I was on the verge of giving up hope that I would ever be pregnant and have a child of my own. I had earlier been diagnosed with a case of severe PCOS on both ovaries. According to my gynecologist, it was almost impossible for me to conceive without medical help. I was put on medical care for 6 months but there was no improvement. As if that was not enough, a year later; I was diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes. I was then advised to consider having my ovaries drilled to enhance ovulation. Just a month to my surgery appointment date, the unexpected happened.
I missed my period. Because of my condition, I sometimes missed my period by a day or two. When this happened, on the third day, it would always show up, much to my disappointment. Many are times when I would break down in the toilet as I discovered my panty soiled. There is nothing I wanted more than to get pregnant. This time when I missed it, I did not pay much attention as I attributed it to my deteriorating condition and the fact that I had traveled. I was putting up at my mum’s; it was my annual leave. On the fourth day after my period was due, I entertained the thought of getting a home pregnancy test kit and I actually did. On the fifth day, early in the morning, I peed on the stick and Walla! – two lines. As I did not want to build false hopes, I decided to get another kit and test again the following morning. All through the day, I was scared of going to the toilet imagining I would encounter a huge mark of the unwanted big P.
The test the following morning was still positive. I did not wait to confirm with a hospital. My major task then became spreading the much awaited news. Interestingly, I had held up the news that my period was late from my husband afraid of raising his hopes for the umpteenth time. Now that I knew I was pregnant, I had a beautiful surprise for him. So I took a photo of the stick and Whatssup’d him with the message: Guess who’s gonna be a daddy! How he wasn’t surprised, I do not know. He was over the moon with joy. However, he exclaimed that he knew I was pregnant long before I found out. Why do men say this? How do they know? Do they really know? In the next couple of hours, most of my close friends and family had seen and touched the stick to confirm. Never mind that the pee hadn’t dried as yet. My phone was busy for hours. I made sure to make it big news. After all, News is only hot when New, right?
This is how I found out I was pregnant. At a time when I had given up TTC. My miracle came knocking. I managed to carry my pregnancy to term without major mishaps save for a huge appetite. I now have a gorgeous baby girl, four months old, named Pearl.
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