My Baby Bump~Finding Out~

Welcome to the first post of our journey to our new life.

Shawn and I have been together for almost 5 years now, married for over 1. Shawn is my world. I honestly do not know where I would be if we hadn’t met.We are both so very different, but at the end of the day we always meet in the middle. We just work.

Speaking of being very different, babies have always been a topic in my life. Not that I didn’t want them, okay I may have said that a time or two, but honestly how can you really know. It is a completely unknown world. I don’t know how that is something you know or can plan for. I am a crazy busy person. I work 2 jobs and seriously work 24/7. My life is my work. When I’m not working I love to be with my friends and family. I love to pick up and go, travel, or do whatever I want whenever I want to. So the thought of a baby, well that is crazy. Shawn on the other hand has always wanted kids. He is a kid magnet. Any get together that has children around, that’s where you can find Shawn. And to say I am attracted to that would be an understatement. It is amazing to watch him glow and be so happy around them. He just loves kids.

So fast forward to October 9,2012. Something just wasn’t right. I was feeling a bit off. I was super tired and a bit nauseous and just felt completely off. I actually felt exactly the way I did when I had Mono this past year. Which is ironic because the doctors thought I was pregnant then. Shawn and I have taken tests before as we have “not not been trying for about a year and a half.” ¬†Little did we know, we were doing it wrong haha.

Anyway, back to October 9th. We had just got back from Medicine Hat where we celebrated Thanksgiving with my family. As I was feeling off, not even noticing the date and that I was about a week late, I asked Shawn to pick up a test.

Now being that I have taken tests before that have said NO, I was expecting that. And to be honest, the previous tests that I took, when they said NO I felt a bit sad. That had to be a sign right. So, Shawn is on his computer and I decide heck why not take it, I am sure it’s no.

So I take it.


WHAT?! Does that really say that??? And I swear it was the fastest response ever. So I stood in the bathroom crying and shaking and not having any idea what to do next.

So I panicked.

I am always pretty creative with ways I tell people things and always surprising people. But I never gave it any thought as to how I would tell Shawn if that stick ever said YES. And I now knew that there was no way I could keep it to myself for more than 5 minutes. So…

This was all I could come up with. So I grabbed my camera. Ran to the bathroom and as much as I was shaking I managed to take a picture of the test. I went up to Shawn and said

Hey, check out this picture, and showed him the back of my camera.


It may have not been a fabulous out there creative way to tell him but his face was awesome.

He hugged me as I bawled and vibrated for a very long time. He smiled… A LOT.

It was an amazing, and weird feeling. One that I still say you cannot plan for or know you are ready. But when it happens, this is your new world.

Stay tuned for our weekly journey from bump to baby



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