TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - 9/13/2018 UPDATE:
My husband and I finally received the results of our genetic tests!
The doctor's office called to let us know that everything looked good, and the baby tested negative for any chromosomal abnormalities.
We also found out the baby's gender! It's a BOY!
Since Zach and I work opposite hours, I had the doctor's office call us back and leave a message with the gender result so that he and I could listen to it and find out together. Hearing that message together was one of my favorite moments ever.
We were trying for more than a year. Now, all of a sudden, we're here!
My husband, Zach, and I have always wanted to be parents. We're both kids at heart, and we have a strong relationship and marriage that we're excited to raise a family in.
Officially, our due date is March 22, 2019. It still feels weird to talk about due dates and baby things. I'm 11 weeks along, but it feels like I just got pregnant yesterday. Of course, since I found out I was pregnant, I've been dealing with the usual morning sickness, exhaustion and increased appetite. It's been a long couple of months, and I'm looking forward to the start of my second trimester in a couple of weeks!
One of the biggest questions I'm always asked is, "is the morning sickness tough with your hours?" The answer: YES. Of course, I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to even have pregnancy symptoms, but staying hydrated and eating frequently really helps. Every pregnancy is different, but for me, the sickness comes in the mornings AND the evenings, probably because I wake up so early.
I'm so excited to share my pregnancy journey with all of you! If you have any questions, tips, or encouraging words, feel free to drop me an email. I'll update this thread as we reach each new, exciting milestones on our way to March!