FACT: Whether you plan your pregnancy or not, nothing can prepare you for that first positive pregnancy test.
This was the day in 2008 that I found out I was pregnant with our first son, Oscar. It was my very first pregnancy and I had no idea what I was in for.
We were very fortunate that it didn’t take us long to conceive and incredibly thankful that I had a healthy pregnancy, but that positive test was shocking. And thrilling. And I wanted to do it again.
That first test changed our lives forever as the journey to parenthood began. Throughout my trying-to-conceive and pregnancy periods, I was a pregnancy test junkie. Our babies were planned, so I was paying very close attention to all of the details and would test as soon as the internet said it was possible to see a positive. Of course, even if I thought I saw a faint line, I would test a few more times just to be sure. The whole process was just so amazing!
Starting a family was the single-most life changing experience I’ve ever had. It seemed like I went from positive pregnancy test to bursting at the seams nearly overnight.
I know I would have loved using the Clearblue Weeks Estimator. The science behind a woman’s ability to get pregnant is incredible and I admit that I wanted to know every detail I could find when it was my turn to grow a human. Even now that we are done adding to our family, I still miss taking pregnancy tests a little bit.
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Before we knew it, our little Oscar was here and it was time to celebrate his first birthday, then his second and just this week, his sixth! What they say about time flying by is so true, especially when children are involved.
I clearly remember the day we got our positive pregnancy test. Jerry and I had both worked all day but we couldn’t stop wondering if this would be our month. We planned to wait until morning to test, but the truth is, we’ve never been known for our patience.
I decided to use one of the several tests I had purchased and give it a go. We spent some time in the backyard with our dog, Krusty, as we waited minute after minute. And then we knew. We stared at each other and laughed nervously.
Just like that, we were parents.
Read Oscar’s birth story here: How unnatural became natural
Our little Oscar is now six and with the addition of his now-3-year old brother, Calvin, our family is complete.
Looking back on our journey is one of my favorite things to do. While we don’t plan to have more babies, the memories of my pregnancies will stay with me forever.
Happy 6th Birthday, Oscar!
Are you a compulsive pregnancy-test-taker like me?
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