The Power of Words

August 12-15, 2012

We were in Sandusky, Ohio at Kalahari Resort and making jokes all week about me being pregnant. Nig kissed my stomach for the first time and talked to “the baby” that we assumed didn’t even exist yet. Something was different though…

August 19, 2012

I’m having a conversation with my mum about someone we knew that was pregnant and she randomly says to me “I don’t want you to think it’s the end of the world if you get pregnant now. I was 20 when I had you, does my life look ruined?”

I found the whole conversation really odd but didn’t think I was pregnant at the time so it was really inconsequential.

August 22, 2012

I had been feeling kind of different. I can’t exactly explain. I knew I had ovulated and I was sure we had missed the window for conception so I figured we were in the clear. A couple days prior Nig had asked me if I thought I was pregnant and I said no with half certainty but it did get me thinking.

I knew my period was due the next day and decided to take a pregnancy test I had laying around. I’ve taken a million in the past and was expecting this one to be more of the same. I took a digital one and usually they take a while to show a result. I swear within 30 seconds, I saw this:

I was so excited but really nervous. We had definitely planed to have a baby in the next few years but right now? It seemed a little fast. We’re trying to buy a house and get married. I honestly wasn’t sure what to do but the more I sat with it, the more excited I got. Then I started telling the people closest to me and the excitement was contagious. Who doesn’t love a new baby?

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