Chicago & The Bean

Mike and I just got back from a truly unforgettable weekend in Chicago. On thursday 10.7.10 I woke up to get ready for a day of sight seeing in Chi-town when I noticed that my chest resembled Dolly Parton and felt like I was carrying two watermelons (TMI -I know, but that is the best explantation!). I grabbed my bag took a pregnancy test and began the shower thinking that it would be negative like the other 15 I had previously taken.  I glanced at the test and was shocked when I saw TWO lines…yes two lines = pregnant!!!!! There re no words to describe the flood of emotions I was feeling.

I ran to my phone and called Mike who was downstairs working out-

Me:”Um, babe…..I uh took a test. A…uh… pregnancy test…..and we are pregnant!”

Mike was in total shock. He ran blocks to find a drug store so we could buy another test to confirm.

Some say a woman can tell when she is pregnant, and this rings true for me. I knew at conception. I had that gut feeling.

Nausea set in a few days after I know we conceived and continued up until our trip to Chicago. Another pregnancy sign appeared a week prior to leaving on the trip while I was drinking Crystal Light. It tasted awful! Mike thought I was crazy, I had a horrible checmical taste in my mouth. At night I was really gassy- having small burps (thank goodness I was at home during this!). All the while I felt it. I knew. But every test (15 of them) came back negative. I guess I wanted it so bad I tested a wee bit too early!

On that day, 10.7.10, Mike and I found ourselves in Millenium Park standing in front of the famous bean sculpture. That is where the baby was given it’s first among many nicknames…The Bean. Today I am 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant and online it says that the baby is the size of a lentil. Our bean is the size of a bean:) How am I feeling now? I still get sick icky feelings but nothing as bad as some of my friends have experienced. I have a bit of acid reflux where I taste acid in the back of my throat, lovely huh? And I am experiencing an added height in smells. Today at one point every time I got out of the car I smelled pumpkin goo!?! So strange! I am feeling a little tight in some of my clothes already…yes this I found strange but all my research confirms that some women can start feeling bloated at this time. The one part of this amazing happy experience that is a little difficult is what I call the “Dolly Parton part”. My chest is super sore and has kept me up for the past two nights. Boooooooo!!!!

No more complaining because I am feeling so blessed. SO BLESSED. Thank you God for giving Mike and I this amazing gift. Chicago will always be such a fabulous trip and will always be a great story to tell!

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