Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mothers Day...for me?

The Corley's, Blakes and Larsons eating our Mothers day feast!
So I know we all celebrated Mothers day a few weeks ago...but as you all know I am behind once again. It was a really nice mothers day for all...especially because I got to be a part of it even though I am just a mommy-to-be!

Backtrack 3 months ago...

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.", "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.


Rachel said...

Yippeee! I can't wait to find out what you're having! You and Ben will be great parents. Love you!

or mom said...

Yippeee, me too!!! Can hardly wait for #15. LOL!!! Sometimes Ben just sucks the excitement out of the situation. Love your post. I'm still chuckling.

Rebecca said...

Ahhh! I'm SO EXCITED for you! Great post, men can be so ridiculous! You are going to be a great mom.

Megan said...

I'm sooooo happy for you! And I'm still laughing about that whole testing issue. I love the names you picked out. I hope you have an easy pregnancy like I did for my first.

the lambrights said...

i love it!! i'm glad that kid has you. you'll both be fantastic parents!
and if it is a girl, i like bella ann.

The Arizona Blake Family said...

Wow, I didn't think anyone but 14 year old girls bought those dollar store test...I wouldn't have believed it either. You'll make a great mom Christie, but Ben will need to do some research.


(I am signing my name so you don't think Valerie wrote this.)

The Packer 5 said...

Yay - I was wondering when you were going to make the big announcement! So excited!