Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two lines

Like I have said before, every now and then, I will post stories of my past.. funny stories, sad stories.. stories that make me who I am today. I'll also post things to answer questions I'm asked by friends. So, here's one..

The other day, I was asked these questions:

* Was my pregnancy with Leala planned?
* What was my reaction?
* How did I tell Kevin?
* What was his reaction?

My answers:

Oh yes, it was planned! Kevin had been stationed in Japan for 3 years, while I had to stay in Texas. We wanted a baby so bad, but didn't want me to have to do it all on my own. We knew that Kevin would be done with Japan in March of 2007 and then we would be going to South Carolina together.

So, in December we tried (when he came home for Christmas), and then again we tried in March, April and May. Well, May 11th, it happened! At about the time I should have been starting, Kevin was gone on a 10 day DET (detachment on the boat). I found out the day before he came home, but waited to tell him in person. When I saw those two lines, I freaked out (in a good way). I took another test to make sure.. it said positive too. I went to the Food Lion right off base and got another one. It said "pregnant". I kept whispering to myself, "We really did it.. We finally did it." Then I screamed out loud. I couldn't believe it. I jumped up and down, and took a picture of the tests. I couldn't wait to tell Kevin, but I wanted to tell him in person; so I had to wait.

The next day, I got ready, trying to look as best as I possibly could. I drove the few miles to the base and waited in the hangar for him. The plane got in early, so I didn't have to wait long at all. Kevin was the first one out. He ran to me, with his seabag, cranial, and backpack. We did our smooches and hugs and went to the car. He was eager to get home, but I had a present for him, and couldn't wait to give it to him. So there we stood, at the trunk of our car. He looked in the blue gift bag, and pulled out a glass paperweight that spelled the word "Dad". He looked at me with the eyes of a child in a candy store. All he kept saying was, "Oh my God, are you serious? Oh my God, are you serious?" He hugged me so tight I couldn't breathe.

These memories are so fresh in my mind, it feels like they were yesterday... then again, it seems as if it has been forever since I have not been pregnant or breastfeeding.. haha..

*By the way, how do you like the new look of the site? I'm still working on it. :)*


Tiffany said...

Okie so I just cried a river! I love this story and I can't imagine the feeling.. of surprising him.. I just.. wow.. what a blessing! BEAUTIFUL STORY! You're super blessed! Tiffany-Lucky In Love Creations

Jennifer said...

You are such a dork. . nobody wants to see your nasty pee sticks!!

lol j/k you know I love you!!

tegdirb92 said...

love the story!! oh the memories come's been fourteen years since my first was born :) But seems like just yesterday.

Shauna said...

I love the story! You have inspired me to share stories like that of my own, I expecially love sharing my NCB stories and so they might just be first :)
I love the new layout! You'll have to teach me how to change it up, I have no clue, and mine is pretty bland! LOL

Ms Crazy Princess said...

LOL, Geek. ;)

Yes, love is wonderful, always. As are memories.

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Shoebee said...

Tears welling in my eyes.

He And Me + 3 said...

What a cool story! I remember like it was yesterday when I got pregnant for my first one. Nothing like that feeling of seeing the 2 lines or the positive mark. Unexplainable joy!
Thanks for sharing. Cute idea for the paper weight too.