My Mother's Day

One year ago, today (I'm noticing this habit of beginning my stories this way, ahh memories), we found out that there would be a very high possibility of me celebrating mother's day for me the following year. That's right, we found out we were expecting! We were still on our honeymoon, having been married just 9 days before, when I was one (just one!) day late for my "crimson flow." I remember I'd been cooking some steaks and the meat just smelled nasty. I thought it had gone bad and I asked Jonny to smell it, really smell it. "I don't usually smell meat this close babe, it smells fine," I looked at him and I knew.... "I'm pregnant." He obviously didn't think that's what it was, just that I was having a crazy moment. We'd only stopped my birth control 3 weeks before (2 weeks before the wedding) and neither of us thought it could happen 'so quick.' But I, knowing my body, had a strong feeling that's what the cause of this smell-tastrophe was. So, I took out one of the handy-dandy pregnancy tests I'd been given as a wedding gift (my friends don't know me well at all, do they?! ha) and gave it a little tinkle and patiently waited for the full 3 minutes. And I swore I saw a change. I showed Jonny. He didn't see anything! 'Come on babe, look, it turned into a plus, can't you see it, that faint line?' 'Baby, you just want to be pregnant so you think you see something.' He did not believe me! So even though it was later in the evening (maybe 8 or 9?) and Walmart was a good 30 minutes away from Onslow Beach (little did I know the C-Store right on Mainside was open 24 hours and carries preggo tests), we headed straight to Walmart where I picked up a Clear Blue Easy and a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting (like I'm sayin', I knew). Got back to the cabin and did the little tinkle tinkle action again and what did the clear blue easy say? ...


And my response? OMG IN YOUR FACE I KNEW I WAS PREGNANT WE'RE PREGNANT WE'RE PREGNANT WE'RE PREGNANT!!!!!!
And Jonny's response? "...silence as I shove Doritos in my face."
Of course then I was like, babe you're not excited? We're pregnant! Why aren't you excited and I learned then that he was excited but pretty much in shock (like I said, we didn't expect it to happen that quickly) and a bit on the 'scared shitless' side. After the news finally sunk in for him, though, he got so excited. He was super excited to be a dad, he told everyone. He called his family, he told the guys he worked with (and he was still on leave), his friends at home, everyone! His excitement of becoming a dad continued throughout the entire pregnancy. Even if he may have been less-than-thrilled about my killer mood swings he was soo soo excited to meet his baby (and for me to not be pregnant anymore hahaha) and to be a daddy. And when she finally arrived I think his excitement grew even more, the guys tell me about how he told everyone about his baby and showed off her pictures to everyone he met. There wasn't a guy more excited and happy to come home to his baby girl.





My first mother's day was pretty great! My daughter has wonderful taste and picked out a gorgeous bracelet while shopping with gramma the other day (haha gramma miiight have been a great helper). We relaxed much of the day and then went to Red Lobster for an early dinner and chowed down on some delicious lobster, crab legs, and shrimp (holla Ultimate Feast!) and just enjoyed a couple generations of moms and daughters hangin out (oh, and my dad too!)
I hope everyone's Mother's Day was lovely and you all enjoyed time with your kids and your hubby's showed you their greatest appreciation!

Today brings about a very busy day, stopping in to see my sorority sisters at the annual Teeter-Totter-a-thon held to raise money for CMN. Then I'm going to get my hairs did, my friend Tina offered to do it for me and I'm pretty excited! And then I'm meeting up with another Gold Star wife who is just fabulous and I'm pretty excited to finally get to meet her. Hope everyone has a fantastic day!

35 comments

  1. That is exactly what my hubs said to me, "you think you see a line, because you want to be pregnant". Like you said...IN YOUR FACE!

    He gets to look down at Ari every single day and is now her angel:)

    Have a great day!

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  2. Hey girl! Just wanted to say that this post is hilarious, I could totally see that in your face scene play out!

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  3. That is so great you found out on Mother's day last year! I CANT believe it happened that quick for you! CONGRATS AND Happy belated Mother's Day! Ariana has great taste! :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing your memories! I wish for you a beautiful day!

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  5. That's such a great story. Happy Mother's Day to you... PS: love the "holla ultimate feast"... your funny!

