Sunday, November 4, 2007

Great EXPECTtations!

October 26, 2007. My world will never be the same. I couldn't sleep all night. I awoke at 4am to use the bathroom. I could not get back to sleep. It was just me and Oscar the cat hanging out. Ryan was still away in Baltimore. We both stayed awake until 7:20 till i had to use the bathroom again. And than, one single word off a digital test shook me. Pregnant. The test stick read "pregnant". I was in shock. I started to cry. Oscar became alarmed and started to cry as well. I am having a baby! I confirmed it with an already scheduled yearly physical dr.'s appointment. I am going to have a baby the first of July. July 4th is the actual date.
The complete and udder exhaustion i had been experiencing all week now made a bit more sense. Ryan flew in that evening. I wrapped my "pregnant" test sick up in tissue paper and put it in a little gift bag. I than promptly went to sleep for the next 2 hours, waiting for him to come home. He came home and found me sleeping at 8pm. He crawled into bed and i told him i got him a present while he was gone. He smiled,not too surprised because i tend to shop when he is away, and began to open it. When he read the stick, he smiled the most amazing smile. He asked if it was true between laughing and wonderment. I still cant believe that we are going to be parents!
Our family is ecstatic. This will be the first grandchild on my family side. It is also the first great grand baby. My grandmother told me that she had begun to give up hope! My dad knows that it will be a boy. He has pretty good odds of it being a boy, 50/50 isn't too bad!
It is still sinking in for me, a week or so later. I am still very tired, i use the bathroom ALL the time and i just don't want to eat certain foods. Ben and Jerry's Mint Cookie ice cream is the greatest thing that man has made, though i am still working on a pint i got a week ago. And so, the joys of pregnancy has begun. It will be quiet an adventure.

4 comments:

RENEE said...

Congratulations! Your sister will be happy. :)

~Rene~

Mrs. B. said...

Yay! congrats, Alicia!

Mrs. B. said...

Yay! congrats, Alicia!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it! Wow! That's awesome!~~Cammie