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Well, how would YOU tell your husband you’re pregnant?

Posted by Lissa on April 16, 2012

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.


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?”

“Sure, what?”

“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!)

23 Responses to “Well, how would YOU tell your husband you’re pregnant?”

  1. JD said

    Congrats to you both!

  2. ZerCool said


  3. I really, REALLY hope you meant February 11, 2012, not 2011…otherwise it’s one for the record books! (Or you’re carrying a baby elephant…:D) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  4. Lissa said

    Thanks, JD and Zercool!

    Christina – thanks! Dude, that would be an elephant baby…

  5. How exciting! Congratulations!

  6. ruth said


  7. Jay Young said

    Very cool! Congrats to you both!
    BTW – Your timing is excellent… Winter is the best time for the ‘bulk’ (heh) of your pregnancy if you live in Florida. The Perfect Child was an August baby, and The Woman was none too happy in July…

  8. doubletrouble said

    Hooray & congrats!
    A new shooter on the way!

  9. Amy said

    Yay! Congrats!

  10. secretlivesofscientists said

    Fat with baby!!! you are going to be such a cute preggo! xxxooxxoo

  11. Lissa said

    Thank you everyone! As far the new shooter – we’re definitely going Eddie Eagle 🙂

  12. I actually just shrieked at my desk. So very thrilled for you.

  13. Wally said

    Woohoo!! Congratz!

  14. B said

    what wonderful news. welcome to the world of parenthood!!!!

  15. julie said

    (I’m sure I posted this the other day)

    Congrats 🙂

  16. You will be wonderful parents – +1 on Eddie Eagle! Congratulations!

  17. BABIES!!!!!!!

    ❤ ❤

  18. Butch Cassidy said

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Insert dance party here*

  19. Jay G. said

    Congratulations, you crazy kids!!! Your life, as you have known it, is over. In its place will be a new beginning full of awesome firsts; highs, lows, and everything in between.

    Too bad you weren’t still north; I have the perfect babysitter for you… 🙂

  20. Congratulations!

    Got the link from Borepatch. Enjoy it all. And …seriously… it goes by so fast.

  21. bogie said

    Sorry I’m late to the party – Congratulations!

  22. Congratulations!!!!

  23. I don’t read your blog for a few days and this is what happens? Congratulations. As JayG says, your life is about to change in a huge, unexplainable way. You’re in for a lot of, uh, excitement, but in the end it will be worth it.

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