Friday, January 4, 2013

The Day that Changed Our Lives

Last night, I was lying in in bed thinking. Right now, I am still in bed thinking.
And I am sitting here thinking that I wish I would have been better at documenting my pregnancy. I am worried that when we have more kids, all my pregnancies are just going to be a big fat blur, so I am going to write little snippets randomly in the next few weeks of what I remember.

First up is the most important: The Day that Changed Our Lives 

Since probably the first month we got married, I had been ready to start a family. McKay was always very good with me about it, but a little more hesitant than I was. We would go to church on Sundays and it was just torture- all the cute babies and cute moms- and I would whine to McKay all the time. One Sunday he told me that if I could count ten pregnant ladies, we could have a baby. I think once I got to eight. But really soon, starting a family became real and something that felt right. So we we put that plan into action (no pun intended.)

This was mid-October. And a really funny side-story is that year, for Halloween, I was a pregnant lady! I was a pregnant housewife and McKay was the milkman (get it?) 


The funny thing is that as we were getting into the car, I said to McKay I love being pregnant!
little did I know...

I WAS! Just a couple weeks.

November 18th, 2010 was a really cold morning. I parked my car that morning in the Hart parking lot at school. I remember walking across the parking lot, being really really careful not to trip on the ice. I just felt like I needed to be careful. And I felt like I might be carrying something really really important. I remember I put my hands on my belly as I was walking- and it felt a little silly, but right. 
That day when I was still at school, I called my mom and asked her which pregnancy test to buy and then I rushed to Walgreens and grabbed an EPT. I didn't know whether to tell McKay before I took the test, or surprise him if we got positive results. I couldn't wait to tell him, so I told him. 
Then we were waiting in our family room of our little apartment...waiting for me to pee. I am a bad water drinker. Like, I go days without drinking straight water. But this day, I was chugging it. And I was so nervous that I wouldn't be able to pee enough. So I drank a ton to make sure that there would be sufficient amounts of...you know. When I finally felt like I had to go, I went into the bathroom and took the test. And this part I wish I had written down- but I think I am remembering this right- I set the test down and I think almost immediately we saw the +. And then I didn't know what to say, so I just screamed "McKay!" I remember wondering How do I even tell him?! What do I say?!! So I just screamed his name. And then we hugged and screamed and laughed and hugged and hugged and hugged. And then we knew our lives were changed forever.

41 comments:

  1. this is so cute, i love that he said you could start a family if you could count 10 pregnant ladies. i would totally to start a family right now, but my hubs is a little more hestitant than i am...i feel like most of our friend's husbands were on board from day 1, so it makes me feel a little better than your husband was a smidge hesitant too! :) (we've only been married 9 months...but still!)

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  2. Oh my gosh! That is so sweet!! Your blog makes me so baby hungry!!! Hahaha! I love the costume, too; uber clever!

    SaraM
    http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

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  3. CHILLS...i have chills. That is so sweet, and i have little tears in my eyes and my nose stings...basically i'm at that emotional time of hte month haha.
    :)
    Seriously, this was beautiful, and i definitely encourage you to kepe writing these things down so you don't forget htem, plus your children will LOVE to read this one day.

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  4. What a cute story!! I love that you were dressed up as a pregnant lady without even knowing you were yet!! :) So sweet

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  5. Awe I love this. How special!!! I can't wait for this day. So awesome.

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  6. This is so wonderful!!! :) I am ready to have this too.

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  7. i love this! it reminds me of when i found out i was pregnant..i was also very anxious like you! :)

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  8. That is so ironic that you dressed up like a pregnant lady!! Aww that's so awesome how you found out!! So real...I love that you share real stories from your life and your emotions behind it. It's a treat to read!

