Friday, June 24, 2011

How I Read the Pregnancy Test Wrong . . .

Once there was a tired little mama. Chasing after her 10 month old was wearing her out more than usual, and she found herself actually taking a nap almost every day. "That's odd?" she thought. "Nap times are usually my most productive hours of the day. WHY AM  SO SLEEPY?"

A few more days go by and AH HA! She was certain she knew the answer.

So, she dug through the bathroom cabinet and came out with that old, abandoned pregnancy test. "Surely this will be positive and tell me why I've been feeling so bad!" she concluded. The instructions and box had been thrown into the trash long ago, because, really, she'd been through this. Who couldn't read a pregnancy test?

Little tired mama and her hard-working husband waited for the test results and up popped two straight lines. "Oh, that's not a plus sign." sighed mama. "That's a negative sign. Oh well. If I still feel this bad next month I'm going to the doctor - something can not be right for me to need a nap this often!"

Another month went by and in addition to the growing fatigue (she was up to two naps a day some days - who takes two naps a day other than her 11-month old?) there was the never-ending queasiness. Food just didn't taste right.

"I must be pregnant. If I'm not pregnant something is seriously wrong with me." So, little tired mama decided to pop into CVS just to pick up another pregnancy test before calling her doctor. Meandering up and down the aisles, she suddenly saw it.

There was the pregnancy test she had taken almost a month before. And there was never suppose to be a "plus sign." Two straight lines meant "pregnant." She slapped her forehead. She was pregnant.

And then she realized that she had just realized she was pregnant in the aisle at CVS - how very unromantic and dull. What kind of place was CVS to realize you're pregnant? And then she realized that she was very, very far along if that first test was positive four weeks ago. And then she suddenly felt justified for feeling so tired and sick and suddenly didn't mind feeling so tired and sick.

She picked up the test off the shelf - just to take at home for good measure - although she was confident of the results. After checking out she called hard-working husband from the car to tell him the crazy good news.

And sure enough, that night, two little blue lines popped up and this time she had the box and the instructions and she what that meant . . .

Baby Stiller #2 was on their way!

Moral of the Story: Next time, if there is a next time, little tired mama is only ever allowed to purchase those pregnancy tests that actually spell out "pregnant/not pregnant" because then there will be no mistaking what the test says. Although, she can guarantee you that she's never throwing out the instructions again!

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