Midnight on our one year anniversary..."Hey Ben can I see you a moment in the bathroom", Ben responds "what, why the bathroom", Christie says "Really...can you just come here for a second". A few minutes later Ben mosies into the bathroom and there is a positive pregnancy test on the counter with a sign that says "Congrats, were having a baby, happy anniversary (or something like that)! Ben's response was classic..."Are you sure?", not a yay, or tears of joys, or I am so excited or anything like that, just certain doubt. Then I proceeded to tell him that I got the tests at the dollar store, so I will take another one just to be sure. And I did and it was positive and then he still said he did not trust the tests, cause they only cost a dollar.
The next day, since he did not really believe me I decided to go to the doctor for an official pregnancy test. But first I had to choose the doctor because we have new insurance. I then found out you kind of have to choose the hospital first, because the doctors only deliver at certain hospitals. It became a whole big ordeal, because my insurance only covered certain hospitals not the main one right near us. So then here I am pregnant with a husband that only kind of believes me and I am crying cause I feel like I have to make these stressful decisions on where to have our baby all by myself. I finally choose a doctor, called them, tried to make an appointment to get a test and they said, "did you take a test, because that is pretty much what we do", "we can schedule your first appointment for when you are 9 weeks."....me, "ok :(". Then I got in the car went to the store and bought a $10 dollar test so that Ben could have a little more assurance. Positive...then I give him the directions and he reads all the scientific stuff about how it determines your pregnant, then he gave me a big smile and said yep, your pregnant!
Moral of the story...
#1 The dollar store tests are just as good as the other ones if they are positive (and your husband believes you), if negative I would go buy the back up $$$.
#2 If your husband's brain is at all scientific or analytical, let him read the directions so he can understand how it all works.
Three tests later...he believes me :)
Baby Boston Charles or Bella Ann (jury is still out on this one, but I think it is a boy anyways) is due on Thanksgiving!
Ben was very sweet on Mothers day and gave me a basket of flowers and plants, even though I am not his mother (his words). We finally heard the heart beat today and he keeps patting my belly. He is going to be a great daddy... It was nice to get a preview when we got to babysit our niece Chloe. I hope our baby is an angel child just like her.