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Did I ever tell y’all how I found out I was pregnant with this baby?
With Libbie, we tried for months. I knew I was exactly 14 days past ovulation and I got up and peed on the stick right away on a Sunday morning. It was a bright pink, two lined, resounding YES.
With David, I wasn’t really expecting to be pregnant.
We had only sort-of-been-trying for three months. I had been temping that month, but only because the previous cycle I thought I might have miscarried. I never had a positive test, but my period came on day 28 … and with a history of PCOS, that has NEVER happened to me. I also stopped temping while we were away for Easter, so I really had no idea what was going on with my cycle.
And then one night in April, I took a test, just so I could know for my peace of mind that I wasn’t preggo. I didn’t want to worry about having miscarried again. There were no high-quality First Response tests this time around–I had one Target test in the medicine cabinet.
And it was negative.
At least, I thought it was. I realized I had never seen a pregnancy test that showed the result like this one did. There was only one line in the box, and then another line in a second box, which I assumed was the control box.
No plus sign. No two lines in one box. I started to throw it away. And then, on a whim, I picked up the cardboard box the test came in.
Oh, Target. Why must you be so confusing and unlike all other tests?
I was pregnant.
I wasn’t even sure I believed it until I took a second test in the morning. I went in to my husband and said, “If I am reading this thing right, we’re going to have another baby.” I think he was slightly shell-shocked.
That’s been over five months ago. Hard to believe now! Every day I feel like I’ve gained 20 pounds and surely my belly cannot get any bigger.
And it all started with me almost throwing that test in the trash can.
While I tried to get pregnant and into my first trimester, I was a part of the Right from the Start study from Vanderbilt. If you are trying to get pregnant and live in a metro area of Tennessee, you’re eligible to participate! I got a $5 gift card for each week I filled out (very short) daily surveys, a very early ultrasound, and $10 for answering a phone interview. I don’t get any referral credit or anything, but if you do fit the qualifications and could use some extra Target cash, I say go for it! I had a very good experience with them. And it was nice to see that little beating heart when I was only 6 weeks pregnant.