One year ago today, Ben was fishing and I was cleaning up around our house. I was changing our sheets and all of a sudden felt very dizzy and nauseated and had to lay down...I chalked it up to a stomach bug or something at first.
Then I started calculating my days and decided I should take a test. I knew it would be negative, but just wanted to be on the safe side.
Well...I was wrong. I watched one line cross the little window on the test followed by a pale pale pale pink second line. I figured there was something wrong with the test and took another. Again that faint second line appeared. My heart was racing! I thought maybe I was seeing things and planned to ask Ben what he thought when he came home.
He fished FOREVER! Ha! It was the longest wait of my life (you know, other than the 9 months we waited to meet Coop.)!
When he finally came home I met him at the door and told him to sit down. I brought the tests out and he agreed it looked like a second line. It was late, so we decided to wait until after church the next day to go and get a digital test and get our answer.
Needless to say, I didn't sleep a wink. We hadn't been trying and had said we were going to wait 5 years to start a family. It had been only 8 months since we were married, BUT it was like once I even thought I MIGHT possibly be pregnant, I wanted nothing more than for that test to be positive the next day. Isn't it funny how your perspective changes?
The next day, we somehow made it through church and went straight to the store afterwards for the digital test. We ran home and took it. Ben sat it on the edge of the tub and covered it with his hand for 3 minutes. When he pulled his hand away, there it was...
We were shocked and overjoyed! We just kind of stared at each other with our mouths open. Then I did what I always do when I'm nervous and excited and I started laughing uncontrollably (just like I did when he proposed.)
From then it was a whirlwind of preparing for our Little Man for the next 9 months. He arrived on October 2nd and changed our lives forever!
Isn't God's timing incredible? I couldn't imagine our life without him now. I couldn't imagine not being Cooper's Mommy.
...and to think we wanted to wait until 2017 to get started? What a boring 5 years that would've been!