Hi I'm Carly, 29 years old, first pregnancy. I found out the day after Christmas, and, as it was not planned, I was pretty freaked out. My fiance was (and still is) really happy. He's 25, will be 26 in May. I was charting/temping to avoid, which actually works, but we messed up ONE TIME (I guess that's all it takes) and didn't use a condom when I knew we should. I am really lucky though that fiance is so happy and supportive. He's amazing and I love him so much, so that is making this so much easier for me to deal with.
I'm a tutor and he's a web designer. We are trying to build up his web design business, with me as the social media marketing side of it. I also do some affiliate marketing. To be honest though, finances are very tight, which is why I was so freaked. We had been talking a couple of months ago about getting married next Spring or Summer, but had decided to wait. Now that I'm pregnant though we re-decided to get married then.
The plan before the baby was to build a cob house on our friends farm. That is still the plan, though I'm nervous about getting it done in time. We are lucky because our friend who owns the farm (a nice little organic, free range farm, where I help with milking 4 days/week) is very knowledgable on herbalism (she's always giving me nettle tea :D) and proper eating. She and my fiance are really into Weston Price. I had heard of it, but had a pretty bad diet for a long time. I was a vegetarian for 12 years, but after reading some stuff the recommended I went off that over the Summer (even though I wasn't trying to conceive at all). I drink a lot of raw milk at the farm, as well as kefir, raw yogurts and cheeses, bone broths, etc.
I'm feeling fine (well, I've had a nasty cold last 2 days); to the point I wonder if I'm really pregnant! I have bigger breasts (which DF loooves LOL) and they are a little sore if I push on them too much. I had some slight cramping last week but it stopped. A few moments of slight nausea, but that could be the cold. I've been pretty tired. I've definitely gained weight, but I think that's just holiday weight, which now I can't even lose! Luckily DF always tells me I'm beautiful, even if I don't feel it!
I've told my mom, grandma, and a few friends. I think some other friends and my dad will not be too happy, mainly because of money and because I'm not married (just told him when I saw him over Christmas that we're engaged, which he was fine with, though a little surprised and concerned about our finances, like usual). As soon as I found out I was pregnant I applied for medicaid (I want to use a midwife), but there has been so many problems just getting through to them, so there's another thing making me nervous!
OK, I'm rambling! I'm just so happy to have some support!