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Surprise!!!

Posted by on June 16, 2008 in Family | 48 comments

WE’RE PREGNANT!!!

Yes, it’s true! We actually wanted to wait until our first trimester was done before we announced the news, but we (okay, I) cannot keep it a secret any longer! These past few weeks have been killing me!!! I just had to say something!

Some of you have probably already guessed by now since there have been comments and questions about cravings for pizza and for burgers (which are food items that are not often consumed in our household!) and the mention of everyone having babies…or the fact that I’ve just been on cloud nine for the past few weeks! What can I say? You guys are just way too smart for me to try to fool!

Here’s what was going through my mind the day that we found out that we are ‘expecting’:

May 31, 2008
This date marks a very noteworthy day for our family for so many reasons. Six years ago, Hubby’s father passed away. He died before I ever had a chance to meet him. He died years before Hubby and I would ever meet. From everything people have said about my father-in-law, he was a very honorable, hardworking, and well-respected man. I really wish I had a chance to meet him and get to know him.

I don’t know why, but today I decided to take a pregnancy test. Hubby was watching the news after having his breakfast, unaware of what was going to transpire next. I had been having dreams that I was pregnant for the past two nights. I can’t explain the feeling or why I felt that way. I just did.

I opened the bathroom cabinet, took out the home pregnancy test and did my stuff. I watched impatiently, hoping for the best but half-expecting the worst. I thought I saw the faint beginnings of another line (meaning that I was pregnant), but then nothing. *sigh* How depressing. I kept watching and all of a sudden, as if I had willed the completely white circle to produce a positive sign, it did!
There was a big, fat, blue + sign in the test window! I couldn’t believe my eyes! I seriously thought I was seeing things. Was I going crazy? Did that just really happen?
I let out a scream from the bathroom, and Hubby came running in. Poor Hubby thought that something had gone terribly, terribly wrong from the scream I let out. I pointed to the pregnancy test on the bathroom counter and said, “DO YOU SEE THAT?!?!?!”
Could it be? Are we really pregnant?

Hubby confirmed that he too saw the positive sign. There was laughing, hugging, crying…and more crying (by me, because Hubby doesn’t cry). However, being the totally neurotic person I am, I need absolute confirmation. After lunch, I went to the pharmacy and bought a few more pregnancy tests!

Hey, I’ve got a thing for peeing on sticks…and I wanted to make sure I wasn’t dreaming! I just had to do this for myself…you know, lest the first test be faulty! Yeah, that’s why! ;) When I got home, I took another test. Positive. I told Hubby I’d wait a few days until taking the other test, but after supper I took one more test. Positive again.

pregnant 1

pregnant 2

 

I’ll be going for my blood work tomorrow and then for my first prenatal visit with our doctor next week. I just can’t believe this is all happening. Finally! I feel as though our prayers have been answered. Our little bundle of joy will probably be born sometime in late January or early February of 2009. We are looking forward to this new adventure of ours and we can’t wait to meet and hold our precious little one.

We’ve already decided that if we have a boy, we are naming him after Hubby’s father.

*Written on May 31, 2008, but we waited until now to post this.*

*Update: Since the day this post was originally written, I have taken nine (yes, NINE!) home pregnancy tests!!! Crazy? Perhaps! I just wanted to make sure I was pregnant and that the tests weren’t faulty! Imagine being deceived by a test and getting your hopes up??? I needed to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. If you notice, the results for the first few tests were lighter and the last ones were much darker! Exciting!! After nine tests and a doctor’s visit, I suppose I feel more confident that I really am pregnant!*

pregnant 3

See? I wasn’t joking when I told you I took nine tests!!!

XOXO, Christine



48 Comments

  1. Wow! I just had a sudden realization that several people I know are pregnant already… I remembered an incident last year when I thought I was pregnant… I took a pregnancy test in the morning and it came out negative. Adding insult to the injury was that my period arrived that day. *sigh* But congratulations to you both!!! Hubs and I will definitely try harder this year :)

  2. Eve:
    Thank you! :) I certainly hope so! I’ve always dreamed about this moment, but now that I’m actually pregnant, I’m starting to feel a bit overwhelmed! I hope I’ll be a good mom!!

    Feathers:
    I think I spoke too soon when I told everyone my morning sickness wasn’t that bad. It’s started to get WORSE!!! Everything makes me feel nauseous! Blehhhh!

