One year ago yesterday I took a pregnancy test and saw two little pink lines. I really can’t believe it has been a year already. I am the type that is really in tune with my body. I can tell pretty quickly when something isn’t right.

 

Just ask Matt about the day we found I was being induced! 

I found out I was pregnant 5 days before I could speak to Matt, 11 days before I would see him in person, 9 days before moving to another state, and 4 days before I was leaving my job. Talk about panic mode! We have always prayed for God to give us a child when He saw was the right time. I completely trust His plan, but I know I said out loud, “I trust you, Lord, but I have absolutely no idea why you think right NOW is the perfect time for me to get pregnant!” I probably said something along those lines multiple times. As always, turns out His timing could not have been more perfect!

In the midst of my mind blowing news, I had to keep this huge secret to myself. There was no way I could tell anyone else I was expecting without telling Matt first. Thankfully, I was able to speak with my doctor 😉 I called her immediately saying I had a positive pregnancy test and I needed to be seen asap because I was moving out of state! She said typically they won’t see patients so soon, but because of my weird situation they helped me out. So off for labs I went. Those confirmed I was pregnant and we scheduled an ultrasound for a week later. The move date clock was ticking!

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I went in for the ultrasound incredibly nervous. I knew the blood work and pregnancy test had confirmed I was pregnant, but this was the real deal. I was actually go to be able to see our baby. WHAT?! I’m pretty sure I kept my eyes closed with my heart racing until my doctor found the baby and the heartbeat {cue tears!} The nurse quickly handed me a tissue. It was the most amazing sound I had ever heard. There was a baby in there! The doctor printed me the pictures of the ultrasound which later became part of the card when I told Matt we were having a baby.

Fast forward 11 days from the date of taking the test to finally being able to share the news! We were finally able to get about 5 minutes alone in our new apartment for me to tell him. Right after I told him he had to head back to the base because OCS graduation was the next day! Yep, I gave him huge news and we weren’t even able to talk about it until the next day. You quickly learn to make the most of the time you have together during trainings.
So began our crazy, beautiful ride of pregnancy and active duty life.