them I was so tired that I might fall asleep on the table if I had a sip of alcohol and I don’t think they suspected anything. The chips, salsa and my fav chopped salad were delicious as always though!

I am going to use a chalkboard to keep track of my pregnancy like this girl (oh and Dana!), except mine probably won't be as cute!! Here is my first bump/last abs picture, at about 5 weeks!

I'll be back to post more bump pics soon!!! :) 


  1. Sooo exciting and especially because it happened so easily. It's super stressful to have to deal with infertility and other things :(
    Also, digital tests are the way to go!

  2. Yay! Love your last abs picture.
    Can't wait to read all about your pregnancy. So sad that I won't see your bump in person though :(

  3. Aw can't wait to hear how everything goes!! So exciting!!

  4. So, so exciting! I'm thrilled for you guys ... fun times ahead!

  5. Congratulations on your little one! I'm 7 months pregnant now, due in October and as I was reading through your post I remember feeling those same symptons. My period was 3 days late, boobs were sore, and super crampy. I thought my period was coming for sure, but something told me to take a test...and lo and behold it was positive. Seems like so long ago, but pregnancy goes by fast, so enjoy it (even the not so fun parts of it!).

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