    Blonde Little Shit:
    Awwww! Thanks! :) I’ll be keeping you guys posted :)

  3. Jeanna:
    You’ll be shocked to hear that I’ve managed to save a few of those Baraboo chocolates until now! We just had the Badger Claw and I’ll be posting something about it soon :)

    J:
    Thank you! We are so excited! I’m actually feeling pretty good! The only thing is that I get my morning sickness in the evenings. I have to send Hubby to the grocery store because I get super nauseous with all the smells. Oh, and the meat section really makes me feel icky now!

    Deb:
    :) Thank you!! I’m just waiting for July 2nd now, so we can see our first ultrasound! I’m a bit anxious because hubby’s got twins on his side of the family and my mom’s family has twins on both sides (my grandmother’s and my grandfather’s). Waiting to see if there is one heartbeat or two! LOL!

    Shannon:
    Thank you! It certainly is a life altering event, isn’t it?! It hasn’t really hit me yet because I’m not showing yet. I guess when we see that first ultrasound, it will feel a bit more real! :)

  4. Congrats on the new bundle of joy! I can’t wait to read all your posts about the baby! He/she will be as cute as a button!

  5. I remember the nausea, I guess thats one thing you don’t forget…and yes it can be embarassing. I remember mine was just the first few months and then it was over. I hope that happens for you!

  6. best news I’ve heard all day! Congratulations! I’m SO excited to read about your journey and know you are going to be an amazing mother! Nothing brings joy like having a child with the one you love.

  7. Best wishes on this life altering event!

  8. congratulations!!!! that is so wonderful!

  9. Wow, congratulations! What wonderful news! How are you feeling?

  10. Well, it’s sitting in my living room waiting for me to send it on its way.

  11. Jeanna:
    There’s a package on its way to me??? Or are you teasing me? LOL! :)

    Canine:
    Thank you!!! We certainly hope so!
    I was just thinking the other day that I love the idea of carrying a baby in me for nine months, but the idea of actually delivering him/her TERRIFIES me!!! Then I was thinking, “Oh my gosh! We’re actually going to have a tiny human being to take care of! Can we handle that???” I know…one day at a time!!

    Autumn’s Mom:
    Tee hee! We really tried to keep it a secret for a bit longer…but it was so hard!!!

    Bronnie:
    Thank you for popping by the blog and commenting :) The multiple test thing doesn’t seem odd to me, but my friends and family think it’s hilarious (and a little obsessive compulsive)!

    Louann:
    Thanks, Louann! I will definitely keep you posted on all the pregnancy and baby news :) I guess it doesn’t look like I’ll be going to the Philippines in Feb-March 2009 since I’ll have just had the baby! Ah well…We’ll get over there sometime within the next few years I hope. My grandmother really wants me to go back to San Jose for a visit.

  12. Annie:
    Awww! Thanks! :)
    BTW, it’s looking more and more like WI is the place to go! Mmmmmmmmm…Baraboo Candy Company!!! Gah! That sounded rather Homer Simpson-ish of me! I’ve actually got family in WI, but have never been there for a visit. Five of my favourite bloggers live in WI!! Favourite bloggers and chocolate…definitely worth a trip to WI!

    Hot Mommy:
    Thanks! Oh, and thanks for the phone call. It was fun chatting. It’s not like before when we could just go over to each other’s place whenever we felt like it. Phone calls are good…visits are even better! :) XO

    Lisa Marie:
    Oh, that is excellent news about your daughter! You know what? My mother predicts I will have the baby in the first week or even second week of Feb, so the 8th is a possibility! ;p

    Karen:
    Thank you, Karen! LOL! Your comment made me laugh because it all of a sudden REALLY hit me how crazy taking nine tests sounds! I am excited about Friday’s prenatal visit. Can’t wait!

    Feathers:
    Thanks so much :) I was just telling everyone how lucky I am that morning sickness has been okay (not horrible)…and then while celebrating our wedding anniversary at a restaurant last night, the nausea hit me! It was horrible and embarrassing!

  13. C!!!! I can’t explain how happy I was when I read this! And I can’t believe you keep this to yourself!!!

    I pray you have a safe and happy pregnancy. Keep us posted, OK?!!

  14. Congratulations!!! I’d be doing multiple tests just like you!! hehe

  15. I’m so very happy for you!!!! I was hoping this is what your news was :)

  16. Congratulations!!!!!

    You and your husband will make great parents!

  17. Due to the fact that Baraboo has been under water for the last few weeks and chocolate melts easily in the sun as I was reminded of recently, the package on its way to you can not be eaten.

