I’ve been a mother now for 4 months, but I can still remember the day I found out we were pregnant with an in home pregnancy test like it was yesterday. In 1977, e.p.t® invented the at-home pregnancy test and changed the way women find out they’re pregnant. Now approximately 8 out of 10 report first learning they are pregnant from an in home pregnancy test, and nearly half say they took the test immediately after buying it.
I was asked by e.p.t® to share my #momentoftruth which actually happened almost exactly one year ago, on the day after Thanksgiving 2015.
We had been trying to get pregnant for four years when we finally decided to do IVF. It was a hard decision and difficult process, and I had decided not to even test at home since I had a blood tests scheduled. It was such a long shot and I hadn’t had any early symptoms at all, so I was completely convinced that it hadn’t worked, and I was kind of at peace with that. But when I woke up the day after Thanksgiving, Jared had a feeling that I should take a test. It was just a feeling that something was different.
I knew I still had a test in the medicine cabinet so I took it. I couldn’t stand to watch. So I left it on the bathroom sink, put the tea kettle on and took the dogs out. When I came back I saw it. Two lines. I was clear as can be. It wasn’t a “squinter” (as a faint positive is called in trying to conceive groups). It was an utterly positive test. I was shocked. I called up to Jared and he came running down the stairs. I just showed it to him. I couldn’t even say it. We high-fived. That was it. Our life was forever changed that morning.
Again on July 21st, 2016, everything changed. The boys arrived at 10:13 PM. They were huge at 8lbs 2oz and 6lbs 9oz and perfectly healthy. The journey that started that morning back in November was complete and a new chapter started. We are a family of four now and it’s amazing how much our lives have changed in the last year.