It’s been well over a year since I last wrote a blog post…ouch! Believe it or not, I tried to write a post multiple times since then, but for some reason I just couldn’t bring myself to post anything…until now. It’s coming up on a year since our big news…I became pregnant! So in honor of my one year anniversary of finding out we were going to have a little baby, I thought I would share our story with the world.
My husband and I back in February 2016 had just gotten back from a cruise vacation, which you can read about here if you haven’t already. Nothing of real interest happened after that, we got settled back into our routines and were just living our lives. Fast forward a few months and my husband and I were attending my company’s annual Indians baseball game in July. I remember feeling funny that day and even though I had been starving earlier I just couldn’t bring myself to eat my hamburger. It looked yummy, but gosh, I just couldn’t eat.
Oddly enough, someone from work asked me a couple days later if I was pregnant. I laughed and told her that if I looked pregnant it had been because I was bloated. I then went and sat back down at my desk and got to thinking…and thinking. After some more thinking I then pulled up my calendar and got to counting, and counting, and recounting the days from the previous month. I immediately called my sister when I got home so she could double check my counting capabilities. After she finished counting and calculating she then told me “Ummmm, Cami, you better go get a pregnancy test”.
Trying not to freak out the whole 10 minute drive to Fred Meyer I finally arrived (why Fred Meyer? Two words – “self checkout”). I then had to call my sister back because who knew there were so many pregnancy test options?!?! I went with the Clear Blue box that had 2 tests, you know, just in case the first one was wrong…or in case you accidentally drop it in the toilet or something.
I went home and of course I didn’t have to go to the bathroom regardless of all the water I drank. So I drank, and drank, and drank some more and FINALLY I was ready. The test said for best results wait until morning. Psh, wait until morning?! Yeah, right! It also said it could take up to one minute, so I took my time washing my hands, making sure I had the biggest suds I’d ever seen. I was afraid to look at the test too soon, but I accidentally took the tiniest peak just to see if it was done thinking…I immediately did a double take. That was no minute you guys, it was MAYBE 20 seconds and it already had a result. A very, very positive result.
Because of random symptoms and according to my calculation, I knew there was absolutely no point in taking the second test. I stared at my reflection with a complete look of shock and then starting laughing and freaking out. “Oh my gosh, I’m pregnant! I’m pregnant! Oh my gosh…I’m pregnant”.
I was dying because my husband, Mikey, was still sleeping (he works graveyard) and I had to figure out how I was going to tell him. Obviously this pregnancy hadn’t been super planned otherwise I probably would have had this figured out by now.
The day before just so happened to be my birthday and I had a couple gift bags still laying around so after doing some thinking, I emptied the smallest one I could find, put the test in, put all the tissue paper back in and set it on the dining room table. I finally went to wake him up and got out of the room quickly before I just blurted out the news.
After some time he slowly ambled into the kitchen where I was trying to act as casual as humanly possible and said “oh hey, I got you a little gift too”. He went to the bag, pulled out the tissue paper and I saw him freeze and said “wait, what?!” He turned to look at me with a complete look of shock on his face. “Are you serious?!”. I had the biggest smile on my face and was nodding my head furiously. We hugged, we laughed, we then stared at each other with dazed looks on our faces and took turns saying “oh my gosh, we’re going to have a baby”.
We then ate Posole for dinner, still occasionally blurting out “oh my gosh, we’re going to have a baby!”.
I had a healthy baby boy born on March 24, 2017. We are incredibly blessed. I will write out the labor/delivery story at some point. But for now, this will have to do.
More to come!