Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Today was one of the happiest days of my life. After eight long months of trying to conceive, I am beyond excited to announce that we are pregnant!!! My blog won't be open to the public until we announce to everyone that we're pregnant, but I wanted to blog about the day we found out so I would have it documented without leaving out any details :)

It all started with Sunday, April 15th, 2012.  I had just returned home from a Bachelorette Party in Chicago and was still surprised that I had not started my cycle yet.  I didn't want to get my hopes up so I just told myself that if I don't start by Tuesday I will get a pregnancy test.

Just a side note, when we first started trying I would always have a pregnancy test on hand so I could test as soon as possible but that quickly got expensive. It would also seem to always let me down when I would only see "one line" instead of the "two lines".  After about the fourth month trying we told ourselves that we weren't going to use the OPK (Ovulation Predictor Kits) or go through endless amounts of pregnancy tests.  We were just going to let nature take it's course and try not to always think about it, which is easier said than done! We had talked about putting off trying because of my winter weddings, but each month we always decided that we wanted a baby so bad that we were going to just keep trying until we got those two pink lines!

Come Monday night, I still had not started my cycle, which was a little odd. I still didn't want to get my hopes up so I wouldn't let myself get too excited until I actually saw the words "pregnant" or saw those "two lines"!  I didn't say anything to David because I have always wanted to surprise him with the news. Back in September when we decided we would start trying I bought a customized onesie that said "My Daddy is a Dentist".  My plan was to put the onesie in a box and have him open it once I became pregnant and that would be the way he would find out :)

I could hardly sleep Monday night! All I could think about is  "Am I pregnant?" "Could this really be happening?!" After eight months of trying you subconsciously tell yourself that there is no way because you are so used to being disappointed each month.  I told myself that the sooner I feel asleep the sooner I could run to CVS as soon as David left for class. I tossed and turned all night thinking about if I was going to see those two pink lines.  I finally feel asleep and then woke up right when David got up and I just laid in bed acting tired so David wouldn't think anything was suspicious.  As soon as he gave me a kiss goodbye and headed to school I jumped out of bed and drove straight to CVS in my pajamas at 7:30 in the morning.  I decided to get the digital test so I could hopefully see the word "pregnant"!  I hurried home and quickly used the test.  I was shaking with anticipation.  I just stood there staring at the test stick which had a little hour glass on the display window.  I waited about a minute and all the sudden the hour glass turned into the most beautiful word...PREGNANT.  I immediately started crying and thanking God for this blessing. I told Louie and Lexi (our fur babies) that they were going to be a big bother and sister! I then ran into the spare bedroom where I had been secretly hiding the onesie! I had been waiting for this day for so long. I got a small gift box and taped the pregnancy test that read "pregnant" to the bottom of the gift box and then neatly folded the onesie on top.  Now I just had to wait for the daddy-to-be to come home!  I will be secretly filming his reaction so make sure to check out the video that will follow ;)

The Onesie :)

Celebration dinner that weekend :)

Orchid from my hubby!

Pregnancy Announcement Video!
Once finding out the exciting news that I was pregnant, I decided to hide a camera to videotape my husband's reaction! We then secretly filmed telling our family and close friends :)

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