Thursday, March 10, 2011

The best surprise ever

Yes! I am pregnant! The actual pregnancy was planned though...the surprise came a little later.

We had been trying for a while and on New Year's Eve, it became evident that once again, I wasn't pregnant. I was surprisingly really sad about it and was just kind of depressed for a few days. At the beginning of February though, a home pregnancy test came back positive and we were elated. I made my first doctor's appointment for March 9th which put me at about 9-10 weeks pregnant.

My doctor always does an ultrasound at the first appointment which I love. It just makes everything seem real. During the ultrasound, the tech said, "when did you say your last period was again?" After I told her, she said, "well, I'm measuring your baby at over 13 weeks...so whatever that was it wasn't a period. Congrats on by-passing your first trimester!"

Seriously?! I was totally shocked. Aaron pointed out how ironic it was that I was actually pregnant when I was so depressed about not being pregnant. I thought I had a solid three weeks left of my first trimester and I am already in my second!

So now the baby is due September 12th instead of October 5th. And that is the best surprise ever.

17 comments:

Sandra said...

LOVE IT! Congratulations!
What a funny story! You home pregnancy test must have been UBER positive by the time you took it!

Katie said...

Congrats on Parks addition #3 =-) Love the story, too!

Lindy Yam said...

Oh exciting! I have goosebumps! CONGRATS Ash!

Bailey said...

So exciting! Congratulations! How lucky that you are already out of the first trimester & obviously you didn't have to deal with all the yuck that comes along with that. That's fantastic!

angie said...

cograts ashley! what a great surprise to instantly be out of the first trimester!

Heidi Allred said...

Holy smokes!!! Congratulations!! I'm happy it all turned out for you, I know what it feels like when you're not preggers by the time you hoped. No I'm not trying, but Porter was a lot of "work"...haha.
Congratulations!!! Another cute and probably genius baby on the way!

Butchike Bunch said...

So exciting!!! Congratulations Parks family.. this baby will be pretty close in birthday dates to big brother Finn... how fun!

Jess and Matt said...

Congrats! So great Ash- the yucky part is over, hooray! Such a sweet surprise! We are really excited for you guys!

Jobi Niu said...

I LOVE it when that happens!! I'm just thrilled for you guys! Congrats. How ya feeling? Love ya!

tparks said...

That's amazing, congratulations!

ec said...

best pregnancy ever!

congrats you guys. 3 kids is fun. crazy fun;)

AMBER said...

So exciting!! Congrats to you guys!!

Charlotta-love said...

Yeah! What an exciting post to read!!!

Mama H said...

Congratulations! Thanks for including the ultrasound. Looks like there is only one baby in there, though...didn't you get the memo about twins???

Rob and Marseille said...

congrats! what an awesome surprise!

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Again, every mother's dream! So happy for you! ... And, just a thought: what if you really are only 10 weeks, but you're just having a ginormous baby? Take a look at the height in Aaron's fam, and then schedule the epidural early baby! :)

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

PS--what a great ultrasound! So great that you can even see it's a real (ginormous) baby! :)