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful mothers day.As women we sure do know our bodies. Thanks for sharing your story. :-)

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  7. Awwww, so cute. Man, that's so crazy that you knew right away =] Your daughter does have AMAZING taste (Grandma too!). Red Lobster sounds delicious. I'm glad you enjoyed the day with your family!

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  8. sweet post!
    Glad you enjoyed your mother's day, your bracelet is beautiful!

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  9. That story was cute!! And show us pictures after you get your hair did! I'm getting my hair highlighted next week!

    So happy to see you're getting better <3

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  10. Eew, I was the same way with meat! I was vegetarian then anyways but I couldn't even cook meat for anyone else because it made me gag! He must be so proud of you two <3 Happy mommy's day girl! Love & Hugs

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  11. Oh, golly, what a memory.
    Love the "scared sh*tless*! That's a man.
    :)
    So glad you had a lovely day!

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  12. I love your "finding out you're pregnant" story. It reminds me so much of ours. I'm so happy you had a lovely first mother's day. Your bracelet is gorgeous!

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  13. I am so glad you had a good day! Which sorority are you a part of? I'm a ZTA!

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  14. i am new to your blog and i think you are fabulous! sounds like you had a well deserved day of relaxation. your blog is so inspiring and brave, thank you for letting us all be a part of it.

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  15. I'm glad to hear that you had a great day!

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  16. Very nice braclet. Glad you had a wonderful. Mommy's day! That is to funny you already knew you were preggo!

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  17. I'm so glad that you had a great mother's day and you seem to be having a good day! It's great to see that you are doing okay and that the little one is such a great shopper!! =)

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  18. Thanks for sharing that story...so cute! I can only imagine how excited you guys were!

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  19. Beautiful bracelet! Great taste your daughter has ;)

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  20. Yeah, see, that's why I only buy Clearblue. They seem to pick up even the tiniest change in hormones (not that I'm speaking from personal experience, but that's what I've heard, and I don't like uncertainty). Jonny's reaction is pretty much how I expect SoldierMan to react. Even now, just the IDEA of kids will have that "blank stare at the wall" reaction. But anyway, Happy Mother's Day to you! Sounds like you had a fun day :)

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  23. What a sweet story. Happy Mother's Day!!

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  24. I'm so glad you had a good first Mother's Day! Keep those memories...they're great ones :)

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  25. Sounds like a great day. :) So glad Gramma could take the little one shopping. It's awfully hard to shop for Mother's Day when you don't walk, let alone drive, right? The bracelet is gorgeous & I'm glad you had a great night out with family.

    Happy 1st Mom's Day (belatedly).

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  26. Even the faintest positive...is a positive! LOL...silly boys! I fell on the floor & started balling when I found I was pregnant the first time!

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  27. I am so glad you had a wonderful mothers day!

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  28. I'm a first time commenter, but I've been reading your blog for awhile! I'm so glad you had a good Mother's Day! The bracelet is gorgeous. You and your sweet little angel are in my thoughts & prayers!

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  29. happy belated mothers day!

    I saw on one of your post {I tend to read blogs in the car while waiting to pick up my son at preschool and cant figure out how to comment on my phone} that you were disappointed in the lack of gold star items. I as going to email you but I dont see an email on here so I figured I'd leave a comment. My mother quilts blue star wall hangings that can be framed and either hung up or can sit on a shelf, they are really beautiful, anyways, she's made quite a few for gold star families and when I heard of your horrific news I immediately thought of you and your husbands mother. If you'd be interested in one for you and for his family, send me an email {tryingourbest @ yahoo} and I can send you a pic of what it looks like.

    I read your article in the post, it was beautifully written. Your husband would be so proud of your strength.

    and lastly, {then I promise I'll end this mega comment} we're both UMBC grads... I was just there a {few} years before you, 2002.

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  33. Ha ha! This made me laugh. Love it! Especially the Doritos line. Your Jonny had a funny sense of humor! Let's see. My husband is at his post 3000 miles away. So my teen age daughter and I cleaned house all day (I know, I know) and had fun doing it. Then we went out for Mexican food. It was really crowded, but the food was good! It was a really nice day. Glad yours was good too. There will be many, many more!

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  34. I love the line about doritos! Sounds like you had a great mother's day. You deserve it!

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