October 20, 2009

Finding Out & Telling My Hubs

Oh my goodness you guys, where has the last couple of weeks gone?! I have been buried with work....nearly working around the clock on a huge presentation/proposal that I just.got.out.of. Not only am I done - yeah! but the clients loved everything, so double yeah!! I feel so relieved and hope to get back to a somewhat normal schedule again. And by that, I mean keeping up with blogs! I have an all-time high of 1,279 unread blogs in my reader (probably higher by now) and as you know, haven't blogged in almost a week and a half...so sorry! But that's allll about to change. Thank you guys SO SO much for all the sweet comments and your excitement on our big news! And also for those of you who emailed to make sure I was okay since I hadn't posted in awhile. :) I have the best readers!! :)

So, here goes the rest of the story. Or I guess the story since I never told you the actual story, but just the ending? Nevermind...here's what happened. As you may recall from this post, I had planned on trying adoptive breastfeeding. In order to do that, you have to take some meds to induce lactation. For best success with actually getting a supply, it is recommended that you take birth control. Well, as I had not been on birth control in several years, I had made an appointment to go see my doctor and get started on the pill. My appointment was coming up, so I was filling out the necessary forms and I started to try to figure out when my last cycle was, and suddenly was like..."Woah...I'm late." Though my cycle is pretty much like clock work, I convinced myself it was probably just stress or something causing me to be late. So I let most of the day go by, and by 6 pm that evening I said to myself, "What the heck, I'll just go buy a test at Dollar Tree and that way it's not a total waste. Plus I could totally go for some of their apple bars right now." (Have you had those?! SO good!!)

So off I go to Dollar Tree. I've always heard their tests work. Since they were always negative for me, I assumed they didn't...but turns out they were actually right, so I guess they did work? {I ramble too much.} So I bought 2 pregnancy tests, 1 box of apple bars, 3 styrofoam balls for a project I saw on a blog awhile back, and a Diet Dr. Pepper (that was fun while that lasted). I drove back home and took the test like the rebel I am, nevermind the fact that it says to take it first thing in the morning. So I took it, and here is what I saw:

Do you see that faaaaint line in the test panel? Yeah, never had a *thing* there before. I thought my eyes were just seeing things, so I took a picture, and saw it in the picture, so decided we might be on to something here. I debated back and forth on if I should go buy the real deal. The emotions I was experiencing at that time were unreal. It was just weird...I don't really know how to describe it. So next thing I know, I'm driving to Wal-Mart and trying to call Patrick. I couldn't reach him, so thought I'd just go buy a real test so I'm not wondering.



In to Wal-Mart I go...and buy a box of the digital dummy proof tests and a cup. No, I'm not coordinated enough to pee on the stick for 5 seconds, so a cup was necessary. And I didn't want to wait to drive back home to take the test, so here I come ghetto-fab Wal-Mart bathroom. All I remember was holding my breath because it smelled SO bad in there I thought I was going to vomit. Then next thing you know, this popped up...(please note: this picture was not actually taken in the Wal-Mart bathroom, but the test was. :) )

So yeah, that's when the freaking out started. I couldn't believe. This can't be happening, right? But it was. So I quickly tried to think of a neat way to tell Patrick. When we first started trying to get pregnant, I had so many fun ideas stashed away. Somehow, those all vanished from my mind so I did the most unoriginal thing ever and wrapped up my pregnancy test. Fortunately I was still at Wal-Mart, so I went back and picked up a little gift bag and a greeting card. When I was checking out, the cashier noticed I had another Wal-Mart bag already so said, "I'm going to need to see your bag and receipt please." Umm...awkward. My eyes were darting so she probably thought I was stealing something. When she saw an open box of pregnancy tests she quickly said, "You're fine" and her right eye started twitching. Good thing I wasn't buying a "With Regrets" greeting card...that probably would've sent her over the edge.

So here is the little package all ready for Patrick. It sat waiting....and waiting...and waiting for him to get home. FINALLY he got home and was all surprised to have a gift. He read the card first but still had no clue. So he opened the bag and pulled out the pregnancy test and said...."Where'd you get this?! Who's is this?!" I said "It's mine!" and he was just speechless. For like ever. He just kept saying "wow" and "no way" over and over. Then he made me take the other one to prove it was really mine. :) Not really, but I did take the other one and it came up the same way, and we still couldn't believe it. After another test or 7, we took some time to pray together and thank God for this miracle, as well as ask for guidance on the adoption front. We knew our agency's policy, but there was still a lot to consider. (I will go into all that in the next post.) It was a wonderful time together that brought tears, both of joy and sadness, for various reasons. It is so incredibly humbling to receive a miracle from God...it means so much to so many, and we thank God for this incredible blessing.



Well, though I am done with the huge presentation, I still have several other work related things I have to take care of so I'm going to have to stop here today. I promise to be back tomorrow to continue the details though! Now I'm off to take care of a few things and catch up on some blog reading in between. Can't wait...I've missed you guys!! :)

42 comments:

  1. That is so exciting!! I have been wondering how you were so I'm glad to see an update! This is still SO exciting! Congrats to you again! Prayers are going up for a healthy mom, baby and pregnancy!

