Hi everyone. My name is Mary Cecilia (or MC for short, both are my first name-- I know, it's confusing) and I have been lurking a bit or the last two or three weeks but only because I couldn't figure out how to reply to this thread. There's a kink in the app on my phone I think.
Anyway, I am 27 and my husband and I married April 2016. We are due January 13th and this is our first pregnancy. We are extremely excited and had been trying since November. We just relocated from the Bay Area to Sacramento in February and just got a new pug puppy in April (already had one- 6 1/2 year old Golden). We relocated because I got a new job as a probation officer and so there have been a lot of adjustments the last few months and I know more to come.
My family is having some tough times this year which began in January with my sister's health declining and peaked in April when she was put on Hospice. This baby has been a bright light for many people (will be 3rd grand baby on my mom's side, first for my dad, first for my husband's family). Though risky, we have told a few people pretty early and plan to tell more close family in the next week. We live in California but most of my family are in KY and FL and we see them so infrequently that we are kind of clinging to the few times we will be able to deliver the news in person even though I have read everywhere how unwise it is to do so this early.
We have had a phone appt but our first in person appt is June 6th which will be week 8 for us. I think we will get to hear the heartbeat which is SO exciting. I have been blessed not to have too many symptoms, beside an unsettled feeling in my tummy but I wouldn't exactly call it nausea. I have stocked up on some sea bands just in case, though. It's been so great to read everyone's intros and I can't wait to get to know all of you more as the months go on. My husband's parents live locally for us but I anticipate it will be a challenge for me to experience all of this so far from my mother and sister who I am very close to. Just taking it as it comes and praying for healthy development. Nice to meet all of you and can't wait to ride this journey together.