Friday, August 22, 2008

A year ago today...

The good news!

A shocked and happy daddy


A very happy mommy


I found out I was pregnant! It was one of the most exciting days I have ever experienced. I woke up at 4:30 am and decided to go ahead and test. I had already gotten a few negative tests so I was not expecting any good news. I actually had a 'go ahead and get this over with' feeling because I was pretty sure I wasn't pregnant and was considering taking a break for awhile because Brad was thinking about going back to school. Since we had been trying for several months and pregnancy tests are expensive, I bought some cheap ones online. They weren't fancy at all - pretty much just strips that have lines on them. I figured out that day that they're also very hard to see! After I took the test and it looked negative, I shrugged it off and started to throw it away. Then the faintest second pink line caught my eye. I got really excited and started pleading with the tests to "Please be right!". I took another test, then another and saw very faint pink lines on all 3. I was so happy I couldn't go back to sleep. I didn't want to tell Brad the good news then have to be apart at work all day, so I decided to wait. We both went to work and during my lunch break I went and got a digital test and a card for him. I also got a shirt that said "Preggo Princess" and put it on under my scrub top. I got home and wrapped a book that I had previously bought called "The Expectant Father" then I took the test. When he got home I calmly sat on the couch and told him I had gotten something for him. He opened the card and when he read "You're gonna be a daddy!" his eyes nearly popped out of his head! He couldn't believe it. He kept asking "Are you serious?" and "Are you for real?". He opened the book and I showed him my shirt and the test. He was really excited but pretty shocked! We only managed to keep it a secret for a week before we told our parents. We had planned to wait until Grandparent's Day a few weeks later but we were going out of town with his parents and I thought I'd bust if I were in the car with them for 4 hours. That week seemed like an eternity but time has flown since then. It has been quite a year and God has blessed us with a beautiful child for whom we are very thankful.

4 comments:

Russ and Megan said...

So exciting and fun! Keep us posted on the "job opportunity" in Corinth. You'd love it!

erinenorman said...

Yeah, you gotta go with the digital ones. I always seemed to get the faintest second line too!

Jason and Leigha said...

What a neat story! :) God has perfect timing doesn't He?

markbeckylott said...

LOL! I just saw a positive pregnancy test when I pulled your blog up. My heart stopped. Sike:)