On December 8th Jemma and I made a little trek to Target. We were shopping for stocking stuffers and since Dollar Tree is next door I planned to pick up a few pregnancy tests, because, well, they are only $1 there and I don’t feel guilty taking them willy nilly when they are only $1.
I didn’t think I was pregnant so the test wasn’t an urgent purchase. I just wanted to have some on hand since I’d had a quasi-period at the end of October – 13 months postpartum.
Come to find out, Dollar Tree was out of tests. WHAT?!?!? Since when does the Dollar Tree not stay stocked up on pregnancy tests? Don’t they know that budget-friendly mamas need a few every once in awhile?
Fast forward to December 13th and we were at Trader Joe’s which also has a Dollar Tree next door. See, it’s a sign that I get my pregnancy tests at Dollar Tree because they are seriously next door to everything I frequent. Luckily, there were 3 tests left at this Dollar Tree – 3 was enough for me! I bought them all. $3 well spent.
Wednesday morning, the 14th, I decided to take a test. Here’s why …
- Last sign of a cycle was October 28th
- Nips have been super sore while pumping (because silly Jemma never started nursing again after her strike and I figured I might as well pump as long as I was producing milk)
- I had that sneaky feeling and just wanted to be sure, so much so that I had asked to skip getting x-rays at my dentist appointment on the previous Monday
I fully expected it to be negative. Postpartum periods are a fickle thing and not usually regular or a solid indicator of much. I’d been pumping for almost 2 months and who’s nips wouldn’t be sore after that?
|Yep! 2 lines mean there is a baby on their way!|
She giggled and snuggled her head into my shoulder. We said a prayer for our little baby growing inside of me – for safety, health, and for them to feel our love and joy over their impending arrival. My Christmas wish that I thought wouldn’t be, came true. We’re expecting a baby in Summer 2012!