10/28/13

Remember When You Found Out You Were Pregnant?




Even though my mind was the first thing to go when I got pregnant, the one thing I will never forget is the moment when I found out I was pregnant. In fact, I remember the day, the weather, the people we hung out with... throwing the positive test into the bathtub... FTD screaming like a girl... Yeah, that was quite a day.

Picture it, Memorial Day weekend 2011...

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. FTD and I were on our way to a friend's BBQ, but had to stop at the store to pick up a few items first, including beer. Normally the thought of beers at a BBQ on a Sunday afternoon would bring a happy little tear to my eye, but on this particular day, it made me want to throw up. I looked over at FTD in the beer aisle and said, "I am going to go get a pregnancy test." Luckily, FTD was not holding any beer at the time, because the look on his face told me he would have dropped it.


We had a very quiet ride to the party, mostly because when he opened his mouth I would snap out, I don't want to talk about it! Once at the party, I carried on like nothing was up--you know, like being 100% positive I was pregnant. I tried my best to ignore it so I could get through the party, however, the mother of the hostess of the party would not stop staring at me, then my belly, then back at me.  She knew.  I knew she knew.  She knew, I knew. We both knew.  (Later she admitted it to me that, being the mother of three, the "pregnancy glow" gave me away.)

When we got home from the party, I ran to the bathroom, peed on the stick and then held my breath for three seconds, all it took for that line to show up.  I screamed, threw my hands up in surprise and shock, and in doing so, let go of the stick. It went flying into the air, while I went flying out to find FTD. I had the split second thought that I needed the test for proof, so ran back to the bathroom to retrieve it, just as he came around the corner.  I yelled, I AM PREGNANT!!  It took a second for the complete shock to wear off, but once he was done crapping his pants, we found the test in the bathtub. He let out a strange scream-gasp, then grabbed the Clearblue box and instructions and ran off.

WHATTHE?

I followed him into the living room and waited while he read the instructions. Finally, he said that to be 100% sure, I had to wait until morning to test again. I just stared, blinking. WHATTHE? 

He thought it was too good to be true, and that surely I did something wrong. So, instead of slapping sense into him, I took the test and the instructions, and called my sister.  She screamed too.

Long story short longer, the next morning the line showed up before I finished peeing on the stick.  I was super knocked up, no question about it.

Actual tests!
Forgive the quality, I took this photo with my phone to send to close family.


In 2011, Clearblue was able to tell me I was pregnant, twice, with one little line. Now in 2013, if I were to need their kind services again, the test would not only confirm my pregnancy, but even tell me how far along I am! Crazy right?  Check this out, the new Clearblue Weeks Estimator...







How cool is that? The test uses your HCG levels to estimate how far along you are.





The (FDA approved!) Clearblue Weeks Estimator is the only pregnancy test of its kind in the US. Clearblue is also the #1 recommend pregnancy test by OB/GYNs, and is over 99% accurate! For that reason... Don't get any big ideas, but... Should... When... If... Yeah, I am totally going to use this test!

If you think you may be pregs, I highly recommend you head right over to CVS.com for more information about the Clearblue Weeks Estimator, or a CVS in your area to pick up the Clearblue Weeks Estimator pregnancy test today!


Oh, and before you go, please tell me about the time you found out you were pregnant.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. In addition to being the founder of First Time Mom and Dad, April is an award-winning published writer. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

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