How We Found Out

On Sunday, the 8th of July, I took an Early Response pregnancy test first thing in the morning. Max and I watched as only one line appeared. Boo. I kept looking back at the test all day long, as if a second line might magically appear. It didn’t. Since it was a bit early to test, we talked about doing another one the following weekend, which would for sure be able to tell us.

On Tuesday the 10th, I was home alone fiddling around on the computer late morning (actually, making a photo book for Max’s upcoming 30th birthday). All of a sudden, I got the idea to go take a pregnancy test and ran to our room to get one (at this point I basically had a stockpile of them). I chose the digital Clear Blue one since they are less sensitive and it would be negative anyway. As I was unwrapping it I was thinking what a waste it was, but it was too late and the test was open.

I remember looking at the test while it blinked the hourglass symbol (showing that it was working), then looking again at the hourglass. I glanced at it one more time and BAM- Pregnant. I did a triple take. I kept waiting for the “Not” to pop up (it didn’t). I started pacing around like a crazy lady all over the house, test in hand. Max and I always said we would look at pregnancy test results together (and we had looked at a million of them – all negative). When it finally turned up positive, I was all alone! 

I was debating what to do about my husband, who was working away at the office with no idea of what was going on at home. I thought about not telling him and taking another test with him that night. I decided against it since 1. I probably wouldn’t be able to convince him we should take another test so soon after the negative one, and 2. I’m really bad at telling lies so I wouldn’t be able to keep the secret anyway.

I decide to text Max and ask if he could face time. Now, I never face time with Max during the workday. Sometimes he’ll face time on his way out of the office, but that’s usually when he’s leaving super late and no one’s around. Luckily, we had actually talked about face timing that day so he could walk me through turning off the house’s load controller when it clicked on. I was pretty confident that that’s what he thought the face time invitation was for. As soon as he got me on the monitor, though, he knew something was up and guessed it right away!

I felt sooo bad for taking the test without him, but at the same soooo excited!! We took another test together that night which confirmed it. Two lines! We were pregnant!! 

I promptly changed the laundry room chalkboard to reflect the latest and greatest. 

At this point, baby was the size of a poppy seed and we already loved our little poppy seed so much! 

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