Today I want to tell you the story of how I found out about the Little Pom Pom and how I told Will. December 15th, 2015 was the day that our reality changed. We were not trying, we were trying to be the last hold outs in our friend group to join the parent club.
On December 11th our PRECIOUS niece Annabelle was born. Holding her that evening was one of the happiest faces I have seen on Will in our 5 years together. In the car on the way home that evening Will started asking all kinds questions and worrying that we weren’t prepared for having a kid. My response was “Its ok. We don’t need to stress about it right now. We have no reason to. We don’t have a kid and we aren’t pregnant.” Oh hindsight…
On December 14th, my good friend Joelle and I hosted a Christmas Cookie Swap for all of our girlfriends. Afterwards she and I were talking and catching up, and she asked me about kids. I told her we weren’t trying to jump on that train yet, but it would happen when God wanted it to. I shared with her that I felt as if God had been softening my stubborn heart in that department. She confirmed that by saying she had been watching the change happen in my heart as it was evidenced by the difference in my willingness to be affectionate toward her own children.
The next morning (December 15th) I took a pregnancy test, not because I was late (not abnormal), but because I have always wanted to be able to tell my family in person whenever that time comes. We were leaving for Kansas on the 18th, and on the off chance that we were pregnant I wanted to be able to tell them.
Much to my surprise, the test was positive! And for the first time in my life, my brain was TOTALLY BLANK.
To be sure that this was not a fluke, I took a second test at work later that morning, and it was only faintly positive. Now I am really not sure what’s going on! I made a doctor’s appointment that afternoon. When the doctor walked in the room she said “Well, you are definitely pregnant!”
So now to tell Will.
After the doctor’s office, I went to round up what I needed for telling Will. I was late getting home, so before coming inside I changed into my gym clothes so Will wouldn’t ask me where I had been! Lol!
Will had a really nice Christmas date planned for us that evening (perfect timing!). We were getting dressed up, going to the Cheesecake Factory, driving around to look at Christmas lights and deliver Christmas cards, and coming home to wrap presents and watch Star Wars IV. So I decided to tell him with a gift at the end of the night.
When we got home from our date Will went to get some boxes for wrapping the presents in. In the meantime, I took the clean Home Depot apron his store manager gave me that afternoon, wrote “DAD August 2016” on the apron, filled the box with pom poms and the positive pregnancy test, and wrapped it.
Later in the evening when I finally convinced him to open the present his face was the happiest I have ever seen! He pulled me into his lap and could say nothing but “SERIOUSLY?!” for the next few minutes. To this day I think he glows more than I do.
Sorry for the length of this post, but I never want to forget a moment of this adventure! Especially the joy and love of finding out and how I told Will.
Soon I will post about telling our family and friends too. Thank you for treasuring and celebrating this child with us!