pregnancy tests might be really creepy to some people... but it felt like the only picture that made sense. don't hate me cuz I peed on this.
After the initial surprise that we were pregnant (Basically this was the first month we "stopped trying not to be pregnant" and bam, it worked. So it was planned, but also a surprise at the same time.) we tried really hard to soak it in as much as we could. But we kept forgetting. We would have a normal day and then, as we got ready for bed, and one of us would say "oh man, I can't believe we are going to have a baby!" That pretty much happened on and off for weeks.
We had an ultra sound at 10 weeks and I definitely expected to you know, feeeel emotional, but that didn't really happen. It was so great to hear the heartbeat and know there really is a baby in there, but neither Eric nor I cried or had an intense emotional experience. I know that is normal (thank goodness for blogs and baby books!) but it all just felt so surreal.
I'm... weird and I haven't been keen on telling anyone. I don't know why. I have great people in my life, but it just felt like such a special secret between Eric and I. After the ultrasound, Eric convinced me to tell my family about the baby and I am glad he did. We called most people via FaceTime (can we all talk about the wonders of FaceTime?) and it was so fun to hear their reactions. Everyone's reaction was different: my mom literally yelled and fist pumped, my dad got really emotional, my in-laws were shocked, my sister laughed a lot and my brothers already started talking about the baby being a boy.
Telling our close friends and family made it all seem a little more real, but in general things definitely did not feel too different. I wasn't sick, which was such a blessing. There were a few moments of nauseousness, but those were quickly fixed by eating a snack (applesauce and yogurt) or sniffing peppermint oil. I also didn't show at all during the first trimester, which is showcased in my outfits: 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks.
I could definitely feel my body changing, but it was relatively minimal. In a nutshell, the whole 1st trimester just didn't feel real. But every time I would remember "hey, there's a baby in there!" it was such a good feeling. I couldn't wait to find out the gender and to feel his/her movements.