We found out I was pregnant by complete surprise! I went to the doctor on a Monday for a normal OBGYN appointment, where I informed my doctor I had been having some twinge-like pains on my side. She drew some blood to run tests on my thyroid and told me that she would go ahead and run a pregnancy panel "just in case." I was due to start that day, but didn't think anything of it. I had even taken a test the Saturday before and it was a big fat negative.
Well, when I got home, I decided to go ahead and take a test on a whim. And BAM! It was positive! My husband and I were completely shocked and when my doctor's office called me back to confirm the pregnancy the next day, I went ahead and had an appointment and ultrasound scheduled.
Of course, the fear of miscarriage set in right away. My husband and I kept everything extremely quiet. Around 5 weeks, I had some very light spotting and freaked out (freaked out is an understatement and now looking back, I know the spotting was basically nothing and I should have just relaxed). I went in for an ultrasound the next day at 5 weeks 3 days and my doctor assured me everything looked great and I just needed to relax. I had another ultrasound already scheduled for 5 weeks 6 days, and she assured me that we would check everything then to make sure the pregnancy was progressing.
Low and behold, at that appointment, we saw a heartbeat! I still couldn't believe that I was actually seeing a tiny flicker on the screen! We felt a sense of relief, but still kept quiet until our eight week appointment.
At our eight week appointment, everything looked PERFECT! We told our families and still couldn't believe that we were actually having a baby! I had a few ultrasounds after that just to check in on the little bean...it is still unbelievable!