We’re pregnant! What a magical day! Rich and I *knew* in our hearts that we were pregnant this month but we got confirmation this morning with a POSITIVE pregnancy test! Yippee! We are beyond excited and spent the day sharing our happy news with family and friends. Technically I’m almost 4 weeks pregnant but implantation actually occurred just over a week ago (but that’s a whole other blog post!) Our guess month is mid-late June but our baby will arrive whenever he or she is ready! Some of you reading this will be thinking that it’s WAY too early to be sharing pregnancy news but Rich and I have decided that we’re comfortable with sharing our journey publicly and if this baby isn’t meant to be with us then we’ll share that journey too.
Nothing like a positive pregnancy test to kick up some inspiration after not writing for almost 8 months(?!) While I initially thought I’d want to share our preconception and ‘trying to conceive’ journey as it was happening I quickly realized that it put a whole lot of unnecessary pressure on us and decided to take a break from blogging. It was also becoming a very spiritual journey and I was having a hard time finding the words to describe what was happening internally and externally as we consciously welcomed our spirit baby into our hearts and our lives. I will share that journey with you some day.
I feel inspired to share our pregnancy journey with you, the past month has been utterly magical.
At the beginning of September my Mom and 2 of my brothers moved to Vancouver from Ontario. Having not lived near any of our family for over 7 years it was a welcomed change. I think part of me really wanted to share the experience of being pregnant with my mother so it doesn’t come as a surprise to me that we got pregnant within a few weeks of her being here. It’s also the first month I relaxed and stopped temping/charting and let go of my attachment to becoming pregnant when *I* wanted to. We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary on September 6, 2011 and enjoyed a relaxing 3-day weekend on Salt Spring Island.
I was heading to Sedona, Arizona for the first time on September 20th for Akashic Records training with Jennifer Longmore and the timing of my cycle worked out perfectly. I ovulated the day before I left which was awesome because I thought Sedona would be a pretty extraordinary place for fertilization and implantation to occur. For those of you that haven’t been to Sedona it’s a spiritual mecca with amazing healing energy. I was there for 5 days in total and everyday I spent time connecting with my Spirit Baby (phenomenal book!) and sending it lots of love and light.
The Akashic Records training was transformational and lots of deep healing occurred over the 3 days of training. On the 3rd day of training I was having my records read by one of my classmates and when she had me breathe in love & light from the top of my head down to my toes I felt a little twinge down by my uterus accompanied by this knowing sense that I was pregnant. It felt like my spirit baby was letting me know that she was there. It was such a powerful moment that I opened my eyes and shared it with the woman who was doing my reading. It was incredibly exciting! The next day I had some spotting and knew that implantation was occurring. As if that wasn’t enough as I walked out of the restaurant I was eating breakfast in that morning a young male made eye contact with me and said “Congratulations!”, I looked at him a bit perplexed and said “Pardon?” and he repeated, “Congratulations”, I then replied “For what?” and he said “Aren’t you pregnant?!” I instantly thought “That’s interesting” and told him that I could be but that I didn’t know yet. The poor guy looked SO confused, it was as if it was SO obvious that I was pregnant and he couldn’t understand why I wasn’t yet sure. He felt really bad and apologized profusely… I wish I could find him today so I could tell him that I am indeed pregnant! I don’t know if my belly was bloated from breakfast and I looked pregnant or if he was picking up on an energy that I was emitting but that’s the first time it’s happened to me! Pretty neat if you ask me 🙂
Upon returning from Sedona I learned that Rich had been reading Spirit Babies while I was gone and had been connecting with our Spirit Baby, truly making the conscious decision to become a father. I was almost in tears when he told me. It meant so much to me that he did that and without either of us realizing it we were communicating with our Spirit Baby at the same time even though we didn’t speak to eachother for a few days while I fully immersed myself in my training/healing. I love that we consciously welcomed our baby into our lives!
The last week, returning from Sedona until now has been filled with mixed emotions, most of them positive. On one hand I *knew* I was pregnant and I was sharing the story of the man in Sedona with many of my friends in case it ‘came true’. On the other hand I was afraid to get too excited because the disappointment of not being pregnant would have been heartbreaking. I did my best to stay in a neutral place, still communicating with my spirit baby on a daily basis and practicing patience until I could take a pregnancy test for confirmation.
Rich and I talked about testing and decided it was something we wanted to experience together. This morning I woke up, did the test and was about to leave it in the bathroom for a few minutes and we’d go back in together to see the results but curiosity got the best of me and I took a quick glance at it before leaving the washroom and there were TWO lines! POSITIVE! I exploded with tears of joy and happiness and went back into the bedroom to share the news with Rich. We embraced and shared our excitement with overflowing emotions.
We are going to be parents!
It was a special moment that I will treasure forever!
Stay tuned for our journey through conscious pregnancy and birth… 🙂
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