I did an intro on GP a few months ago so I'll go with the cliffs notes version here.
Life - DH and I are both 27. We both have steady careers and we're attempting to purchase our first home. We are set to close on Thursday, April 3rd but we've run into a snag with our 2nd appraisal and things have gotten rocky. The bank is taking a 3rd look at the 2nd appraisal on Monday and we either will close on time as planned or we will have to renegotiate for the lower appraisal price. We're hopeful after my BFP this morning that things will start looking up.
TTC - We had always planned that once we had a house, we would start TTC. Our timeline got moved up slightly when DH lost his father to cancer last month. He(FIL) was diagnosed with breast cancer in October when it had already metastasized to his brain, lungs, and liver. He had brain surgery and started chemo and radiation. We thought he was getting better and then all of the sudden in the middle of February, shortly after his first grandchild was born (from BIL and SIL), he went downhill quickly. We were there when he passed and it was easily the hardest thing I have ever seen. Shortly after, DH felt the need to be happy again and for some happiness in our life, and since at that point every thing was looking on schedule for the closing to happen on April 3, we went ahead and started trying this month. I felt great about our timing and actually felt 'different' within the first week after ovulation/conception. I know it was early, but for some reason I just knew my body felt strange. Turns out my hunch was right!
Questions - Two of them right now, but I hope that you don't mind me asking since I'm a super newbie to this. 1) What in the world do I do to pass the time between now and my first appointment on May 1st? 2) What are you suggestions for lunch ideas? I'm a deli meat addict for lunch because it's quick, easy, and cheap. I'm picky so salads are out, but I'm running out of 'warm food' options to try. Thoughts?
Thanks for all of your support already, ladies! FX that these 9 months go well and we welcome our peanut around Dec 8th.