“Okay. [Big sigh.] I hope I’m ready for this.” That is what I said aloud standing alone in the bathroom as the pregnancy test turned positive. My husband and I had been halfheartedly trying for a baby for about a year. I wasn’t concerned that we hadn’t conceived yet because I still wasn’t sure I was ready. My doctor on the other hand began to think we needed to discuss infertility. But before that became necessary, the test showed positive. I was relieved on one hand, but scared and uncertain on the other. Could I really handle a baby? How would things change? Two years later in the same bathroom with another test, those exact thoughts went tumbling through my mind once more. Can I handle another baby? Will I love it as much as my first? Am I really ready for two?
So tell us, what did you think when you found out you were pregnant? Were you hesitant and a bit freaked out like me? How about absolutely elated? Were you in complete and utter disbelief? Or maybe it was a combination of all of the above.