Written back in February . . .
I took the first test on Saturday, February 11,
20112012 [thanks Christina!], at 1:30 AM. I had to pee badly enough to wake me in the night and haul me out of bed. Since today was the first shot I had at the EPT – about five days before my period was due to begin – I thought, why not? (Note: ordering a bulk pack of cheapie early pregnancy tests from Amazon helps. Cheapie as in 30-for-$10.)
There was the usual dark control line and . . . huh . . . was that . . . a very faint second line? Or was I just really sleepy?
I made a mental note to check again when I was *actually* awake and stumbled back to bed.
I took the second test about 7:30 that morning when I was up for real. In fact, I took two. (Again, they’re cheap; as long as you have pee in a cup ANYWAY, why not? BTW, the Solo 2-oz cups are PERFECT to keep in the bathroom for this purpose.)
Aaaaaaand . . . one dark control line . . . and a lighter second line, where before there’d only been pristine white.
“Huh. I could ACTUALLY BE PREGNANT.”
I told myself not to count my chickens. I went to the living room and drank my morning coffee as usual, reminding myself not to get ahead of the game.
I took the fourth and fifth test at 10:30 before I went grocery shopping. One dark line, one light line.
I bought an expensive digital EPT test at Publix ($16 for two, no cheapie this!). Aaaaand . . . a plus sign appeared.
“Oh my god. Oh my god. This says yes.”
With slightly shaking hands I capped the test and walked over to the study where Mike was eating his lunch. (I thought he’d finished. I swear.)
“Hey, love?” I called out as nonchalantly as I could.
“Could you do me a favor?”
“Could you clean the kitty litter today?”
(That’s been one of my duties since we moved into the Raj Mahal (house). In fairness, it was Mike’s duty for the years before that in the Kitty Den (apartment).)
“Um, okay. Why?”
“And, actually, could you kind of clean it for the foreseeable future?” And I showed him the test.
(P.S. I took a total of ten EPTs. They all turned up positive. I was therefore fairly sure that BabyKitty 2012 was a go!)