Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Background Story

I have been intending to tell the story about the night I found out I was pregnant but I just haven't gotten around to it.  So, here we go!  I noticed around Thanksgiving that I was feeling well.  I was tired and queasy but I didn't think much of it because I was busy getting ready to host Thanksgiving and I just assumed it was from the stress of the preparations.  The odd thing was my coffee that I had been my life line getting to work in the mornings had started to taste weird.  But again, I didn't think much of it because I had been drinking more coffee than normal and I thought I had just gotten tired of it.  Never once did it cross my mind that I might be pregnant.  On November 30th after I had posted my final NaBloPoMo post and watch an episode of Life Unexpected where the lead character announced her pregnancy, I realized I was late again and thought it might not hurt to take a test just in case.
 Minutes later, I was staring at a plus sign convinced that I was reading the directions wrong.  There was no way I could be pregnant.  The plus sign came up too fast and that had to be the indicator line.  So...I freaked out...a lot.  And ran to the computer because Chris was already at work and I was hoping he would get online so I could tell him.  He was not.  So I sent him a text instead.  Then I decided I needed to take another test to make sure the first one wasn't wrong.
 Test number two did the same thing.  Positive right away.  I knew then it was true.  I was definitely pregnant. I sent Chris another text.  After all, that has to be the best way to tell your husband you are pregnant, right?!?
I was so excited I could barely sleep that night.  I couldn't wait to share the news.  I had already sent a text to a friend who responded as soon as she woke up the next morning.  While texting back and forth with her, I took test number 3 because it is always best to test first thing in the morning.  I knew what the result would be but it was getting to be fun seeing the positive results.  The picture above is the first thing Chris saw on his phone when he got off work that morning.  I called him as soon as I knew he was out and he said, "So, you have something you want to tell me?"  I asked him to bring home one more test so we could take one together.  This time I wanted a digital one that actually said the words.
There it was in bold letters, "Pregnant."  Yep, I was definitely going to have a baby.  It was a crazy and exciting night and I was still completely freaked out and shocked by the whole thing.  At least it makes for a fun story that I may or may not tell my kid one day.


Heather Wigen said...

AWWW, that's sweet!

I found out at the doctor's office at a post-op visit. I had taken a home test on Friday that was negative, went to the doctor on Tuesday and the test there was positive. Gabe was out of town so I had to tell him over the phone and wait a few days before we could celebrate the happy news.

I'm so happy for you guys! I know a few people right now that are pregnant. My cousin is pregnant with twins.

JAJ said...

Hahahaha. I love it! You should look into owning EPT stock. :)

Krista White said...

Glad I'm not the only one who took 3 pregnancy tests!!! :-)