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Welcome back to my blog y’all! So... a lot has taken place within the last 365 days.
Last year this time my sweet potato and I were in the midst of planning our wedding that took place on November 3rd of 2018. We spent our honeymoon in Madeira Island, Portugal 🇵🇹 and came home just in time for Thanksgiving.
“...First comes love, Then comes marriage...”
Before I proceed, it’s important that I express how much I love and adore children. Many don’t know that I used to babysit and nanny. I took those roles very seriously and can say that I am still close to those families today. I’ve also been known to be “motherly” or a “nurturer” from such a young age. For those who truly know me will tell you how badly I’ve wanted to be a mommy after marriage. Being a mom was part of my story and definitely a deal breaker (criteria) when dating. Thankfully I married a man who also wanted to be a father to soccer team of children. With the same vision in mind we knew that starting our family right after marriage would be our next chapter.
Let’s fast forward to two weeks post honeymoon. I started to feel some cramping but this cramping was slightly different from my menstrual cramps. After a few google searches I quickly found out that I was experiencing Implantation Bleeding. I instantly embraced those symptoms and didn’t complain. Once I missed my monthly visitor we took a pregnancy test the day after on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. It was positive. I took another right after the first and it read positive! Although Sweet potato and I had a strong feeling we were pregnant before taking the test we were so happy to see the positive results. I shocked myself by not crying (I’m a cryer).
Being that I was only two weeks pregnant most doctors want you to come in around 8-10 weeks ( I thought that was crazy). Having to wait actually made me really anxious! The reason for this makes sense I guess. When you’re under 6-8 weeks there’s really nothing to see on the ultrasound and they want to give you an accurate date of pregnancy (baby’s birthday). So we waited.
During this time, sweet potato and I agreed that we would not tell anyone until our first appointment in January. I couldn’t withhold the secret that long so I came up with an idea to share the news with our family before Christmas.
On January 15th we had our first appointment and got to see baby Nwosu and I literally broke down and cried (I knew my emotions would get me at some point). If Sweet potato wasn’t smiling so hard and commenting I think he would’ve dropped a tear. Seeing Baby Nwosu move and wiggle for the first time was God sent and confirmation that we were going to be parents! During my first prenatal appointment they collected a urine sample, pap smear, drew blood (for several lab tests), confirmed pregnancy etc. The Ob sent us on our way with a folder filled with information. She stressed the importance of paying close attention to my body, staying hydrated and being intentional about resting.
Instinctively I knew it was time for me to take a step back from everything and focus on my overall health and the baby. It’s no longer just me. My responsibility as baby Nwosu’s mommy is to nurture before he/ she enters this world. So protecting my mind and body is essential.
Stay tuned for my next blog...
In the meantime click below to watch how we shared our news with our family.