(Note to the reader: I wrote this approximately a month ago, so some minor details are less accurate now... for your convenience I have included some corrections at the bottom. Thank you. Have a nice day!)
Much to the relief of certain family members of ours, Ryan and I are finally coming out. It is not exactly a well-kept secret, turns out a lot of people I know are big blabber-mouths! But that’s ok! I have found that this is the most fun secret I have ever gotten to share… probably because it is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me: I am growing a human.
Yes, that’s right. A tiny little lemon-sized* human currently resides in my uterus! For those of you, who don’t know, want to know, have nothing better to do, or just find my little parasite as exciting to think about as I do… Here is the story of Baby Aguiar:
Once upon a time, in a small and quaint little town, there lived a couple. The husband was not only a full- time student, but also worked two jobs. The wife was a school teacher. They had been married for about 4 or 5 months when they decided to take a crazy leap of faith, and start their little family. Then BAM! Baby Aguiar was on the way!
(Short story huh?)
Really though, that’s how it seemed. One day we decided to start trying and the next I had magic pee**. Magic pee that takes a plain ole pregnancy test and makes it say “Pregnant”. When Ryan tried to convince me that my pee is not magic, I simply asked if his pee could do what mine can. Winner!
We decided not to tell anyone that we were trying to have a baby, and when the time came to take the test, not even Ryan knew when I was planning it. Early one morning (October 20th to be exact) I snuck out of bed and discovered the power of my magic pee! After doing a real quick and quiet happy dance, I took a picture of the good news, set it as the background on my husband’s phone, snuck back into bed and waited! When the alarm went off, I started “waking up” although I was positively bubbling inside! It took a while for him to look at his phone, do a double-take, and then for recognition to dawn on him.
A few days later we shared the news with our families. There was much crying and hugging and carrying on J
We decided, and by we I mean I… Ryan either didn’t care or didn’t really have a choice (you decide which)… to reveal our growing family by strategically placing this delightful picture in the midst of our wedding photos. The family all gathered round to see our wedded bliss with no idea of the curveball we had planned. We are bery bery sneaky (sock/feet loving butler from Mr. Deeds anyone).
Confusion, disbelief and shock eventually turned to excitement and pure joy once they realized that what they were seeing was actually true. Cassie (who knew she was the quickest one in our family!) caught on first and ambushed me with a tearful, smiling hug! Phone calls were made to our loved ones who live far away and thus we shared our wonderful news for the first time.
*Baby Aguiar is now the size of a large heirloom tomato.
** My pee is still magic! This is not really a correction... I just feel cool when I say I have magic pee.