14 Weeks

Well, today is actually 14 weeks 3 days, but we’ve been out of town.

This past Sunday we went to visit my side of the family for Christmas.  It was time to announce!  We decided to do it by writing it on a cake and setting it down in front of everyone.  It was a hit.  Mom cried, sister cried…. no clue when my family became so emotional.  I actually got in trouble with my dad for making fun of my sister for crying.  Guess you’re never too old or too much of an adult to get in trouble for not being nice to your sister.  *Insert Eye Rolling*

The family was super excited, which was understandable.  They all think I’m an old maid (28 years old) who was never going to have children.  They don’t know anything about what we’ve been through because they would be INSANE.  My mom would probably call me everyday, telling me that she just read that B6 cures PCOS, or if I eat extra broccoli, my egg reserve will go up.  I’m not exaggerating, they truly do this type of thing.  So our little struggle will be kept between us.

I wasn’t expecting to be as stressed out as I was there.  You may notice that this post is not written in my usual upbeat style.  I am tired and still thinking about how much I get stressed out when we visit my side.  I can’t help it.  Everyone is in love with being in everyone else’s business there.  My mom said that I had to know the “rules” for naming our baby if it’s a girl.  Um, rules?  I don’t think so.  My sister would not quit rubbing my belly.  I LOVE when my husband rubs my belly.  In fact, I’m IN LOVE with my husband rubbing my belly, but I do not like anyone else doing it.  I’m just not a touchy-feel-y person, unless I happen to be touching and feeling my husband. 🙂  Now I can expect phone calls all the time with helpful tips and them asking me if I need this or want this or if I’ve seen that.  I tried to tell them to just stick to our registry, but I doubt that will happen.  Is anyone else as stressed out by their family as I am?  I can’t imagine I’d be the only one!

Oh, and they also all want to be up there while I’m in the hospital.  That would be 7 people just from my side.  *Insert Hyperventilating*  I fully intend to call them once I start pushing.  Hopefully I can get the baby out within the 3.5 hours it would take them to get here.  😉  Still though, I can’t fit 9 (7 on my side and my husbands parent) people, plus me and my husband and a baby in our house at the same time….. ahhh… my blood pressure is starting to rise again.

I don’t have a picture for 14 weeks, because I’ve either been traveling or exhausted, but from what I can tell, it looks about the same as last week.  I’ll be sure to get a 15 week picture up this coming Monday.  Other than still being extremely tired, I’ve been having some bloody noses.  Not dripping type of bloody nose, but when I blow my nose there is blood.  I’m thinking of investing in a humidifier.  Anyone else had to do this?

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season!  Be safe and happy this New Year!!

6 thoughts on “14 Weeks

  1. roadtofertility says:

    Congrats on 14 weeks! I can understand your decision to keep your struggle between you and your husband. When everything ends up working out for me and my hubby, which is hopefully sooner than later, I’m debating whether we should come out with our struggles or not. My parents, pastors, and our close friends know about our struggles to conceive but we don’t really talk about details. In fact, we did not tell anyone about our FET or anything that we have gone through lately. It’s difficult. I wish you the absolute best!

  2. Sometimes I wish we had kept our struggle a secret too – except we had to take out a loan from my in-laws in order to be able to cover the cost of IVF so that would never have worked!! My younger sister works in a OB clinic so of course she thinks she knows everything about what we are going through even though she hasn’t even started trying for kids yet – drives me nuts!! Boy can I relate to what family can do to your blood pressure!!

    • Our in-laws know, because we also had to take out a loan from them, but as long as my family doesn’t know, we are safe. haha
      A sister in an OB office sounds like a nightmare if you’re going through this kind of thing! I would stay far away form her… especially if you’re on hormones. haha

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