I’m Pregnant

I know that I said to watch for my project reveal next week but I cannot wait. We made the news public today.

Some of this post is probably going to be TMI, so for that I apologize. If you are interested in reading about my symptoms and experiences through my first ever pregnancy then keep reading. The following blog post was written on June 1, 2018.

Four Weeks
Four Weeks

My period was due on Tuesday May 22. My cycle is usually right on so as soon as I was a couple days late I started getting pretty suspicious.

That week I started waking up a lot earlier than usual. Instead of waking up at 7 or 8 in the morning, I started waking up between 4-6 am. My other symptoms were pretty normal for leading up to my period. I have one breast that gets sore pretty much exactly 9 days before I start bleeding, but since my period never came, the soreness has not yet gone away. I have also felt bloated and my pants have been tight, but I also haven’t been very active over the last year so that also seems normal.

I took a pregnancy test on Sunday May 27, when I was about 5 days late. Almost immediately it came up pregnant. All week I haven’t really been feeling any symptoms though which has put me in denial. I had a little bit of constipation followed by diarrhea for the first few days. There were a few days where I had a slightly sore back, but I was also picking up boxes and doing a lot of bending down at work so I attributed it to that. I can’t tell if I’ve been hungrier or not. I’m normally hungry anyway, so I just feel like it’s a placebo effect. I know I am pregnant, so I should be hungrier, therefore I am.

Even though I know that I am pregnant, I wanted to take another test to make sure it also said I’m pregnant. This time I chose a digital test that also tells you how many weeks along you are. I took that this morning and it confirmed that I am still pregnant and that I am 3+ weeks, which is what I thought it should say. So today’s task is to book an appointment with my doctor to officially make this real.

Three Plus Weeks Pregnant
Three Plus Weeks Pregnant

Another Uneventful Year

This year has been another boring one. We had hoped to buy a house this year but then my boyfriend got laid off from his job in December. It’s been a rough year for him in particular. In the last 8 months he’s only had three job interviews. That can be pretty depressing as I’m sure you can imagine. He’s been spending most his time playing video games at home. Thankfully, he is starting a new job on Wednesday so we can start saving money again for a down payment on a house. If the universe is nice to us, we will be buying a house in the next two years.

We haven’t really gone out and done much this year. Partly due to depression and being unmotivated, and partly due to not wanting to spend money. I haven’t even gone camping this summer! I think that’s only the second year in my life where I didn’t go camping at all, and that makes me sad.

We did get to take a trip in June/July to visit my brother in his new house. He moved to Quebec in November and my parents met us there too. My parents drove out from Nova Scotia and met us at the airport in Montreal. We all then spent a night in Ottawa with my mom’s friend before driving the rest of the way to my brother’s house. It was nice to spend time with family but it was a lot of time driving and sitting on planes. It was also over 30 degrees Celsius the entire trip so we spend most of our time sitting in the shade.

Next year we have a plan to make things more exciting and interesting. We have been working on a new project together since May and we are almost ready to share it with you. I have been writing blog posts since then but haven’t been able to share them with you. I am finally going to be able to share our news with you next week so keep an eye out for that!

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