Mother’s Day is this weekend and Clearblue is celebrating by asking bloggers to share their stories of getting that big fat positive on the pregnancy test. Everyone remembers exactly where they were, what they were doing, and how they were feeling when they got the BFP!
We found out that I was pregnant with Eva on July 28th, 2010.
I remember the date exactly because my sister was having a baby. It was the first baby for that part of my family…the first grandchild, the first niece, the first daughter. Everyone was at the hospital, but Kyle and I were at home waiting for news and checking our phones like crazy.
We were in bed talking about who she might look like and how different holidays would be from now on. We also talked about the handful of baby items that we had tucked away in a drawer, waiting for the baby that hadn’t come for us. Should we give them to my sister for our niece? Maybe we would end up just being the awesome aunt and uncle that borrowed everyone else’s kids. We were already mad about our niece on Kyle’s side and loved stealing her away to do fun things. Maybe for the next ten or twenty years we could pick up the kids, take them to the circus, fill them with sugar, and then deliver them back to their parents. Would that really be so bad?
Then Kyle said that he believed it was going to happen for us when we weren’t expecting it. We’d be hanging out and suddenly someone would start adding dates and realize that things were a little off schedule and just like that our baby would be on the way. And I agreed and sat in the dark and did period math and oh my god four weeks five weeks six weeks…
One pregnancy test in the bottom of a drawer under a stack of magazines and hotel soaps. Four minutes to wait.
You would think that it would have been a scary moment. After all, I’d gotten that positive before and then the baby had just gone away a few weeks later. It wasn’t scary, though, because that positive felt different. I think the fact that my sister was at the hospital having her baby and everyone was welcoming this new life to the world made that positive pregnancy test incredibly hopeful. A baby was happening. Babies were happening.
We went to see our niece the next day and the positive pregnancy test was just a happy secret that Kyle and I carried between us. A baby. Positive. A baby.
Clearblue has put together the cutest video montage of pregnancy announcements for Mother’s Day. Fair warning: you might need tissues if you’re a sap like me! Nothing gets me tearful as quickly as a good “we’re having a baby!”
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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