Friday, February 26, 2010

On Monday January 25th...

I went to the store. I bought:

One of these. To which the cashier said, "Wow, that's a nice caddy."
Me: Yeah

One of these. To which the cashier said, "Can't make it in Utah without one of these!"
Me: That's true.

A bottle of these. To which the cashier said, "Mmm, peaches sound so good! I think I'll do that for my lunch break instead of the candy I usually eat."
To which I said nothing, and just wondered what was with all the commentary...

And one of these.To which (thankfully) the cashier said nothing. She bagged the items. I payed. She handed me my bag. And then, she said, "I hope the First Response is what you want it to be!"

Tears welled up in my eyes, and I said, "I don't really know what I want it to be." I left the store in tears.

I was 2 weeks late when I bought the test, but missing a month had happened to me before. Usually due to stress. And in January I had doubled my hours at work, plus taken on a lot more responsibility. And I was in the middle of moving. We had a lot going on and I was feeling a bit stressed. So I didn't think much about it. I decided on my drive home that I would take the test on February 13th. The would be the day that my next period should start, and if I missed that one, then I would start to wonder. Good plan. Didn't think about it the rest of the night. And on Tuesday January 26th I woke up at 7:00 am and had to pee really bad. I lay in bed for about 10 more minutes thinking about the test. I finally jumped up and grabbed the test and ran to the bathroom. I'd done this before because we had a little scare in month one of marriage, and it was negative. But during that test I stood and looked at the stupid little results window for 3 minutes and hated every minute of it. I knew in my mind I wasn't pregnant this time either, so I decided I'd waste my pee on the $10.00 stick for no reason, put the thing down, brush my teeth for 2 minutes and wash my face for 1 minute, and then check the results window, which I was sure would only have one pink line. I peed, put the stick down, grabbed my tooth brush, reached for the tooth paste (which was right by the test!) and I glanced at the window. I'd made it about 14 seconds. And guess what? I saw 2 pink lines.

My jaw dropped to the floor. Which made it really easy to brush my teeth. Which I did, for about 10 minutes, while staring at my shocked face in the mirror. I also checked the test every few seconds to see if line number 2 faded. It didn't fade.

I pulled myself together and ran to the living room, flipped on all the lights, and yelled at Paul. He was sleeping on the couch because we got in a fight the night before. (I'm just being real about it.) Also, this almost never happens because we have a near perfect marriage. But this night, it happened. He woke up looking really confused, and I said, "I'm pregnant."

Stay tuned for more fear, joy, and ups and downs...

7 comments:

MandiScandal said...

andrea!! that's really exciting!! congrats!!! I wish you all the luck on the new adventure you are about to start!!! :D

Randi said...

Ah!!!!!!!!! Yay! Your story kept me in suspense the whole time! I am so happy for you that I'm tearing up a little bit. I'm so happy for you both!

Ya know, Randi is a name that can be used for a boy or a girl... I'm just saying...

Platt Family said...

WOW!!! So if you took the test in Jan, have you been to the Dr yet? How far are you!! I am so excited for you and your parents!!! I am due on July 4th, so let me know when you are due!!! Yeah, keep us updated, oh and good luck with the morning sickness!!!! Congrats! So neat!

Heidi said...

OMgawd, Andrea!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had read this yesterday!

Jord and Jenn said...

Congrats Andrea! I am so happy for you. You are going to be an awesome mom.

Elizabeth said...

Great story. :) *staying tuned...*

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Al the way from holland i wanted to say; YEAH! I hope al the nine months will go smooth and perfect!

Bregje
(big fan of your blog :-) )