July 29 - I arrive home from a long trip in Washington. Brian is home from a trip to Japan. We are really happy to see each other. (Hee, hee - TMI!)
August 8 - Sunday night, and I am packing for our family vacation the next morning. Suddenly I have a suspicious feeling. I rummage through my bathroom drawer and find an old pregnancy test - in the foil wrapper, but with no directions. I pee on it, and a line shows up in each of the two windows. Then I realize that without the directions, I have no idea what the two lines mean. I head down to the computer with a pale face, kick Brian off, and try googling the serial number. That yielded no additional information, so off to Walgreens Brian went. Two tests later and we had confirmation that, yes, I was 4 weeks pregnant.
Week 5 - We enjoyed our family vacation despite the fact that I wasn't able to enjoy most of our planned activities (mimosas, wakeboarding and hot tubbing).
Week 6 - We went camping at Redfish Lake. I continued my training for a 1/2 marathon and enjoyed a nice 5+ mile run.
Week 7 - The fatigue and constant nausea set in.
Week 7.5 - I start homeschooling Emma.
Week 8 - Completed my longest-ever run (7 miles) with my training partner. The next day, had some spotting, so got some blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything looked okay with the pregnancy. Everything checked out fine.
Week 9 - I quit running, but continued swimming and walking.
Week 10 - I head to Florida for a visit with my brother and his family. I feel sick the whole time.
Week 11 - I have my first OB checkup. Things look great.
Week 12 - Brian and I go on our anniversary trip. My pregnancy sickness is still not any better, plus I get the flu on our last day.
Week 13 - I feel little "flutters" when the baby moves.
Week 14 - I suddenly start bleeding heavily on a Sunday night. Brian and I are sure we've lost the baby. We opt not to go to the ER, unless I really need to, since we have a scheduled ultrasound the next morning. We survive an emotional night. Then, miraculously, the next morning the bleeding stopped, and the ultrasound showed the baby alive and well. The bleeding was from the placenta, but there was no explanation for it.
Week 20.5 - We have our ultrasound and manage to exercise self-control and not find out the sex. Everything looks good with the baby.