  18. I think it’s great C that you took all those test! I imagine you were saying please don’t let those other test be faulty…lol…I know you and hubby are quite happy..:)
    I am happy for both of you!

  19. Hah!!!!! I knew you couldn’t keep that in for very long… your posts were just hinting allllll over the place LOL!

    Well you know that I am absolutely over the moon about this for you. I cannot think of someone who will be a more nurturing and loving mother than yourself. Congrats to John as well… you two will be such awesome parents.

    And I laughed at the first picture of the three tests; and then the fact that you did NINE!!!! I know from experience it is really hard to believe after hoping and trying so long … but NINE ;)???!!!! You are too cute!

    Enjoy this C! Big cyber hugs and kisses… hopefully see you nice and round this summer ;).

  20. You are funny and happy and I am so happy with you!

    Congrats! My daughter is due Dec 24th but you could have your little one on my birthday Feb 8th. :)

  21. saw your note on facebook before i saw this – congrats to you and j we are so happy for you both!

  22. So excited for you! I just wanted to say it again. If you come to WI make sure you stop in here too OK?

  23. Uncivil:
    LOL! Oh, I
    Sharon:
    There is so much I want to tell you and I don’t know where to begin. I’m sending something over to the P&B Girls and in the letter, I’ll explain more :) Thank you so much. You, Jane and Audrey have helped me so much in the past almost year and a half. You’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know. XOXO

    Fancy:
    I am soooooooooooooo happy and excited that we are pregnant at the same time!!! I’ll be bugging you with questions and probably comparing notes! I’ve always wanted to be pregnant around the same time as some of my friends. I think it’s the coolest thing to have someone to go through these exciting months with. You’re due on the 25th of Dec and I’m due on the 31st of Jan. Wow! You’re a month and a week ahead of me!

  24. Cherry:
    :) Thanks, girlfriend! You know, I almost FB’d you about this earlier! You don’t know how hard it was to restrain myself from spilling the news!
    I have been keeping a journal all throughout this journey and have now begun a pregnancy journal. I don’t know how confident I am in making it public, as a lot of people I know in person read my blog. I am contemplating making another blog and going under a different name. We’ll see.

    Brianna:
    Thank you so much! Thanks also for popping by and commenting. I’ll be off to check out your blog as soon as I finish up this comment :)
    You took 3 tests? I was actually going to stop at 3, but it was sort of like a drug…I just kept taking more and more tests and couldn’t stop!!! There’s just something so amazing and thrilling (SUCH A RUSH!!!) seeing that second line appear in the test window!!! LOL!

    mrinz:
    Thank you so much :) I’ll be keeping you posted throughout the pregnancy journey! XOXO

  25. Jan:
    Tee hee! To be honest, I probably would have kept taking more tests!!! Hubby (and my Mom and SIL) had to make me stop making trips to the pharmacy to get more tests! I think I just boosted the sales of home pregnancy tests! LOL!

    Feathers:
    Thank you :) Yes, I do admit that nine is a bit crazy!!! LOL! If you knew me in person, you’d know that this is soooooooooo something typical of me to do!

    Jane:
    I need you to e-mail me your mailing addy again :) I have something to send you. I really, really, really appreciate everything you’ve said and done throughout this journey to getting pregnant. You’ve been such a wonderful friend. XOXO

  26. D’rae:
    Thank you sooooo much! Your positive thoughts and prayers really mean a lot. Thanks for checking in on me and e-mailing me with your kind words. You are such a sweet, wonderful blog pal! XO

    Audrey:
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! You, your mom and Jane have been so awesome and such a great support. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow. June 17th is a GREAT date!!! :)

    Pete:
    Oh, you’re so silly! :) Is that really true about the Guinness??? Even if it were true, I don’t think I would ever drink it while pregnant. No alcohol at all for me AND I can’t take the taste of Guinness even on a good day! LOL! :) But, you can have a pint for me!

  27. Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you, and excited that will be pregnant together (htough far apart :( )
    I am a pee on a stick addict myself…I cannot even count how many tests I took. I think I stopped testing at about 8 weeks LOL. Here are some pics of my craziness to make you feel more normal:

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff97/botterflylover/DSC01304-1.jpg

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff97/botterflylover/DSC01318.jpg

  28. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    Can you hear me from Rhode Island!!!???

    Oh, I am so ecstatic for you! I am jumping with joy!

    NOW I get the “cravings” post! Pretty tricky!

    That’s the BEST news I’ve heard in a LONG time… I am sososososososososososososososo soooooo HAPPY !!

    Now I must go back and read all of your recent posts for hints!!!!

