Excited. Joyful. Thankful. Blessed. Anxious. Nervous. Disbelief. Shocked.
These are a few words real moms used to describe that very moment they found out they were expecting…with the realization that a new life was forming inside their very body and the whole world as they knew it was about to change.I can still recall the first moment it happened to ME. The scene plays over and over in my head.
It was late in the evening. I had a hunch and decided it was the moment of truth. My husband lay on the bed surfing the internet as I nervously made my way to the bathroom not telling him that I was taking the test, but simply rummaging through draws of toiletries until I finally found the stick. I got to it immediately, but my heart thumped so loudly I thought it was echoing off the walls. The whole moment felt surreal. I quickly turned it over when I was done peeing and set it down on a napkin as to not reveal the answer. I couldn’t dare look at it…yet. I was ready. I wanted this. But there were so many emotions going through my head. Do we deserve this? Are we ready…really ready? Will we be good parents?
If it’s a positive pregnancy test, that means a child is growing inside my body. What a miracle that is in itself! This will change everything!! I took a few minutes. Said a little prayer for whatever was to be and turned it over.
It was positive! I was going to be a mom!
OMG!! Is this real?! Is this truly happening? How can a test hold so much power and meaning?! I was in shock. Overjoyed, thrilled, excited for the new chapter in my life. But also anxious for what this meant.
I remember the chuckle that came from my husband after I told him, “I’m pregnant.” He looked up at me from his screen and excitedly asked, “What? Are you sure?!” “OMG!” he laughed.
We weren’t in shock that it happened…because we were anticipating it. But even a planned pregnancy can trigger a little disbelief initially. It’s just amazingly unbelievable when it actually happens. It’s a moment that will forever live on in your memory.
Although there are many symptoms that are present early on in pregnancy, the home pregnancy test is the first step to discovering the truth.
As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, I can’t help but contemplate on all those emotions that I was inundated with the moment I realized I was going to be a mom. From what I was feeling to the reactions of our families, the memory is always with me.
And this video montage from Clearblue brings it all back.
There’s just so much love that fills your heart, despite all your worries and fears. It’s that love that you carry in you that will get you through and make you a great mom!
Happy Mother’s Day!
How did you feel the moment you realized you were going to be a mom? Who did you tell? How did they react? I’d love to hear!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.