One year ago today, it was a Sunday. B and I woke up around 8 like it was any other Sunday…we laid in bed for awhile watching tv… and then decided to get up and have breakfast. I remember that I felt achy – sort of flu-ish – but attributed it to the intense Zumba workout/vodka I drank the day before. We drank our coffee, ate our egg sandwiches, and watched Mad Men. My boobs were so sore, and my mouth was watery, and my legs felt like lead. By 11 am, I was feeling awful. I told B I didn’t think I would be able to go to the gym with him. He left and I laid on the couch thinking about my strange symptoms…
I remembered my Mom told me that she felt like she had extra saliva in her mouth with all three of her pregnancies. I remembered reading that your breasts hurt like a B when you were pregnant. The achiness – maybe I was getting sick? I was also extra sleepy…. I checked the bathroom cabinet for a pregnancy test, but we didn’t have any. We had been trying but my period was still a few days away…. or so I thought.
I called my best friend Kara while walking to CVS to buy a pregnancy test. We chatted about all kinds of crap and I think I told her I was going to buy a test. I had taken a lot of tests recently (wishful thinking) and was pretty much convinced this one would read negative like all the rest. I bought a Lipton’s Green Tea to drink on the way back home.
I will never forget how I felt when I saw the POSITIVE sign on the stick. I was excited and nervous and scared. Scared it wasn’t real. So I took another test. And when B got home we went and bought three more tests. And after we had five positive pregnancy tests, we knew it was real. We were really going to have a baby.
April 7th 2013 is one of those special dates that will always stick out in our minds. It was the day that we found out our little family of three was growing. We had no idea what was in store for us, other than the fact that we were pregnant. We thanked God for the little miracle in my belly and must have said, “I can’t believe this is really happening” at least 100 times. You can read more about how we found out we were pregnant here.
Today we have a 16 week old angel. She is what makes our world go round. It is hard to imagine life without her and strange to think we ever thought our lives were complete before we met her.
SO sweet! I have loved reading through your journey with her and still love seeing updates and pictures! She is adorable and y’all are so blessed. LOVING the new look as well 🙂
I can’t hear anihytng over the sound of how awesome this article is.
I love this post! You have such a cute little thing on your hands! One day it will be me writing these very words. One day
Love this!!!! Everyone’s story is always so different and unique and I just love it! She’s such a beauty 🙂
Love this!!! We are coming up on our year since finding out and I am getting so emotional! Please tell me I’m not crazy!! LOVE the the new design!
I found out a year ago today I was expecting as well. My little girl is a little younger than Annabelle as she was stubbon and waited until the end of December to arrive. I love reading your blog as I feel like I am going through the same journey.
YAY!! 🙂 Such an exciting day!!
That story is so sweet and I love seeing all the adorable photos you post of her!
Isn’t it so surreal?!?!?1 My breast were hurting so much too and I just knew I was pregnant before I took the pregnancy test… but the first one came out negative so I was so bummed. A week later i tried again and let alone it came out positive… and here I am at 3 1/2 months pregnant!
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day that test said positive.