Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3....


This is where I tell you what a spaz I am. Not that you'll be surprised.

It was the end of February and I was telling B that I was late and I wanted to take a pregnancy test. He smiled kindly and reminded me that I'm not exactly regular so not to get myself all worked up. So we decided that if I hadn't started by Sunday we would go get a test.

On Friday after work I just so happened to be at Target walking by the pregnancy tests. It's funny how things happen like that. Why not pick one up?

I looked at the different tests and literally laughed out loud at the fact that Clear Blue Easy had a digital test. Apparently some people can't read the regular test. I mean, who can't read a regular test? Who are these women?


So I went home and ran up the stairs clutching my little box. I actually read the directions, as if I didn't know how it worked. I counted to 5 as I peed on the stick. Then I sat it on the counter and stood there just staring at it. In the first 30 seconds I was disappointed that the second line didn't pop up. I had to leave the bathroom. So I stood in the living room and stared at the clock.

When I came back in I saw it. That second line! I couldn't believe it! I clapped, I stared, I giggled. I walked out of the bathroom and stood in the hallway. I rubbed my face (it's an anxious habit) and then went back in to stare at the test. I'm not sure how long I wandered around the apartment with a million thoughts racing thru my head.

This is when I started to lose all common sense. The more I stared, the more I realized that one line was darker than the other. Yes, the pamphlet siad that might happen but logic was not a part of this thought process. Clearly it shows I'm pregnant. Right? Right. But, you know, I might as well take the other test. Since I have it...


Um, what the heck? Is this one lighter than the one before?!


It is!! I'm getting less pregnant by the second!

This my friends, is the beginning. I mean, we all see 2 lines. We do. But I kept leaving the bathroom and coming back in, expecting those second lines to have disappeared. I just needed someone to confirm that I was pregnant. I wanted to take a picture and text someone.

But B was at work and he had to be the first to know. So what did I do?


Well I got back in that car and drove back to Target and picked up one of those new fangled digital majiggers. Why? Because I'm that girl. That girl that can't read a pregnancy test.

I mean, I knew I was pregnant but I just wanted to see that word pop up. Pregnant.


I shouldn't mention how after the 3rd and final pregnancy test I went back to Target. But I did, for the 3rd time. I went shopping for some baby stuff. I bought a cute little blanket and tucked that test into the ribbon on top, stacked it on some colorful baby toys (all food themed of course), added a Dr. Seuss book and stuck it in a gift bag.

I had B open it when he got home. His response was, "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh" and it continued like that sporadically for the next few days. Of course, I cried the whole time he opened the present. I wish you could have seen his face.

We are ecstatic. We're pregnant!


  1. See, I totally missed the previous post. Congratulations! I can't describe what it'll be like being a new parent. I'm still trying to figure it out! Hoping for a smooth ride into motherhood for you.

    Weather Moose

  2. You sat it on the counter? With pee on it? eeeuuwww...

    But really, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Waaaay to go!!!!!

    Take it easy-
    2 Thinks

  3. oh girl, I just love this! I cannot be happier right now for you!! I did that too, I took one at night and one in the AM ya know just in case!! I kept the test til after my son was born, is that groose? Ha!! congrats again! wo hoo!

  4. That is so funny! I have done that same exact thing with every single pregnancy. I buy them in bulk now off the internet! Ha!
    ☺ Celeste

  5. Okay. I'm that girl that misused and misread the regular test and then one week later had to buy the digital one. I know, you're probably not surprised at all.:) How exciting!!! How far along are you? -Holly

  6. Hehehe "getting less pregnant by the second" ...you are so funny :) So happy for you and Mr. B!

  7. :-) You make me smile! I am so happy for both of you!

  8. Soooo excited that I had to get over my computer illiteracy! Keep doing exciting things like this and I will finally learn to cut and paste =0 Congrats to both of you =) XOXO Kim

  9. Oh my word. You are me.

    When I thought I was, I took both tests in the box to be sure, and they were. So then I went to the doctor's office the next morning to confirm, and they said I wasn't. THE DOCTOR said I wasn't. SO after a week of chaotic hormones taking over my body I took two more and WAS. I went to a pregnancy center to make sure and I was.

    And about 7 months later, I had JJ.

  10. DAWN!! Dont you worry, I was THAT girl too and couldn't believe my eyes and had to get the "pregnancy test for Dummies" version that clearly said, "Pregnant" or "not pregnant". Giddy feeling,isn't it, especially when you weren't truly expecting it (but always hoping!)So, so great!! CONGRATS!! XO, Gina, Scott and Jake Miller

  11. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!! I've missed a few days of blogging catch up and I can't believe I missed THIS NEWS!!!!!

