Thursday, July 8, 2010


Don't I look young????  EEK!

I will never forget the moment I found out I was going to be a Mom for the first time.  I was 25, just came home from work and realized I hadn't started my period.  I took out the test, peed and was SHOCKED when I saw those two lines show up.

I hollered at Jeremy, he came in and we cried.  We were so excited, so thrilled.

I still have the tests I used when I was pregnant with Emma.

18 months later, I took another test.  This time it was on our 2nd Anniversary.  After having our hearts broken just a short month and a half earlier, we found out it we going to start healing with another baby.  I still have those tests too.

Two more babies came, and more tests.  And since I can't take just one (because what if it is a fluke, what if it is a false positive?  Yeah, I know those don't happen very often...but....and really, who doesn't like peeing on a stick and watching magic happen?)

So, 4 babies* later, I have a lot of pregnancy tests in my bathroom cupboard.  When we moved Jeremy asked me if he could throw them away.  I almost throttled him.  I fought the urge however and just said, "NO WAY!"

Obviously those are not the only keepsakes I have from those magical times.  I have sonogram pictures, sonogram videos, lots of stretch marks and pictures.  These are all things that mark a magical time in my life.  But I think that the pregnancy tests are the most meaningful because they represent the moment I really knew.  The second I found out that there was a little life growing inside of me.  They represent me becoming a Mother over and over (and over and over) again.

So I guess the folks at EPT have caught wind of my crazy pregnancy test keeping (and maybe a few other Moms do it too) because they are making a keepsake case for those wonderful little urine soaked sticks.

Pretty cool huh?  I am so glad that someone has finally made a nice way to keep these instead of in a box under the bathroom sink!

When was the moment you knew?  What keepsakes do you have from your pregnancies? And more importantly, did you keep your tests???

*4 babies...and I am definitely planning on using this case for baby #5 as soon as it happens!

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of e.p.t and received an e.p.t. keepsake case and a $20 gift card to to facilitate my review.”

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