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  2. Wow - that is so exciting. God does bless us most when we are not looking for it.

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  3. SO AWESOME!!! Congrats again!! New here and love it!!! Prayers are going up for you and your little bun in the oven!!!

    Geez Louise

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  4. I loved every bit of that story and I could sense your excitement through the whole thing.

    It does crack me up that you took a test in the bathroom of a Walmart! :)

    This is such a blessing and I'm absolutely thrilled for you!!!!

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  5. Smiling the whole time I read this. You are funny! Love the Dollar Tree trip. What a bag you left with :o) And I've never heard of anyone taking the test at WalMart - you might be starting a new trend. Haha! I am still so happy for you guys and am excited to read all your updates over the next few months. Yay! Best pregnancy test story I've ever heard (and saw) ;o)

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  6. Oh sarah my heart is just so full for you guys! What a beautiful wonderful miracle!!!

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  7. How amazing! Congrats and I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

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  8. that is so sweet :) babies and pregnancy just make me smile!
    don't stress yourself out with work girly!! have a great week!! :)

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  9. WOW, so awesome!!! Congrats!

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  10. I'm SO glad you're back! What an awesome story! Wal-mart! I had to laugh...I would do the same thing! Wow! Can't wait for the rest of the story!

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  11. Oh my gosh, I was in the car reading this on my phone and laughing out loud. My husband thought it was something he said ; ) I cannot wait to hear more details! I am so excited for you guys!!!!!!!

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  12. How exciting...so SWEET! :)

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  13. I love it! Thanks for sharing this part of the story. You had me laughing one minute and tears in my eyes the next. Amazing news.

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  14. Oh my gosh! Where have I been? I am super thrilled for you. Multiple congrats to you and hubby and baby!!!!!

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  15. How exciting and I can't wait to hear more!

    I love your story about Dollar Tree (which I love). I needed a good laugh today!

    Glad to see your back in the blogging world. I hope you get caught up fast. Praying for you and your sweet baby!

    Lisa :)

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  16. Seriously, you cannot imagine how thrilled I am for you. Praise God, He still works miracles!!

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  17. That is such an amazing story, Sarah! So happy for you...congrats!! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Sarah - so happy for you! Get that work out of the way and relax...(good presentations always deserve a break!)

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  19. Thats so wonderful:) It sounds like you were as shocked as we were. Thats so neat that you had a neat way to tell your hubby I couldnt wait and just had to go tell him..haha!

    So glad to hear that things are going well for you two and what an incredible blessing from God!

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  20. So glad you're back and all is ok! Congrats again! It is truly an amazing journey!

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  21. Sarah I am so excited for you guys!! This is huge news!! God's timing is perfect and so is His plan!! Praise His name!!! YAY for you guys!!

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  22. Totally crying over here. It's so cool reading words from women just like you...because I KNOW what you must have been feeling.

    What an awesome, incredible, surprising, miraculous blessing!

    I'm sure you're still in shock! Can't wait to hear more :).

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  23. You left SOOOOO much out! Have you gone to the doctor? Did you hear the heartbeat? What does your doctor say? Did you tell your parents? I can't wait to hear more!

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  24. I am thrilled for you! Unbelievable wonderfulness.

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  25. What a blessing! Congratulations!!

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  26. I am just soooo excited you two! And, just wait...'cause it only gets better!!

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  27. So excited to hear your story - you totally had me laughing at taking the test at Wal-Mart...sounds like something I would do, I have no patience and would have to know right then!!! Can't wait to hear more and glad to see you back - I thought I had missed your posts I kept looking for them..haha!

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  28. Oh, I am was so excited to see your post this morning! How fabulous! Ghetto Wal-mart bathroom and all :) I am so happy for you! I can't wait to hear more! Thanks for updating!! Congrats ;)

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  29. The waiting and waiting for my Hubs to get home would've killed me! LOL

    Congrats! I love your story!

    Very excited for you and your DH and just in awe to see God work - truly amazing!

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  30. Such a wonderful story. I'm so happy for your little miracle. :)

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  31. I love this story!! I'm so happy for you guys!

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  32. I am so happy! Can't wait to keep hearing more from you!

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  33. Hi Sarah,

    I found your blog through another and have been reading for a little while now. I had to comment and say how excited and happy I am for you and your husband! I look forward to reading about your exciting days ahead!

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  34. GOD IS AWESOME!! I am so happy for you!

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  35. Congrats!!! This is so exciting! :)

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  36. What a SWEET story!! So happy for you guys :) How long had yall been trying?

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  37. I AM SOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!! WE CAN BE PREGNANT TOGETHER!!! I'M GOING ON 10 WEEKS......HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?

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  38. I love this story and so excited for you guys!! Congrats again!!

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  39. OH MY!!! I haven't been keeping up with all my blogs...and YOU'RE PREGNANT?!?! A MIRACLE!! I am so happy for you, Sarah! This post brought tears to my eyes. You are such a sweetheart and you are going to be an amazing mother! Congratulations!

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