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In October 2010 David and I took an incredible trip. I had never been overseas, and we decided to change that with an epic trip to Munich for Oktoberfest, followed by exploring salt mines and multiple cafes in Salzburg. We had only been married for just over a year and loved having that time to explore together.
In fact, we were so badly bitten by the travel bug that we decided together on our arrival home that we’d hold off another year before considering kids. We both wanted kids, but figured it would be best for us to get in a little more travel before that time came. So, we settled into celebrating the holidays with family and researching travel destinations for our next trip.
We hosted my whole family for Christmas that year and it was a ball! Yet somehow after everyone returned home, I couldn’t get my act together. I just couldn’t share the feeling of lethargy that seemed to take over. I remember the moment I was at the store and a little light bulb, or perhaps mother’s intuition?, lit up and encouraged me to put a pregnancy test in my cart.
I was consumed the entire drive home with considering the possibilities and true to form, didn’t waste a second taking that test right into the bathroom with me. I mentally convinced myself that I wasn’t, I couldn’t be, so I figured I’d prove myself right then discard of the evidence before admitting the whole silly story to David.
Well goodness knows I didn’t have the will power to put the test down and walk away, so instead I stared at the small stick as it slowly revealed to me that I was, indeed, PREGNANT.
Oh my gosh.
The test that confirmed it all
I’ve never really considered myself to be in shock, but looking back, there is no other way to explain my behavior after finding out my results. First, I cursed myself for being alone at home with this giant secret now resting on my shoulders, then broke out in laughter. I started pacing the house, laughing, looking at the stick, then laughing again. Then true to pregnancy cliches, my emotions did a 180 as the weight of what that plus sign meant hit me like a ton of bricks. I was PREGNANT. And the questions in my head didn’t stop…
What was our life going to look like now? How long had I been pregnant? What have I been eating/drinking? Had I hurt him/her? Oh my gosh what is David going to say? I’m going to be a MOM? Is that nausea I feel? Oh my gosh, are we ready for this?
Then the tears came.
I sat, smack dab in the middle of our living room floor, clutching our sweet Koda dog and crying. Happy tears? Sad? Shock? I wasn’t even sure, but I decided I needed to get out of the house.
I felt like a crazy person as I drove to the grocery store to wander mindlessly. I kept thinking I needed to be creating a cute way to tell David. Should I go buy a onesie? Find a #1 dad mug? But instead, I just took laps around the pickle aisle.
That evening, I waited for David to get home from work. My thoughts bounced back and forth between pure joy and laughter to fear and uncertainty. When I heard the garage door go up, the flood gates opened and tears started pouring down my face.
David walked in to where I was sitting in the kitchen and no word but utter shock could describe the look on his face when he saw me. Sputtering through tears I managed to say, congratulations, you’re going to be a daddy.
Poor guy. He had to be so confused. My words and my demeanor didn’t seem to match and to this day he tells me that he thought someone had died when he first saw me, red-faced with tear stains on my cheeks.
Through his surprise, I remember him saying Really? several times before giving me a big hug and telling ME “congratulations!”. I laughed as I gently reminded him it was our doing. It was one of the funniest moments of my life in hind site and it broke the tension my tears had created.
After I was no longer alone and our shock started to subside, we sat on the kitchen counter tops talking about what all this meant. Then the smiles came as we knew our lives were about to change in a way we couldn’t even comprehend.
I love our story. I hesitated to share it at first because nothing about it is like I feel it should have been. I never imagined tears and fear being part of my initial reaction to finding out I was pregnant, but I know now it was all because I couldn’t picture just how sweet this surprise blessing was going to be for our lives. I don’t know if we ever would have felt completely ready for kids, so I’m forever grateful for the power of surprises for turning us into a family.
I’d love to hear your story!
How did you find out your were pregnant and what was your initial reaction?
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Oh girl, my heart just hurt for you in this. Obviously it wasn’t a bad surprise at all, but when your well laid plans are changed it’s so difficult. When we found out we were pregnant with my first child I was shocked and excitied since we’d been trying for 7 months. When we found out with my daughter it was more shock and nerves because she decided to make that test positive 2 months before we were really going to start trying for another baby. I was so worried my hubby would be upset since it wasn’t part of the plan and I immediately sent up a prayer that he be happy when I told him. Thank goodness his words were, “Really? Awesome!!” Whew!
