Monday, January 26, 2009

More Details

So, Shelly Overlook asked for more details, so I'll tell you the story of how I found out.

Last Wednesday, I had my annual exam at the gyno. I was worried about the scheduling because I realized (AFTER I scheduled the appointment, natch!) that it would be just after my period was scheduled to start. I figured I would play it by ear and if it started, I'd call the office and see if they wanted to do it anyway. But it didn't start. So I went on to my appt., not expecting anything. But I asked the nurse, while we were doing blood pressure and all that boring stuff, if she would mind doing a pregnancy test while I was there. I explained that my period was only two days late, so that probably it was nothing, but still. Doesn't hurt to check, right? So she did the urine test and it was....well, not definite. (Y'know how there's one line that means it worked, and then if you are, there's a second line? Well, there was a second line that was so faint that neither she nor I was certain it was there.) So they drew blood (apparently, with a dull spoon - I swear, my arm has never bruised this badly from a blood draw. There is a two inch bruise on the inside of my elbow.) They went ahead and calculated my due date as September 28th and did all the prenatal blood work. Then, I had to call on Friday afternoon to get the final results. I found out for sure at about 4:30 Friday afternoon.

We told our parents last night at a dinner for Rock's birthday. I said, "Well, in addition to Rock's birthday, we have some news to tell you all." Rock's mother turned and looked at me and said, "When's it due?" I just laughed.

18 comments:

Gina said...

Congratulations!

LA and BD said...

very exciting! congrats! ~LA

Shelly said...

Thank you, Gina!

Shelly said...

Thank you, LA. We're very excited!

Shelly Overlook said...

Thanks for indulging me. I just KNEW you were going to be pg soon. & Parker's bday is September 30, she was due on the 29th. C'mon - let's have the same name AND babies with the same birthdate!

d e v a n said...

What a cute story!!! Thanks for sharing the deets!

Shelly said...

Shelly - your wish is my command! Well, we were certainly hoping I'd be pg soon! Sept. 30th sounds perfect! We could be EVEN MORE ALIKE. It will only help our world domination plans.

Shelly said...

Devan - thank you! I'm still in that "nervous, excited, telling people" mode, so I'm happy to share as much info as you want.

Alice said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOO!!!! that's so exciting! YAY!! congrats!! :-) haha, a few more exclamation points, maybe..?? :-)

The Hotfessional said...

Congratulations!!!! How wonderful for you.

Awwwwwwwww.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Congratulations!!!!

Shelly said...

Thank you, Alice! I know, I feel like I'm talking and writing in exclamation points all day right now!

Shelly said...

Hot - Thank you! Now you have to come visit.

Shelly said...

Thank you, Princess!

Parking said...

YAAAAAyyyy

Shelly said...

Thanks, Parking!

3carnations said...

This is my first time at your blog, but Congratulations!

Shelly said...

3Carnations - Thank you! And welcome.