After a disappointing first try, I was hesitant to take that silly little 2 lines or 1 line pregnancy test again…and even more hesitant to believe the results when I did. (I can’t help it, I am an overachiever! I want to get it right on the first try!) So, after the second go at it, one day I randomly decided to take a test because I was convinced that I wasn’t pregnant yet again and I just wanted the confirmation (and a glass of wine!). As we walked into the room to look at the test together, I looked at the test and announced it was only one line. The sad little one line. But then I saw a faint little hint of something next to it…is that a second line? No, it could barely be seen it was so faint. I turned to Katrina and said, “Well…” She immediately grabbed the test and began shouting, “That is a line!!! That is definitely a second line! A line is a line, no matter how faint!” As the little bit of a pessimist in me began to disagree, she continued to shout, “That is a line!!!”
From day one and the first questionable test, Katrina, the ever-optimist, was convinced. She knew that I had the makings of a baby in my belly. But for me, it took a little longer. I just couldn’t get my hopes up until I knew for sure, so I put a ban on celebration until we got a full on, no doubt about it, positive test result. About a week and 5 tests later, we got the big fat PREGNANT test result. Holey Moley, this was real! Katrina asked, “Can we pleaseeee celebrate now?!”
Granted our celebration mostly consisted of us looking at each other and saying, “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god…”, I caved and let the celebration begin. I was finally a believer. And as our minds reeled with emotions and thoughts of how our life was about to drastically change, we were happy as can be. Good things were happening for us. Our lives were coming together and it finally felt like we were getting all those things we dreamed of and on our way to reaching all those goals we once set. I was a believer now and our lives suddenly felt richer than ever.
The day we ‘officially’ found out, we spent at the zoo with family…and boy that was one hard secret to keep when you are on a “Oh My God, We’re Pregnant- High’ So, we popped into a photobooth for a little secret celebration.