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.