We were trying for ours and got very lucky to happen on the 1st try – we were shocked and incredibly happy for a few weeks until we found out we had a missed miscarriage. Once we were cleared to try again after my D&C, we again were so lucky to have it happen on the 1st try. We were incredibly cautious and tried not to get too excited until we saw that beautiful heartbeat! Then I was so relieved and cried and cried! Now we are trying for a 2nd and its taking a lot longer so once I see that positive, I’m going to be elated! I can’t even wait!
Brittany Dixon says
Oh wow, what a roller coaster that must have been <3 Good luck with #2- I was really wanting to be pregnant the second time too and it seemed to take so long! Sending prayers your way for a positive pregnancy test for you soon!
Thank you Brittany!! 🙂
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Aww I love this! Yay for unexpected surprises.
I also found out when my husband wasn’t home but I found out the day he left for a week! That meant that since I wanted him to be the first to know, I couldn’t tell anyone for a whole week until he got home! We weren’t expecting it either as we hadn’t been trying or even planing to try for at least a few months. That weekend I found out (while my husband was away) was also the weekend we got an ant infestation in our house, our AC unit broke (it was July in the South) and of course I have up caffeine and alcohol. Fun to laugh about now.
Brittany Dixon says
Oh my gosh I struggled waiting all afternoon because I wanted my husband to be the first to know too! I can’t even imagine waiting a week! Haha, that’s a great story!!
Em @ Love A Latte says
Thanks for sharing your story! When I found out I was pregnant, I too was home alone and went to the grocery store and just had a feeling like I should buy a test. We weren’t trying, but we weren’t preventing either, and I just sort of felt different. In no way did I think my husband and I were in a good time to have a baby. Life was actually a bit of a mess, but it is funny how with the news of my being pregnant everything changed. Our mindset just shifted and the thought of becoming a mother brought me so much joy. I definitely had a lot of emotions throughout that pregnancy, but what a blessing it was!
For my first we were trying. I took the test the morning my cycle was due. I had a plan to throw the test away (sure it’d be negative and I didn’t want my husband to know how impatient I was). “Pregnant” popped up and I thought, is “not” coming next, how mean that would be. But, pregnant stayed. After waiting about 5 minutes I was shaking!!!! I was excited, scared, nervous. I woke my husband up and just said I’m pregnant and he got a huge smile. All morning he’d make funny comments about babies or “knocking me up”. We were pretty excited!!!
What a story – thanks for sharing!
I held off testing even though I was over a week late, because (1) I was in denial and (2) my husband was out of town and I was adament that I told him the news in person. Needless to say that was the longest week of my life…
After almost a year of trying with our son it just wasn’t happening. So I began to focus on my health and a few months later I was pregnant. It was a Wednesday night and I was set to leave for a Bachelorette weekend for a dear friend on that Friday. Something kept telling me to take the test I had in the cabinet. Sure enough, it was positive. I was in utter shock. Super excited too. My husband was laying on the couch and I went in and explained to him why I was taking this test and this is what it said. LOL. He was very excited, but a bit shocked too. Now with this current one, I’m 9 weeks along. I found out once again on a Wednesday. I hadn’t been feeling the best for a few weeks and was way past when I should have started my period, but for me to have a long time in between cycles is normal for me. I bought a 2 pack of digital tests and took the first one during Grant’s nap. It was a dud. Didn’t even flicker. No type of result. haha. So all out of pee I just took a nap. I just knew it was gonna say not pregnant. Well later that evening during bath time I took the other one. Totally pregnant. I just laughed. Like, really?? And here I am feeling like death and trying to put one foot in front of the other while keeping up with my 3 year old. I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t really ready for baby number 2, but I am excited and ready for our growing family!
Brittany Dixon says
Isn’t pregnancy so challenging when you have another to care for?! Hang in there mama and CONGRATULATIONS!! 🙂
I love your story! We have two kids and decided early this year to wait at least another year to have a third until our oldest went to school. We listed our house in early January as we searched for something bigger, and it sold in just two weeks. The day after it sold I was drinking my morning coffee and it tasted just terrible – my first sign I was pregnant with my other two. I literally RAN to the nearest drugstore down the street from my office and sure enough – a big fat YES on the test! I called my husband sobbing that I had ruined all of our plans and it really did take a few weeks for it to sink in. Now I’m halfway there and all four of us are beyond excited but gosh, there is nothing like that surprise!
