Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How it all went down.

I will never, ever forget my sweet hubby's reaction
when I blind-sided him with the news.

Keep in mind.
There was no trying for a baby involved.
The opposite actually.

But sometimes you just have a little too much Sweet Tea Vodka, okay?

I woke up on December 29th.
Nothing unusual.
Except for the fact that I had an odd "feeling" that I was pregnant.
(Really, it was mostly because everyone and their sister seemed to be getting pregnant,
and I freaked out a little.)

I ran out to Target.
Grabbed a pregnancy test.

No reaction on my part because I simply didn't believe it.
I mean, the blue line was blurry.
Clearly it was a manufacturer's error.

Drank a glass of water.
Peed again.
Another positive.

Began to sweat a little.

Ran out to Walgreens.
Grabbed the most expensive test I could find.

$35.00 later,
and the word PREGNANT is staring back at me.
In big.bold.black.letters.
I can't even remember the feelings I had.
Don't think I really had any.
Just total shock.
And disbelief.

I called my doctor.
Spoke with a nurse.
Yammered on and on about how I thought I might be pregnant.
Told her about my 3 tests.
She said, "Honey, you're definitely pregnant".
I said, "Well, I'm on Christmas break and can come in right now for you to double-check".
She laughed and said that was unnecessary.

2 minutes later,
she's congratulating me and giving me a due date.

This was all going too fast for me.

Then, my next move was the most logical one I could think of.

I made my second phone call.
I rang The Bride Room, a local Nashville Tennessee bridal boutique, where I ordered a bridesmaid dress for my best friend's wedding just 10 days before.
I wanted to make sure they knew I probably wouldn't fit into my dress in April.

Clearly, that's what everyone does when they find out they're pregnant.
And I was obviously thinking rationally.

Then, I waited.
And waited.
For 6 hours until my husband got home.
Hubby finally gets home.
He walks in.
Sits on the couch.
And we talk about our days.
Per usual.

I then blurt out, "Your last Christmas present came today."
He gets a cute look on his face...excited I got him something else.
Little did he know...

So, he opens up his little Christmas box.
And he just stares.
For about a minute.
He looks up at me completely confused.

My darn pregnancy test had gone blank in the last hour.

So, I softly say, "I'm pregnant".

His face turns white as a ghost.
More silence.
Followed by a lot of sentence fragments and mumbles.

"I'm so con..."
"Wait, what?"
"I don't under..."

So, I finally chime in.
I ask, "Are you mad?"

My shocked hubs jumps up and says of course not and gave me a giant hug and kiss.
Then he went back to silently staring for awhile.

It didn't really hit us until the next morning.

Just needed a day to sort through our total shock.
It didn't take long for us to completely and utterly fall in love with our little bean!

A reenactment of the sequence of events.
As told by a 10 second camera self-timer.


CMae said...

You've been busy!!! Congratulations!!! What an exciting time in your life!

Leigh said...

I missed your last post, so congratulations!! So exciting!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

CONGRATS! I'm so excited for you both. What an awesome surprise! I laughed out loud when I read the second phone call you made was to the bridal store- HILARIOUS :)

Ashley said...

Congrats!!! That is sooo exciting!!!

sarah @ shades for {.e.v.e.r.y.} adventure said...

haha yay! how exciting, congrats!

Kristin said...

Y'all are too cute!!! Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Love that you called about the dress, hilarious :)

Congratulations again girl!!

Being Brazen said...


Crystal Seed said...

Awwww!!! Congrats! That's so exciting! You are going to love it!!!!

AbbyS. said...

ohmy!!!! Congrats to you & the hubs. What a wonderful time it will be. Hope you are feeling well.
Such a day brightner to read this great news this morning.

Tickled Pink said...

CONGRATS!! So exciting!! :)

Kendra said...

What a great story to remember! Congratulations again! :)

PinkSass said...

Eeeks I love this. And those pictures are adorable.

I got a good laugh out of the fact that you called a bridal salon as your second call..tehehehehe.

Carolyn said...

How exciting!!! :) Congratulations!!

Kelly said...

Aww, this was SO sweet. I'm preeeetty sure the conversation between my husband and myself will probably be a lot like that too-- shock, disbelief, and excitement!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How exciting though!!! I would have taken a ton of tests too.

Greer's Gossip said...

Just found your blog and I love it!! So funny, I also found out on Dec. 29th I was pregnant, we had not been trying either, and I had to wait a very long day for the husband to get home from work to give him his last Christmas present as I said as well!! :)