Answers To Your Questions & Offspring Poll Results

How did you know you were preggers?
My period was a week late and that’s not normal for me. So I ran to the store and bought 3 different pregnancy tests. The plus sign showed up pretty quickly.

Were you trying or was it a surprise?
We planned to officially start trying after I got back from my New Orleans girls’ trip (MLK weekend). I mean who wants to be stone cold sober in New Orleans? BUT, things obviously didn’t work out that way. I have many friends who have struggled with infertility so I had convinced myself that we would have issues too, and there was no way we’d get pregnant the first time we weren’t super careful. Yeah. I was wrong. So it was a surprise, but we were only 2 months away from beginning to try so we weren’t completely shocked.

How did you tell your husband? What did he say when you told him?
I found out on a Friday morning, but I waited until Saturday morning to tell Brad. I put an Indiana University (our alma mater and where we met) onesie and a card inside a gift box. I gave it to him and told him I got him an early Christmas gift. He opened it, pulled out the onesie, said something like “Hah, that’s nice”. He didn’t get it because I’ve been buying baby IU stuff for years. I figured this might happen, which is why I put the card in the bottom. So I told him to open the card. He opened the card, read it, looked at me stunned, said something like “Are you serious?”, and hugged & kissed me. He was (and still is) pretty excited. I have it all on film but apparently the microphone on my camera was/is broken because there’s no sound. Blerg.

how to tell husband about pregnancy

When he took the card out of the envelope and saw “thank you” written on the front he made a “what the heck” confused face.

how to tell your husband you're pregnant

I think we’ll frame the card and hang it in the nursery. Hah!

Is this your first child?
Yep. And we’ve given it the pet name “nugget” so if I use that word, I’m talking about the fetus. Oh, and there’s only one in there. After we got home from the ultrasound, it dawned on me while Brad and I were watching TV. I turned to him and said, “High five for there only being one!” While I think twins would be awesome, especially because my mom is an identical twin, I don’t know if I could handle two on my first round of motherhood.

Have you been feeling well?
For the most part, yes. I’ve had very little nausea (like a 1.5 on a scale of 10) and no vomiting. If I felt nauseous, I could suck on a peppermint or eat through the nausea and feel better. My doctor told me not to speak of my non-morning sickness symptoms in the waiting room or I may get mugged. I get tired more easily. I used to be able to get by on 6-7 hours of sleep. Now I require 9-11 hours. But getting good sleep has been an issue too. This is probably because we’re sleeping on a hard, cheapo mattress. We really need to bite the bullet and get a new bed. And I haven’t really felt like myself. I blame the fatigue and not feeling like myself on the lack of blog posts lately. Sorry about that. It’s the nugget’s fault.

Have you had any cravings yet?
Yeah. In the beginning, right after I found out, I was all about fruit, especially clementines and pineapple, and sour stuff, like Sour Patch Kids. Lately, it’s been Taco Bell. I was never a big Taco Bell person, but I’ve had it 4-5 times in the past 3 weeks. I’ve also craved lemonade, sushi (with cooked seafood– please remain calm), and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Super random stuff.

Are you dying to find out now if it’s a boy or a girl?
Yep. I can’t do that wait-til-birth surprise stuff. While I like surprises, there’s too much planning that needs to be done for something like this. We intend to throw a yuppie blogger gender reveal party with our families so they can find out with us.

Where are the pictures of your bump?
I don’t really have a bump yet. It just looks like I ate a big burrito. I feel like a dork taking bump pictures because there’s really nothing to look at at this point.

Will you do weekly updates?
I don’t know. I don’t want you guys to get all stabby and be all “ENOUGH with the bump updates!” So I may do monthly or bi-weekly updates. Things have been so uneventful this far that part of me is like, “Seriously, what changes that much from week to week?”

Have you been experiencing the joys of round ligament pain yet?
No I haven’t, but it sounds fantastic (italics = sarcasm font). Oof. Can’t wait for that business. I have had some minor cramping but I assuming that’s just my uterus stretching. Yay, pregnancy.

Any nursery ideas yet?
Kinda, not really. We know what room we’ll use, and that’s about it. I have been pinning ideas to my secret baby board for a while though. Gotta love those secret boards.

Do you strictly work from home?
No, I still have my infant and toddler developmental therapy job. Although, I have cut back on my caseload. So I work outside of the house two days a week for that. The rest of my time is spent on blog stuff and freelance and brand ambassadorship work.

