That moment finally came — where I’m old enough to not exactly freak out when ‘it’ happened… and my friends & family are actually excited for us, too!
How are we old enough to be expecting a tiny human?! When did that happen?!
SURPRISE! Baby DeLucchi is due March 20 2019!
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So, the biggest question I get asked is how did you know?
Well, there’s no eloquent way to put it other than I felt like absolute horse doo-doo for about a week leading up to the pee stick. The true turning point was when I was working out (cross training, as opposed to my usual Cyclebar) and my heart rate was flying through the roof, REAL fast and not coming down as quickly as it usually does. (thank you Apple Watch for allowing me to track metrics like this) Also, I like to think I’m pretty athletic… not as great as I was 3 years ago and definitely not the caliber of athlete I was in High School, but the level of ‘out of breath’ I was experiencing was something else!
So, I knew for sure something was up.
Now, John and I are planners (well, I am … and I force it on him) and our plan for bringing a tiny human into the world hadn’t been truly completely developed yet…
So wrangling myself together to go to CVS and get the pee sticks was a nerve wracking experience. Why in the world is that act so ‘blah’? It may be because I look like a 12 year old at times, and I feel as though the CVS cashiers are really good at making those awkward comments at what you’re purchasing… So, I purchased some watermelon sour patch kid candy and the pee sticks…
I got home and well… did the deed.
BOYS, be glad you don’t have to awkwardly pee in cups or pee on sticks where you can’t exactly see what the H-E-doublehockeysticks you’re doing… Oh, and you got it easy missing out on periods and labor too…
Those few minutes that you have to wait on the stick to ‘develop’ like instant film (yah, don’t shake this) were filled with so many thoughts:
What if I’m not pregnant… what in the world is wrong with me?!
Probably the flu
Woah… a baby?!
I’m still a baby…
oh god what if i screw this kid up
Oh John will be so excited.
AWW our moms are going to cry.
boy or girl?
Is it done yet?
Girl gets unicorns. duh.
OMG TINY SHOES
HOLY CRAP WHAT IF I’M PREGNANT
omg please only one.. twins don’t run in the family right?
And then the test flashed the results… “YES +”
And I fell on the floor. (not really, for those of you concerned about mama and tiny embryo at this point – but I did need to lean on the counter for some support) It’s crazy how one little word on a gross stick can change your life in a split second.
After the initial, holy crap sentiment left my head and I was fully able to wrap my brains around what was about to happen – John and myself being solely responsible for keeping alive a tiny human in less than 9 months – I was excited.
I knew that if we had waited until we were ‘ready’, that it would probably not have happened for another 5-8 years from now. Earlier I said we didn’t plan this at all… but you know what?everything happens for a reason, and we are more than ok with that!
Those of you wondering how I told John… Well, the poor man didn’t get a cute announcement… He got a panicked text message from me hunched over the counter (and pee stick)… If I had been able to hold it together a little bit more I would have purchased this Dada book below, and in my mind I always wanted it to fall just right on either father’s day or John’s birthday to share the news.
SO, needless to say. Go give that future amazing Daddy some congratulations today! Keeping this secret was the hardest on him! I had to tell a handful of people so I could perform my job and get a little more support when I needed it, but John… John was put on info lockdown until we told our families.
Stay tuned for even more posts about our Pregnancy journey – our first OB appointments, how we told the family, gender reveal and more! I’ll be loading more Journal updates weekly to our Baby Journal Page & eventually sharing our registry too!
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