Thank you everyone so much for the warm welcome! The news is slowly sinking in and I made an appointment for my first ultrasound at the end of February. The doctor/midwife's office is also mailing me a work order to get some blood tests done in the meantime. We've told our immediate families and my best friend because they've all be really great about our TTC efforts and we figure that if anything goes wrong we will need to lean on them as a support network. I'm really not worried about "jinxing" anything, I mean, if it doesn't stick that would be awful but not caused by sharing my joy. I can tell already that my digestive system is confused, and even though it seems a little early for this, I'm pretty hungry consistently. I'm trying to eat smaller amounts throughout the day and drinking lots of water.
seraf - HA! That is too funny. I had to type it into my phone to see what you meant.
m&m - I'm so happy to be here with you, too! Ugh, the nausea. Mine was really bad a couple days ago but has passed (for now, knock on wood). My mom was telling me that when carrying my sister, she had the exact same nausea symptoms for the entire first trimester. I hope I am spared, but it will be worth it if it comes back! I am going to make note of that tea recommendation just in case. I need to get my hands on some pregnancy friendly things to drink, I'm fresh out of the teas I was drinking while TTC and have just been holding off until I do more reading about the safe herbs, etc.
esenbee - I can't imagine having a house guest right now. Do you have any idea how long this arrangement will last? We've done that a few times for friends who were in between housing and I always felt good about it but it really screwed with our sleep schedules and our pets', too.