Just thought I would share this, because I don't think I ever did back when we found out :)
We found out super early that we were pregnant, at about 6 weeks. We found out everything early...including Briar's diagnosis. In the pictures above, we must have already been about 5 1/2 weeks pregnant, but we had no idea. The day we got back from Savannah, AG talked me into taking a pregnancy test. I was more than sure that I couldn't be pregnant, in fact after I took the test I walked away and continued on with my nightly routine. I was not concerned, I was just doing it to appease AG. He yelled for me to come back in, and I immediately knew what it must say. There were shocked looks and laughs exchanged, as we weren't expecting it to say this. I thought it was a mistake. Within the next two days, I did about 7 tests which all came out positive. Then I got a blood test which was also positive. It was still hard to believe. I'll never forget how exciting it was to see that word, loud and clear, screaming at us that we are about to be parents.
Oh, Briar, you have been anticipated since you were 6 weeks...and now you're almost 26 weeks! That is 20 weeks of excitement :) I can't believe where we are in the journey. I am at a point where I am beginning to meet others. Most people don't find out until their 20 week ultrasound, so most people are just now finding out the diagnosis. I don't know which is better, because it might have been nice to go through several months of quiet excitement, but at the same time, it would have been that much more anticipation squashed.
Either way, I'm so thankful to begin to meet others walking the road with me, one friend in particular emails with me almost every day. It is such a blessing to me to walk the road with someone.
Today at school I didn't have ANY kids ask me about my belly. Interesting.
I am glad, because the first day wore me out enough as it was!!
Maybe if I ignore the pregnancy at school, they will too :)
Obviously, I don't want to ignore Briar, but I don't know if I can talk about it with kids all the time...and still get any teaching done.
Hope you enjoy some of these "pure excitement" pics. WE are horrible secret keepers. We told our parents about two days later. We planned on waiting weeks!