Amber may be …a fat graduating momma

It will be a while before I publish this blog. I don’t want to make any announcements too soon. The chance of miscarriage is so high on the first! But I want to record what I’m feeling. After being on birth control for two years, we didn’t expect to get pregnant so fast. We were told it stays in your system, and on average it takes a few months to get pregnant. Not with us, the first month we went off birth control we got pregnant. I had been feeling like we needed to take a test for about a week when I finally told my husband. We’ve jumped to conclusions so many times and I didn’t want to get his hopes up, so I hesitated, but somehow I knew this was different. He did too. Still we weren’t sure we could believe it when the stick turned pink, but after taking a second test it was obvious that this was the real deal!

I had so many questions running through my mind. How should we tell our parents? How will they react? How much worse will it be when I go to the grocery store looking like a pregnant 12-year-old? What can I eat? What can’t I eat? How much can I exercise? Is it a boy or a girl? Is it twins? Nah. Will we be good parents? and then… the killer question…wait a minute… nine months…May…graduation…how will I handle graduating with my bachelors a week before or after I deliver our first baby!

We figured we would get pregnant after a couple of months and then have some time to graduate before our first child came, but no my husband will graduatewith his LPN, I will graduate with a Bachelors in Communications, and we will have a baby all at the same time. This is going to be a crazy nine months.