second, amanda reminded me that i never posted my husband pregnancy announcement. and that is a memory i'd like to have down so here we go! (warning: feminine things ahead)
first off, i just have to say (again) that this was a big surprise. for those of you who follow, you know we've only been married since the beginning of july. in the last doctors appointment, they pinned down the conception to somewhere in the first week of our marriage. that blows my mind for a couple of reasons, one including something we can call "woman things" that i won't announce but you may use your brain and figure that one out. yes, very sad on your honeymoon but what can ya do?
SO a few weeks pass by and this lady became pretty emotional. abnormally so...plus constantly tired SO little thoughts were going through my head. after i was "late" i decided to take a little test, which was negative.
a couple days pass, i'm sitting at work and my husband comes up to me and says "so...i think you are pregnant. i can feel it." that's when my mind knew. i somehow knew he was right. but i just kept waiting. i think that was a wednesday or a thursday because that friday was the day which i wasn't planning on, but my landlord talked me into it. - i call her a landlord but she's a really close friend and a coworker of mine. - because we both get off work an hour and a half before matt, she gives me rides home. very convenient since we live in her basement. i seriously love love this woman, her and her husband were put right in our path at this time of our lives because the Lord just knew we would need them. i can write a book about the blessings they are in our lives but i won't...
anyway, we are driving home and i tell her of our suspicions and my symptoms and she was sure i was pregnant and offered me a pregnancy test. those guys are expensive so i took it, matt wasn't going to be home for an hour.
...i fully expected it to be negative. i set it down in the bathroom as i went out to make dinner and give it it's chance to produce an answer. i'll never forget the feelings that took over when i saw that plus sign. at first i didn't believe it, then i started shaking. complete shock took over and then tears of excitement came. i remember falling on my knees because all i could think to do in that moment was say a prayer. i had told linda (the landlord) if i was pregnant, she would know because i'd need someone to freak out to when i saw that positive pee stick. i walked up the stairs and just couldn't stop crying as i'm holding out the stick for her to see. she just kept hugging me and when i calmed down she helped me plan my announcement for when matt got home. (don't worry, he wasn't upset to not be the first to know.)
matt had been (and still is) on this thai food kick, so i really really wanted to do my thing while we were at his favorite restaurant but we were just too poor to go out. so since i was already making teriyaki chicken and figured fortune cookies went well with that, i started a homemade batch! they FAILED! fail fail fail...(has anyone ever seriously succeeded at that??)
so at this point matt's going to be home within the next 20 minutes...linda comes down to see how it's going and runs upstairs and calls a bunch of different restaurants to see if we could buy a couple fortune cookies. we decided to run to the grocery store and get a bag and then we'd use tweezers to pull out the fortunes and replace them with slips of paper that said "you are going to be a daddy".
he just bit right into it and i waited...i looked over there and said..."um where is your fortune?" ..."it didn't have one."... " that's weird..." cuz i just put one in there. i just waited til he realized he was eating it, which he eventually did, pulled out the non-eaten half and i waited to see his face. he said all he saw was the word "daddy" and he knew what it was. he just turned to look at me and seriously didn't move for at least a whole 60 seconds. i was laughing and i pulled out the pee stick (which i will not show you a picture of) and he still kept staring. finally the tiny tears started...i couldn't figure out which emotion was going on inside of him but i'll always remember that face. it sits in my memory right next to his face when i looked up from the engagement ring box sitting in from of me on april fools day.
how did you announce your pregnancy!?