My little boy turns 4 in a few days, my little girl is cutting four top teeth, and I want another baby.
No, I’m not pregnant. And I’m not going to be. My days of baby-making are over. No more counting days, watching the calendar, or running out to buy pregnancy tests. I’ll never forget the day we found out we were pregnant with Elliette…
Our “We’re Pregnant!” Story
I won’t lie. At 17 years old, one of the perks of having a 21-year-old boyfriend was the easy access to booze. I did a bit of misbehaving back then, and my boyfriend at the time was no angel, either. We were always broke, as teenagers are, so $3 bottles of really bad wine came in very handy. Long after we broke up, I’d see a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 or some other equally horrid concoction and think of him. It was fitting (we did not break up on good terms.)
Who in the WORLD knew we’d get back together and get married 20 years later? We were such different people by then, but we laughed often at those old stories of getting tipsy on bum wine. I actually tried to find my husband a bottle of his favorite once online, but it was nowhere to be found. (Apparently, it brings in the wrong type of crowd, so most places don’t sell it. And this is the stuff I’m trying to buy my husband as a gift...) Then, one night last year we stopped by an out-of-the-way liquor store and, lo and behold! A bottle of Night Train Express! We were doubled over laughing as we left the store – and I just knew my head would be pounding the next morning – but for old times’ sake, I couldn’t resist.
We had been trying to get pregnant again after our recent loss, and when we got home, something just told me to go POAS, just in case. Wouldn’t you know it! Pregnant! SO glad I checked. I walked out into the kitchen, stick in hand, just as my husband was about to pour and said, “Um, yeah…no wine for me, thanks.”
Our rainbow baby put a swift end to our night of nostalgia, and it’s probably a good thing because that stuff really is awful (although I have found a great use for it in the kitchen!) Good thing we didn’t spend much, right?
While my days of stocking up on pregnancy tests may be over, I still have lots of friends that are in the thick of their baby years and they’re all buzzing about the new Clearblue Weeks Estimator, available at CVS.com or your local CVS Pharmacy.
The first and only test of its kind in the US, the easy-to-read Clearblue Weeks Estimator is the #1 test choice of OB/GYNs and 93% accurate in estimating the number of weeks based on time since ovulation. Of course, I wouldn’t have uncorked that bottle whether I was 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month pregnant, but in many cases, like when to seek prenatal care or begin to make those all-important lifestyle changes, those early weeks count. And when you’re newly pregnant, the fewer guesses, the better!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.