so about that…

February 15, 2010

Thanks everyone for all of your comments and congratulations! I was overwhelmed with happiness at all the support. I actually published that post on accident, so it’s a good thing we weren’t planning on keeping our news a secret. :)

I don’t plan on blogging about pregnancy stuff a whole lot, so I figured I’d address some things up front for those of you who may be curious. First of all, David and I have been trying to conceive for over a year. Because of my irregularities (now explained by PCOS) I knew we would have a difficult time, but it didn’t make it any easier to experience. We’re blessed that we didn’t end up having to go through fertility treatment, but I was prepared to, and I had all of the emotions. Of course, now I have this irrational fear that I’m not actually pregnant, or that something is drastically wrong. I guess that’s normal, but I’m trying to be positive and trust God with this.

When the doctor told me I’m pregnant, I was extremely surprised and pretty much speechless. All I could manage to say was, “Are you positive?” and to stutter out, “I don’t see how that’s possible.” As soon as I finished with my appointment I called David at work and told him, “Your day is about to get a lot better.” We called our siblings that afternoon, and visited our parents in person that night.

I don’t feel a thing, and I’m hoping it stays that way. Right now I’m still considering doing the triathlon in May, although I guess I’ll have to see how I feel. I really want to do it. There are also a ton of other things that I’d like to get accomplished in the next 8.5 months. I’ve decided that apart from work and church, I want to continue to focus on blogging and reading, as well as exercising and getting the house fixed up. It’s kind of overwhelming.

Speaking of work, a large part of my job involves giving chemotherapy. Even though I’m very careful and wear complete personal protective equipment, I thought about it and decided that I don’t want to take the risk. Thankfully my manager was completely understanding. It may be inconvenient, but I will just have to take care of the patients who aren’t there for chemo.

That’s all I’ve got for now. I have a lot to learn, and a lot of decisions to make in the coming months. In the meantime, I’ll just keep praying and living life!

Posted in: motherhood, infertility, motherhood, motherhood, pregnancy

Comments on so about that…

  1. 1

    From Ro Manalo:

    Wow, I am so happy for you, Kathleen! Congratulations to you and David! Will be praying for you.

    And congrats also on the new look of your blog, I was confused at first and thought I’d typed the wrong URL. It looks great! :-)

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    From Tabaitha:

    I hope you don’t have any symptoms either. The first trimester can be rough for some, and with Mason I didn’t have any symptoms and with Taylor I have everything. Praying for ya’ll!

  3. 3

    From samdotcom:

    So incredibly happy & excited for you and David! Congratulations miss!!

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    From Holly:

    I haven’t had many symptoms during my whole pregnancy so far(I’m in week 29 now) ~ it’s been great! I hope yours stays that way too :) I didn’t plan on blogging much about my pregnancy but yeah … these days my life seems to resolve around Baby, so my blog does too!

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    From Kyla Roma:

    Sounds like the way you’re approaching this mentally and from a work stand point is just perfect- taking everything as it comes. I’m SO HAPPY for you!! Congratulations! =D

  6. 6

    From Taryn:

    So exciting!!! I can only imagine that waiting for over a year makes it even that much more precious. Here’s to continuing to feel completely normal – for nine months!!

  7. 7

    From Let’s make babies. « Lauren From Texas:

    […] hugging her and squealing, we took a picture. I’m so excited! Then, less than 3 weeks later, Kapachino told me she is also pregnant. SO MANY BABIES! I’m looking forward to reading pregnancy posts […]

  8. 8

    From Julienne:

    That is so exciting! Yay! COngratulations!

  9. 9

    From Christiana (us meets uk):

    Congrats Kathleen! That’s so exciting :)

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    From Emily Jane:

    I’m so happy for you, and the way you’re looking at this is wonderful. I hope and pray for a smooth pregnancy for you, and send lots of big hugs your way!! (What did he say when you told him on the phone??) :)

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    From Rebecca:

    Congrats!!! How exciting! I have PCOS too so I know what the odds are of having a baby and I am so happy for you that you didn’t have to do any treatments!

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    From Christine:

    That is really exciting! Congratulations and prayers for you! :)

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    From Becca:

    Hey, so happy for you. When you get ready to buy diapers (if you still are interested in doing cloth,) call me first. There is only one type of cloth diaper and one cover that I would recommend. We have tried some different things since you were here, and nothing beats the ones we had been using. But I can fill you in on the perks and setbacks of what we have tried, if you want to know. I can’t wait to order the little, newborn diapers for Chloe! I can’t hardly stand using disposable diapers on her poor little bum! Congrats again on your bundle. Can’t wait to see your belly.

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    From jessica (struble):

    how exciting. things work out in the end . huh. so now ull have to pursue the wonderful job of making a nursery..hehe.
    im so glad for yall and cant wait to see the babys pics. i bet david is super excited!
    hope u dont get too sick..with jake..i didnt know i was preggo till month 5. yup..irregulars were my problem to but didnt have any symptons or anything. with jeremy i knew with-in a month. wasnt sick with him..but i guess the 2nd preggo is always easier.
    good luck.

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    From Nora:

    You’re making fabulous motherly decisions already… proof you’ll be a great mom! :)

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