The Thursday before we left for our Washington D.C./ New York Trip, we were still waiting on the famous monthly visitor. I am never really that late, so on the phone Thursday, Kevin and I decided I should buy a pregnancy test and take it that night when we got home. I non-patiently waited for Kevin to get home (mainly because I had to pee so bad). By the time he finally got home from work, I had been holding it an hour (sorry tmi)! So, as soon as he opened the door, I rushed to the bathroom. Probably less than a minute later, I walked out of the bathroom and into the kitchen where Kevin was to read the test. Big NEGATIVE. I was a little down, but I really liked seeing Kevin’s reaction. He just really made me feel like it was going to be great either way (I should preface here that we were NOT trying).
We go on with our night and Friday comes. All day I just can’t shake why I am so late, but I figured it could just be stress, so I picked up another pregnancy test in a different brand and my birth control – funny combo to the checker I’m sure. About the time Kevin was supposed to get off work, I randomly decided to take the second pregnancy test. I put it down on the counter and started doing other things, not really paying attention to the results. Then, I walked back into the bathroom and looked down. PREGNANT. The word stared back at me. I smiled and laughed. I couldn’t believe it, it felt so unreal. Just as I was double checking the instructions (I mean PREGNANT could mean NOT PREGNANT somehow right?!?), Kevin called to say he was on his way home from work. I wanted to blurt it out, but I knew I wanted to have this life changing conversation in person.
As soon as the phone call ended, I started crying. Yep, crying. Totally not the reaction I ever dreamed I would I have. This came mostly out of the realization that someone was inside me and that they would need to come out, then my mind started spinning about the foods I had eaten that week and that I rode rides at Six Flags a few days before. So, I was pretty much crying out of sheer fear. Then, Kevin walked in the door to me crying on the couch.
He immediately asked what was wrong and walked in the living room. I told him that, ” I took another test” and handed it to him. His reaction was all smiles and laughs. After a minute or so of smiling and laughing, he told me how in the last month, his heart had really been softening about starting a family. It was just such an unforgettable moment. We then got ready to go out to dinner and talked about the baby all night and how unreal it felt. After dinner, we took another test (same brand as the 1st test) and it came out positive as well. There was just so much excitement. We both instantly fell in love with the baby.
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