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My Moment of Truth

This post is sponsored by e.p.t., opinions are my own.

Did you know that 8 out of 10 women first learned they were pregnant from a home pregnancy test?

There is something surreal about taking a pregnancy test.

For me, I felt a mix of hope, fear and nervous energy. It almost seems impossible that we have the power to pee on a stick and then find the answer to that big question.

Am I pregnant?

I found myself taking my first pregnancy test just a few weeks after my husband and I decided to try for a baby. I was taking the test more out of curiosity, and after everything I had heard about how long it can take some couples to become pregnant, I didn’t really think it would happen the first try.

In fact, I knew that it wouldn’t happen the first try. My mom always told me that it took her almost a year to get pregnant with me.

But, I had a couple e.p.t. pregnancy tests, and I thought I’d start practicing.

When I saw the test come up positive, I nearly fell off the toilet.

I was so bewildered by what I saw that I ended up taking the other pregnancy test that I had on hand, and then I drove into town and bought six more. Yes, SIX MORE.

Each and every test gave me the same result, but I was in such a state of disbelief that I actually went to my doctor for a blood test the next day. When I think back on this now, it makes me laugh. I just couldn’t believe that I was pregnant.

It took a few weeks for the shock to wear off the joy to set in. My husband and I were thrilled to be starting a new chapter in our lives, and I can’t help but smile when I think about how it all started with that moment of truth.

Plus six more moments of truth and a blood test. HA!


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Crissy Page

Hi, I'm Crissy, the founder and editor of Parent Pretty. I'm a 30-something mom from Ohio who loves photography, my two beautiful children, and Diet Coke. You might recognize me from my main blog, Dear Crissy. You can also find me on Twitter @Crissy.

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