Two Pink Lines



People have always told me that you don’t realize how much you want something until you say it outloud. Until it’s no longer a thought, but spoken — not just to yourself, but to another person.

It’s real. No longer bottled up, no longer able to take back or undo. It’s how I felt when I told the Mister I wanted to go back to grad school, that I had a great idea for a vacation or wanted to live in Eurpoe for a year (don’t worry, moms, we came to reality on that one). It’s also the way I felt when the Mister and I first decided to have kids.

For those of you who have had your own kids, you know that as soon as you decide you want kids, you can’t wait another moment. Each day that goes by feels like eternity. You try to distract yourself, make the weeks go by quickly, knowing that all you’re waiting for is the end of your “cycle.” That word disgusts me and I promise I’ll never use it again.

Then, the big day.

The Mister and I promised ourselves that we wouldn’t get caught up in the drama of it all. And I promised I wouldn’t turn into a psycho wife. Easier said than done — although I don’t think I ever fully lost it (at least that’s what I tell myself).

After just a few short long, never-ending months, it happened.

Now, if someone told me just a few years ago that my world would change forever after peeing on a stick, I’d look at them like they had told my Santa wasn’t real (he is!).

How little did I know…

As I watched the TWO pink lines emerge, I looked at the Mister and thought, “holy crap.”

Yea, I might leave that part out when I tell this story to our son/daughter.

Holy crap. Holy crap as in:

So yes, I’m pregnant. Bring on the pickles.

p.s. due in February

78 Responses to “Two Pink Lines”

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! I can’t wait to learn more about your journey as a mom – and to hear about your little one as she or he grows! :-) I am so happy for you and your mister!

  2. Heidi says:

    awww! Congrats to both of you!!!!!!

  3. I don’t comment that often but I had to come out of lurk-dom to say congrats to you and your husband!!! How exciting! :)

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  6. Allie says:

    OMG! I totally somehow MISSED this post in my reader, and didn’t know until I saw what the Mister posted today. CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so excited and happy for you, and your baby bump is so cute!

  7. jassy says:

    congrats!!! you’re going to be a great mom i bet! :)

  8. kristin says:

    YAH!!!! Congrats this is so exciting :)

  9. BethT says:

    I felt the exact same way when a) I decided I wanted to be pregnant, and b) it actually happened. I’m due in October…enjoy EVERY MINUTE! I absolutely love being pregnant, even the bad parts.

  10. Tyler says:

    YAY!!! Congratulations! What a cute story :)

  11. I totally missed this post! Congrats to you. I don’t have any children, but have seen the joy children have brought into my sister’s life.

  12. I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so excited for you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Lee says:


  14. OH wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!!! I am so happy for you! The days will fly by……until you get to the point I am now and the days slog by slowly and I really want to have this baby now!

  15. Shawnee says:

    Wow! Congratulations. :D

  16. Penny says:

    YAY!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!! I have 2 boys. My youngest is turning one year old this month. You are in for a awesome ride. :-)

  17. Yipee skipee! :) I’m so excited for you and the Mister! Can’t wait to watch you go through this exciting time – and hear all about it, of course! Indulge all of those cravings, girly! CONGRATS!

  18. Tina says:

    I totally cried because that is almost exactly how I reacted the second time. The first time… Surprise 5 months after I Do came the two pink lines but he is the most precious 10 year old boy now.

    Congrats to you and the mister!!!

  19. I’ve been away for much of August and am now just catching up on my blogger friends’ lives. I am so so very excited to hear your news! Congratulations! I just did a newborn photo shoot for one of my friends last week and am really in the baby spirit. I couldn’t be more happy for you and the Mister!

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