EPT and Me

Pregnant? Is that what the little pink plus sign means? After peeing on the stick, that was my question. I was sure I had misread the instructions or either the test was defective. Tracy wasn’t really certain either – his response was, “It is a very faint line.” Faint or blazing, it was definitely a plus. However, I don’t think either one of us was ready to accept this small surprise in the form of a plastic stick with pee. So, what did we do? We headed straight for Wal-mart – me crying all the way, worried about how everything was going to be very different from this day forward. Tracy wasn’t about to be unsure again, so he purchased a box with two pregnancy tests that were brand name, 99% accurate, and they also indicated pregnancy by displaying the actual words pregnant or not pregnant. When we arrived back home, it was time to pee again. We waited…not 30 seconds later, the word Pregnant popped on to the tiny screen. I think Tracy was more excited than me. All of sudden, thoughts of delivery and stretch marks and midnight feedings flooded my mind. I was TERRIFIED!!! Not a week earlier we had decided that we were both okay living the rest of our lives without kids. Isn’t it interesting how God works? We actually got to this place because my trusty doctor (who I thought pretty much knew everything) told me that I would probably have to take fertility drugs to even conceive. “You’ll have a difficult time getting pregnant,” she assured me. After two years of being VERY careful, I decided that we were free birds – I had built in birth control. Well, low and behold my built in birth control was a little less than 99.5% effective. So here we are, the two people who were possibly never going to have children, 12 weeks pregnant. It has taken me virtually every day of this 12 weeks to even accept the idea that there is life growing inside of me. It’s amazing to even think that in the not too far future Tracy and I are going to be P-P-P-Parents!

4 thoughts on “EPT and Me”

  1. Oh man are Erin and I excited for you guys! Don’t sweat it Michelle, little Boyd Floyd is going to be a piece of cake. “Tough as nails, Michelle, tough as nails!”

  2. I Just had this long comment typed and this computer threw me out. When I first saw you at Uncle Tims I thought “Michelle is pregnant, but then thought maybe you had gained weight. You two are the first to ever hold a Floyd secret this long! My ADVICE: Eat healthy and in moderation. Breast feed, that helps the uterus contract and also helps to loose weight. My first pregnancy (Josh)I ate bags of M&Ms continually and drank grape sodas. After a few weeks, i stopped that and ate lots of salads, drank milk and water and ate healthy throughout cousin Joshuas pregnancy, oh and ate 2/3 of a lemon cake (which is his favorite) about every week. He ended up with a guitar and a tattooed body. Um! With Caleb, I ate pizza and jello. Both cousins turned out healthy. OK, congratulations and I think it is going to be a boy! WE LOVE ALL THREE OF YOU! LIFE WILL BE WONDERFUL! YOU WILL BE GREAT PARENTS.

  3. When I was pregnant, I ate a lot of healthy foods along with a lot of frutis. Strawberries was my favorite and I would get a quart on Sunday afternoons and sit down and watch the Nascar race on T.V. and eat the whole quart. When those went out of season, my next fresh fruit was peaches. Thomas would stop at Bellamy Farms and buy me a bag or basket of peaches and I would eat all of them. Later into my pregnancy, around 8 months, I craved Snicker bars, fig bars and oatmeal cakes. JoLanna now loves all the above plus more!! Just try to eat healthy and you should not gain to much. I only gained 23 pounds and that was with all the snicker bars.

  4. Don’t worry. Everything will fall into place. When I was pregnant and got everything set up for the baby, I use to lay in bed and look at the bassinet and cry, because I would think, what am I going to do when I bring it home. I don’t know how to take care of a baby. What will I do when it cries, etc, etc. These are things you never knew about me. Believe me, you instantly know what to do. It all comes naturally.

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