Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How we found out...

Be warned... this is mostly a wordy post. :)

As Many of you know.... I'm Pregnant.

As I look at that sentence, it kind of freaks me out a little bit. Since we kept it a secret for a little while, I will tell those of you who don't know, how we found out. :)

I knew on my birthday (or thereabouts) that I was supposed to be starting my "time of the month" the odd thing is, before I even got there, I thought about pregnancy a lot that month. My sister Melissa had given birth, I watched (whoa!), and people kept bringing it up. And most of all, Ben and I bought and moved into our home. We were ready to start our family. We had been trying for a little over a year and a half. But it seemed like life was finally in agreement.

So Tuesday the Seventh comes (my birthday is on the fifth for those of you who don't know)... and nothing. So I tell Ben I'm taking a pregnancy test. He's in the shower, watches me sit on the bathtub and just stare at it. It's a no. No biggie. I text my sisters who knew I was late. They're all sad. I'm just thinking, I'll take another one come Sunday.

They all want me to do another one right away. I say no, I'm gonna wait.

Sunday Morning rolls around... I get up, take the test. This time I can't stare at it. So I set it down, walk over to the bath tub, turn on my timer, and wait. Then I walk up to it and look down. All the while Ben is watching me from the bed.

"Well?" he asks.

I pick it up and walk over to him. At this point I'm in a state of shock. Later I think the term I used to Ben was, "a mind melt". It seemed to fit.

"For the look on your face I'd guess it's a no." He says.

I show him the test.

(Actual Test I took Below)

"What do you think that means?" I say.

He looks at it.

"I think it means you're pregnant." Ben says looking at me.

I stare at the test. "I think it does too."

Then we just look at each other.

I don't really remember what happened next. I know we didn't jump up and down for joy, we were both in too much shock for that to happen. It was kind of like; Okay... now what. Well, we had to get ready for church. So we did.

I get to church, my sister Melissa asks me if I took a test, I told her I forgot. We decide to tell my parents first, then the family at dinner.

We were all gathered around the kitchen/dining area waiting to pray, Amanda (my niece) and Michelle (her mom) are fighting. I say, "Well, to change the subject, I'm pregnant." Needless to say... that worked.

Ben and I are very happy and nervous and sick and excited. I will post more fun stuff later, but I just wanted to get this out while I had the energy to write it.


tracie said...

Yay congratulations!! Pregnancy is so fun once you get past the morning sickness and before you go into labor :)

Pierce + Stacy Thiot said...

EEEEEEEK! That seriously makes me so excited. I was waiting for this post. EEEEK! I can't stop smiling or laughing over here. Pierce thinks I'm going crazy. :) Yay! We are so so so very happy for you two (Three). You're going to be the VERY best mom. Love you! Cute story btw.

Lindsay said...

Woooohoooo! Love the story! I remember the shocked, mind-melt feeling! I think after trying for a while, a positive sign takes a while to compute. :) So excited for you- I hope you feel better reeeeally soon!

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Katie said...

YAAYYY!!! Congratulations!! I love hearing all your feeings through the process :)

Vickie Blanchard said...

So excited for you!!!! Just for the record, I think you're going to have a boy. And I know what you mean about the shock of seeing a positive. Even when you want it and you're expecting it, it can be so overwhelming!

SarahWilcox said...

So So Happy for you guys!!! Congratulations and I hope you are both feeling well ;)

katieandtckrueger said...

I'm sooo excited for you!!! I hope your feeling good!! Congratulations to you both!! And I totally felt the same way when I found out!

Juliana said...

Excited! Ü