I Took A Pregnancy Test…

today I took a pregnancy test

I Took A Pregnancy Test…

I felt things changing in my body. But was it all in my head? I’ve been wanting a child for so long and finally we were ready to have a baby, but am I psyching myself out? All of the emotions were running through me as I was waiting for the pregnancy test result. Would it be a plus or a minus? How would I handle the devastation or excitement? I couldn’t wait one more minute. I had to know the answer . . .

A Personal Story from The Baby Chick®

*Disclaimer: I am being open and honest about my experience. If you don’t want to know the details, then I suggest you not read.

On Monday, January 16th, I had a feeling that I was pregnant. Things were immediately feeling different, but I didn’t know if it was all in my head–if my deep desire to carry a child was affecting my mind and body–or if it was the actual experience of becoming pregnant. My body has always been very sensitive so with every little, minut change I began to overthink. I still went into work that day on the 16th and felt a little extra tired and a tiny bit nauseous. I cast it out of my mind though and tried to think nothing of it.

When I returned home that evening, I walked up the stairs to begin getting ready for bed, and my body was aching. Then I felt warm and dizzy, as if I was going to faint. As I reached our bathroom, I had to lie down on the cold, hard tile floor to feel better. Never have I experienced this sensation, so I knew something was going on.

Over the next couple of days I tried to continue to put it out of my mind. But then I started waking up in the middle of the night feeling extra warm. I will never forget visiting New York City for a work trip and laying my head on my hotel pillow, hearing my heartbeat pumping harder than ever before. All of these tiny signs made me think, “Maybe I am pregnant . . . ” I was worried that I was convincing myself that I was when I really wasn’t. I didn’t want to face disappointment.

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After the days passed and it had been four days with Aunt Flow still not showing up–I use the app Glow and it is always extremely accurate –with the exception of what I now know was implantation bleeding, I couldn’t wait any longer and had to take a pregnancy test. The next day was the first of February, so I thought that morning I could take the test and start a new month with the results; good or bad. And that’s what I did.

It’s crazy to think that I knew the moment I became pregnant. If this teaches me anything (and hopefully you, too) it’s to listen to my body and never doubt it. It’s constantly telling me what it needs and what is happening. Even today I’ve noticed my sense of smell and hearing are more sensitive. Nausea also started to kick in around week six which has really fun . . . but luckily as I approached my 12th week, things have gotten much better.

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I couldn’t be more thrilled and over the moon to meet this baby. But I will admit, I am a little frightened. People probably think that I should be calm and cool about what’s to come since I have so much experience with birth and newborns. But I have wanted a baby for so long now . . . and now it’s really happening. Am I really ready? Will I be a good mom? Am I going to be able to balance my two companies and be there for my child and my husband? I know that every woman has fears and concerns at this point, and that what I am feeling is normal. I am reminding myself that everything will be okay and to just take one day at a time.

To our baby–thank you for choosing us to be your parents. We are overjoyed and can’t wait to meet you.

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

The Baby Chick is having a baby, pregnancy announcement

All images by Creative Clicks Photography | Studio & Calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy

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20 Comments

  • Megan McAlister
    March 29, 2017

    Nina, I’m thrilled! THRILLED! Margot watched this with me and we talked all about you. I think the world of you and how wonderful a doula you are (that broke my heart a little that your experience wasn’t valued because you hadn’t given birth). But oh my gosh, what an amazing mother you are, already, to this little baby! Congratulations! We are thinking of you!

    Also laughing at “I’m so red and splotchy, this is what happens to pale people.”

  • Ashley
    March 29, 2017

    Congratulations Nina! I am so excited to follow this new journey, I know you will be an amazing mother!!!

  • Shelbi
    March 29, 2017

    Nina!!! I am over the moon excited for you guys. I know that we have not had the chance to get to know one another in depth but you are such a light and I know without a doubt that you were put on this earth to be a mother and to help other mothers! Your video was one of the sweetest things I have seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing and congrats on your bundle of joy!!

    Xo,
    Shelbi

  • Staci
    March 29, 2017

    So happy for you, such a blessing!

  • caroline
    March 29, 2017

    So excited for you! As someone who has been waiting 5 years, I can.not.wait for this day! In the mean time, I get to celebrate people like YOU!

  • Carol Ann
    March 29, 2017

    This should definitely come with a “do not read at work or you will be crying along with Nina” warning!! We love you and are so excited for you both (/three)!!

  • Juli Williams
    March 29, 2017

    You are going to be SUCH A GREAT MAMA!!!! What a special video to share with your child one day <3
    Much much love
    Juli Williams

  • Marija Zutic
    March 30, 2017

    Ninaaaaa!!! This is amazing news!!!! I am so happy for you! I know you will make an excellent mother! If anyone knows everything about pregnancy and birth, it is definitely you! You will do great! <3

  • Elisabeth Bergoo
    March 30, 2017

    Nina!
    You have me in tears, tears of joy for you and your husband. I can relate. I so so hoped it would be a YES + and cried with you when all the flashing finally stopped and the YES + was there in full light. I wish you ALL the best, so very happy for you!!

  • Natalie Pettit
    May 10, 2017

    Oh my gosh Nina, I am so late to see this news (how did I miss this?!?) but I am OVERJOYED for you and your husband!!!!!! I wish I had see this sooner so I could have congratulated you at the MTD night we went to! I absolutely noticed you were glowing but didn’t know if that was just your shining personality or something else 😉 You are going to be an amazing mother! Your baby boy is going to totally steal your heart away! Maybe I’ll see you in the office tomorrow! ❤️

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