It was a total surprise.
Remember back in early August I was M.I.A. and told you I wasn't feeling well? Well...I didn't know it at the time but, this is why. Quite honestly, I thought I had a serious illness. I had heartburn that felt like I swallowed a flaming ball of shrapnel. The pain was so bad it was making me vomit (T.M.I. sorry). This was combined with dizzy spells and shortness of breath. I also couldn't stay awake for more than 3 hours at a time. I fell asleep twice while typing at the keyboard only to be awakened by one of those neck busting head jerks.
After hemming and hawing hoping it would clear up on it's own (I'm the master at avoiding doctor visits) I finally conceded that it's not going away and I need to see some doctors. So, here I am making appointments to see a litany of specialists when I get a phone call from an old friend. She asks me how I'm doing and I told her what was up. She said, "Sounds like you're pregnant".
EXCUSE ME??? WHAT???!!!???
So I set about doing the math. Uhhhhhh....DOH! Take the at home tinkle test and wouldn't you know it!
Now, I know what you're thinking how did I not know I'd missed periods? (WARNING- here's more T.M.I. so for those who don't want this info. jump ahead to the next paragraph) Early June, I'm right on schedule. Early July, it's there, but it's really light and only 2 days, o.k. weird but, I'm not freaked out and dismiss it as light because I was stressed and I am getting older *coughthirtyeightcough*. You know how that happens, right ladies? Early August I'm in the throws of not feeling well and I don't even realize I've missed it completely because I'm so preoccupied with my impending death!
Now- I'm at 13 weeks and we're both VERY happy. I still feel like crap but now it's happy-crappy. The kid is constantly moving. The doctor said on a scale of 1-10 this kid's a 10. Arms and legs are flailing and kicking like a ninja (lucky me).
This will be the first grandchild for both sides of the family. Each of which had pretty much written off any hope of having grandchildren. As you can guess there's a lot of joy being spread about. The little bugger is scheduled to make it's grand debut in March of 2010.
Wish me luck!