Friday, July 13, 2012

Finding Out

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Brandon left to Tahoe at the very beginning of May to pick up his new Bronco and see his parents for a short visit. I had been coming down with a cold for the past few days so I figured it would be a good time to lay on the couch without showering, blowing my nose and finishing my final project for the semester. On Saturday morning, for a reason I still cannot explain I decided I would take a pregnancy test. My monthly visitor wasn't due for another day, I didn't feel any different, but some nagging feeling told me I should take one. *I should specify, April was the first month that Brandon and I had stopped "not trying" and were just gonna go with the flow for awhile, and probably start "really trying" in a couple of months. So while there was a chance, I figured it was a pretty small one. 

I stopped at CVS and got a cheap box of pregnancy tests, went through the drive-through of Del Taco to pick up lunch and headed home. I ate my food and then when I had to pee took one of the tests into the bathroom with me. I peed on the stick and while I waited I read through the paper manual that explained if you were taking this test a day before your missed period, there was a 54% chance it could detect the pregnancy hormone. This number almost doubles after you've missed your period. The few minutes pass and I look at the circle and I see a clear negative (horizontal line). Upon closer examination I see a faint vertical line going through the horizontal one...or do I? Is my mind playing tricks on me or is there a faint line?? I took a picture of it with my cell phone so I could continue to inspect it (since you are supposed to throw the test away after 10 minutes). *I should also add that this is the point I texted Lauren and Emily  a picture of the test and asked them if it looked positive or not. Yes, these two blogger friends found out I was pregnant before my own husband, ha.

I decided I hate these cryptic tests and I'm going back to get the digital kind that say either Pregnant or Not Pregnant in plain English. To make a longer story shorter, over the next few days I took a pregnancy test every day and they each said Pregnant in very clear letters. I'm not sure I can explain how it actually feels to see those words. I think I put my hand over my mouth for a full minute trying to let it soak in. While my heart was racing an enormous grin broke out on my face, and I don't think it went away all weekend.
I didn't want to tell Brandon over the phone, so I had to wait an excruciating full day for him to be home. He must have thought I was so needy when I kept texting "how's the drive, how much longer until you're home?" "Now where are you? How many hours?" He pulled into the driveway in his new Bronco at 7:00 pm and I went outside immediately. I "oohed" and "ahhed" over his car while he showed me every nook and cranny. All I wanted was a gap in the conversation so I could change the subject. I finally asked him if he wanted to come inside since it was cold out. He told me he needed to unload the car and then he'd be in.

So I blurted out, "Well then there is something I need to tell you." He replied with an, "Uh oh, is this going to be good or bad?" I shoved my iphone in his face with the picture above. He looked at the picture, his eyes got really big and he looked back at me, "You swear to God? You swear to God? You're not lying? Is this real?" We both started laughing and hugging and he kept trying to lift my shirt like there was going to be something to see. I told him I wasn't sure if it was real or not (will it ever feel real?)  and that I wanted to take another test the following morning. How could we be pregnant so fast? This was supposed to happen over the summer.

The next morning, I crawled out of bed at 5:00 am, peed on another stick and it told me the same thing. I smiled, and crawled back into bed with Brandon. I whispered that I think it's real and it said "pregnant" again and we laid there for a little bit enjoying the moment before it was time to go to work.

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54 comments:

Kirsten Wiemer said...

so i first clicked on your post because it said tahoe, and tahoe is my favorite place ever. but then it got even better. congrats cute little lady. so excited for you!

K

Nikki said...

Oh my! Congratulations!! So sweet, I started tearing up :)

Sandra said...

How sweet. Congratulations!

Celebrating the Day said...

oh my gosh! you guys are so cute. congratulations to you!! that is so exciting!

TheUnlostWanderer said...

That's so exciting! Congratulations! :D

Cara said...

Oh wow this is so sweet! I am so happy for you both. I can't wait to follow along on your journey.

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Such a cute story! Thanks for sharing your sweet memories :) Can't wait to follow along!

Lauren Talon said...

That's so exciting! I sat here with a stupid big grin on my face while reading that. I have had major baby fever develop over this last month but unfortunately the timing isn't right. Can't wait to follow your journey :)

Erin said...

such a sweet story :) i think telling your husband and seeing his reaction would be the best part!

Laura said...

That's so so exciting!! Huge congratulations!!! I almost had tears in my eyes, I cannot even imagine your delight when you found out!

