Finding Out + Telling My Husband I'm Pregnant
This blog post was written just hours after I found out + told JT that I'm pregnant...
October 22, 2021
I found out I’m pregnant today. 19 days before my 30th birthday! I am SO excited, but I’m not going to lie…I’m a little bummed I won’t be able to celebrate on my 30th. It’s ok though, just knowing I’m pregnant is the greatest gift.
So far, some signs of pregnancy I have experienced have been: mild cramping, body odor (lol), and my period is late obviously. JT and I decided to officially start trying in August. I was a little bummed I wasn’t getting pregnant right away, but now that I am pregnant, I am completely in shock.
After feeling let down in previous months I told myself to just let it be. Whatever happens, happens. So, I didn’t think much of it this month. I knew there was a chance, but my body had tricked me before. In September my period was late and I thought for sure I was pregnant. I was on a trip with my friend Jess in Miami and on our last night there I still didn’t have my period and I wasn’t having ANY PMS symptoms which is very rare for me. Usually my PMS is like clockwork. My boobs get sore around 6 days before my period and I feel super bloated. I didn’t feel bloated at all!! So weird. So yeah I decided I was going to take a test as soon as I got home the next morning. It would be the perfect time to tell JT and my parents were even coming to town the following day so I started to get excited about telling them we were pregnant! The next morning I woke up to my period. It was such a let down. I felt like my body played a trick on me. This month my boobs were really sore, and I was cramping a little bit so I felt like my period was going to come any minute. Last night I told myself “if I don’t have my period in the morning, I’m taking a test.” When I woke up I still felt mild cramps, but I just knew I still didn’t have my period. I was scared to get out of bed. I kind of knew what was about to happen…I finally got up and took the test. I didn't want to look!!! I know that sounds bad but all of a sudden I just didn’t feel ready for it all. I was scared. I knew I wanted to record myself because if I was pregnant I could never get that moment back unless I documented it. So I propped my phone up and started recording…It’s not that exciting to watch, but I think its so funny that I just looked at myself in the mirror in shock. Even though I kind of knew I was pregnant I was still in complete shock that I actually was. A million things crossed my mind, I was shaking. All I could think about was how am I going to tell JT!!!! I didn’t think this through…Well actually I did think about it in the past. I knew the best place to tell him was probably the kitchen because then I could prop my phone up to get his reaction. We were planning on going to breakfast that morning before work. So as we were getting ready to leave I put the pregnancy test in my purse and then went into the kitchen and pretended to clean up a few things out of nervousness lol. I propped my camera up when he walked out of the room and just went with it. I said “Come here for a second” and as soon as he walked into the kitchen I handed him the test and right away I started crying. I didn’t think I would cry because I was in shock but emotions took over and I couldn’t help it! JT was sooo stoked. I’ll never forget that moment. He’s a worrier, so I always expected him to be in complete shock and scared about having a baby. He wasn’t at all and that brought me so much peace. It was the perfect morning. We went to breakfast and we could not stop talking about it obviously. Our main topic of conversation was when are we going to tell family?! How am I supposed to hide this with my 30th birthday coming up?! No one is going to believe me if I’m just not in the mood to to drink on my 30th birthday!! This is going to be so hard. AND Tortuga Music Festival is the weekend after my birthday AHHH.
Anyways, over the next couple of weeks we ended up telling family and we recorded all of their reactions! We are currently working on a video to share, so stay tuned for that next week. It will be up on JTC Films Youtube channel! In the meantime continue following along on Instagram @brunchandthebeach.
In case you missed my previous blog post check out We're Having a Baby for more details + our announcement photos!