WELL, I was two days late on my birth control...
...took a test, and sure enough....
it went POSITIVE right away! No three-minute wait!
Mitch didn't believe me at all--in fact, it's still a weird little fact!
All we could do is laugh and cry at the same time, all the while shouting, "HOLY CRAP!!!" (forgive my sailor language :o)) over and over again!
This was Monday. What an FHE: calling people (family, family friends, etc.) to interrupt THEIR Family Home Evenings with our good news! (sorry, people!)
I bought prenatal vitamins at the store yesterday. I talked to my nutrition teacher and my mom, oh, and the pharmacist at the store, and eventually felt confident picking one :o)
It kind of makes it real! Luckily I took it last night and fell asleep before it digested and made me nauseous!
Here's what SCARES me and makes me wish this happened at a different time, or that I had been aware of what was going on:
- Albertson's had it's free Dr. Pepper day on February 20th and we had 2 liters of caffeine in our house...I used to never drink it, so of COURSE the ONE time I start it's while i've got UBER important cells inside me actually doing something important!!
-I was told to buy folic acid to take with my birth control, "just in case." ...yeah, I stopped taking it months ago, thinking there was NO WAY anything would happen.
-My apparent due date is November 7th. Our insurance (with its $750 deductible for each of us) starts over on September 1st. We almost have this year's paid off; I have current dental x-rays, so I think i'm gonna go get a filling replaced. however, when i'm 7 months pregnant, I have to find $750 somewhere around our house to pay off the new deductible. We're doing the math now to figure out if it's worth it, or if it would be cheaper for us to pay 100% than $750 + 20%.
So, i'm feeling horribly guilty and I can't kick it. I want to be excited, but I can't stop worrying myself about this folic acid thing especially. Oh, and the MONEY.
I'm not sick of hearing it. I'm welcoming any advice I can get :o)
Plus, Mitch is SUPER stressed out about his classes; he took a heavy load of hard classes and now, just passed midterms, he's really concerned. Needless to say, when I was debating prenatal vitamins and we both played with that machine that squeezes your arm (couldn't help it :o)), he was told he had "hypertension." Really, he's just never been more stressed. Poor guy.
Oh! One more worry. My parents may not be able to come out in November. What am I gonna do without my mom!? I don't know what i'm doing!
My nutrition teacher told me to go look in a mirror and notice how skinny and stress-free I appear right now...even if i'm not, she said it's the thinnest and most stress-free i'll be for the rest of my life. Apparently parents worry about their children for the rest of their lives. Who knew? :o)