I’m pregnant!

Friday the 7th of December, 2018 was like any other day. I had the day off to do some life admin and woke up early to get ready for the day. I knew it had been 10 days since I ovulated and because I was trying for a baby I thought “…why not? Let’s do a test!”.

I had bought pregnancy test strips from boots.ie at the same time that I bought the ovulation tests. Although we were trying for a baby, this was only the second month so I really didn’t think the test would be positive. I was also optimistically thinking “…well if it’s negative it could be because I’m testing before my period is due”. I dipped the test strip and went back to folding clothes. I forgot about it for a few minutes and then went back to check. I glanced quickly assuming it was negative but hoping it wasn’t. I only saw the control line. Just as I was about to throw in the bin, I glanced again and realised there was a very faint line next to the control line. It felt like my heart stopped. “Oh my God, oh my God!!!” I said, over and over again. My heart was pounding now and I didn’t know what to do next. I walked around my room in circles for a couple of minutes repeating, “… oh my god!! OH MY GOD!!!” and then I thought of my big sister, she knew I was trying, she had 3 kids, she’d know what to do. I called her, I was in floods of tears at that stage. “There’s a line, I did a pregnancy test and THERE’S A LINE!!”. She told me to calm down and go to the chemist (pharmacy) to get a First Response early pregnancy test and a Clearblue digital test.

I put my coat on over my pyjamas and for the first time in my adult life left the house in my pyjamas and ran a few doors down to the chemist. I picked up the tests and went to the counter. The lady serving me saw that I had been crying and assumed it was bad news. “Don’t worry love, it’ll be OK”, she said. I said “No! I’m happy, I was trying, I’m just so overwhelmed and afraid it was a false positive.” She looked so relieved, wished me luck and asked me to come back later and let her know how I got on, which was so sweet.

I went home and did the First Response test first. I had a Rachel from Friends moment while waiting the 3 minutes for the result. I was so nervous and when my alarm went off I was almost too scared to turn the test over. I realised just how much this meant to me. It was positive, definitely, I was so relieved and elated and cried some more. I followed it up with the digital Clearblue test just to be sure and sure enough the result came back “Pregnant 1-2”.

It was the happiest day of my life so far. I was so overwhelmed, scared, excited, happy, suprised, nervous… every emotion all at once. I couldn’t believe I knew this and my boyfriend didn’t. I went straight to planning how to tell him…

3 thoughts on “I’m pregnant!

  1. Congrats on pregnancy. Check out our blog for moms and moms to be and join our community and conversations. Would love to hear your thoughts and advice you can share with other ladies. Comment on some of our various topics we have up and under older posts ☺️

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