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Week 4
~ Two Lines!!!

Pregnancy TestWell, today I got the shock of my life. Actually, I don't know why I say shocking. It wasn't as if we weren't "trying". I guess its because its been almost two years and lots of negative pregnancy tests.

So, here is how it all went down. I was due for my period on Thurs 1/10. It didn't show, but I wasn't at all thinking, "oh, I think I'm pregnant finally". Actually, sometimes it won't show until the next morning, so I really thought nothing of it. Of course, in the back of my mind I am hoping that means something good is coming. So, like I have done so many months before, I told myself if it wasn't here the following morning, I'd pee on a cheapie dollar store test and when it showed the negative I'd be able to quit obsessing over it and just wait for my period to come. And since I keep a supply of HPTs in my house (like any true pee-on-a-stick addict does) I figured wasting one dollar store test would be okay.

When I woke Friday am, I went potty, collected my urine in a cup (that way if aunt flow was there when I wiped, I didn't have to waste the test at all. I could just dump the pee and move on--that's a true addict ladies!). Then I did my test and set it aside while I brushed my teeth. I am a bit superstitious perhaps, but I usually make a point not to look at the tests until at least the 3 minutes are up. For some reason though, I decided to glance over at it just to see if anything was happening. I thought I might see a second line, but wasn't sure. Honestly, I thought my eyes were probably just playing tricks on me. A few seconds later I glanced again and sure enough, I was sure I saw something. Now I am shaking like a leaf. I finished up brushing my teeth and by now the time limit is up and indeed I had a second PINK line!!! Now, I am shaking so badly, I can hardly hold onto the darn test. So, of course, since this was a cheapie test I felt the need to pee on a bit more reliable test. (Thank goodness I hadn't dumped that cup of pee yet!) I pulled out an Equate and dipped it and set it down. It was a +/- test and I couldn't help but watch as the dye moved over the test. The plus sign appeared before the control line did!! Now, I am officially freaking out!

This all took place at about 5:30 am while I was getting ready for work. My husband was just getting up to get ready himself, but I decided not to tell him just yet. I had dreamed about a way to tell him that would be fun. Therefore, I waited until he got home from work that night and I gave him a "late" Christmas present. I had wrapped the two tests up in a jewelry box and told him that this present arrived late and I just got it and that I didn't want to wait until next year to give it to him. After it took him what seemed like forever to change his clothes and open it, he finally did and just stared into the box. I am already crying waiting for his response. Finally he just looked at me and said, "we're pregnant"???? Then he followed with, "we didn't even really try this month"! Ha, maybe you didn't buddy!!!

On a side note, something kind of neat happened with this. I found out on January 11, 2002 that I was pregnant with our twins. I found out with this pregnancy on January 11, 2008. Exactly six years later. Hmmmm . . . wonder if it will be one or two babies this time. I don't care which, as long as it's a viable pregnancy. I'm just praying this little bean sticks.

So, next week, I'll call my OB to get the ball rolling and see what I need to do.

Wow! I think I'm still in shock!!!

~ Laura

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