Saturday, October 2, 2010


The morning of January 20, 2010 our lives changed forever. 

We found out that we were pregnant!  It was a long road for us and we were almost at the point of talking to a fertility doctor.  Actually we had an appointment for the following week.  That morning I took the pregnancy test as soon as I woke up, not expecting it to be positive.  When it was I ran into the bedroom, throwing the test in Aaron's face while he was still sleeping.  I was yelling "Aaron look at this" over and over.  At first he thought I was showing him a pen.  And for anyone that knows my husband, you know that he sleeps HARD so him thinking that doesn't surprise me.  Waking him up is a chore in itself.  After finally getting him up and making him realize that hello, it says "pregnant" I danced around the bedroom and bathroom before getting ready for work.  I was so excited I wanted to go to walmart and get 6 more tests just to make sure it still said "pregnant."  Aaron told me no though. 

As excited as we were that the test was positive, we wanted to make sure that it was positive before we told ANYONE.  I went ahead and went to work and Aaron stayed home (it was his day off).  Aaron called wellquest and made a walk in appointment to confirm the pregnancy.  After he made the appointment he called me at work and just a couple of hours later we were on our way to wellquest. 

Once at wellquest they had me pee in the little cup and then go back to the room.  It seemed like FOREVER and a DAY before the DR finally came in.  When she walked in she asked if we already knew the results.  Well uh no... we were waiting on you doc.  She told us that it was in fact positive and that I was 4 weeks 4 days pregnant.  She handed me a little bio hazard bag with the pee stick in it. 

As soon as we left welquest we headed for target.  We wanted to be able to tell both grandma's in a "special" way.  On our way to target I called my dad at work and told him that I was pregnant!  I had to tell dad first because we needed the address to mom's work so we could send her flowers.  We got the address from dad and he told me that we better tell mom fast because he couldn't keep a secret like that for long.  On the way to target I ordered an arrangement of flowers to be sent to moms work with a card that said "cant wait to meet you - Baby Rutledge."  Ya know... now that I'm thinking about it, I never did see what those flowers looked like.  At target we bought a "i love grandma" bib and put it in a bag and took it to Aaron's mom's work.  She was surprised to see us... and didn't even have to take the bib out of the bag before she knew what was going on.  She put the bib on and sent a picture to Aaron's dad, John who was in Chili for work.  After mom got the flowers at work and all 4 grandparents knew.. it was free game for us to tell EVERYONE.  Aaron took a picture of the pregnancy test that I took that morning and we texted it to everyone we knew.  Our phones rang off the hook with phone calls and texts for the rest of that day!    

1 comment:

  1. I remember that day! I was at work and when I got your text I yelled out loud and Barb looked at me like I was crazy! I was just so incredibly happy for you both! :)