In June, I wasn’t feeling well. Chris was convinced I was pregnant. I was in denial and brushed it off to a bug of some sorts. Then finally, one morning, I woke up thinking, “Oh my, he might be right.” It was 6:15 am and I HAD to go get a pregnancy test. Granted, they offer them for free at the OBGYN I was working for, but I didn’t want everyone to know the results. I got dressed and drove to Walgreens. They didn’t open until 8!? That seemed kinda late to me. Discouraged, I drove the distance to WalMart. The automatic doors didn’t open, but there were tons of people inside. I took initiative and pryed the doors open and walked quickly back to get a pregnancy test. They were renovating and everything was moved around. I didn’t want to ask where the prego tests were so I just kept walking. I guess the workers knew I was lost because everyone was staring at me. I finally found them all the way back by the garden center. I grabbed one and started back toward the registers. I was getting lots of glances. I didn’t know if it was because I had just woke up and it was obvious or because I was carrying a pregnancy test. I heard a whisper from one of the workers, “Is it seven yet?!” What!? They don’t open until 7? No wonder the doors weren’t open. No wonder everyone was staring. I started realizing that “all of those people inside” were all workers and renovators. Oh my. Oh my. I panicked. I stopped in my tracks and turned back toward the garden center. I put the test back on the shelf and tried to sneak out the garden center entrance to avoid future embarrassment. It was locked. I shook the door in disbelief.
A worker shouted, “Hey, what are you doing in here!?”
“Just trying to get out.”
“How did you even get in?”
“I came through the front doors.”
“Well I suggest that is how you get out then.”
No. No. NOoooooo. I walked all the way back through the store and came to the STILL not working sliding doors that wouldn’t even pry. I ended up having to go out through that half-door that they put the carts through. Embarrassing, I know.
Albertson’s was open and I bought an overpriced pregnancy test. Positive. I cried out of fear at first. Chris gave me a blessing and from then on, the anticipation has been so exciting for both of us.
I can’t believe I am 31 weeks! I am in the 30s! February could not come soon enough.