As I sit here cutting out 36 cupcake toppers for Hannah's first birthday party, I started thinking about how we found out we were expecting. I can't stop laughing and I thought I would share our story (Warning, this is probably long and not as funny to anyone else but Mike and I)
So, after three years of dating Mike and I got married September 19, 2009. And now that I look back, I totally jinxed myself. No I did not break any ribbion at any of my bridal showers. I was super careful. I think my "NO CHILDREN" allowed at my wedding reception totally jinxed me. As most of you may know, I was not a fan of children. Sure there were a hand full of kids that I could stand to be around, but when it came to random kids..NO THANKS. They were loud, whinning and most likely had boogers in their noses.
Mike and I had finally settled down from our wedding high and after a week or two of vegging out I took it upon myself to start back working out and being healthy. Well, that was my goal. I only made it to the vitamin aisle at Walgreens and purchased myself a bottle of "Women's One a Day's". I would take the vitamin in the morning and I may have made it for a run maybe once or twice a week. (baby steps) This went on for a few weeks and I just felt "Nausi" (yes, I know that's not a word but I have always used it)in the mornings and I thought it was due to the vitamins. They have always made me a little nausi in the past. I thought nothing of it.
This went on for a few weeks, and by this time it was Thanksgiving and we were at Mike's mom's house and I thought "I don't care if I paid 24.99 for these vitamins I'm not taking them anymore" So I didn't.
So, Black Friday came and as most of you know, Black friday is like another holiday for my mom and I. We get up BRIGHT and EARLY and stand in line just to get a sale. We LOVE IT! I look forward to this every year.
So I get up at 3am with mom and off we go to Old Navy. The sales were just outstanding. We cleaned house. Next stop Wal-Mart. We get into Wal-Mart and this is a feeling I will never forget. OH MY WORD, the air was so thick and smelt of old gym socks. I lasted all of five minutes. I couldn't stand people touching me, people fighting over carts..it was insanity. I looked at my mom and said "I have got to get out of here" and off I went.
I headed back to my parents house and went straight to bed. A few hours later I laid in bed and thought..hmm...could I be... there is no way...But I knew I had plans later that night to booze it up with some girlfriends and I thought it would be nice to enjoy my Vodka & Tonic with a clear mind.
I threw some clothes on and thought I could sneak off to Walgreens to get a pregnancy test without anyone noticing. WRONG, my mom is never one to miss out on a shopping trip, even if it is just to Walgreens. I thought oh great.
Off we go, mom and I to walgreens. I run in way before my mom and buy the pregnancy test without her looking and shove it into my oversized purse(not sure why, I was married and definately over the age of 16, but I just wasnt' ready for anyone to know what I was doing)
I find my mom and she is clipping coupons in Walgreens and trying to figure how many dial soap bars she can get with each coupon. I mean really, mom was totally lolly gagging around..
3 original dial and 3 ocean breeze dail soap bars later we get to the car and head home.
We pull up to the house and my BFF, Marcia is there chatting it up with my dad in the kitchen, I BEE lined it to the upstairs bathroom. I take the test and I swear that line showed up HOT PINK in seconds...I dig down in my phone to call Mike (who is at Neil's watching football) here is how the conversation went:
ME: Hey Babe
ME: I love you
Mike: I love you too...in that "what do you want I'm watching football voice"
ME: I'm pregnant
Mike: Congradulations (I mean didn't even skip a beat)
ME: Um congradulations to you too...??
Mike has never been a man of many words, and as you can tell he doesn't write cards for Hallmark, but, I mean really.. who says congradulations?
We had to put on our happy face and finish out or weekend with friends and family without spilling the beans.
I managed to keep my lips locked until we hit the road to come back to Arkansas and boy when I say I talked all 6 hours, I did! AND..I had to keep my lips sealed until after we went to the doctor. With this being the first grandbaby on my side, I wanted to share the news face to face. Keeping our pregnancy a secret was the HARDEST thing I have ever done. And probably the only secret I have ever kept.
This was our first ultrasound. You can see our little peanut.
We waited and shared the news at Christmas with our family.
Amber was pretty excited. I gave her a letter that said "Dear TEE-TEE, Please help my mommy. Love Baby Lassen"
I gave my grandma a coffe mug that read "This grandma has been promoted to Great" She didn't get it...
Needless to say, the entire family was more than excited about the news. Hannah has totally changed our life. She is truly one of the greatest blessings to all of us.