17 August 2011

Two Pink Lines

Today I thought I would share the details with everyone of when I found out I was pregnant since I never really got a chance to do so. (Ya know, with all the righteousness of being an unwed mother to be busy planning her wedding.) I was so confident that getting pregnant was going to be a struggle that Matt and I started trying to conceive in January even though our wedding was set for May 28th. I don't know why but my outlook was a bit pessimistic. I guess I just wanted a baby so bad and wanted to err on the side of caution and not get my hopes up. I thought that I was PMS'ing as that time of the month crept closer and closer. I was super moody, having awful cramps and my breasts were so sore. There was no way that those were early pregnancy symptoms. March 23rd, 2011 I was hanging out with my sister and just got the urge to take a pregnancy test. (Yes, I remember the exact date that I found out. It was Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 to be anally precise.) My sis and I checked the expiration date on the box of pregnancy tests left over from her second child. We were good to go. I took the test and right away saw a line form on the stick. I didn't think anything of it. Then the second line. Hmm... Feeling a little confused I took my urine soaked test to my sister. "Does this mean pregnant?"  I said shoving it in her face. "Yes! You're pregnant!" We proceeded to stand there, both a bit in shock and of course excited. I decided to hold off on telling Matt until he got off of work that evening. Even when I saw him the words didn't spill out of my mouth. I didn't say "Honey, I'm pregnant!" or "We're going to be parents!" the moment we were together. Instead I opted for the more casual and completely nonchalant, "So I took a pregnancy test and it was positive." approach. I don't remember his exact words but he may have just said "Really?!" We both just wanted to be sure and didn't want to celebrate too soon. So we thought taking another test would be a good idea. I'm sure everyone can fill in the rest of the history using their own creative imaginations. (Was the second test positive? Are we having a baby? Stay tuned to find out!)

3 Thoughts :

Unknown August 17, 2011 at 6:43 PM  

Such a cute story!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Shannon August 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

I love that you "overplanned" and starting trying even before the wedding. I had considered the same thing.

BTW - I love your new banner. Very pretty!

Kristin August 17, 2011 at 11:37 PM  

That's a sweet story! Oh my gosh that is exciting/nerve wracking that you got pregnant before your wedding!
I had a scare that I was preggers the month before our "baby-making" trip to Italy, ha!