Along Comes Baby
So anyone who knows us, knows that 2013 was a big year for us. We started dating, fell in love, got engaged and married all within 6 months. Crazy? No, not when you know that person is your one and only. Also, it helps when they are your best friend. When we got married we said we would wait 2 years, but…you know how it is…our plans are never God’s plans, and it’s much easier to get pregnant when you’re in between birth control methods. (Yea, that’s another story)
I remember the day we found I was pregnant, July 16, 2014. It wasn’t like I was late, (thanks Period Tracker). However, I was using the bathroom more frequently. I met up with my Mom for lunch and she noticed, and asked me why I was going to the bathroom so much. I replied with “maybe because I’m drinking more water”. She took one look at me and said, no you’re pregnant! I immediately disagreed, but it was too late, the seed had already been planted. I just didn’t know it had literally been planted.
That night, I did what everyone does, I turned to Google. I looked up “Signs that you are pregnant” and read that you will feel extra tired and go to the bathroom more. This was me! If it wasn’t 11:30 pm, I would have ran out to the drugstore, but they were all closed in my neighborhood. Wes and I went to bed, hoping for the morning to come sooner than later! That morning I ran not walked to Rite Aid and bought a home pregnancy test. After I did my duty, Wes and I stared at the stick waiting for the answer. It was the longest 2 minutes ever! As we waited, I found myself telling Wes that if it came out negative it was OK. It wasn’t the right time, we wanted to wait anyway. But while saying that, I realized that I wanted it to be positive. That I would be truly disappointed if we were not pregnant.
Finally, 2 minutes was up and we looked down. In bold case letters was the new change to our lives. We were “PREGNANT”! We were ecstatic and couldn’t believe the how happy we were. Of course a few seconds later, reality set in and we realized how different our lives would truly be in 9 months and at the time, we had only been married for 6 months! Did we have enough time together? Were we ready to be parents? Financially, and mentally? Did we rush into this? All these questions were swirling in our head, but even with all the fear, we would not want to change the news. We were going to be parents and would just have to get with the program. As our good friend Dina says, “We’re down”!
If you are a parent, what advice can you give to us for what is to come during our Pregnancy journey? We’d love to hear what you have to say.