Thursday, August 4, 2011

How I Told David

Shortly after returning from my trip to NY I realized that I should have gotten AF (aunt flow for all you not down with the lingo). Sorry if this is all TMI, just scroll down for pic.  I went the next day after work to buy a test. I didn't tell anyone I was going to get one because I really didn't feel like I was pregnant. I mean I guess I kind of did or I wouldn't have purchased the test. I had been taking my bbt (basil body temperature) for a few months just trying to see how regular my cycle was.  Here is what a chart looks like. If you are interested in doing this, definitely use fertilityfriend.com.
The red solid line indicates ovulation. Take note that normally people ovulate around day 14 plus or minus a few days, I was later. The dotted line indicates days that I didn't test while in NY. I came back on 14 DPO (Days post ovulation). Normally AF comes for me between 12-14 DPO. So when my temperature was still high on day 15 that's when I took a test. If you get AF your temps go way down again and the cycle starts on day 1 again.
I read the pregnancy kit box and realized that I didn't have to wait till the morning (I thought it was best with fresh morning pee), but technology is awesome and it can be any time. I went and got a plastic bowl to pee in because I wasn't sure I could create a constant flow for 3-5 seconds as the box instructed and I didn't want to chance missing (again, sorry for the TMI, I did throw the bowl away). I dunked the test in and walked away for the 3 minutes it said to wait. I came back and saw the bright red control line and then a not as bright pink line. It wasn't very bright, but it wasn't pale. I start freaking out and saying oh my gosh. I'm pretty sure my hands were shaking and I picked up the phone to call David. I was going to try to surprise him as he was coming home the next night, but I couldn't wait. I told him I had to tell him something and he immediately thought something was wrong. I informed him that nothing was wrong, but I think I might be pregnant. He was in disbelief and said to go down stairs, have dinner, drink a lot of water and we'll meet back in a few hours. So that's what we did, I called David on facetime (thanks Iphones) and set the phone down and peed directly on the stick this time. I was about to do the walk away for 3 minute routine, but then I noticed as I was setting it down that the lines already appeared! David immediately said, "yep, you're definitely pregnant." I took a picture of our reactions on the phone and you're going to love Davids face.

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5 comments:

Jen S said...

Haha David's face is hilarious! Look how excited you are :)

annahita said...

aaaaaaah! so exciting. love that you captured it with a picture! gotta love facetime.

the girl in the red shoes said...

So adorable!!! I'm thrilled for you guys!

Chris said...

haha...I love that he told you to go downstairs, have a bite to eat and call back later and David's face is great, kinda like a cross between 'are you serious?!' and 'omg' :p

Marla said...

haha that's great! Love the look on David's face...priceless! :)

 
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