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Ok, let me introduce myself before I start rambling. I'm Kellye...my husband and I are so blessed! When we found out he was deploying (he is a Marine) we started TTC because we wanted to be able to somewhat control the situation and have him be home for the birth. We have been together for 7 years and were married in Hawaii last November. Ever since before we got married we were excited about having kids, and I can't belive it's happening now! It is all so surreal. We have been through so so much together and this is such a rewarding experience! So, back to the point: we only tried for two months before we were successful! I took a digital pregnancy test on July 20th and to my surprise it was positive. We had kind of forgotten about the whole TTC thing in the last month because things were so crazy with DH deploying. I took the pregnancy test sort of on a whim (it wasn't even time for my period yet)...sorry...I don't know all the acronyms yet...I am learning them...slowly. DH had only been deployed for four days, and when he called me to check in, what a surprise he got! The elation in his voice was so AMAZING! It made me so confident in our decision and so confident in him as a father. It is tough to not be able to share these beginning moments with him, but I know I would much rather have him there when his little peanut is born! He is scheduled to come back when I am about 7 1/2 months.
Here is a little background information and then this journal entry will be DONE!
I am 23 and a first time mommy! I am going to school to get my master's in education and multiple subject teaching credential. I want to teach 1-3 grade. I am going to have to take a leave of absence at the end of the fall term because DH will be coming home in January and I think I won't be able to student teach and go to school past my 8th month really. I am an only child so my parents are super-stoked that a grandbaby is coming. As of right now my EDD is March 30th, but I will have more info about that on August 14th when I have my first check up. I am constantly making visits to the potty right now...am not getting much sleep (because of my trips to the potty)...and my boobies are sore...but no morning sickness yet. I am at 5 weeks exactly so from what I read on these boards....it may be hitting me sooner than I think!
So I haven't updated on here in a while...ha ha...this is starting to look like my journals as a middle schooler....I always had good intentions when I started a journal but could never keep with it!
So, M/S has most definitely struck...it has become more scattered now...but more severe when it does strike. Due date has been moved up to 3/26 and my next appt is on 9/11 (yikes)...but no ultrasound again until the BIG one sometime in late October, early November.
DH and I are slowly getting used to him being gone. It has been about a month and a half since he left...5 1/2 - 6 months to go. I do get super-emotional sometimes when I think about everything he is missing He did send me a super-cute Burt's Bees mommy's care kit in the mail the other day ...it was so sweet and thoughtful...oil and lotion and bubble bath
I am about to start a new quarter at school and the end is finally in sight...I will start my leave of absence in the middle of December and am super excited because then it will only be about a month until DH is home! And he should get 15-20 days off after he gets back...that will be heaven! We are planning a short (ish) road trip to Vegas to visit his sister and relax at our favorite resort/casino a few miles off the strip.
Another something exciting: I have a new nephew!!!! Yay! Unfortunately, he lives in Tennessee, so we were not able to be there for his birth. My MIL and I are going to fly out to Tennessee to meet him when I am done with this school quarter, so we will be there the whole week before Christmas....how fun! I am looking forward to it a lot!
I don't think it has really sunk in yet that we're having a baby...even though all my symptoms are hitting me full force right now. I think maybe once I start to show a little more it will feel more real.
That's about it for now! Hopefully I'll be better about updating on here!