So you guys – this is such a surreal story to write. As you know, I work A LOT and getting pregnant has been on the radar, but its never felt like there was a good time. So in the summer of 2019, I “pulled the goalie” as they say, but then proceeded to film “Rock the Block” and “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” for HGTV. Both assignments I was traveling, so getting pregnant was the last thing on my mind. Imagine my surprise when I got home from a fabulous Greek vacation, and couldn’t shake some serious nausea.
We arrived home late Wednesday night, and I could barely walk. I chalked it up to motion sickness from the plane and the uber ride home, and went straight to bed. The next day Brett and I were whisked off to LA for a “Red Shag Carpet Party” to kick off HGTV’s new show “Very Brady Renovation”. Was I sick as a dog – yes. Did I drink soda water and not eat – yes. Did I even so much as suspect pregnancy – nope! Finally, one of my favorite HGTV execs said, “you know you shouldn’t really have motion sickness anymore – I bet you’re pregnant”. Wait – WHAT!?! I went home, went to bed, wondering what the next day might bring. Here are some pics of that night – I had no idea!
The next morning I woke up and was still really nauseous. Brett went to work and I walked across the street to the liquor store and found a dusty old pregnancy test on the back shelf. I walked home and went into my first floor bathroom. Immediately the test read POSITIVE. Wait – WHAT!?! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I grabbed the box and it said to wait 5 minutes for the results.
At the end of the 5 minutes – back to the bathroom I went. Sure enough – I was pregnant. YAY! I started to hyperventilate a little and couldn’t have been more excited to call Brett. Poor guy was sitting at his desk with no clue I had even bought a test. I facetimed him and showed him the test. Ahhhhhh!!!!! Only problem, his door was open and his office shares walls. He couldn’t even properly react! I got a thumbs up out of him though.
That day I immediately went to the doctor and she ordered blood work to see how far along we might be. I spent that weekend cooped up inside, feeling super sick, excited, and even a little lonely not being able to share the big news with anyone yet. Honestly the weekend felt like a year!
Finally on Monday we had our first legit doctor’s appt. Brett and I walked into the waiting room and the excitement almost overwhelmed me. Or maybe that was the nausea – either way…I had all the feels! We went into the ultrasound room (Brett did great, considering it was his first time at an obstetrician’s office) and I climbed up on the table. Within seconds, there was a heartbeat. Wait – WHAT!?! We both started laughing and were so excited! We were about 6 weeks, 4 days they told us.