    Much love,
    Sharon

  29. 9 tests…..9 months gestation….coincidence? I think not!!!!LOL!!!!
    You got it all covered!!!
    Hugs and then some!!!!

  30. OH wow – that is awesome!!!! I am SO pleased for you both. What a lot of exciting times there are ahead for you!

  31. Congrats! Wow – I thought I was silly with 3 tests . . . I guess it is good to be sure! :)

    Wishing you ALL the best.

  32. I KNEW IT!
    I was going to email you or prod you in your comments but of course didn’t for fear it wasn’t true. BUT IT IS!

    I know how you have been wanting this and how the waiting and the not happening is all too painful.

    Do tells us all about your journey, and even if you don’t post it here, write it down for you.

  33. Oh, C… I am literally over the moon for you and hubby. I love that you took 9 tests… hey, you have to be sure, right!? Hehe!

    I am SO excited to come along on this wonderful journey with you through your blog!!!!

    CONGRATS a million times over!

    xo,
    Jane

  34. Oh, C… I am literally over the moon for you and hubby. I love that you took 9 tests… hey, you have to be sure, right!? Hehe!

    I am SO excited to come along on this wonderful journey with you through your blog!!!!

    CONGRATS a million times over!

    xo,
    Jane

  35. OMG! Congratulations!!! I know you ARE on cloud nine!
    9 pregnacy test?..lol…I love it!

  36. Congratulations, what very great news.

    I was just wondering what you would do if test #9 showed no pregnancy. Would you continue to take the tests?

  37. Bloody Hell! I KNEW IT! :0)

    Congratulations to you and Hubby. Back home where I am from, a pint of Guinness a day is good for expectant mothers. I am not being funny. There is heaps of iron in Guinness!

    -Pete

  38. OMG!!!!!!!

    I am sitting here with TEARS!!!! TEARS OF UTTER JOY AND HAPPINESS FOR YOU!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    I am so so so so so so happy for you!!!!

    I love that you took 9 tests… I did the SAME thing with William!!!!! You almost don’t believe it!!!!!

    xoxoxo,
    Audrey

  39. Oh My Goodness! Congratulations! I am soooo happy for you guys! I have been praying and I am so glad that prayer has been answered! I am just so excited for you! I was wondering if you were pregnant by your blog entries but I didn’t want to say anything. Congrats again!

  40. Mrs.Mogul:
    You betcha! I am totally coming to you for questions and advice throughout my pregnancy journey! It’s amazing how quickly time has passed for you. It seems like only yesterday that you first announced that you were pregnant and now you’re due in three months!!!

    This pregnancy thing is really exciting!!! :)

    Pavel:
    Awww! Thanks! You’re awesome! I hope we will have as great a relationship with our baby as you do with your three kids! XO

  41. Jeanna:
    HAHAHA!!! I know! A bit crazy, huh? When I told a friend of mine that I took NINE tests, she said “That is sooooooooo you!” LOL! It really is something I’d do. I’m neurotic that way.

    I was just wondering about the extent to how far I’d go to satiate my cravings. Somehow driving to WI for some Baraboo Candy Company Cow Pies doesn’t seem that unreasonable, does it? LOL! ;) (Yes, Hubby…I’m only kidding!)

  42. Uncivil:
    Awww…thanks, Jimbo! Our estimated due date is January 31st, but that can change. My friend’s baby was twelve days overdue. TWELVE days!!

    Trish:
    Thank you!!! I was pretty excited to share the news with you! This is something we’ve wanted for a long time now, and now that we’re pregnant, it feels like I’m dreaming!!!

  43. That is such great news!!!

    Congrats!!!!

    I just know you’ll be an awesome mom…

  44. That’s funny you took 9 tests!!! LOL I have an extra at home, I coulda have sent you one! CONGRATS!!! Any tips, advice I GOT IT!! Right now, I am at the waddling stage. Three months to go!!

  45. That’s hilarious that you took nine pregnancy tests AND saw a Dr. and still seemed to have doubts.
    CONGRATS!
    I’ll try to keep those cravings flowing.

  46. OMG C I am so happy and excited for you guys. Congratulations .
    You are POAS Queen …
    I was thinking this the other day …
    This is the best news I read tonight.

  47. OK…….I got the first comment out of the way!!!!

    Now I can think!

    Congratualtions to you and hubby on the new addition to the family C!!!!!!

    Let’s see…….maybe…. February ….the Canadian stork will arrive…..right?

  48. I can’t believe i get to be first comment??????

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