I was late but two previous pregnancy tests came up negative. I knew they were wrong and I just didn't have the patience to wait until real morning to prove it.
I crept out of bed, took the test and waited. I didn't wait long. Two lines appeared.
We had done it. We made a baby. I laughed and cried alone in the bathroom while the husband slept peacefully unaware of how our life had just completely changed.
It hit me then. What better way to tell him than in his birthday card? He had already guessed his other presents. He would never suspect this. So I wrote "Since you ruined all of the other surprises ... I can't wait to have your child in 8 months."
I woke him. He couldn't understand why I insisted on giving him his birthday card in the middle of the night.
He read it and looked at me with tears in his eyes. "You're pregnant? You're pregnant?" He asked over and over again as we hugged and kissed. Screenwriters could not have scripted a better moment. It was the moment we went from a couple to a family.
I have no big surprises for him this year but I can't imagine anything better than spending his birthday as a family. I don't think either one of us knew it would be this good. Happy birthday, Lucas.
How did you tell your significant other that you were pregnant?