Hey guys, Alex here. So I wanted to start off by giving a little bit of a background on my pregnancy so far. Zach and I have each always wanted to have kids, and so once we got married, we kind of left it up to chance. Not really getting our hopes up and just seeing where it took us. I kind of knew I was pregnant pretty early on. Let’s just say I was having tummy issues and not at all feeling myself. So around September 3rd, I took about seven pregnancy tests… just to be sure. The first one was pretty faint, so after the next six, I felt pretty certain! Since Zach’s birthday was soon, I decided to wait until then to tell him. I wrapped up the three prettiest pregnancy tests in wrapping paper with a nice heartfelt card. When he found out, he was very emotional and so was I. Even though I knew he would be happy, just not knowing what his reaction would be gave me crazy anxiety. His reaction ended up being perfect and we both cried a little. Don’t tell him I told you that!
Fast forward to 11 weeks and we were finding out the gender of our baby with an at home blood test from Sneak Peek. The test was easy to follow and we got the results in less than 48 hours… We now knew we were going to have a little girl! Zach’s first words were “I’m scared”, mostly because he feels like he will end up being a helicopter parent… Especially with a girl.
If we fast forward a little bit more, I have lately been having issues with pre-term contractions. At first we just thought it was our baby girl’s head or butt pressing against me. Which was cute at first. But later I found out after more discomfort that my belly was actually just getting tight because of a contraction. So that was great. It only took 6 hours at a clinic and two IV bags later to figure that one out. I was definitely scared with the idea of going into pre-term labor knowing that my baby needed longer to cook. Although Zach confessed to me later that one of his first thoughts was that we didn’t have anything ready for her yet besides being scared. My job as a nurse has me moving around quite a bit and frequent breaks are hard to lock down. But the doctor told me to make sure to find time no matter what and really monitor how I feel. Which I have been doing.
I’m definitely doing better lately. Thank God! I am getting more and more excited to meet this little girl. I already see myself crying like a baby when I finally get to hold her. I want to cry right now just thinking about it! Zach did admit he will probably cry too, so that makes me feel better. Hopefully this painted a little bit better picture for you guys up to this point so that we can start with the current day posts and updates. If anyone wants to give any words of advice for the days to come, we are definitely willing to listen. Comment below! Til next time.