Monday, February 22, 2010

How it all began!

I was 19, almost 20 when I moved out into a pretty little three bedroom/two bathroom bachelorette blueberry!(I call it that because the house was blue on the outside!) Not too shabby for a 19 year old by herself, huh? I'm spoiled and you already know that!

I had been out on my own for a few weeks when I got really super sick. I was hospitalized for a week. I had some sort of bacteria in my stomach that had caused a really nice ulcer in my stomach. Blech! It was bad and it hurt like nobody's business! When I was released from the hospital I was taking 16 pills a day...obviously that zapped my birth control! I distinctly remember just before leaving the hospital my nurse was talking to me and she kept saying, "Now don't forget your birth control is not going to work!" yea yea yea. I know! Well, about a month went by...and no period. I thought maybe my system was just all out of whack from everything else that had been going on. I didn't even tell Josh. Instead, I talked it over with my BFF Jamie and decided to take a pregnancy test just in case. She came over that night when she got off work and I took a test. It was immediately positive. CRAP! And, of course I had only bought one. So we ran to the store and bought TWO more. Yep, they were positive too! I think Jamie and I just stared at each other for a while and then it hit me! So, I called Josh who was at work and told him I needed him to come over ASAP and that it was an emergency! He was there in like 30 seconds....Jamie left once he got there so that I could tell him and we could talk.

We just sat there. We were both so scared! We didn't know what to do...we knew we eventually wanted to get married but now? That was not the plan! We decided we would wait until I went to the doctor before we told anyone...meanwhile we tried to figure out if we should just live together and get married later or get married now.

I went to the doctor for my six week appointment where everything was confirmed and my due date was 10/30/02. My head was spinning, Josh's head was spinning. I was PREGNANT and we couldn't believe it!

A few weeks went by and we were still trying to wrap our heads around things. I finally got up the courage to tell my mom. I drove straight to her house, walked inside, sat down on the bed and said, "I'm pregnant." That was so hard! We look back now and laugh about all of this because it wasn't near as big of a deal as we thought at the time. Mom did the same as we did and stared at me for what seemed like forever.

A couple of days later Josh moved in with me. We still weren't sure if we were going to get married or not. Finally one day it all came to a head and we decided to bite the bullet and I'm so glad we did!

On May 18, 2002 I married the love of my life and I am so thankful things happened the way they did!

To be continued.....



Allison said...

You left out the part about your adorable little sister walking in after you told Mom...and your adorable little sister saying, "What's wrong with yall? Are you pregnant or something?" :o)

April said...

Ha! I forgot about that part! :)