Where Did You Find Out You Were Expecting?
I remember the moment I found out I was pregnant with my son. My husband and I were preparing to take a trip to visit our parents “up north,” and although we were trying to get pregnant, I didn't expect a positive test–I really just needed to know if I needed to bring “supplies” if I wasn't pregnant. I took the test in my bathroom–this was when my bathroom was a ridiculously ugly purple color from the previous owners, and for some reason this detail sticks out in my mind–and walked away for two minutes. I almost forgot about it. My husband and I walked back in to check, and for two solid minutes, we just looked at each other, stunned.
OK, so the bathroom at my house isn't that dramatic a place to find out I was expecting a baby. There are way more bizarre places to take a pregnancy test.
In fact, this one just may be the oddest: the local bar. More than 20 bars and restaurants in Alaska are offering free pregnancy tests to women who want to find out if they are pregnant before taking their first sip of a drink. The effort is part of a state-funded project to combat fetal alcohol syndrome by the University of Alaska–the state has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the nation. I asked some of my mom friends to dish on where they found out they were pregnant, and I love some of these answers. Enjoy and laugh along!
“In a Walmart bathroom. No joke! I was on a break in between two nanny jobs!” –Heather Kohler, mom of one
“I was in my local grocery store bathroom. I couldn't wait!! Then I was at home for second and third pregnancy.” –Teresa Cavanaugh
“With my first, it was in my bathroom after coming home from a spin class. With my son, I literally peed on one of those amazon sticks right before I left for work. I took a photo of it and went to work and tweaked it on photoshop because the line was faint. I had a pretty good idea but wasn't totally sure.” –Tracy Wright, mom of two
“With my second pregnancy, I found out from the pre-op nurse that I would be unable to have that myomectomy I was scheduled for the following day. We were pretty stunned, seeing as how I was having the myomectomy because we'd been trying for over a year with no luck.” –Karen Chavez, mom of two
“My doctor had to tell me. I had taken eight pregnancy tests, all were inconclusive or negative. I finally went in because I was sure something was wrong with me, but I was sure I wasn't pregnant. When she told me, my jaw dropped.” –Melissa Matt Nielsen
“I found out at home on New Year's Eve after buying all the booze!! Our plans changed quickly! –Krystal Butherus
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