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fireflies11's picture
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Anyone care to reminisce?

I saw this on another board and thought it was neat! Anyone want to share their story of when/how you found out you were pregnant with your blessing(s) now that were are near the end?

I know this is on some of your stickies...but I thought it may be fun anyway!

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I can start!

We found out March 25th. After DS was born we went through a lot as a family! Job loss, severe illness (DH), financial issues...ect. Once we got to a place we felt we were ready for another we TTC for 1-year w/nothing. I was diagnosed with PCOS Sad We accepted that we would likely only have one and I had to go back on the pill because the lack of cycles made me miserable! Fast forward to January 2011. DH & I decided we really did want to try for another and we went on Clomid. After 1-month on Clomid I had to quit because the side affects were HORRIBLE! I decided to try charting, which is really hard with PCOS.

Anyways, on day 32 of my cycle I woke up early and decided to test, even though my cycles are 35-55 days long! I POS and after 3-4 minutes I threw it away because it was negative. Seconds later, I swear I heard a voice say to me, "check it again." I pulled it out of the trash and there was a VERY faint line ( I really had to squint). I ran upstairs and woke up DH to make sure I wasn't hallucinating! It was so amazing seeing that positive test after soooo many negatives over the years!

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How funny this thread pops up just as I posted our question of the day for today, which is very similar to this!! Oh well, more posting towards the crowns lol!

I found out on April 4th that I was pregnant. I was supposed to get my period on March 26th. I was in a little bit of denial, so I waited until I was well over 1 week late to take a test. This was certainly not planned, and even more than that, I knew DH would totally freak out about another baby. Well, I went by Walmart on the way home from dropping the boys off at school, and took the test when I got home. That pink line popped up right away, and I started crying like a little girl (and not happy tears). We've just been having a hard time financially these past two years, and the thought of feeding and caring another child scared me to death. I went downstairs and stayed down there for a while by myself (DH was still asleep). When he came down he could tell that I had been crying, and he asked what was wrong. He had no idea that I was late, as I hadn't mentioned it in case AF showed up! I told him, and he was upset... more taken aback, but quickly reminded me that everything would be fine and it would work out. It took some getting used to, but after a few months I finally came around and am now so happy that I'm being blessed with another son. I can't wait to meet him!

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ooops! sorry, I didn't see you QOTD post! Sorry 2

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We found out on March 30. I had taken a cycle off of charting - well, I wasn't temping, but still taking note of all the other signs. I figured we hadn't really timed things too well so we were out for another month. I put it out of my head and waited for AF. Well, by the 30th I figured I might actually be late. I was driving home from work that evening and I was just praying that I might finally see a BFP. I got inside, and did the test. I waited the five minutes in the bathroom - washing my hands, fixing my hair that sort of thing lol...just wouldn't let myself look until five minutes were up. When the timer on my phone went off I looked to the test and there were two lines plain as day - the test line practically darker than the control! I screamed and grabbed it and looked at it, and then I just sort of collapsed a little and I was crying, just saying "I'm going to have a baby....I'm going to have a baby!!!" and I was very thankful considering my prayers when I was driving home, haha!

Then I rushed out to the store to buy a cute pack of baby socks, wrapped them up nicely, and when DH got home from work later that night, I played it off like I had gotten him an early birthday present Blum 3 he had NO IDEA and his reaction was priceless Smile

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We found out at the beginning of March. We had been trying to conceive since August. (It was the same way with DS) I have very long cycles 50 days and only ovulate about 7 times a year. I had really gotten to that point of if it happens great if not I just have to let it go. I had been feeling really sickly and that is not normal for me. I took a pregnancy test and it came back inconclusive but I just felt like I was pregnant. The next morning I took another one and sure enough it was positive. We were happy.

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"fireflies11" wrote:

ooops! sorry, I didn't see you QOTD post! Sorry 2

No worries Amy! Like I said, more places for us to post my dear (note the Big Bad Wolf voice lol!)!!

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I'll skip the ttc part since I just wrote it on the other one, lol. But basically I had bought a ton of OPKs a few months before getting pg and they came with 5 HPTs. The morning I tested and got my bfp I had no IDEA in could possibly be pg, just thought some symptoms I had the days before were odd. On a whim I tested because we were leaving for vacation the next day and wanted to know for sure I needed to pack some pads/tampons. When that second line popped up I just did this :eek: for like....ever. I freaked out, I was shaking, and I kept thinking NO WAY, NO WAY, NO WAY. I took a pic of the test and text it to my BFF at 4 am, lol. She had a newborn so it figured she may be up...and she was. We text back and forth for a few hours as the shock wore off a little and it sunk in more.

Then it was time to tell dh and I had no idea how. He always said for me not to tell him so he wouldn't stress out, lol. It was Good Friday and ds had an Easter basket to take on vacation with us. So I filled it with 3 eggs, 2 with candy and 1 with a note that said IM PREGNANT. I took ds to the bedroom where dh was sleeping and woke him up to see what ds got in his eggs. Ds opened up the note one first and I said "oh that's for daddy". Jus was so tired he couldn't read it so I told him to open his eyes and look at it. He was in shock and kept saying "are you serious? Nuh uh, for real, are you sure.....". Lol. We both just laid there and looked at each other like HOLY CRAP, how did this happen?!?! Lol

I was so relieved though because he was happy. He wasn't ready to get pg again but he would dtd when I O'd since we both knew it "wasn't possible for me to get pg". LOL, guess we have to learn to be more careful.

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I found out on April 6. My period was due in a couple more days but I had been so sure my period was coming that I wore a tampon in the pool that day and the two previous days. My only other "symptom" was insane burping, especially while swimming. I had a dentist appointment with x-rays the next day so I just figured it would be responsible to buy a test even though there was no reason to suspect it could be positive. I thought the left side of the little digital screen was broken because it didn't say NOT, it just had the part on the right: PREGNANT. It took me a minute. Then I drove to my boyfriend's house and got pulled over on the way for cutting off a cop on the 10. So I figured I should just start bawling and tell the truth. So the cop was the first person I told. (It worked, FYI.)

The whole double-pregnant thing didn't come to light until June and that was just as much of a shocker. In retrospect, the test days before my period did say PREGNANT immediately and I really thought I was just being a weakling with my non-stop barfing starting week 6.

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"triplespiral" wrote:

Then I drove to my boyfriend's house and got pulled over on the way for cutting off a cop on the 10. So I figured I should just start bawling and tell the truth. So the cop was the first person I told. (It worked, FYI.)

LOL!!!!!! What a great story!! Biggrin