What Did You Do When You Found Out You Were Pregnant?
I was hanging out at my house one day, and started feeling odd. It’s hard to define the feeling, but there was certainly something different. So I headed out to the drugstore and bought a pregnancy test.
I got home, peed on the stick, and was startled to see it turning pink. My dog had followed me into the bathroom, so she was the first to know. I’m pregnant! I told her. She responded in her doggy way, which was asking to go out. We went to the park, I wandered around after the dog in a daze while she chased sticks and ran around, then went home. Only then did it dawn on me that I should probably tell my husband. I blame being in shock.
I drove out to his office, and told him in the parking lot. He did a combination of disbelief, and excitement. I had to pee on two more sticks when he got home from work that evening before he finally believed it.
By that time, my shock had worn off and I was feeling quietly calm, serene, excitement and anticipation about having a baby. It was a good feeling that I was blessed to have kept all through my pregnancy.
I called my mom and dad, and my grandma. The original plan was to wait until the end of the first trimester before we told friends, but since I had morning sickness from hell, my pregnancy was obvious to anyone who spent any time with me, so everyone knew almost as soon as we did.
What did you do when you found out you were pregnant? How did you feel? And who were the first people you told?