Brittany Dixon says
Ah, congratulations!!! I can’t imagine what a surprise that was, but hooray for it happening after the house sold 🙂
I came across your blog when I was searching for blogs about when you know when you are done having kids. I found the post you did a while back about being done after two girls. I have two and my youngest is 2.5, I’d love a follow up post now that your youngest turned two. It seems like it would be hard now to go backwards and do the infant thing all over!
Brittany Dixon says
Hi Jessica! It’s exactly what you said- it’s hard to think about going back to the newborn days. Honestly, I am quite torn some days. In one version of life I’d love nothing more than to have many babies, as I LOVE raising my kids. However, logic wins out for us. We have a lot of plans we are working towards that involve travel and family and two just makes the most sense for our family. I love raising sisters and feel I am able to be a good mom to two, but might be stretched too thin with three. I know I’d never regret a third, but I’m almost certain that our family is complete as it is. Wow, that was more wordy and more all over the place than I had intended- haha 😉
What a cute story! I love our first pregnancy story, but it is your typical took a test, went downstairs and told the husband and we both cried. Then asked what next 😊 However, the second time I got pregnant I think is a funnier story b/c E was only 13 months old and we were not trying. One night I just let Steve have it. I was yelling and crying and it was all b/c he said something about the laundry being on the couch. The next morning I woke up thinking…that wasn’t like me…there’s no way I could be pregnant, right? I had only had one period and was not regular yet. I went to the store after work and got a test and the lady at the counter said are you hoping to be pregnant and I looked at her and said, “I don’t know what I’m hoping for!” She said good luck and I headed on my way. When I got home I took the test while E sat on the bed watching a tv show and I found out our lives were going to change all over again. I immediately called the OB b/c I had been sick and had been on antibiotics and steroids and they told me to stop them. I knew I had to tell Steve that night since we were going to be out with friends the next day and I didn’t want that shock the morning of our night out and I didn’t want the questions about not drinking, so I quickly created a Pinterest board that was secret that had cute pics of older siblings announcing the arrival of a sibling and when he got home I said I had created a new board for the house he should look at. He was completely shocked, no tears from either of us this time just lots of is this happening again already? And a lot of hesitation since we had so many issues with E. Everything worked out for the best though and we love Will just as much as we love E and can’t imagine our lives without him!
Brittany Dixon says
I love that you created a pinterest board to tell him!! So cute and creative! Isn’t it nice that things don’t always wait to happen until we are 100% ready 🙂
My first was a complete surprise also. My husband was out of town for a week, and while he was gone I was feeling exhausted and just kind of blah, but it never registered for me because we had been trying for a year and a half and had miscarried twins a few months before, and I was actually about to start a round of IVF, sure I could never get pregnant on my own. The night before he was due back I was unpacking a huge box of IVF meds that my pharmacy mailed to me. I bent down to take something out of the box and when I stood up I got so dizzy I had to sit right down on the kitchen floor and thought, maybe? I took a test and thought it might be positive but it was hard to tell. My husband flew in on the red eye the next morning and I saw him for about 2 minutes as he was pulling in and I was leaving for work, but I didn’t say anything. My curiosity got the best of me later that day, so I went to the pharmacy next to my office and bought a digital test. I snuck it into the bathroom at work and it took about 2 second for “positive” to show up. I’d love to say I came up with a creative way to tell my husband, but I totally didn’t. That night was Halloween and we were getting a ton of trick-or-treaters. I wanted to wait until the rush had slowed down so we could enjoy the moment, but I wasn’t that patient. So as he was closing the front door on the latest round of kids I just blurted out, “I’m pregnant” and handed him the test. We laugh now that in his momentary shock the very first thing he said to me was “who’s the father?” because we had been trying for such a long time with no luck, and he had been traveling for work so much that month that for a second he couldn’t figure out when and how it could have happened. That October surprise is turning 11 months next week.
Brittany Dixon says
“Who’s the father!!” Haha, that made me laugh! What a wonderful surprise!! <3
Briana Lucas says
Love this story! Thank you for sharing. I have a similar one. I had gone on an annual girls trip weekend with my mum, aunts, cousins etc. I have an Aunt who was turning 50 as well as two cousins on the trip who were also turning 50 that year, so we partied hard on the beach from Friday to Monday. On the way to the beach, we stopped at Old Navy, as I had to buy a pair of cute pants, as mine seemed to start getting a bit tight. 🙁 So we enjoyed the weekend with food, drinks, desserts etc. We all left on Monday night I was still feeling “hungover” but didn’t think much of it. Tuesday morning came, I went to work, and was still feeling blah. I was talking to my cousin about it, and she goes, you’re pregnant. I was like, yeah no. I wasn’t married yet, and my Boyfriend and I were NOT planning on children anytime in the near future at that point. Fast forward to that night, so comes to my house with a pregnancy test and said take this. Sure enough I took it, and sure enough, almost immediately that little single pink line became two pink lines. I told my then boyfriend, and we went through ALL THE EMOTIONS. Especially the ones where I was like, I just spent a weekend drinking my weight in alcohol, my baby is totally going to suffer. 3.5 Years later, my miracle baby girl is healthy and sassy, along with her 18 month old sister, and baby brother on the way, we are happily married and built our first house just about 2 years ago. Crazy how that one little test changed SOOOOOOOOOO much. Thanks again for sharing!
