One year ago today after trying for what seemed a long time (4 months) I found out I was finally pregnant! I remember because it was Chris' work hallowing party. They throw one big party every year and we get to dress up and have so much fun. In past years we've been The Princess and The Pea, and Cleopatra & Anubis.
But last year it was different. I took a test that morning just to be sure it was safe to drink.. as we both assumed we were not pregnant that month since I had no symptoms at all. And sure enough the morning test was negative.. and of course I was bummed. So Chris was like.. oh well! we'll try again, and he kept rushing me so we could walk to the train together... but I just had a feeling so I went back to the bathroom and checked the test again just to make sure... still negative, BUT! I also noticed the test had expired! so I was like huh? do you think maybe it just didn't work because it's expired? Chris just said, you are crazy! just have fun at the party tonight and don't worry. I still had a feeling but there was no time to take another test so I just put one on my bag and left to go to work. While I was at work...I decided to test again just to be extra sure that it was ok to drink some at the halloween party. Well there I was in the bathroom at work! (which is noooot in any way inviting or private) staring at what seemed to be two faint lines!!! I could not believe my eyes!!! so I put the test back in my bag and get back to my desk. I just kept opening my bag and staring at it!! I was dead silent (something that's very weird of me) and obviously acting weird.. I was pacing around, opening and closing my bag.. my co-worker elise noticed, and she asked "are you ok? you are acting weird" hahah I said yeah yeah I'm ok. Let's go get dressed up for the party.
I had a special way I wanted to tell Chris, and it would have to be at home, which meant keeping my new secret from him for the entire day and night! I met him at the party after work and that party could not end soon enough! we were Little Red Riding-hood & The Wolf. You can see in this picture how giddy I was, at this point the only one knowing that we were in fact pregnant.
Chris kept asking me why I wasn't drinking and I said "just in case, you never know" he kept telling I was crazy, he said, you took the test and it was negative you are obviously not pregnant, so just have fun tonight. When we finally got home while Chris was in the bathroom I quickly put together "the gift" a little JCrew box with the positive test and the cutest little dress we had bought in Spain a few months back. (Let me just say Chris gave me suuuch a hard time when I bought that dress, he said I was out of my mind for buying not just baby clothes but specifically a dress for a baby girl!) I guess mama knows best huh??
When he came out of the bathroom I told him I had a gift for him, to which he responded: "JCrew? that store is so expensive Flora, I told you not to buy me things from there". I told him "it's a very special gift, you are gonna like it, I promise!" So he finally opened the box and he was silent for like a minute!!! he couldn't believe his eyes! :)
Now we have our precious doll that we could not love any more. What a difference a year makes. Needles to say Chris is going to the party solo tonight cause this mama has to feed her doll every 3 hours!