Wednesday, September 24, 2008

8 weeks

I am 8 weeks pregnant today. I never in a million years thought I'd ever be writing that. It's a surreal feeling. Almost like it's all a very long dream, that I could wake up from at any point. I was looking back at some of my old posts and came across this one. It was written almost exactly one year before I got my BFP. If I could only go back to that person a year ago, and tell her that in one year this is where she'd be, I would have saved her alot of emotional distress. But it's that emotional distress that got me here...that made me ask the questions I did, that made me make the decisions I did. Would I really be here today if I knew then what I know now? I'm not sure where this post is going...other than I'm just so grateful. Grateful to my DH, for sticking with me through all my emotional turmoil and bitchiness. Grateful for the support of my parents and in-laws through this process. Grateful to my RE's office, for getting me here. And grateful to all those in the blogosphere...those who read and comment, and those who write their own blogs for others to share.

OK...I won't get too sappy here. At 8 weeks, I'm feeling good. My spotting has tapered off to almost nothing (woo hoo!). I still have no signs of morning sickness (woo hoo!) I do get the occasionally sharp pain on the left side that lasts nanoseconds...but I'm not worried about it. I've actually allowed myself to start thinking forward. I checked out my employers "parental leave" policy (because it's not just for mothers anymore!) and discovered I get 12 weeks paid time off. If I add some vacation time in there, I could potentially get 15 weeks. My employer also has backup child care facilities...we can use them up to 20 days per year. The first 10 are free and the second 10 are $10 per day. Not bad at all.

I think it's actually sinking in...

7 comments:

Jen said...

Happy 8 weeks! I am glad you are feeling good. And I am so glad that the spotting is almost gone.

Jendeis said...

I am so happy for you!!

Christine said...

Yay Amy!! 8 weeks is a huge milestone. I am so happy for you and DH.

Denise said...

So glad the spotting is going away and that is some awesome leave your employer provides!

I know what you mean about it being surreal. I had numerous nightmares early on in this pregnancy that I would wake up and realize that being pregnant was all a dream and reality would sink back in that I had to continue to try to conceive. Then I would wake up for real and just feel utter relief.

Mel said...

Congratulations on 8 weeks!! I am so glad to hear that things are going more smoothly and you are starting to feel better and stronger about everything. What a remarkable change in one year, right?
*hugs*

docgrumbles said...

here's to many more weeks!

JamieD said...

Congratulations! That is a whole lotta good news!

I have been having the same sharp pains in my lower abdomen which don't last but a second but it still worried me. My RE assured me there is A LOT going on down there and not to fret. I am glad to hear you are experiencing the same thing. We'll get through this!