Monday, August 9, 2010

Taking it backwards

I was going through all the pictures on my phone, you should try it. You might be surprised what you find or the memories it will bring back. It is so neat to have the convenience of a camera phone, even a lame phone like mine. I found a picture of my pregnancy test! I have never been the type to post a picture like that to Facebook which is another reason I have this blog, to post those things I wouldn't post for all the random FB friends to see. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant like it was yesterday. A clear and vivid memory. Even the rush that ran through my body.
I have irregular periods, so I didn't really know I was pregnant by a monthly visit. I just had a feeling. The feeling started on a Saturday and I couldn't get out of the house without David all weekend to buy a test. The feeling was so strong I thought buying a test would be a waste of money. I decided I'd go on Monday for my lunch break to buy one. Monday took forever and so did my lunch. I was so anxious. I felt like I ran out of the building to lunch. I drove to a Rite Aid to buy a test, a box of 3. Better to double check right? A little old lady came to unlock the case. It is already awkward enough to buy one, they have to lock them up? I checked out and with a big smile she told me she hoped I got the answer I was looking for. Well now I had it, I have to use the bathroom so why not go to the Barnes and Noble across the street? I couldn't do it at work. So I went in and headed straight to the bathroom. I peed and it instantly turned positive. I freaked out with disbelief. I have to admit I was super surprised, I imagined this happening about a year later. Also, my reaction was like a mime because there was another person in the bathroom. That was hard to keep in but could you imagine what that lady would have thought if I left my reaction out? Ha ha. I made it through the rest of the day at work somehow and rushed home. How to tell David? He'd be just as surprised so I used Lilly. I made a cute card and tied it around her neck with a big bow. As David and I sat down for dinner Lilly came in with the card. The card announced she'd be a big sister. David didn't believe it at first. I knew he wouldn't that is why I had the second positive stick ready to show him. I remember him giving me a big hug and making a comment about how he hoped the baby would be tall.

It is also fun to have the memories of telling our loved ones. We told my mom with a carved pumpkin since it was October. She came over one Saturday and I gave it to her and she missed the carving, didn't even notice. We had to point it out to her. She was so surprised! It was pretty cute. It actually took her a very long time to have it sink in. She had been so excited to be a Grandma for so long too, I think she couldn't believe it was her time. I bet now she can't remember what it is like without him along with us.

This picture was also on my phone of Lilly giving me and baby a hug, just a cute one to share.

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