    Ergo - Blog

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  9. Love reading your blog...it always make me feel so much better about the idea of pregnancy and being a mom in the far off future - something I am wholly unprepared for at this point in my life. Thanks for always putting it all out there :)

    -Tiffany
    http://stylesidebar.blogspot.com/

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  10. You're freaking precious! I, too, swoon at ALL the babies and pregnant woman at Church. It is like a married-but-not-pregnant-woman's dreamland. And Chris is always like, "Is that how you are going to hold our baby during Church?" And he will point to a mom loving on her baby. I want that!!! Then, after an hour of Church/baby watching, we get in the car and I ask Chris if he is ready to start and family and he replies, "Oh! NO!" What a tease :) Hahah! As much as I am dyinggg to be a mom...there are a few things that need to happen before we commit to a little Tuck...but I sure can't wait!!!

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  11. I love this precious story. It makes me want to write down ours! Sometimes I'm bad a documenting things like this too.

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  12. love your costumes! too funny. how crazy that your body was already giving you that instinct to becareful. so sweet!

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  13. This LITERALLY made me smile ear to ear, I mean, I can just hear you! That is SO so so precious, Ali!!! Your Halloween costumes are precious! I seriously love everything about this post!

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  14. So cute!! How ironic that you were a pregnant lady for Halloween but didn't know that you were pregnant yet!

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  15. What a sweet story! I am so excited to experience that one day! Happy weekend girlie!! xoxo

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  16. That's such a sweet story Ali! Have a great weekend!

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  17. Ahh! Sooo sweet!! What a fantastic story. Love it!

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  18. Hi Ali, I loved this heartwarming story, its so sweet...You make the excitement of pregnancy sound so wonderful which i am sure it is! Its so cute that you picked it as your costume too. Thanks for your super kind comment, you are the best!

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  19. this is cute beyond words <3

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  20. so glad you are documenting your pregnancy stories! also, I just went to your etsy shop for the first time, and your headbands are GORGEOUS. I am going to pray that next time around (whenever that may be) I have a girl so she can wear your headbands. ;)
    floral&fudge

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  21. great blog ! Would you like to follow each other ?

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  22. I love reading stories of when people found out they were pregnant. I'll never forget those moments. Loved that you "just knew". That's how I was too!

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  23. I had to laugh when you said you kept chugging water, those pregnancy tests are like a disaster! I would always just wee in a cup and then put the strip in that, I could never even imagine trying to wee on that little strip! Makes me laugh because I have a girlfriend that actually had her husband hold the strip while she wee'd on it... funny. Ahhh the days of pregnancy. And you will never forget, I have 5 children, I remember all of my pregnancies as if they were yesterday. Children grow fast, enjoy every single moment. All of them!

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  24. Awwww! I love this post! We have just started trying this month, I hope we get there as quick as you guys did! xxxx

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  25. ahhhh i can't wait till we have the day that will change our lives forever !!!! :)

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  26. awe I love this.
    I think it's great that you are documenting your pregnancies.

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  27. What a sweet story! I love how you knew even before you took the test!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  28. I love this post, especially the part about counting pregnant ladies - and that Halloween costume is amazing!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  29. This is the sweetest and how CRAZY that you dressed up as a pregnant lady and you REALLY were!!!! Talk about being meant to be!!!!

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  30. Such a big day! :)

    P.S. Best Halloween costumes EVER! Although, technically, you didn't need a costume since you were already pregnant. ;)

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  31. Haha I love how you dressed up pregnant and then became pregnant! Such a fun story :)

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  32. you just made me cry. those moments flooding back to me as if it were yesterday.. I knew i was pregnant even before the test told me. In fact I took the test thrice and it kept giving me mixed results but I knew I was pregnant.. the doctor just confirmed it

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  33. What a great story. Made me smile:) Thank-you for sharing and CUTE costumes!

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  34. Hi Ali..Thanks for your comment today :)

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  35. omg i LOVE this. i got teary! what a joy!!!!! and i LOVE that you were a pregnant housewife and that mckay was a milkman. you guys are way too cute :)

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  36. LOVE the costume idea and thanks for sharing this story! I haven't been reading your blog forever so it's nice to get a little update on background info :) I can't imagine that feeling it must be the best best thing ever!

    perfectly priya

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  37. what a sweet post!:) loved the pregnancy story! so cute and I hope its like that for me when I am. new follower! thanks~ nora

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