    I am LOVING this so much! You are both going to be lovely, wonderful parents. I'm praying for safety for you and your little baby. I'll pray for yours when I pray for mine!!

    When are you due? Hope you're not too pukey and exhausted. xxx

  12. Congratulations!!!
    I am so excited for you. And so quickly. I was that girl too. Married for 4 months and then pregnant. She's 16 and my best friend.

  13. What a great story!! When I took the test, I had seen so many negatives that I thought I had the test upside down in my hand. I flipped it over just as the second line was appearing. I am sure I had a most confused look on my face. The ohmygosh doesn't go away until after the baby is born. Again, so excited for you!!

  14. Dawn,

    Oh my I couldn't be more happier for you than if you were sitting here right beside me! Then again, I'd be hugging you and laughing with you and then asking so when are you ready to begin shopping?

    Congratulations on this wonderful and blessed news!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  15. I love the way you told B! And I love the way you just randomly happened to be walking past the pregnancy tests...amazing how that happens. :P

  16. Oh my goodness! I'm so so happy for you - congratulations!

  17. I can just picture all this! (That girl? eh?!!) So happy for you both!!

  18. You can never be too sure so three tests...makes sense to me!!!

    I would have to see it right before my eyes to in big bold letters...PREGNANT!!!

    So excited for you both.

  19. Men? Any comments? Positive ones only please:)

  20. That's just wonderful! Many congratulations to you and B, and I'm very happy for you. There's a lot of good stuff ahead of you. I'll come over here every day and dish out irritating advice on how to bring up children.

  21. Oh my goodness. Congratulations, how exciting. I took two tests this last time to be sure, and had the same issues with the line being fainter! Hah! Hope you are feeling good and getting lots of catnaps. Looking forward to seeing you tummy grow!

  22. I know this is your deal...but I'M CLAPPING!

  23. I can't remember how I cam across your blog, but I love reading it (yes, I've totally been a blog stalker...), and I just had to stop and say, congratulations! Sooo exciting! And this story was too funny!

  24. You are so funny! I love that you are THAT girl:)

  25. You silly girl!

    But that was SO sweet, that last trip you made to Target for B's gift! :) I am so happy for you two!

  26. I'm so happy for you both! Congrats and God Bless and give you an uneventful and enjoyable pregnancy. I loved every second of being pregs and hope you do too. (OK, the last two weeks weren't wonderful what with seven pounds of baby sitting on my bladder but the rest was joyful and wonderful and amazing)


  27. I did the same thing with my first pregnancy. I think I took 3 home pregnancy tests and then went my PCP and took one there at the lab. I did the digital one with my 2nd pregnancy after I had taken the test with two lines. I thought the same thing, "wait the 2nd line is too light".
    Congrats again doll!

  28. This story. This moment. Oh, nothing less than perfect. So? Your baby's middle name will be Target, yes?

  29. Congratulations!!! (sorry, I've been busy doing a fundraiser cookbook and just catching up on the news, so happy for you!!)

  30. I love this! I think it's so cool when you can pull off a great way to tell someone big news. I have daydreamed about how I will tell Match when we are pregnant. What a sweet gift!

  31. Yay~ You are just too funny! But you know what? I was one of those women who couldn't read that darn pregnancy test either. At least your second line came out all dark and all. My second line was so faint that you have to tilt to see a faint pink line at an angle. And that pregnancy was not planned either so you can imagine the thoughts going through my head. A lot of wth is this?? Clear blue....always clear blue =)

  32. I'm so excited for y'all too! After watching your gorgeous wedding plans unfold I can't wait to see what you do with a nursery. I bet it'll be so blog worthy.

    Can't wait.

  33. I wish I could have seen BOTH your faces!! Dandy, you're PREGNANT!!! You're gonna have a beautiful little baby in...what...November? December? Awwww. A winter baby! So snuggly!

  34. Congratulations!!! How very exciting for you both!

  35. I am crying right now:) So sweet and I am SO happy for you. I have a friend who had breast cancer and she always wanted another child but it was not to be, so I know how much this means to you.

  36. Congratulations! That is so exciting!! :)

  37. I have goosebumps! I'm sooo excited for you. I saw that you're having a boy. That's fantastic. Boys belong to their Mama's. I know I have twin boys and while they love Dad..it's me they go to first. My daughter on the other hand she's a daddy's girl all day everyday!


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