Ellie said...

Wonderful news. So incredibly happy for you both!

Courtney said...

So exciting! Such a sweet story =)

KB @ kiss, laugh, and dream said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Jillian @ Newlywed in Nashville said...

Ah! Congrats to you guys, that is SO exciting! :)

jes @ twosmuppies said...

congratulations!!! love the story. i can't imagine having to wait a whole freaking day to spill the beans!

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Congratulations!! We are newly pregnant too! This is such an exciting time! Can't wait to read your updates!

Page Twenty-Two said...

WOW! What a sweet sweet story!! Such a great moment between you and your hubby:) Congratulations!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh I love this!! How cute! I am SO excited for you. Still :)

Jenny said...

How exciting! Congrats!

Liz Brown said...

"He kept trying to lift up my shirt like there was going to be something to see." I love it! That made me laugh out loud. Congratulations!

Baylee said...

Congratulations!

You're making me baby crazy though.. ;)

Lisamarie said...

Oh my gosh. Congratulations! You are making me reconsider my own post from yesterday. But holy gees... you got pregnant so fast! Lucky girl. So excited for you both!

Tess @ AModernSuburbanitesLife said...

ahhh so cuteeee. congratulations

v.jack said...

This is totally sweet and completely adorable! Congratulations!

Sam said...

congrates!! how darn exciting!!

sam*

Amanda C. said...

Congrats on the new addition to the family.

Emily said...

Our blogmance runs deep! You'll be the first to know when I am knocked up. I am so excited for you and Brandon. xo

little said...

this is so sweet! i will probably be the same way when the time comes too. $500 worth of pregnancy tests later i'll be sure it's true. ha.

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Chrystina said...

I got even more excited for you right around here:

"You swear to God? You swear to God? You're not lying? Is this real?"

too adorable. Congrats!!

Danielle said...

Ahhhhh!!! CONGRATS! So exciting! :) I am so happy for you, lady! :)

Jasmine said...

Naw, you guys... Too cute! Congratulations again (ha) I'm sure it'll be a very fun adventure with lots of "is this real?" moments! Xxx

Fran said...

Congrats! I don't think I could've waited that long haha

Raquel said...

Awwww congrats!! That's SO exciting!

lori said...

awww this is SO sweet. i love how excited he got when you told him!!

Catherine said...

Such a happy story. Congrats.

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Brittney - The Luycx's said...

Congrats!! Love it!! <3

Hollie Ann said...

so so happy you're back blogging!!!

and how nerve racking waiting for brandon to get home....i totally would have done it virtually bc i am horrendous with surprises/secrets.

Karla said...

This brought tears to my eyes!! How cute.. and dang ponk chi-ki wow-wow..it must have been a good night!
This is sooo exciting.. and just an FYI you have officially sent my baby fever way up there!! Yikes!!

Jess said...

Oh my goodness! How exciting! Congratulations!

Charisma Moran said...

That is so awesome! How exciting! And it happened SO FAST!!

Kasey Lynne said...

So AWESOME Amira!!!! So happy for you girl.

Patty said...

LOVE how you told him!! So cute!! Can't wait to hear what it is!!! And, of course, hope it's healthy!!

Kristal said...

Oh my gosh what an incredible moment! How exciting!

New follower and heading o instagram to follow along. :)

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Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Um I could not even begin to tell you how much I love this! I am just so happy for y'all ! And I am laughing, because I totally know the EXACT kind of tests you are talking about. I may or may not have also bought the same kind before, haha! Now can you please post some belly pics? Dying to see !!!

Carly Ann said...

Oh congratulations! How very exciting for you!

Jamie said...

Aww! So happy for you guys :)

<3 Jamie

Roxy said...

that is awesome you guys. congratulations and I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes without any sickness etc. Enjoy and glow away!!!

Jane said...

AWWW! Congratulations! I am so happy for you both!

Ruthie Hart said...

I got chills reading this!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

amira this is one of the cutest stories I have ever heard!! so happy and excited for this new adventure you two are taking!! congrats again

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

awww so cutteeee :) So happy for you guys!!!!

Cheryl said...

congratulations Amira! :)

Sarah Kate said...

What an amazing "finding out" story!!! I'm so happy for you two!!! :)

Mrs.Marie Lester said...

aww congrats! I used the same test lol! I'm 13 weeks now!

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