Yep, I'm four weeks pregnant. Though it is only four weeks along and one is not supposed to tell people before the end of the first trimester, we're just too damn excited and for once in my life I have decided to adopt an optimistic, positive attitude because I really think that the success of a pregnancy has a lot to do with mental health. So everything is going to go swimmingly and despite a few days of panic attacks, I'm not going to be scared.
Both J and I are really excited and are having a lot of fun researching stages of development and such. I have a few symptoms... a couple of which I've had for weeks... thus prompting me to take the test 4 days early (even then it was positive!).... but for the most part I feel okay. I feel the best during the day especially because after the gym I go to the pool and cool off. It has been over 100 degrees F for the past week so cooling off has become a necessity!
I don't know how this event will change the tone of this blog. Maybe it will turn into one of those "this is my pregnancy experience" or "look at how cute my kid is...he/she is better than yours" but if either of these is the case, I will still try to make it interesting for you non-baby folks.
As per the stereotype, I want a girl and J wants a boy. I used to only want boys because I grew up with two brothers and mostly male cousins, but in the past year or so I've started to fall in love with the idea of a little girl..... a "mini-me" if you will. Stop shuddering.
So now I need to devote my time to figuring out just how much exercise is safe (there are many conflicting opinions) and all the ins and outs of healthy child-bearing. Also, I intend to get back to practicing. I was practicing before the big news but have taken a bit of a hiatus.
Oh ya, and I finally got a bank account with one of those cool VISA/debit cards. (They don't exist in Canada.)
In summary, everything is coming up B these days.
Next week: The awesome-o presents I got.