Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Story...

Now for the fun part- the story!!!

Wednesday, December 16th I was driving home from school and thought, "Huh. Maybe I should grab a pregnancy test." Nothing major, no freaking out or nervousness... Just matter of fact. And honestly it's the truth. Now, if you know me well you know that I often think I'm pregnant- I SWORE I was pregnant after getting back from our honeymoon. I panicked and bought a test the day we got home! It was negative of course, but this happens every couple months for me. So once again, no big deal that I was going to buy some tests...

I brought them home, did my business, put the test on the counter and walked out. I was determined NOT to stare at it. So I set my timer for three minutes and pretty much just wandered aimlessly around the house. I came back in and for the first time ever it was POSITIVE!!!!!!!!!! Like flipping a switch the tears just started coming! What did I do next? I took another of course!! And yes, positive again! By this point I am debating- do I call Anthony and tell him that way?! He doesn't deserve that- but how do I do it?!?! 

I decide to make a mall run and look through the maternity store there. I find a shirt that says "Pregnant is the New Skinny." It's precious, and perfect for what I needed it for- remember I'm telling Anthony in an hour- I couldn't run all over town! On the way home I stop and get a different brand of tests for good measure... you never know!!!

So I get home, change into the shirt, take the third test (yes, still positive), and wait. And wait. And wait. That was the longest 30 minutes of my LIFE! Anthony gets home and I don't want to BOMBARD him right away, so I ask how his day was (and don't listen at all). He rambles for a little bit (not really, but that's what it felt like to me!) and finally looks at me. He asks how my day was and I say, "Oh, it was good. By the way, I got some more Christmas shopping done." "Great," he answers totally unenthusiastically (is that a word??). "Well, I got myself a shirt while I was out." "Of course you did, honey. Let's see it." HERE IT COMES... I unzip my hoodie and display my new shirt! He stared at it for what felt like HOURS, and then his eyes got HUGE and he asked, "Are you serious?!?!?!?!?!"  I replied by pulling a pregnancy test out of my pocket! He said some things like, "No way! Are you kidding? Oh my gosh!" Then of course I start crying and we hug and kiss and hug and kiss and then he pushes me away and asks again if I'm serious... It was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!
Both brands of tests!



Here we are with one of our tests!



We had so much fun eating dinner and slightly freaking out that night (and the next and the next). The next morning I woke up and panicked that it wasn't real, so what did I do? I took that fourth test! And once again... POSITIVE!  :)

Now on to telling our families and some friends...

We both brainstormed the best way to tell everyone... Finally we came up with an idea that we BOTH loved! We wrapped this up for Christmas and gave it to our families.. We told them we had a movie for them but it didn't technically come out until August!





This was so fun!!! We had SOOOO much fun telling everyone and seeing their reactions! It's been SOOOO hard keeping it a secret from our work people and other friends, so after we went to the doctor on Monday we were just about ready to burst!!!

Yay for Baby S!!!!   :)

12 comments:

Jenn Michael said...

Yippee for sweet baby S!!! Love the dvd idea, I know it was the best Christmas gift for everyone! Congrats again:)

Chelsea & Nick said...

Oh I LOVE these stories!!! The way you told your parents is seriously the cutest I've heard. That is such a great way to do it. I can't tell you how excited I am for you and Anthony. You guys are going to make great parents- you are both such wonderful people. I'm SO excited for you guys!!!!

The Blogivers said...

Just stumbled on your blog from Leah's and also saw the good news on facebook - very exciting and such a cute story :) Congrats! (This is Allison Nelson Oliver, by the way!)

Josh and Jamie said...

What a great story! So glad you shared it...I'm so happy for you guys.

Paula said...

ahhhhhh!! congrats!!! i am so so so so happy for you guys! and such a cute story, too :)

babies are so fun and i know you guys will be great parents!

Jenny Jones said...

Congratulations to you both! That is great news and you both are going to make great parents!!!

Michelle said...

Yea!!!!! You're having a baby!!!! SOOO weird to me still though... You're gonna be "Mom" and "Dad"!!!! Woah haha

Michelle said...

Love this story and loved the dvd! I bet the looks on Lindsie and my face were histerical!

Anonymous said...

that was a cute story...but it was also hilarious...i forgot how funny you are

cousin Nick

The Torno's said...

That's a funny way to tell them! Congrats! It will be the biggest and best change of your life!

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