I took a a test very early one morning while my husband was at the gym. I was shocked to see how quickly it turned positive. I was excited, but freaking out a bit because while we were trying, I was not expecting to get pregnant on the first try. My heart started racing. After so many years of trying NOT to get pregnant I couldn’t believe we were going to have a baby. The 30 min or so I had to wait for my husband to come home felt very long and there was a lot of pacing. It was so hard to keep it a secret from family and friends for the next 8 week or so.
Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! says
Oh my goodness, I’m in tears just READING this!!! I love it!!!
At 42 I thought I was peri menopausal when it was day 45 and no period. I’d been having longer cycles for the past year. My husband, who was 47, and I had planned to not have kids at all! I didn’t think I could be preg but took the test like you before hubs got home from work. I was in shock, denial…total shock! I paced the house saying Omg omg omg for 45 minutes. Then when he got home I lead him into the bathroom and said “you need to see something”. He thought thought we had a plumbing problem, he later said, lol! He was relieved to see it was “just” an unplanned pregnancy. Ha! Now our boy is 21 months and we can’t imagine life without him!! Best thing to happen to us! But hubs did get a vasectomy when baby was a few months old 😉
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
Such a sweet story!!! I think it’s kind of refreshing to hear a story like that, where you’re not really expecting it to be positive! So crazy, I can only imagine your shock!
This so resonates with me. We went off birth control a few months ago to get an idea of my cycle and this weekend had an OOPS moment (damn wine!) and I’m pretty sure I’m in my fertile window. I had a not so momentary panic- we weren’t planning on trying until the Fall! I have all these fun drinking events planned for the summer! I’m not ready! and then realized you know what…it would be ok. Why am I so panicked about the idea of possible having a baby 5 months before we originally thought to?
Well I found out on July 3rd, 2009. We have always desperately wanted children (we have dates since we were 15) and we had heard stories of it taking quite a while so I finished up my last BC pills in May and tossed the next batch. I wanted a honeymoon baby or one very soon after our July 20, 2009 wedding. Much to our surprise, I woke up the 3rd sick as a dog and I had that gut feeling. We were leaving on a bus trip the next morning to see fireworks in Atlantic City so I took a test-I didn’t want to be boozing in A.C.! We took it in the bathroom together and my husband read it to me when it turned. We spent our entire bus trip (6hrs!!) talking about our future and me barfing in the tiny bathroom. Funny enough, my husbands elementary teacher was on the bus too and she ended up being the first person we told! Probably because I was 10 shades of green when we stopped at bob Evans for breakfast. The three of us left the next week for our wedding in Jamaica which put a slight damper on the all inclusive beverages and bikinis but instead, we filled the days with snorkeling and sightseeing and it was incredible! I really felt it was so special to have this little one hiding in my belly while we took our vows to be a family. A little early but it has all worked out! Now he is 6 and has a little sister ❤️❤️
Love this post! Your story reminded me a bit of mine. I had wanted a baby for awhile, but we weren’t actively “trying” (although I had gone off the pill about 6 mos. ago). I had been feeling lethargic & couldn’t figure out why my boobs were so sore (no idea!). I complained about them to my sis-in-law, & she joked & said, “Maybe you’re pregnant.” I laughed it off, but inside alarm bells were going off. I hadn’t had regular periods for years so missing one (or 2 or 3) wasn’t an indicator. I went out & bought a pregnancy test w/o saying anything to my husband & took it on the spur of the moment as we were walking out the door to go out for the evening. I can still remember the incredulity I felt when those 2 lines showed up… amazement, joy, & “holy sh*t!!!” Can you believe I walked out of that bedroom & got in the car & didn’t say a word until the next day when I could have it verified at the doctor’s office & plan a special dinner (baby-back ribs, baby carrots, baby snow peas, & milk… he didn’t get it). 😛
I get mad at myself when I think about my story, haha. My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant and when I found I was, he was away in the UK for two weeks.