Do you plan to continue working from home and how that will change with a little one?
I definitely plan to continue to do the blog and my other freelance stuff. I’ll take maternity leave from my developmental therapy job. I’ll probably keep a low caseload whenever I go back to work though. I don’t really know how it will change when the nugget arrives. Perhaps I should contemplate that.

Here are the results from the offspring situation survey from yesterday!

I’m not going to analyze the chart for you because I know you’re fully capable of reading it on your own. But I’m not gonna lie, I’m kind of excited about the 93 pregos.

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Stalk away!

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  1. That is wonderful you guys we able to concieve so quickly. We tried for nearly 2 years…You are in for the ride of your life. I’m sure you know that. Enjoy being pregnant, believe it or not it goes by FAST.
    Congrats agian!

  2. I’m going to go ahead and call ‘it’s a girl’ right now. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I craved lots of fruit (especially citrus) and Taco Bell. There’s not even a Taco Bell that close to where we live, so I would have to drive half way across town to get it. I was super nauseous for the first 20 weeks though! Glad you managed to dodge that bullet!!

    1. I craved fruit with both of my girls too. My 2nd daughter, it was oranges. Lots and lots of oranges. Funny thing is she hates oranges. Won’t eat them. LOL Boy was I sick with her. Nasty morning sickness that last way too long into my pregnancy. No fun!

      1. Maybe she got too many oranges in the womb? Hah! Morning sickness sounds horrible so I’m happy I didn’t suffer from it. I definitely feel for ladies who work full-time and try to battle morning sickness. Woof.

        1. I did work full time then. It was no fun at all!!! I kept saltine crackers in my desk and spent a lot of time in the bathroom for feeling sick. Never got sick, but sure felt like it. You are lucky, Chelsea, you don’t have to deal with it. 🙂 Yeah, she did get too many oranges before she was born. We joke with her about that. Even now, almost 16 yrs later, she still will not touch an orange. LOL

    2. Hah! I think it’s a boy so we shall see! I hear a lot of pregos crave fruit. That stinks about 20 weeks of nausea. I’m definitely thankful I wasn’t taken out by that.

  3. Three cheers for not being sick! That’s awesome. I also wasn’t terribly sick with either of my pregnancies–just enough to feel kind of blegh, but not to be incapacitated–but I’ve had some friends get crazy sick and my gosh, that must be so hard. I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to hear if you’re having a little boy or girl. Do you have a guess so far?

    1. Woot! Yeah, I had a couple blegh days where I basically laid on the couch all day and watched quality Bravo programming. But I’ll take that over tossing my cookies 24/7. I think it’s a boy. Hopefully we’ll be able to have the reveal party in March. First, we’ll have to see what happens with my stepdad’s surgery and when he can travel.

  4. I totally craved sour fruits & lemonade! I didn’t have much morning sickness but got extremely naseous in the raw meat section of the supermarket, we didn’t eat meat unless my husband cooked it the whole first trimester. Excited to see your nursery ideas!

    1. I’ve heard about pregos being grossed out by raw meat or the smell of cooking meat. Luckily, I haven’t had that problem. Although for some strange reason if I think about a frittata I want to barf. Super random and strange.

  5. Congratulations! I’m one of the 93 preggos, currently at 23 weeks. I craved fruit and bagels and didn’t have any morning sickness either. All I did (do) was sleep. I’m having a boy in June. Even though I’m probably around 10 weeks ahead of you, I can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with. I’ll probably copy one or two of them myself, hehe. Best of luck!

    1. Yay, fellow prego! Congrats! Ditto on the sleep. Now if I could just get better sleep– that would be awesome. I’m excited to see what I come up with too, seeing as I’ve got nothing so far. Hah! I swear this nugget is draining my brain of creativity.

  6. Congratulations! If their is anything my offspring have taught me it is not to contemplate how they will change your life (personal, professional or otherwise). You know going in that they will, but you can never know how, and little ones are just full of surprises. Sorry to be an advice giver… I hate advice givers… but that is the kind of advice I wish I’d have gotten when I was expecting… so much better than “sleep now”. 🙂 And by the way, I craved sour stuff too. It was the only thing that cut through that nasty “sucking-on-a-penny” taste in my mouth when I was preggo. I think I ate through pounds of chewy spree. Please don’t tell my dentist.

    1. Thanks! I’ll take that type of advice. It’s the backhanded, ignorant/uniformed advice that I dislike. 🙂 Yeah, I’m kind of a roll with the punches type of person so I figure we’ll just deal with stuff as it comes. Don’t get me wrong– I’m a planner, but I know life (and little ones) are unpredictable. I’ve heard of the copper mouth thing, but I can’t say I’ve experienced it. Sounds awful though. Thank goodness you had those Sprees.

