Four days before our recommended pregnancy test date, we gave in to the urge and I peed on a stick. It showed two lines. I peed on another stick. Another two lines. We kept buying sticks and orange juice, and I kept peeing. The results were all the same, and we wound up with several pictures like this one:
Later that day, Hubby said that I had not stopped smiling. He had never seen me look so happy. I said, "I'm having two babies!" He took a photo of me, to always remember my "having two babies" smile.
Up to this point, we had spent TONS of money trying to get pregnant, and had made lifestyle changes to support a pregnancy. We had not, however, bought anything or prepared anything for any actual babies. The moment we made this purchase was the moment our life changed. From this point on, everything we do is for or about the babies in some way .
Now the boys are outgrowing this first purchase. As I unpacked our new car seats, I remember the day we bought the first pair. We knew we were embarking on a difficult yet wonderful journey, but we really could not have anticipated all that would transpire over the next year and a half. We did not yet know our little men, or even that they were little men. We did not even know if my body would accept a pregnancy, never having been through one.
So much has happened during the life of those infant seats. I wonder what experiences the new car seats will see us through.