August 02, 2006

A stick can change one's life

Remember those days when you were a young girl and you would sit in your room in your dress up clothes reciting your dream wedding with Barbie and Ken? Well, I used to do that. I imagined that the 26" waist with a 36 full C cup Barbie was me and I was marrying the man of my dreams, cool, slick and beautiful blonde Ken. My dream did come true when I met my hubby Jason, although he doesn't have the blonde hair but he's cool and slick. Our wedding was the most amazing day of my life and it was super perfect! I had it all, the most amazing and colorful flowers, a white limo, 6 bridesmaids all who were super hot and my Princess Di dress. The food was delicious, the miriachi band stole the show, and we ate the most delicious 4-tier white wedding cake filled with black magic roses in between the tiers. It was perfect.
A year later my husband and I decided to take a huge step, a step we've never think to look back; buy property. We bought our cute 1956 home, not like those cookie cutter, no backyard or sideyard and you have to have the same paint on the outside as everyone else in the neighborhood or the Association will be after you with paint brushes house. Our home was unique, just like us. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it on a rainy January morning. It was going to be ours and we were going to make it a home. A month later we moved in on the most rainy day ever, of course it happens to use since we are the Prices. Quickly we settled in and the neighborhood got a taste of us with our loud karaoke nights. We finally could be so loud without having the stupid neighbor call the landlord to shut our mouths. We partied like it was 1999 and we had a good time. After the partying cooled down, we decided to make a slight change in our lives; let's have a baby.
We had been talking about creating a little critter for some time and now that we both were used to paying a mortgage and we both had steady jobs, we decided to dive into it. In September of 2005, I wasn't feeling my old self. I was tired, irritable, moody and boy my twins hurt like someone punched them for days. Then I thought, could it be? Could I be preggers? Hurry, run to Albertson's to buy a pregnancy test!
I sat in my french inspired bathroom and I stared at the generic Albertson's brand pregnancy test that came with 2 test sticks for the price of one and I asked, if I pee on the stick and a circle appears instead of a line will I be happy, scared or nervous? Or will I feel all three of the above? Take a deep breath in and pee on the stick. Five minutes later after peeing on the stick, I read the instructions, yes I read the instructions after I do the process, and it says to wait for 15 minutes, holy crap, fifteen minutes? A lot can happen in fifteen minutes and I have to sit and wait for 15 minutes? Fine I'll wait but I'll wait somewhere else so I won't feel like I'm watching the pee stick to boil. I go to the kitchen and I start to make a 30 minute meal. I gather my ingredients; garlic powder, salt, chicken bouillon, the veggies and the chicken. I start to cut my fresh veggies and all I think about is the stick sitting in the middle of my bathroom. Is it 15 minutes yet? No it's only 20 seconds later. I sigh and I say, this will be the longest 15 minutes of fame in my life. After cutting the fresh veggies and chicken it's now 15 minutes later. Run to the bathroom and pick up the stick. It looks like a circle but it could be two lines. Well am I? I ask the stick and no response. Am I with baby? It still says nothing. What do I do? Do I show the half circle could be two lines stick to my husband and say congrats we may be having a baby let's wait for 5 months to see if my belly will swell up? No silly, take the other test, after all that is why you bought the 2 sticks for the price of one! If it looks like the first stick, then I'm pregnant according to the black and white 1978 inspired drawings. If it doesn't, then we'll keep trying. However, the bladder is dry not a drop in the sky, so drink the tallest glass of water to optimize the best peeing on the stick to ensure the best results. 15 mintues later bladder is full, pee on the stick.
Another 15 minutes of waiting. Imagine waiting 30 minutes not knowing which path your life will now be heading down. 15 minutes is up, check the 2nd pee stick. Yep, definitly a circle, oh my gosh it's a circle. Check it against the drawings, yes it's a circle! Jason and I are going to be parents! We are having a baby! WE ARE HAVING A BABY?????? Reality sets in.


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