Our Little Pumpkin Seed
It's a Boy! His name will be Logan Ari!
We had just returned from a nice Valentine's Day dinner where DH spent a majority of the time making faces with the baby at the next table. For some reason, I felt like POAS. I had to call DH over to confirm that there was a very faint line - I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I even went so far as to start taking apart the strip to see if it was where an evaporation line would be. Hmmm... not 100% sure, but it looks like it! I knew that if you POAS the first thing in the morning, the HCG levels would be more concentrated, so I did just that. Well, I woke up at 5:30am and just couldn't resist! Yup - a definite line! I tried to tell DH, but he said "tell me in 2 hours when I wake up!" Ugh!
I was so excited and there was no way I could sleep, so I went downstairs and started checking out The Bump. I realized my good friend that just had a baby is in NY and would probably be awake, so I texted her to call me. Unfortunately, she wasn't having an easy morning, so I didn't get to talk to her until later in the day when I sent her the pics of the two positives.
At work, I took two more - both different brands - and these were also definitely positive! I had already showed two of my coworkers my Valentine's Day present (yes, I brought the two tests in!), so they were excited and the news spread fairly quickly, especially since, it turns out, one of my coworkers is also pregnant and only 10 days earlier than me!
Poor DH was in shock and didn't believe the tests. He thought there was a way to have a false positive. I was pretty upset that he was not as excited as me even though we've been trying. His coworkers overheard our phone conversation, and luckily one of his coworkers who had a few children already explained to DH that a positive is a positive, especially with three types of tests! I called my doctor on my way to pick up folic acid. When I called my DH back to explain the next steps, he stopped my when I got to the part about the ultrasound. He said it was too early for that and it makes it too real! DH was in total shock - very cute but also extremely annoying!
Who else knows & when did we tell?
I did tell one other friend that first day and then decided the best time to tell our parents would be that Sunday when we were all going to a concert anyway. My older sister decided to join us for the concert, and since she has also been TTC but is having a lot of trouble I got nervous about telling her. So, I went to The Bump and got the great suggestion of telling her beforehand. Thank god for The Bump ladies! My sister was very appreciative that she could digest the news with her husband and then enjoy being part of telling our parents. DH required that we share the news with his grandmother before telling our parents since he is especially close with her (she really helped raise him). On Monday, we took my grandmother out to dinner and shared the news. Grandmas are so cute when they are excited! We are waiting until the first ultrasound on March 8th to tell my brother and DH's sister. Then at Passover on April 23rd, we will share the news with the extended family (as we will be 13 weeks).