Thursday, May 7, 2009

Story Behind the 3 Tests

Many people have asked, "Why is the world would you take 3 pregnancy tests?" Well, here is the story behind it all.

After finding out that Suzannah was pregnant, I went by her house to see how she was feeling. She was telling me about her symptoms and it sounded like how I was feeling. Josh and I had been trying for a while (8 months all together) and decided that this month I would not take a test until May 1st. Once I talked with Zan, I couldn't wait until then. That night I woke up around 2 A.M. I decided to take a test. I watch as the line appeared in the test window, but not the "pregnant" window, so I threw it in the trash and went back to bed.

The next morning, I got up and decided to look at the test again. Note: I had taken many tests prior this one and always checked it later to "make sure". All the tests prior still showed negative. Well when I checked this one it said positive. I read the directions again and it said "wait 3 minutes before reading results". I probably waited 10 seconds max before throwing it in the garbage when I took it at 2 A.M. Then I read "don't read after 10 minutes". Knowing I couldn't trust this test because I didn't follow the directions properly, I took the second one. This is where I made the decision to use the digital test. I had been wanting to use it for when I "knew" I was pregnant so I could see the actual word "Pregnant". Goofy I know. This test was the only one I had left. I took it and waited. The results were it....PREGNANT! I was thinking, "No way!" I looked at it again and began crying. I was so excited and couldn't believe it. I ran and woke up Josh to show him. He smiled and hugged me. I told him about the test I took in the early morning and told him that I was going to go by CVS to buy one more to make sure. I bought the test and took it at school. This time I watched as both lines appeared. I was ecstatic because I knew it was true. We had tried for so long and now it finally happened. We couldn't be any happier knowing that we are going to have a precious baby around Christmas. Please pray for that this child that I carry in my belly will be safe until delivery and that we would be parents that God wants us to be. Many more updates to come. :) This is my first picture at 6 weeks and 5 days.

10 comments:

The Panke's said...

You are silly! I know how it feels to try for what you think is FOREVER to get pregnant. We tried for about 8 months too before we got it right. It was so hard to see many friends get pregnant without trying, but when I found out I was so much more appreciative to finally have the baby I longed for. Congrats again you're going to be a great mommy!:)

GirlB300 said...

Too funny! I did the same thing with Dallon's test! Anyway, it didn't show up, even after the alloted time but later I took it out of the garbage and the line was there, ever so faintly but there!

Will be praying for you guys and Baby M. Love you

TheVanzants said...

This sweet story brought tears to my eyes. I know all too well of how it feels to *finally* see a positive test - it's a hard feeling to describe, isn't it? Congratulations - will be praying for that sweet baby you're carrying.

Kasey said...

I don't know I think Hayley is WAY more excited than anybody! She has asked EVERY DAY for two weeks now!!!!!

Kerri said...

So sweet...great story to tell your child one day:-)

Abbi said...

aw...i cried reading this!! it's soooo sweet!
congrats! i'm really happy for you guys!!

Kristy Starling said...

That is exciting Kristen. Congratulations!

Hollie said...

congrats kristen! i'm so happy for ya'll. we'll be praying for you and your little miracle!

Brittany said...

Congrats!! I bet your excited :) (i was wondering why you werent playing softball..)

Kari said...

Congratulations!!! I always took more than one test :)