So, I realized that I never posted some of the special first stories about you, Baby...so, let me catch you up!
Your dad & I found out we were pregnant with you while on vacation in California. We decided to take a week long trip with our good friends, Amber & Matt, last September and were really looking forward to some time away. We stayed in L.A., but rented a car and visited San Diego and a bunch of other small beach towns. We also took in a ton of sporting events. It was a really great trip!
We knew that if "all had worked as we hoped" we could be finding out about you that same week. We hoped and prayed and crossed our fingers (and eyes and toes, etc.) that we'd see a big plus sign that week...but knew that things like "making a baby" can take some time. I brought a billion pregnancy tests with on that trip and took one EVERY morning. The first four days of our trip, there was no plus sign, but on the 5th day...there was a faint line. I had no idea what that meant, but it gave us a spark of hope. I pretended to drink beer all day as we tailgated at the USC vs. Gopher game...just in case. The 6th morning showed another faint (but slightly darker) line on the pregnancy test.....more hope! Day 7 = slightly darker line....and then, on day 8, (our last day of vacation) Amber joined me for a trip to Walgreen's where I purchased an "expensive" digital test. When we got back to the hotel, I took 2 of the digital tests (just to be sure) and called Paul into the bathroom....there, on the counter were the 2 tests with the word "Pregnant" in big, bold letters on both. We instantly hugged and couldn't stop smiling! It was amazing, Baby...just the news we were hoping for!
Of course, we told Amber & Matt right away and they were both sworn to secrecy (they are trustworthy friends!)
As I sat on the plane ride home, I couldn't stop thinking about our wonderful news and how fortunate we were that you decided to show up so quickly in the process! What a wonderful trip that ended up being!
-Mom & Dad
PS: Don't ever say we don't take you anywhere...you were in California before you were even born! :)