Early Christmas Blessing
Finally I can share the good news! David and I are expecting a precious baby in July 2018. Our close friends and family have known for a couple weeks now, but I wanted to wait until we had our first appointment and ultrasound picture to tell y’all about it.
Around the end of October, I had a gut feeling that I needed to take a home pregnancy test. I had a few laying around the house, so I unwrapped it and followed the directions. I set it on my bathroom sink and walked away for a few minutes. I didn’t want to see a negative result, so I cleaned our bedroom and made the bed. When I came back, my heart skipped a beat. The test result was positive.
Like any other woman, I couldn’t believe it. So I took three more tests. All of them came back positive. In my mind, I always told myself that I wouldn’t tell David until I had a doctor confirmation, but since the naval hospital didn’t do blood tests and only did their version of a home pregnancy test, I decided I was going to skip the hospital and tell him at our prearranged lunch date that afternoon.
Before I got to the USO on his base that we agreed to meet at, I went to the Express store and got some candy bars, a Starbucks expresso drink (because what Marine doesn’t live off some version of coffee), and wrapped the test in tissue paper at the bottom of the cow print box I found. I told him during our date that I had a present for him in the car, but he couldn’t open it in front of me. He was completely confused, but I enjoyed these few moments before he found out his surprise.
After we finished eating, we walked to our cars and said our goodbyes for the rest of the day. I gave him the cow print box and reminded him to open it later. We gave each other a kiss and went our separate ways. Shortly after I left the base, my FitBit notified me I had a text message from David.
“Thanks for the candy! I’ll eat this later.”
“You’re welcome. What else is in the box?”
A few minutes go by…
“Thanks for the drink! I’ll need this later.”
“You’re welcome. Did you find anything else in the box.”
If y’all know David, y’all know he refuses to talk on the phone. We started dating in March 2015 and we have spent maybe twenty minutes combined on the phone for any reason, excluding our FaceTime dates. My FitBit went off again for a phone call.
“Well congratulations on the baby, baby! I really don’t know what to say right now. I have meetings for the rest of the day and my brain isn’t working at all.”
I couldn’t be happier that he was just as excited as I was about having a baby. David and I are so thankful to God for the blessing He gave us and we cannot wait to give the sweet child all our love. I’ll post updates on my whole pregnancy for y’all to read as things go along!
God Bless ♡