This weekend Paul and I had over 3 of our nephews and nieces. They are 3, 2, and 1. Needless to say, it was a big change for us and we were busy!!! It is one thing to take on a child 1 at time and raise them from infancy on. It is another to take on 3 that aren't yours and your house isn't child proof! But we had a blast and I would totally do it all over again. The kids were actually really well behaved for the most part! We had a blast taking them for a walk, going to the Children's Museum, and just hanging out! It was great to watch Paul with them! I already know he is going to be a great dad and I can't wait to sit back and just watch him interact. But being I used to work in daycares and am a 4K teacher, he says I know wayyyy more than he does! Although this may be true, I also need to realize that just because he does something a different way doesn't mean it is "wrong!" And if he puts a diaper on crooked, he will live and learn!
We brought the kids back to their parents at Paul's family cabin and his parents were there too. It was great to see them all!
Paul and I haven't told anyone we are pregnant. We have told our dog Kayce and our littlest niece who is 1 because we know they will keep our secret!
As much as I want to tell everyone and shout it from the roof tops, I am trying very hard not to. I would hate to tell everyone and then have something horrible happen. But it has been the hardest thing ever to keep in and I have lied to a few people including my mom! She had to give me my hcg trigger shot due to Paul getting tied up at work. I lied through my teeth and told her it was nothing. The night before we went in for insemination she stayed at our house because she ran our garage sale that morning. She asked us that night if we knew when our insemination was going to be. I was soooo glad it was dark because I swear I smirked! I again lied to her and told her I was going through tests still. She said she thought we were way farther than that and gave me a disappointed look. My best friend from high school asked me last week, one of my good college friends asked, and so did a co-worker that I car pool with. Trust me, Paul and I are very excited but I also think it is important to make sure everything is fine and until we are ready to tell. I would love to wait until second trimester but I don't think I can wait that long. I am the kind of person who buys someone a gift early and has to give it to them that same day because I just want to share it with them!
I told Paul I would for sure wait until our ultrasound.
But I feel like people can tell as weird as that may sound! My boobs are like huge, I use the bathroom a lot, and I am really pushing my water. This weekend we are going to the cabin with Paul's family and they will be drinking. Although I am not a big drinker, I usually have one with them. I feel they will suspect something when I don't. I know that none of this is probably true but I just can't help it!
I think our dog Kayce has a good idea something is up! She usually snuggles with me between my legs and ever since we found out, she snuggles up as close to my belly as she can! I love it! And on Sunday I was sitting next to my 3 year old niece and she said "Auntie Nicki do you have a baby in your belly?" I just about died. I told her to ask Uncle Paul and he was shocked. We told her no!!! One of our sister in laws is quite pregnant and due in a few weeks so she knows about it. And I also kind of have a belly already (not due to being pregnant!). But it was just crazy that she came out with that!!!
I had my hcg and progesterone levels checked on Friday. My hcg level was 134. I again had both levels checked today. My hcg level is now 783. They are still waiting on my progesterone level results and hopefully they will have them by tomorrow. I also go in again on Wednesday to have these levels checked.
It is a very exciting time in our life and it is soooo hard to keep this secret! I am very thankful to have SP to share our wonderful news with!!!!