Happy Pregger-versary to Me!
On this day, exactly one year ago…I found out that my life as I knew it would be forever changed! I peed on a stick and ta-da: pregnant! Here’s how it all went down…I remember it like it was yesterday.
I took the test at work and remember standing in that bathroom stall for what seemed like forever because I was so stunned – almost frozen. Unable to focus, think, or concentrate on work, without saying a word I walked into my boss’ office and closed the door behind me. Then I blurted out, “I need to go home. Now!” It was around 10:00am. He looked at me with this strange look and said, “Are you okay?” Without thinking I just said, “I’m pregnant.” Not knowing what to do or say for a moment because I guess my face was still frozen from surprise, he said, “Okkaaayyyy….um, is that a good thing?” I snapped out of it and answered, “Yes, yes, of course!!!!!! I need to go home and tell my husband!” He said, “Well get out of here and go tell him!” *bestbossever*
I raced home to find that my husband wasn’t there. So I just sat on the couch and waited. I tried to think of all of these cute ways to tell him this big news, but nothing came to me right away. So I continued to sit. Then I couldn’t take it anymore and called him to see what he was up to (I didn’t tell him I was at home). He said he was out and about and would be back home in about 20 minutes. Perfect!
He finally walked through the door and immediately asked me what was I doing home.
Me: “My boss let me go home early because it turns out today is a holiday!”
Him: “It is? Is it some campus holiday or something?”
Me: “No…it’s something else.”
Him: “Okay, what?”
Me: “It’s congratulations-you’re-gonna-be-a-dad-day!”
Him: Long pause. Blank stare. And then…”I am?”
Me: “Yes you are!!! We’re having a baby!!!”
I showed him the pregnancy test, then we hugged and cried – then hugged and cried some more. It was such a special moment.
Here we are now, a year later with a beautiful baby girl with whom I am deliriously in love. I finally have a family of my own and life couldn’t be sweeter!
What about you? Do you remember the day you found out you were pregnant? What was that day like?