I always thought I would find out I was pregnant and tell my husband in an adorable, Pinterest-worthy manner. In the months leading up to finding out we were pregnant, I took several tests when I thought I might have been, but they were always negative. For each of those tests, I strategically took them in the morning after Parker went to work so that if it did have the wonderful plus sign, I'd have all day to put something cute together for Parker. Yep, that's not how it happened.
The week before we found out, I took a test and it was negative. We had been "trying" (I seriously find that term so awkward, and I have no idea why) for several months, so the negative tests were frustrating but for some reason, I always thought it would take us a little longer to get pregnant. I thought it would take a while for my body to get with the program. I ended up flying home that weekend to surprise my sister at her graduation from nursing school and avoided the celebratory margarita just in case I took the previous test too early.
I flew back to Virginia and resumed life on Monday. It was a work day for me, and Parker was off that day, so he was busy working on the new coffee table he built. It was around noon that he started staining the coffee table inside the house, and instantly I noticed how strong those fumes were. Since I was still late, I decided to take another test. I knew that if I was pregnant, all this staining/painting business would need to take place outside. I took the test, set it on the bathroom counter, and went to go check a couple of emails. I returned to the bathroom about 45 seconds later, and there it was. Clear as day, staring right at me, was a positive test. I was pregnant!
I grabbed the test, tripped over the dog gate, and flashed it in Parker's face as I fought back tears. I've never been so shocked in all of my life. I was ecstatic but really just couldn't believe it. Parker's face instantly turned into a huge smile, and we sat down and just stared at that beautiful little pee stick together. We couldn't believe it. We were going to have a baby!
The rest of the day is a blur. We took a walk and talked about how far along we thought we were, when we thought this baby would be due, and just the overwhelming thought that we were going to be parents together. We found out we are pregnant with our first child on August 11, 2014, and it's a day we will remember forever!