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!