The night and people that changed my life (for the better).

I remember it like it was yesterday. The day we found out I was pregnant...

I was 22, in a casual relationship with a long time friend, and working part time as a nanny. As much as I loved children and was around them alot, there was no part of me planning on becoming pregnant. Like I said, casual relationship.

I had taken my charge to the bowling alley that night. When he was hanging out with his parents, I was texting my best friend, complaining about my recent weight gain. I then casually mentioned that my boobs were hurting.

"OMG you are pregnant!!" she replied, like she had many other times before.

"No way dude, just NO." I told her. After denying it over and over again, she offered to pick up a test that night and come over while I took it.

She showed up that Friday night, with a pregnancy test and plastic cups for me to pee in. I mean, who else but your bestest friend would offer to do that and even think to bring the cups?

I peed, dipped, and capped the test and walked out of the bathroom.

Not sure what happened between that and when they checked the test....

She and Tony looked at the test and she announced it.

I turned around and walked away. I freaked out. I cried. I questioned.

What the hell!? How was this all going to happen? Im not even in a real relationship, am I?

Tony followed me and hugged me, with tears streaming down my face. "We can do this." he said.

In that moment, hearing that WE were in this together, in one way or another, my heart was happy.

For a while following the big news, it was still a crazy thought. What kind of parents would we be? Is this really going to work out?We had talked about it many times, and decided we were going to get married. Not only because I was pregnant, but because "it was bound to happen sooner or later". The next month, on St. Patrick's day, Tony proposed to me.

Here we are, 5 years later. Tony and I have been married for a little over 4.5 years, we have an amazing, crazy, intellegant 4 year old and are happy. I'm also pretty happy to have that bestest friend in my life still.

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