Surprise, I’m Pregnant

Hey Saltee People!

It has been QUITE some time.  Here we are at the beginning of another year and here I am with the resolution to really get back into blogging.  Because after all, there is only so much I can share on my IG stories before I drive everyone nuts!  SO by now everyone know, I am expecting my first in July.  I am overjoyed, Chris is so excited to become a dad and start a family but let me tell you that was not our initial reaction.  After ready Indy’s blog about her pregnancy it inspired me to share my story with you.

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So let’s start from the beginning.  Chris and I have been dating for 5 and a half years, we had always talked about having kids and I was at the stage in the relationship where I send him not so subtle hints about wanting to be engaged.  I have always known I want kids, it was a known fact.  At my last job where I managed a multitude of teenagers they would all call me mom and joke about my baby fever.  With that said, I was NOT close to being ready to “try”.  I had always pictured myself a home owner, a wife and a provider.  But God has other plans.

To set the scene, Chris and I have been … with lack of better words… sexually active for 5 years.  All 5 years I have been on the pill and that has been our form of birth control.  It hadn’t failed literally for 5 YEARS! We had had one other pregnancy kind of scare when I switched brands of birth control early 2019 but other than that we had been good to go.  This time, I knew something was up.  A few days after my missed period my boobs started hurting.  And I don’t mean like “oh I’m on my period hurting”. I like couldn’t turn on my side while sleeping with out feeling like I had been sucker punched in the boob.  Then, the nausea.  That hit me like a ton of bricks.  I didn’t actually throw up (thank God) but the day before I took the test it started and I knew.

It was a Tuesday night, I was at dinner with Melly getting tacos and a margarita… classic.  I told her, I think I might be pregnant and she told me to take a test when I got home and I was so confident that it would come back negative.  So I drove home, took the test and what do you know it said “pregnant”.  My first reaction you ask? Cry.  What next? Call Chris, who didn’t pick up at first.  I mean how was he to know that I was going to take a pregnancy test and then call him with life altering news.  So I called my friend Kenna, no answer, I called Melly, no answers so I called my sister Briana.  She answered and immediately I said “I’m pregnant” and started crying and hyperventilating.  I don’t know what I expected her to say but what she said made me feel SO much better.  “Everything will be okay, this baby is a blessing, our family will support you, you will be okay.”  So then that was my mindset.  Everything was going to be okay.

Chris came over, I took another test, we freaked out together.  We cried, and hugged.  He left to go home, and I talked to Melly and Kenna on the phone about my new discovery and cried, laughed.  I would say my mindset turned around that night.  I wasn’t excited yet but I was feeling reassured.  The next day, I called out from work, Chris told his parents, and I picked him up and we went to tell mine.  So, sitting there, in my parents kitchen I didn’t even get the words out before I started crying.  My mom goes “your pregnant!” and hugs me.  My dad said, don’t apologize this is a good thing.  So, I am definitely lucky that my parents reacted the way they did and have been so supportive.  Both them and Chris’s parents have been unbelievably supportive and for that I am so grateful.

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So what next?  Well I’m sure you all know, later that week without me knowing Chris asked my parents if he could marry me, got an engagement ring, and proposed.  A lot of people may be thinking “You don’t need to get married because of the baby” or “shotgun wedding”. But honestly I think it was time.  Like I said earlier, I had been bugging Chris to propose for a long time and if we didn’t feel it was right, we wouldn’t be getting married. BUT we do!  I planned the wedding (I’ll go into that in a separate post) and we are going officially be husband and wife on the 19th.

I’m sure not all of you can relate to this specific story of events but I feel like sharing this is important.  We were NOT planning to have a baby or get married.  I still had some credit card debt I needed to pay off and we still wanted to get our first place together.  So many things we wanted to do before starting a family.  But now, I don’t even think about any of that.  I know this was meant to be and all I can do now is be excited and be happy.  Because, I mean I AM.  Just because something is life altering and unplanned doesn’t mean it’s bad.  Can you be scared? Absolutely.  I am a freakazoid planner, I make lists, I plan out when I eat, I make social plans at least 1 week out, as my friends and family.  And here is something I didn’t plan that changes EVERYTHING.

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I want to be open and honest about this pregnancy, my life and where we are headed next.  We moved into my future in-laws house because our next big step is to hopefully own a home.  Whether it be a condo or house or whatever.  So wish us luck, and until then we will be saving every dime and trying to hustle as hard as we can and I will for as long as I can.  I know this blog is kind of all over the place but that is how I want it/  I want it to be raw and personal.  I will tell you I feel like I’m going crazy between wedding planning and baby planning and adjusting to not living in my own space.  Sometimes it feels like A LOT.  But regardless, I really wouldn’t have it any other way.  I am so incredibly lucky to have the support system I have and I can’t wait to share the rest of my journey with you.

Stay Sweet,

Annalisa

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