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This is my story of becoming a mother, told in a series of short posts. Warning: It ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.
A Life-Changing Decision
I’m a funny person. I will stress over the day to day, like a routine meeting at work, and overprepare. Yet, I will quickly make up my mind about some of life’s most significant decisions, not giving it a second thought.
Adam and I had just moved in together. We hadn’t been dating long, but it felt right. To me anyway.
Adam rented out the immaculate 2 bedroom condo he owned in a country club community that he had lived in for the past 10 years, and we moved into an older, outdated 2 bedroom condo in a bustling town.
I knew Adam was… particular… when it came to his living environment, but I didn’t realize just how particular he was. The first week we were there, he broke out into hives from the stress of not only moving, but moving into a rental condo that certainly wasn’t as nice as his own.
I, of course, took it personally. If you love me, then what does it matter where or what we’re living in as long as we’re together?, I would challenge. As if we were in some sort of romance movie. Looking back on it now, I see how crazy that rationale is. But again, I’m a funny person.
The strain on our relationship began; which is why what I am about to tell you is going to seem absurd.
We’d been in the condo about a week or so, and a friend of ours was visiting. I scrolled through Facebook as he and Adam watched a basketball game. I don’t remember exactly what I saw – it must have been a friend who announced a pregnancy – but I showed it to Adam. I wanted that. I wanted a baby.
I didn’t have to say a word. He looked at me and whispered, “Wanna do it?” and I shook my head yes.
One month later, I took a pregnancy test. We were going to be parents. Holy. Shit.
Read on here.
So let’s hear it – are you a mom? Was your pregnancy planned or unexpected? How did you react when you first found out?