So here I was at home, examining pregnancy test strips (I had bought them in bulk on amazon!) and questioning whether or not I could see a line. (I was testing super early) So I was sending a friend pictures and she was telling me “Yes! that is positive”. So now I have one friend that knows before my husband. Then, that evening I had plans for dinner and drinks with another friend. We planned on Margaritas and when I declined to have one she was so surprised so I caved and told her! And those two weren’t even my best friend, so I ended up calling my best friend and telling her, before my husband…
So before this got out of control, I ended up asking my husband to Skype one evening, because I missed him alot. And over Skype I told him that our doggy was going to be a big brother. He said ‘what?’ with a smile…it was so cute. But I felt HORRIBLE that he wasn’t the first to know 🙁 he seemed to be okay with it but he was a little disappointed that I couldn’t keep it a secret, haha.
My husband and I decided we were entering the “window” of being ready to try and I went off the pill. I had it in my head this would be a long journey so when 3 months later my period was a few days late we bought a test just to be sure. Well, I totally read the thing wrong and thought it was negative. I apparently left it on the bathroom counter because that night while my husband was brushing his teeth he came out and said “umm are you sure this is negative? The box says 2 lines is positive”. I bought one of the digital ones the next day that clearly says “pregnant” or “not pregnant” and sure enough, positive!
I love this post! So fun! And funny coincidence: My husband and I went on a trip to Munich for Oktoberfest AND Salzburg right when I found out I was pregnant with our first! HA! Lucky you got to drink while there! So anyway, my funny story is that we had been trying a couple months and I took a test two days before our Germany trip, but it was negative. I had figured as much, since I had gotten crazy sick and even ended up in the ER a week or so before. But then an hour or so after I took the test I randomly had this weird urge to pull it out of the trash and take another look (why???)–and sure enough, it was positive! I was dumbfounded. All my schemes of saying something cute to my husband went out the window when I burst out, “Terry. Terry. This says I’m pregnant.” He thought I had seen a spider from my tone. 🙂 With number two I had two negative tests one month and my husband told me to wait two days and take it again. Good daddy instincts–I was just too impatient! 🙂
I fought wi infertility for two years before I met my husband. When we met, I explained that there was a good chance it’d take us years, lots of help and we still might never be able to have kids of our own. After we got engaged we talked about when we wanted to start trying for a family, and knowing it could take months or years or might happen right away, we decided to stop preventing. 6 weeks later, we spent Christmas with my mom. She jokingly asked if I was pregnant, we all laughed it off and we told her no but we were ttc. When we got back home, I decided to pee on a stick just to see. My husband stood next to me brushing his teeth and i glanced over to see a line appear. A line really close to the test strip. And then a second line. And my heart stopped.
“Omg, I’m pregnant!”
*husband drops toothbrush into sink*
*now shaking*, “omg I’m effing pregnant!!!!”
*hug in complete shock and excitement*
I took 6 more tests, had my husband pee on one just to be sure they weren’t all broken and then We went to the drugstore and bought a digital test just to be sure and “pregnant” appeared immediately. We ended up moving up our wedding date 😉 & 4.5 years later we now have 3 gorgeous little boys (3.5, 2 and 4 months old) and couldn’t be happier, more excited, or feel more blessed.
I love this!
We had decided to rent out our townhouse and buy another house. In the meantime, we moved into my parent’s house because they primarily stayed in a condo near the beach in South Carolina. The night we officially moved every last thing out of the townhouse, we found out I was pregnant! We were excited because we wanted to have a baby but were surprised because we were now in my parents’ house but figured it would all work out because we had plenty of time to find a house before the baby came. Well, it took us much longer than expected to find our house; I had the baby while living at my parents house and we moved into our place when he was 3 months old. That was a long 3 months! I felt like I was 16 and pregnant with my parents telling me what to do and not having enough space to find my way as a new mom.
