Very surprising – we were sort of trying (well, open to it happening) but I was pretty shocked! In all honesty, my husband and I decided to do a date night one Friday night, which turned into meeting up with friends and for some reason I decided it would be a good idea for basically the entire bar to do shots with me. (aside: I do not do shots. I just can’t handle them. I have NO idea what came over me!) And then it was like I couldn’t recover. For the following week I was incredibly tired, hungry, and just blah. I went to bed at 8:30. I swore off alcohol forever since I thought this was the longest hangover there ever was. However, when I didn’t get my you-know-what I started to get suspicious. After I was about 5 days late I took a pregnancy test and had a strange flood of mixed emotions when it came back positive. It’s like there was no warning, and boom – my life just changed forever.
The previous month (January) my husband and I went to Fiji with his mom and her husband, and her sister. My husband is half Fijian and his brother now lives over there with his family. I am SO glad we decided to do that trip (which is where my post photo is from) when we did.
I am 33 right now, and my life has never had babies in it. I do not have any friends that live close by with children, nor do I have younger cousins. In fact, we all do a lot of dinners, drinks, movies, beach days, obstacle races….things people without kids do. Last Saturday was the morning I found out I was pregnant. That night, we had planned to do game night at a friend’s house. It was to begin at 8pm which means we’d probably start actually playing games around 9pm. This involves lots of wine and is really fun…..unless you’re pregnant and feel like a ball of yuck and want to pass out. I didn’t want to tell anyone because we haven’t even see the doctor yet! So I just sat there drinking my water, used the previous weekend’s excursions as my excuse, and endured until midnight. When I told my husband we needed to go home and we began to leave everyone was terribly confused why we were leaving so “early”. One of my friends even asked me if there was any “news” and I denied of course. I’m not going there yet 🙂