I thought I was pregnant.
About a week and a half ago, when I left to go out of town, I was a few days late getting my cycle. I am generally very regular and with the out-of-character food indulgences I had experienced over the few days prior I was nearly convinced that I was in the very beginning stages of pregnancy.
When we arrived at our destination I was struck by how all of my family would be together, which never happens. I realized that if I was with child that it would be the only opportunity I would have to tell all of them at the same time. I talked to my husband before bed and we agreed to get up early in the morning so that we could go and buy a pregnancy test and have confirmation one way or another.
Within a few minutes of waking up the next day it was evident that such a purchase was not required. I was not pregnant. We are not trying to have a baby right now, but we are getting close to that point. So, I think it’s safe to say that I was pretty sad when I told my husband the news.
Ironically, that evening - with the entire family gathered - my brother and sister-in-law announced that they are going to have another child. They had just found out the day before. And while I am over-the-moon excited for them and can’t wait to be auntie to yet another little one, it was just the tiniest bit hard to hear their happy news after such a recent personal disappointment.
So, what does all this have to do with this journey? Not a lot. Everything. I’m not sure.
What I do know is that when I returned from my time away I immediately put a note that said “thinking I was pregnant” at the top of my list of things to discuss on this blog. And it stayed there for the last ten days waiting for me to be ready to write about it.
I guess tonight I finally was.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 6 glasses of water
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli turkey, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt with 1 cup rice and wheat flake granola cereal
- 1 Mandarin orange
- 1 toasted raisin English muffin with light peanut butter
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 2 cups heated tuna salad with grated cheese, green onion, grated zucchini, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 pear
- 55 minutes of rowing a dragon boat