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Those First (OMG) Moments

You guys I am going to apologize in advance that this week is going to be all about baby. So feel free to wander elsewhere in the blogosphere if baby just is not your thing right now.

This is the story of how we found out..

After a brunch out with my friends from book club (where I consumed three mimosas and had sunny side up eggs) I decided to come home and pee on a pregnancy test. I don't know if it was the news my other friend, Amy, was expecting or if it was the fact that my boobs were straight up hurting. Whatever the case I took the test while David was at the grocery store.

Honestly I think I took it out of boredom.

And then this happened.
I blankly stared down at that perpendicular line that was the difference between pregnant and not pregnant. Anxiously awaiting the sound of the garage door opening so I could tell David.
There was no time or thought for a cute announcement. This info had to leave my mouth right away.

As he walked into the kitchen I followed him in with my test and hand in my pocket.

"Babe, so, umm, it's crazy but, um"
I was stammering, tripping over my tongue, heart racing.

"What Laura? Spit it out" David already getting flustered. 

"We're going to have a baby!"

I thrust the stick into his face as proof.

We both started laughing and smiling. Such a surreal moment. Weird memory is that I was wearing a puffer vest and I can distinctly remember the noise it made as David rubbed his hand up and down my back.

I had to take Finn on a walk by myself - to pace, to get out of the house. Honestly - to freak out a little bit. And that whole entire walk I kept smiling and laughing to myself. 

"We're having a baby"

When I was about one minute away from home David called me to ask where his pregnant wife was. I think he could hear my smile through the phone.

Funny thing with our pregnancy is that we actually had no idea we were pregnant until the day before New Years Eve and even at that time I thought I was only four weeks. Turns out that very same week I had some bleeding and the doctor told me to come in the following Monday.

Imagine my shock when here I was thinking I was 6 weeks and she announces that I am actually 9 weeks (meaning we had been pregnant prior to Thanksgiving!). And sure enough there was a big white blob on the screen that represented the life I was growing.

Life has not been quite the same since.

32 comments

  1. YAY! Still so excited for you!! Oh, and my baby fever just grew about 1000% after reading this.

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  2. So so sweet!! I really pray I am as lucky as you to not have any of the normal symptoms...mostly the nausea!!

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  3. I love hearing peoples pregnancy stories! What a surprise you were pregnant for longer than you thought! I'm so happy for you!!

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  4. Getting all teary reading this post. I can just picture the smile on your face while you were walking Finn. :)

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  5. Such an awesome story!! I love hearing how people find out. Congrats again!!!

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  6. Your story is so funny to me, cause I could totally see myself being pregnant and having no clue for weeks, then having a shocker moment and blurting it out to Zack. That is so awesome though, I can't even imagine the emotions you were feeling when you saw that pregnancy test!

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  7. Oh my gosh, SUCH a cute story!! I love it that you remember the sound of him rubbing your back! Scary about the bleeding but so glad you and the little babe are happy and healthy!

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  8. I got the chills for you reading this. That is sooo exciting and I can't imagine how great the moment was when you shared the news with your husband!

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  9. So sweet! I'll totally be the person that will just blurt it out to my husband, too! I could never keep it in long enough to plan a cute surprise!

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  10. Love reading this!! So so sweet...I can just picture the two of you in the kitchen now! It just gets better and better!!!

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  11. Oh Laura, I am SOOO happy for you friend.
    You're going to be an amazing mommy!

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  12. I love this post! Such an exciting time and new chapter in your life!!

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  13. This gives me chills Laura! I’m so beyond excited and happy for yall!!

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  14. Laura- I nominated you for a Liebster! Details here http://www.lavandlight.com/2014/02/liebster-award-2-3-4.html :) Congratulations, so excited for you guys!!

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  15. I love how REAL your telling David is. No balloons popping out of a box or surprise get-together, just the two of you standing in your kitchen, grinning like crazy. So amazing :)

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  16. That gives me chills! What a fun story, I love the part about when he called you when you were out walking Finn. So exciting for you both! And how fun one of your friends is also pregnant!

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  17. Awwwww such a sweet story!!! <3 I blurted our news out to my husband, too. No time for doing cutesy things when there's such big news!

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  18. How exciting! I remember the exact moment I got my positive test. We'd been trying for almost a year so I'd taken LOTS of tests that were negative -- which made that positive test so special to us. I still have the picture of the test on my phone and refuse to delete it.

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  19. LAURA! This post almost made me tear up! How exciting- I'm so happy I get to follow along and stalk you in this process hahaha :) too cute! (puffer vest and all)

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  20. So sweet! That is an exciting moment. And that is secretly awesome that you were that far along! Those first few weeks were agonizing for me!!

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  21. Little odd details like your puffer vest noise is how I remember fine little random details about stories. Congratulations sooooo exciting!!!

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  22. I'm so happy for you two! You are going to be such a fantastic mama :)) I wouldn't have been able to keep it in either - that's the kind of info you just have to spit right out!! xx

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  23. Love it. Such a great story. The boobs always gave it away for me. I "knew" both times.

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  24. WOW! So lucky it was so easy for you guys!! Congrats!!! Magical moment!

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  25. Awwww. I'm so happy for you!!! I kind of hope I'm surprised :)

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  26. love your story! I too shoved a pee covered stick in my husband's face and I'm so glad it wasn't just me :)

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  27. Love this!! Such a beautiful thing! I can't even imagine! It gave me permagrin just reading your story of finding out :)

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  28. I love this! I don't think I'll be able to tell Parker in a cutesy way either when the time comes- there will be too much excitement! I am so excited to hear more! I'm all for the baby posts! lol

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  29. oh i love hearing about this!! it's so exciting!

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  30. Love reading these stories!! I too was pretty freaked out by the news at first, even if you're expecting it it's still a shock! So exciting that you were further along than you thought- those first few weeks dragged so slowly for me.

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