Thursday, January 29, 2009

speaking of January 29th

It was two years ago today that we found out we were having Jackson. How fun is that? Ben and I were in the middle of moving and had decided not to get eachother individual anniversary gifts and just get something "big" together after the move. We hadn't really decided on what yet so I went to Target on my lunch break from the counseling center (I was still in Grad School at the time) to get him a card. Something in me told me to take a test, out of left field, so I got one while I was there. If you know me, I'm as impatient as it gets so I went into the Target bathroom and took it. Sure did. As I'm standing in the stall of a public restroom I see the test flash PREGNANT. I can't explain the feeling that came over me. It was that crazy hot flash, nausea, oh my gosh is this real, please say it's real feeling. I was on cloud nine. I couldn't wait to tell Ben only he was over 30 min away in training all day and wouldn't be home until 6:00. It just so happened that it was the day that I volunteered to co-teach an undergrad class that wouldn't be out until 6:30! I couldn't tell him over the phone so I just waited. I tried calling everyone and NOBODY answered their phones - it was insane! I didn't try my mom because she was just 20 minutes down the road and I wanted to tell her, my dad and brother all at the same time in person. I got back to school and took the other test in the twin pack, still pregnant and then went downstairs to the Health Center and had the nurses give me one of their tests. I remember the nurse coming back in the room and hugging me, telling me I was pregnant and to drink lots of fluids. :) Funny what you remember.

It seemed like an eternity to 6:30 and when I finally got home the first thing Ben said was "Let's go eat" I seriously had to talk him into opening cards first. He handed me mine and after I opened it I handed him a box with the test in it. I'll never forget the look on his face when he opened it. It was priceless. We were so, so excited. We went to dinner afterward and the waiter asked me if I wanted a glass of wine with my meal and I said "No, I'm pregnant" I'm pretty sure a simple no thank you would have been just fine. lol. We went to target afterward and got a pregnancy journal and "what to expect" - looking back we had the best time during our pregnancy...God is so good to us.

My little man will be 16 months old on Sunday. My how time flies and it's amazing how great that time has been.


Laura said...

Aww, I love it! Great story. I love that you were IN Target. That cracks me up. I'm so happy for you two. :)

Courtney said...

In Target when you took the test. OMG Bethany. Lol. I do understand that crazy hotflash, sweaty, sick feeling though.

Anonymous said...

holy smokes Bethany, I just about fell out of my chair when I saw you holding up pregnancy tests!!! i thought you were pregnant again.. jeez warn a girl first :) (not that that would be a bad thing!!)