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19 Weeks and Counting

Ashley Fraxedas

Meet our newest Project Pregnancy blogger, Ashley Fraxedas! 

19w1d- I’m sure it comes as a shock to everyone (even if you’re praying for a baby every night). Seeing that elusive second line on the pregnancy test sent me into immediate convulsions. I had all these overly dramatic, chic-flick-worthy ways I was going to tell my husband that I was pregnant with our first baby. But instead, at 8 a.m. on a normal Friday morning before work, my husband midway through his morning ritual of cereal and ESPN Top 10, I slowly walked out to the living room shaking like a magnitude 8.0 earthquake and holding a stick I just peed on. I hadn’t even brushed my teeth yet.

We sat together on the couch, laughing and crying at the same time and wondering if it was actually happening. Needless to say, I didn’t get much done at work that day, and we were so emotionally exhausted (what a secret to keep!) that we were in bed by 9 p.m.

 Now, I’m 19 weeks, which in my mind is halfway through. I like to round up. I’m trying my darndest to be patient and enjoy the ride. This is, of course, the last few months it will just be my husband and me. But all I can think about is holding a healthy, happy baby. Is it bad to want your pregnancy to fly by?

 So here’s to a new blog, a new baby, a new life and 20 (ish) more weeks of prepping for life’s most important and respectable job: being a mom.