What a week it has been. I woke up Monday with a headache and sore throat. I felt congestion in my sinuses and was just sure I had a sinus infection. I decided to wait to go to the doctor to see if it got worse. Tuesday I woke up with dry mouth and it wasn’t any better. I knew if it didn’t clear up I needed to go to urgent care first thing Wednesday to get some antibiotics. Tuesday night James and I both got home from work late. It was Shrove Tuesday so I was busy partying at the Hayes Barton UMC pancake dinner, and James was assisting with his youth groups spaghetti fundraiser. When we arrived home I had completely forgot that our lights had flickered a lot that morning which wasn’t surprising because of the storm. Unfortunately the heat had been off since around 9am leaving it only 62 degrees in our little house. I called the power company and they said they would be out that evening to restore our heat. I tried to stay up with James because I know its lame, but we always go to bed at the same time. By 9pm I just couldn’t hold my eyes open any longer. I went to bed while he waited for the heat to come on.
On Wednesday I woke up, and sure enough my sinuses still felt terrible and I knew I needed to go in. I decided to go to minute clinic, because it was cheap and I knew I only needed antibiotics. The NP checked my glands. Nothing. She gave me a strep test. Nothing. She checked for a fever. Nothing. She told me it was probably viral and to just treat the symptoms with Tylenol. I told her that wasn’t a problem and I had some Alieve at home. She then said, “Is there any chance you could be pregnant, because if you are you can’t take Alieve.”
Now I have to back up. I had my IUD taken out in January, so yes, there was a chance I could be pregnant. Woah. I had heard stories of this happening, but if I were to be pregnant it was so early that I didn’t even think a test would be able to pick it up. She told me she could test me there, but it would be cheaper for me to grab a home pregnancy test and take it at home. Luckily the minute clinic was in the target so I grabbed a pregnancy test and nail polish and went home.
When I got home I peed on the stick and started to cook myself breakfast. I thought I was pregnant last month and was wrong, so surely this early I wasn’t going to be now. I honestly forgot the test was sitting on the bathroom counter until I went to go use the bathroom. Much to my surprise, this is what I saw:
I panicked. I wish I could say I had immediate excitement. I didn’t expect it to happen like this. I wanted James to be there when we found out. “Oh gosh, oh gosh, oh gosh” is all I could get out. I immediately called James. I felt so bad that he wasn’t there for this. When I told him we were pregnant he was calm, cool, and level headed. He told me to take a deep breath and stop pacing. He left work and came home for his lunch break. Times like these are why I married him.
When James got home I showed him the test. He smiled and kissed my forehead. I had planned to get to work at a normal time that day, but this was what I needed. We snuggled and he calmed me. I love that man.