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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

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Ha, Ivan and I probably have the worst costumes ever this year. We were going to a Halloween party but only for about an hour so we just looked around to see what we could come up with. I was the Log Lady and Ivan was the Log. Milo's costume was the Giant (all from Twin Peaks) but I already told you guys that.

Today isn't just Halloween for me anymore. I will always remember October 31st as the day I found out I was pregnant! Ivan was home from work and really sick. I hadn't even missed my period yet (yeah, now I'm talking about my period on my blog) but I was feeling really off so I decided to take a pregnancy test. When I say "feeling off" what I really mean is that my boobs hurt a lot. I already mentioned my period so I might as well throw boobs in there too. I took a test in the afternoon and it was positive. I was surprised but not surprised at the same time. We were trying to get pregnant but I think it is always surprising when you find out you actually are. I went to the couch to tell Ivan who had a high fever and who I wasn't even sure would understand what I was saying. I said, "This might not be the best time to tell you this but I took a test..." His response was, "That's nice!" in a sick, smiley, happy as he could get, voice.
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I remember feeling really weird because I knew I was pregnant but obviously didn't look it and also didn't want to tell people yet. I did email a friend who is a midwife to ask her what the heck I should do next because I had no idea. She said that if I wanted a midwife to call right away. I wanted to get doctor confirmation that I was actually pregnant first so I made an appointment for the following day and once I got my confirmation I called a midwife clinic and since I called so early on in my pregnancy (I wasn't even 4 weeks along yet) they took me no problem.

It is so strange to think back to that time and then look down at Milo snoozing on me in the wrap. A year ago he was so small you couldn't even see him and now he is a big, happy, healthy four month old. I feel very lucky.

What was the point of this post again? Oh yeah, Happy Halloween!

♥elycia

ETA: I should be clear that I am not currently pregnant. I found out last Halloween that I was pregnant with Milo. Just to be 100% clear! Ha!

12 comments:

  1. I love your costumes and what a wonderful day to find out you were pregnant!! :)

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  2. i totally found out i was pregnant with my now six year old on halloween too! my husband and i were at a secret machines show, and i started blowing chunks everywhere. not my proudest moment. :)

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  3. Awww!!! Your lil boy is soo cute!! I stepped away from the blogging world for a few months and I remember reading all your pregnancy posts last year! Congrats and Happy Halloween!!! =)

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  4. Not bad for last minute costumes, Milo is so cute!

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  5. That is such a great Halloween memory! Besides Ivan being sick of course. I like that Ivan was the log, and Milo was the Giant! Super cute.

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  6. Isn't that amazing, how much and fast they grow (and we do too... since we are no different, right?)!!! I can totally relate to the off feeling, the boob thing. That's exactly how I felt too. I don't know much about your halloween costumes, but for sure you guys look so cute! This post reminds me of when I found out I was pregnant. What a trip! <3

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  7. That's a great Halloween story. :) Happy Halloween!

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  8. This is so lovely! It's awesome that you have such special memories of that day and that it also happens to fall on a holiday so you'll always have an extra reminder of it.

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  9. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! What a sweet memory too :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  10. Yeah! That's wonderful news! Congratulations, you two!
    Sending you oodles of love!

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  11. I found out I was pregnant when I was between 3 and 4 weeks as well! I was late on my period, but it had been a little wonky the previous few months anyway. I just felt weird so I figured I would take one to be safe and sure enough, I was. I was completely in denial about it though. I didn't have the digital screen one like you and my lines were a little faint so I made a doctor's appointment for that afternoon because I just had to know for sure and here I am, 6 months later!

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