      1. Shoutout to secret baby boards!! Started one when I first thought I was outright pregnant, ended up being a false alarm, but kept it going. Happy I did cause I’m now 9 weeks and there’s definitely a little “bean” in there this time. I’ve been craving fruit like crazy as well. Ate a whole honeydew melon in 2.5 days by myself, with little help from the hubby. The fatigue though! OMG I feel as if I’m never rested enough even though I’ll be in bed for like 10 hours.

  7. Amen to secret baby boards on Pinterest! There’s too much cute stuff to not pin it all.. but I don’t want to send my Mother and MIL into hysterics every time I pin a nursery idea, you know?

    1. Word. About a year ago, I would randomly pin nursery ideas. You know, for the future. And one of my BIL’s friends saw this and texted him, asking if I was pregnant. That’s when I started my secret baby board.

  8. So exciting! Being one of the 93 preggos and being due in August as well, I can’t wait to follow along with you and see all the nugget related posts – so post as often as you like as far as I’m concerned! hehe 🙂 🙂 My doc gave me the same talk about the morning sickness – I had teeny moment of nausea and no actual sickness. Just the extreme (like sleeping 12 hours a day) tiredness.

    1. Yay, fellow prego and due in August! Congrats! We shall suffer through the summer together– bloated and miserable (assuming you don’t live in Alaska).

  9. Congratulations from one of the 93 (just found out last week). 🙂 Prayers for a healthy and happy pregnancy for you!

  10. I’m one of the 93 preggos – 32 weeks today. & holy cow does it go fast. People telling me that in the beginning was obnoxious but seriously, these weeks have ticked by so fast. I craved Sour Patch Kids in the beginning, too. Then bagels.

    Congrats to you! =)

    1. Woot! Congrats! I figure it will go fast. It’s already breezed by so far. Things with countdowns always seem to go fast for me. Someone commented above you about craving bagels. Haha! Popular prego craving.

  11. Congrats!! Such an exciting time! I do have to say one of my biggest regrets was not taking belly photos from the start of my pregnancy, I had a few randoms from the beginning but didn’t start until I was around 28 weeks. It’s fun to see how quickly your body does change week to week 🙂 I cannot wait to see the nursery!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, I plan to take weekly pics– I just don’t think I’ll post one every week. I figured if I didn’t take them I would regret it when it was over so I’m forcing myself to look presentable enough for photos. Hah!

  12. Make that 94 pregos! I didn’t get to take the survey. 🙂

  13. I promise not to be stabby about baby stuff! 🙂 I love baby/pregnant posts! Can’t wait til you get a bump, you’ll be such a cute preggo! 🙂

    1. Hah! Good to know. Yeah, I’m still waiting on the bump to really appear. But I guess I won’t complain about that because I’m sure I’ll be complaining this summer when I’m as big as a whale.

  14. Yay for another little Hoosier in the world! He/she will be raised right! 🙂

  15. I’ve been super absorbed with my own Little Man that I completley missed your announcement! Congrats! How exciting! I too ate fruit like it was my job at the beginning. I craved oranges like no other. WE went to Costco one time and bought a 13 lb. bag of the, 2 days later I accused my husband of eating all the oranges and started crying on the kitchen floor (can we say preggo horomones?!?!) anyways…it was me. I ate 13 lbs of oranges in 2 days. oops!

    1. Thanks so much! And congrats on your little guy! Citrus fruit seems to be very popular in the craving dept. But that’s one of the most hilarious craving stories I’ve heard.

  16. Longtime reader; first time commenting . . . I’m VERY excited for you! And almost as excited to hear if your nugget is a boy or a girl. Namely because I have never heard anyone describe their food cravings SO closely to mine when I was pregnant! Along with craving tart fruit in the beginning, I never ever ever ever ate Taco Bell until I was pregnant. And then it became like the best food ever made by some angel up in heaven. That was 10 years ago. I won’t tell you if I had a boy or a girl. But dang, it’s gonna be hard to wait 18 weeks to find out!! Enjoy every moment (and burrito supreme!) 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! That’s hilarious! I’ve never heard anyone describe Taco Bell in that way. Hah! I actually made Brad stop for Taco Bell yesterday so I could get my soft shell taco supreme fix.

  17. This preggo is excited that you’re preggo! I’m excited to follow along because we’re both due in August. <3

  18. I’ve been following your blog for awhile now, but haven’t checked it lately because I’ve been busy with school and such.

    But Congratulations! My Fiancee and I are due to have a baby in Mid September.


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