I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I had wanted to get pregnant, but was nervous that my irregular female schedule would make things difficult. After visiting my OBGyn and taking a pregnancy test in her office, (negative, just like every one I had taken at home) she recommended that I start utilizing home ovulation tests.
Now for those of you who have never used an ovulation text, they are very much like pregnancy tests - in that the stick is placed in urine, and it helps determine hormone levels.
Well I used those ovulation tests for a month straight, and as the days passed, I grew sadder and sadder.
I wasn't ovulating. Neither on the 15th day of my cycle, nor the 20th, and I still hadn't ovulated by the thirtieth day.
The last week of taking ovulation tests was tough on me. I remember crying a little bit each day.
Then, after taking the test for the thirty days, I suddenly thought that I should probably take a pregnancy test. I don't know why, but I just felt the need to head out to the store to pick up a new test.
Tall Dad was still asleep, as it was a Saturday morning. I came home, unwrapped the foil wrapper, took a deep breath, and took the test.
There were two pink lines. Two.
Two lines I had never seen before.
Two lines I didn't think we're possible.
Two lines I had started to lose hope in.
Yet there they were, telling me loud and clear, that there was a simple reason for my not ovulating the past month.
That reason was that I was pregnant, and that I had a tiny baby already growing inside of my belly.
|I didn't know it at the time -|
but there was a tiny baby in my belly when this photo was taken!
I cried, was happy, scared, worried and elated. I called one of my best friends who had just had a baby, and cried even more to her on the phone. I was worried because I had gone to a vineyard the week before - where I drank a glass of wine and had eaten prosciutto (two no-no's for pregnant women.) After she reassured me that my baby would be fine, I made plans about how I was going to tell my husband that he was going to be a dad!
|It's crazy to think that three years ago this summer,|
I was pregnant with our first tiny baby!
I would recommend to them, and to you dear reader if you are TTC, to check out the new First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test. It has a cutting edge curved shape - which is much more user friendly! There is a 50% wider tip, and it has a longer handle.
The First Response pregnancy test can detect pregnancy as early as 6 (six) days before the day of your missed period. Results are easily read within 3 minutes and the test can be used at any time of the day. You can pick up the tests for yourself at all major drugstores, mass and grocery stores - for $8.99 - $15.99.
So here's a fun question for you - have you ever asked YOUR MOM what it was like when she found out she was pregnant with you?
If so, how did she know? I'd love to hear how different their experiences were!