Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Story

Since more and more people are finding out, we decided to let you in on the whole story and how we found out.  We had just had a great fourth of July weekend with some friends and as the weekend was winding down, I needed to make a quick run to Target to get a few know, like toothpaste, a lean cuisine...all the fun stuff.  Gabe was leaving for Atlanta the next morning to see a client, and while he was there he was able to have dinner with his aunt and cousins.  With my list in hand, we begin walking around Target getting everything I need.  Gabe says lets just take a preggy test just to see.  We head over to that "section" of the store when Gabe starts to joke around with me and starts asking "what percent pregnant do you think we are?"  I reply with "4%."  So I ask him the same question and he replies with "12%."  Very low percents!!  We check out at Target, go home and get settled in for the evening.  I get everything all ready for the next morning, since they say your hormone that detects the pregnancy in the at-home tests is highest first thing in the morning.  Off to bed we go...  I wake up the next morning, take the test and go to get Rocky up and take him outside to do his business.  Next thing I know, Gabe is right there behind me asking me what 2 lines mean?  I reply with nuh-uh...  He says, "no, really.  What does 2 lines mean?"  I immediately run to look at the test, and sure enough, there they were.  Two lines clear as day...not even a faint second line.  It was just as strong of a line as the first one.  There we are Monday, July 7th...just another morning to most everyone else, and we were finding out we are going to be first time parents!!  Off to the airport we go...  :(   What a day to leave town!  We shared many, many phone calls that day, as you can imagine!  Very exciting news.
Since my pregnancy tests came in a pack of three,  Gabe asked me to take another one that evening, which I did (even though it is just about impossible to get a false positive).  Exact same result, 2 very very clear lines!  A few weeks later Gabe asks, "are you sure we are pregnant?"  I take the third and final test in my 3 pack...sure enough, same happy result!  And the rest is history, which we will be documenting on here for each of you to keep up with us and the little nugget!

We are so happy and blessed to have each of you in our lives, and cannot wait to meet our little one as well as have you meet him/her.  And by the way, we will be finding out the sex of the baby the second we are able to.  

Thanks for being so special to us!

Lindsay and Gabe


linda said...

Oh my gosh, Lindsay!!!! Congratulations! The Showers family is soooo HaPpY for you and Gabe. I love it, now I can rib your Dad about being a grandpa. You know how I love to tease him. The blog is a great idea and we look forward to more ultrsounds as well as pictures when the little "peanut" arrives.
Take care of yourself.
Love, Aunt Linda

Allison and Justin said...

I am so excited! Being a mommy is so great. You will be awesome parents. Congrats and enjoy your pregnancy. I wish I would have relaxed and enjoyed it more. Also, I heard you got a job at Ditto. Congrats on that.

Cortney and Justin said...

I can't tell you how excited we are for you guys!! You both will be great parents!! I am glad you have this blog thing so I can stay in touch with you better. Lets get together SOON.

Love you!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lindsay! I randomly came across your blog last night and was soooooo happy I did! :) I was very excited when I saw your news!Congratulations to both of you! You are going to be the cutest little pregnant lady!

Jessica Luedtke

Mike & Regina said...

Lindsay! I saw your blog on Allison's. I hope you have a happy and comfy pregnancy. It is such an exciting time, you are about to join the ranks of all us new mommies!!! What is you due date? I got pregnant this time last year and had Kelly March 8. I think it is a great time to be pregnant. Yea for baby Lewis!!