Sunday, August 30, 2009

I thought you should know

We're pregnant.
the image above is not our stick, but
one posted by a dear friend who I wrote about
in a previous post. I stole her image cause they're
always prettier than mine.


Where to begin, I guess the day we found out.
The morning after I wrote the post about our friends being pregnant, I woke up and haphazardly decided to pee on a stick. My early morning decision was made for two reasons.
1. I had 2 tests left in the box I had bought the month prior
2. I assumed I would start my period that morning, and when I didn't I figured, what the heck, let's pee on a stick

After I replaced the cap, I set the stick on the edge of the sink, unintentionally upside down and proceeded to brush my teeth. What I recalled later (after we knew) was that 2 lines had appeared in the window before I had even laid it down.

As I brushed my teeth, I walked into the kitchen where Andy was making breakfast, and a moment of clarity hit me --TWO LINES?!?! I slowly walked back to the bathroom and turned the stick over. TWO lines stared me in the face. I couldn't think. I put one foot in front of the other and somehow ended up standing in the threshold to the kitchen, holding the stick and shaking.

Andy noticed me and said, "hey, you're shaking"
I held out the stick to him.
"you're pregnant!"

The rest of the day was a blur...all I could think was, I'm pregnant.

The next morning I took another test (cause why not? And if the first one was right, then I wouldn't be needing the last one in the box anytime soon.) And this time, the 'pregnant' line was darker than the 'it's working' line and appeared the second after I peed on it. It was just the little nudge I needed to really believe it was true.

My friend called her doctor to go in for a blood test to 'make sure' she was pregnant (she peed on two sticks also) and the doctor's office said something to the effect of, 'if the home test says positive, it's positive, you're pregnant. You can always get a false negative, but you can never get a false positive.'

Which leads me to June. In June, when all of you thought I was pregnant, me included, and my pee test came out negative, THAT was a false negative. I don't think my body had produced enough hCG for the stick to detect that I was pregnant because implantation was still happening when I took the test (which I thought was the shortest, lightest period I'd ever had).

We've either told personally, or attempted to tell all the people in our life this news one on one. But it's been about 5 1/2 weeks since we found out, and some times the stars don't align for the personal message to be communicated. At this point, just imagine you're all in our backyard at a fantastic bbq, and we just made our announcement. Now come give me a hug!

So. When we get further along, measurements will help determine a firm time frame. But for now, our midwife places us at 15 weeks today, with a due date in mid-february.

15 comments:

Kelly said...

I wish I could come give you a hug! I'm getting all misty. I know this has been a long wait and I want you to know that we couldn't be more excited. Congratulations!

Flo Paris Oakes said...

I LOVE you. And I LOVE Andy, no matter how much he curses me out. ;)
And of course, I love that tiny babe.
I'm so glad we got to hang out in person, and talk baby things.
Loveyou.

http://quibblesnquips.wordpress.com said...

15 weeks! Can't wait to see you and your growing belly! :)

teal! said...

*squee*!
congratulations meg! (and andy....)

i'm quite thrilled for you.

Trespasser said...

I've always thought of February as the perfect month for Weber babies. Congrats to both of you!

Melanie said...

Wow - congratulations! Such exciting news! Thanks for sharing here; sometimes these things slip by me being so far away.

Sarah said...

Oh I'm so so so excited for you! Wow, how wonderful and what such fun timing :)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see my new little niece of nephew.

Jen

autumn said...

I am so excited for you! And, be it hormones or just me being sensitive...I am crying over this. Babies are wonderful, pregnancy is bizare and exciting! Woo hoo, you are nearly 4 months! How perfect!

Anna Ingalls said...

AHHHHHHHH SOO COOL!! We are so happy for you guys!! Love love LOVE IT!

Cameron Ingalls said...

Woah.... HOLY SMOKES! soooo exciting! you guys are going be fantastic parents! can't wait to meet the little peanut!

meg said...

thank you everyone, I'm so happy you all share our happiness! I'm overwhelmed with emotion...the good kind ;-)

thebookbaglady said...

Congratulations!!!
Love, Gretchen

sufferingsummer said...

your baby and Indy may share a birthday...it's the perfect time to have a baby if you ask me;)
seriously happy over here. and...Marianne suggests we all do the cape look out camping trip next year...I like the thought of lots of hands sharing the load of rocking babies to sleep around the fire...

MaryBeth said...

Congratulations!!! So exciting...