I was eating Thai food for lunch with a coworker and was completely disgusted by the smells. I mentioned that the last time Asian food disgusted me was when I was pregnant, and she asked me if I was again, and I looked at her like she was crazy and said “no!”. Then I started to mentally back track and question myself. On the way home from work, with my 1 year old in tow, I went to CVS to get a pregnancy test and took it immediately when I got home. I just laughed and shook my head in disbelief when it showed that I was pregnant. My husband called on his way home & said “don’t talk to me when I get home, I have to talk to someone on the phone…”. So, I didn’t talk to him when he walked in the door & his conversation lasted like over 2 hours or something crazy. When he finally appeared later that night, I had the test wrapped in a box and told him to open it. Once he processed that I was pregnant he was so excited & in shock and told me that I should’ve told him immediately. : )
We were going to the beach this past July with my whole family, and my girl cousins and aunts were on a group text. My cousin that most recently had a baby exclaimed “this is the first time we’re getting together and no one is pregnant!”. I was driving us to the beach, and my husband responded on the text “Elizabeth could be!”. I was so annoyed with him and almost pulled the car over for him to retract that statement and clear the air that I was not pregnant!!! He did let everyone know he was kidding (he loves to tease). A couple of days later at the beach, I still hadn’t started my period. I was like 2 days late. My husband kept asking me if I had started & I said no… so he went to the store and bought the cheapest pregnancy test he could find. He scurried me upstairs once he was home and made me pee on the stick. He was waiting just outside the bathroom. This test immediately showed that I was pregnant and I just laughed in shock. I was a little sick to my stomach and felt queezy. I had 2 kids!… and they were close together! I came out of the bathroom and he looked at me expectantly. I told him to go into the bathroom and tell me the result. It took him awhile to read the test & then came barreling out of the bathroom with a huge smile and was so so so excited. I was in shock and forcing a smile. I told him that we weren’t going to tell anyone and that we had to act like nothing was different. That lasted like one day. He was bursting at the seams to tell our family, so one night on our beach trip I told the whole family (including our kids) and they were so excited. We got back home and kept it somewhat quiet because I didn’t want work to know until I was 12 weeks. I went to the Dr. and they confirmed my pregnancy and I was roughly 5 weeks. By this time, I had gotten really excited about having another baby and started to think about rooms, names, childcare, etc. Work was really busy shortly thereafter and I was at work very early one day at 6:30am. I went to the bathroom around 8:30 and started bleeding (red red blood). I started shaking in the bathroom stall because I knew this was not right and that I needed to see the Dr. I found an empty office at work, called my Dr., and they told me to come in ASAP. I was a mess. I had tears rolling down my face, I was shaking, I was scared. At the Dr., they gave me an ultrasound and saw the baby. They said “everything looks great, it’s too early to see a heartbeat, but you’re bleeding and that’s not great.” There was nothing I could do, they said to rest, let them know if anything got worse/better, and they would call me after the weekend (it was a Friday). I went home, laid around on the couch and tried to maintain a positive outlook. As soon as I got into work on Monday, I got a call from the doctor. I figured it was to check on me to see how I was doing, but they gave me bad news and said that my blood work indicated that I was miscarrying. I was a mess. It was the worst news ever. I felt like someone had died. Even though I already had 2 kids, the baby that I was miscarrying was just like them – one of my kids. It took my body FOREVER to stop bleeding and get back into the swing of things. One day it would be great to expand our family, but it will happen in its own time. For now I’m enjoying the two kids we have!
I wanted to share this because I know how frustrating and sad it can be to have infertility issues. My heart goes out to all the people that struggle with infertility.
Brittany Dixon says
Oh Elizabeth, thank you so much for sharing! I was smiling and laughing along while reading, and my heart broke for you at the end. I love your willingness to be open about your joys and struggles and I’m sure this will touch others. So glad you are enjoying your two wonderful kids and best of luck for everything in the future!
I love stories like these and definitely don’t mind that they’re sponsored even if it is for something I won’t be needing. I remember so well when we I got pregnant with our first. It was VERY planned, as in visits to a fertility specialist and monthly progesterone prescriptions and so much agony as I impatiently waited to become a mom. After months of disappointment, finally something felt different one morning. It was was early on a Saturday and I figured it was too soon and didn’t want to get my hopes up, but took a test anyway (I had boxes of the darn things along with lots of ovulation tests – ha ha!). Low and behold, I couldn’t believe it when I saw that magical word! My husband was fast asleep and I was bursting to tell someone and didn’t know how to tell him…. so, I texted my mom. She’s my best friend and she told me she just had a good feeling this time. With my second, I don’t know what prompted me to take the test, but I was surprised – we had been sort of trying, but didn’t think it would happen so quickly. While I pondered how to tell my husband this time around, our son decided for us by waking up crying, and I went and flat out told my husband the news before running into the baby’s room!