Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Happy News

I came home from a long day of teaching. My students just started their unit on human body systems, so we worked on a squid dissection. The smell of the squid really got to me, which was surprising, since I am usually never bothered by the scent of preservative.

I was really tired when I walked through my front door
and debated whether or not to walk on the treadmill or take a nap. I decided to spend a few minutes walking on the treadmill .... so I could indulge in a few scoops of ice cream (the best motivator ever).

I walked and walked, thinking about the homework I had to finish for my grad classes, and all the laundry I had to do before tomorrow, when suddenly I realized that my period wa
s 2 days late. Hmmmm.... I stopped walking, and drove to the grocery store to buy a pregnancy test. Michael was still at work when I got home and peed on the little stick. I walked away for a few minutes not really believing that I was pregnant. It seemed impossible, but sure enough...the little stick declared that I was indeed pregnant. I took two more just to be sure.I couldn't believe it. I was going to be a mother! I was so excited, and terrified, and happy all at the same moment, and couldn't wait for Michael to come home so I could tell him.

As soon as he walked through the door, I couldn't keep that stupid grin off my face.
Me: "Guess what!?"
Michael: "What?"
Me: "I'm pregnant!"

The initial shock lasted a few minutes for both of us, but once we kept repeating, "We are going to have a baby," over and over again, reality sank in. We are going to be parents to a beautiful little baby and I can't wait to meet him/her.

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