Soooo I have been waiting to share this until my BFF made the official announcement via Facebook and blogland......
The weekend before last, Tiffany came to town for a women's conference. I would have loved to go with her but since my own church's womens retreat was the weekend prior, I felt like it probably wasn't the wisest choice for my budget. :) The conference ended on Saturday afternoon and then her/our friend Molly dropped her off at my house. I was SO happy to have her all to myself for an evening. We only get to see each other a couple times a year which stinks now that we have little ones. :(
Emersyn was at her Nana's and Brett was still at work so we got to chat for a good hour or so before Brett and Emersyn got home. Tiffany shared with me all the things that she felt God was telling her and the things He had revealed to her at this women's conference and I was so happy for her. I know that she has wrestled with infertility and she really seemed at peace with the Lord's timing in everything. I knew that she was supposed to "start" over the weekend but she hadn't yet so she planned on taking a pregnancy test the next morning.
Brett and Ems got home, we ate dinner and then sat down to relax. Being the impatient one that I am, I said "why don't you just take the test now?". Tiffany looked skeptical because you really should take them first thing in the morning and I only had one test. I told her no worries, I would totally send Brett to the Dollar store if this one was negative. My husband looked thrilled at the prospect of going to the Dollar store to buy his wife's BFF a pregnancy test, ha! He would have though if I wanted him to, that is just how great he is. :)
I gave Tiffany a plastic cup, the pregnancy test, and told her to go give it her best shot. I was praying the whole time. I so didn't want her to be disappointed and I wondered if it was a bad idea having her take the test at night. I was waiting outside when I heard her washing her hands. "You're not waiting by yourself are you??!!?" I shouted. She opened the door. "Nothing yet", she said. I looked at that oh so familiar dollar store test. The one that told me a hundred times that I wasn't pregnant and the one that told me exactly three times that I was indeed pregnant. My heart sank. There was just one line. I went out of the bathroom where I noticed that Emersyn had climbed upstairs to see what we were up to. All of the sudden Tiffany says, "There is a LINE". I race back into the bathroom. Indeed there was a line. Kinda. It was like super super light. I was skeptical. Tiffany was not. She starts screaming and jumping. I start screaming and jumping. Emersyn starts screaming but not out of joy, it is out of terror!! I pick Emersyn up and race downstairs with the pee test in hand. I shove it in Brett's face. I am sure he is thrilled to have my friends pee stick in his face at this point but I demand that he look at it. He agrees that it is there but it is faint. Tiffany grabs her wallet and says we have to go get another test. I tried to run out the door but Brett insisted that I stay to calm Emersyn down. He thought it was traumatizing for her mama to be screaming and then run off and I agreed. After Emersyn calmed down, we headed to Walgreens. I was in a daze. Tiffany had waited for this for so long. Did I really get to witness this dream come true for her?? She grabbed a digital test and then we went back home for a repeat of the episode above, except this time there wasn't a faint line, only a very definite "pregnant" declaration, and there was more screaming from us and sadly, from Emersyn too. Tiffany handed over the other digital pregnancy test for me to use someday since she had two confirmed tests. It is sitting in my bathroom right now, probably freaking my husband out, ha! :)
So what do you do when you find out your best friend is pregnant? You take her shopping!!! :) We went to Target and then Kohls to find a "Big Brother" t-shirt. Tiffany wrestled with not telling her husband until she got home but she asked Brett which he would have preferred and he said he would rather be told in person. We found the perfect shirt at Kohls and I can't wait to see pictures of Riley in it, holding his baby brother/sister.
Lou, thank you for getting pregnant at just the right time so that I could witness such a special event with you!!! Praying that God will bless this pregnancy and give you lots of energy.....you're gonna need it!!!