Here is a firsthand account of a woman discovering that she is pregnant for the first time. She explains how she shares the news with her boyfriend while visiting his parents in New Brunswick. A riveting read.
First Time Pregnancy
by Michelle LaMarre
Interesting enough, we didn't plan this pregnancy but it could not have been more wanted!
My name is Michelle and my boyfriend's name is Sylvain. I am 28-years-old and Sylvain is 30. We live in a small community in Quebec, Canada. Actually, we live in a very remote area. We built our first home this summer facing a private lake. It is our dream home and we planned everything from scratch! We moved in at the end of July this year and to our surprise, we conceived our first child around August 14th, 2001.
We were visiting Sylvain's family in New Brunswick, Canada for a long weekend in September when I decided to take a pregnancy test. I had missed my period and I was terribly sick during our 10-hour drive (I never get car sick). It was 4:30 in the morning September 1st when I couldn't hold myself any longer from going to the bathroom so I decided to take the test with me. All this time, Sylvain had no idea I bought a test and had missed my period...
I took the test and the lines turned blue right away -- even before the time limit. I looked in the mirror and started to cry. I couldn't believe that I was pregnant! I was very nervous and excited to tell Sylvain! This was the biggest news I will ever share with him! Ever! I went back to the bedroom that he grew up in where he was sound asleep. He had no idea how much this news was going to change his life! And, what a place to give him this incredible news! He has had many life changing events happen in this very room, and this one will top them all, I'm sure!
I woke him up and said, "Sylvain, I have to talk to you." He said, "What? I was sleeping you know?" I told him I took a pregnancy test and that it was positive! He didn't react at first and then he rolled over and held me and said that he is very happy, nervous, and very scared! How cute, eh?