Let me start off this post by saying that we are so excited to FINALLY share this exciting news…WE’RE GOING TO BE MOMS!

This past Saturday (June 2) marked two weeks since our insemination. After the negative test at 8 days after, J was very apprehensive when it came to testing again. She had resolved NOT to test until the actual blood test today, but I had other plans.

Due to the negative test last weekend (May 27), we knew that the HCG shot was out of her system, so there was no chance of a false positive on that front. At 7:00 in the morning on Saturday, she woke me up as I requested to let me know she had to pee. So she goes into the bathroom, does her part with the test, and hands me the stick and tells me to look because she just can’t bear to see another “no”. I set it on the vanity and walked away for literally less than a minute. When I came back to check, she finished up and went back in the bedroom and I looked at the test, half-hoping/half-fearing what the outcome would be.

“Baby, you might want to check this out.” I said to her, my facial expression surely a mix of emotions.

“Why?” she says, as she comes in from the bedroom and catches a glimpse of my facial expression in the mirror.

“I think there’s a plus sign here!” I say as I point at the stick.

Sure enough, as the time went on (all within the appropriate testing timeframe of course) the line got a little darker. It was still faint, but not to the point where we had to use a magnifying glass to see that yes, there was a big fat POSITIVE there. We looked at each other in disbelief, which I know probably sounds really funny coming from two lesbians who obviously have been actively trying to get pregnant. We got dressed, grabbed a coffee (decaf!) at Starbucks and breakfast from Chick-fil-A and braved Wal-Mart first thing in the morning to go buy more tests. We grabbed a ClearBlue digital test as well as some Equate that I had read were pretty reliable (thank you,!) By the time we got home it had only been two hours but thanks to the coffee J could muster up a pee for another test, this time the digital one.

The answer: PREGNANT.

There it was, the word we have been hoping and praying for, working toward and dealing with so much for the past year. Our journey to pregnancy looked like it had come to completion, the next phase being the 9-month journey toward meeting our little one face-to-face.

For the hell of it, I made her take another test that night. There is something so awesome about seeing the plus sign, the two lines, the words PREGNANT displayed for us to have some tangible confirmation that YES our baby is in there! Finally!

I made her take another test Sunday morning and night too. I just wanted to make sure the plus was still there damn it!


Sunday on left, Saturday on right

It is so unreal feeling and I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet for either of us. But all those times yelling “Hello in there!” and “Hi Babies!” at J’s stomach has not fallen on deaf ears (undeveloped ones, yes!) but ears-in-the-future nonetheless.

We told our parents in person, as we wanted them to be the first to know. We bought both sets of parents a card addressed to Mom & Dad. When you read the card, the outside said: “It has never been a question of “if”, but a matter of “when”…” On the inside it continued: “…and now is the time. Congratulations” On her parents’ card we wrote in below “Congratulations” “Nana + Papa” and on my parents’ card “Grandma + Grandpa”. Both sets of parents were so shocked and excited! J’s dad was the first to read their card and his eyes got big as saucers as he gasped and handed the card to her mom. Then her mom read it and started crying she was so happy. My parents were in the pool when I handed them their card and my mom was super stoked and was all “That is so cool!” and my dad read it from over her shoulder and couldn’t believe the news. My dad was excited too because he could finally give us the booties he bought on our New Orleans trip in February, which he had said he wouldn’t do until a little one was on its way.

The decision to share the news on the blog was not an easy one, actually. Naturally we were worried since it is still a very real possibility that complications could arise this early in the pregnancy, and we would hate to break all of your hearts along with our own if that were to happen. We are praying for a happy and healthy 9 months that’s for sure! There was also the factor that at the end of this month we are having a party in celebration of our wedding and we thought that would be a perfect time to share with all of our families at once, but in reality there is no way we could have ever held it in for that long after so many of you have followed and are so invested in our journey via this blog. We wanted to share the news with you all as soon as we felt comfortable, which is now, after the results of the blood test, which came back very positive. The doctor’s office said that so far everything looked great and scheduled J for her second round of bloodwork on Wednesday morning to check her HCG and progesterone levels to make sure they are increasing as they should. YAY!

After so many months of waiting and hoping and praying and rubbing statues and worrying that it just would never happen…FINALLY we are on the road to parenthood.

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and wisdom, advice and well-wishes, and trust me – we’ll be keeping you posted as we go!


B & J (& baby(ies) too!)


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin Jones
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 16:58:38

    Is it gonna be Madilyn or Jaxson? ( or both?)


  2. Roxxroxx
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 22:11:53

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Now it’s only fair that you get to feel as sick as I do 😉


  3. babylopez8410
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 18:21:20



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