I'm sitting here with my big 'ol pregnant belly eating a PB&J sandwich listening to Seether's "Careless Whisper" on Pandora while Michael is scrubbing the floor in the kitchen...and I couldn't be happier. Not to mention, Shadow, is chilling on her kitty tower with Puss in Boots eyes wanting to play. Let me back up a bit and fill you in a little on my current situation.
I met Michael in January 2012 on a dating website...yes i know...judge me. I was more or less being nosey and wanting to see how bad the whole dating site thing was. I made it very clear in my profile that I wasn't looking for anything or anyone and was just checking the place out. Of course, hardly anyone respected that and were being very..."colorful" if you will. I wasn't surprised but I was disgusted and decided to delete my account but before I could, I received a message from someone. His screen name was "retiredmarine" and his profile picture was one I saw a few days ago and thought hmm....he's pretty fine, yo! hahaha but I ignored it and went on about my business. He wasn't forward, perved-out, or creepy looking, so I checked out his profile and was pleasantly surprised that he seemed somewhat normal :p I replied and we started exchanging messages and within a few days we swapped phone numbers.
The first time we talked on the phone, we chatted for, yes, 5 1/2 hours without skipping a beat(besides the occasional potty break). He shared so much about his time in the Marine Corps, cars he's owned, friendships, family, etc....I knew then I wanted to pursue this, not in a crazy stalker way, and see where things would lead. We talked a few more times on the phone and decided to meet up. We got along so well that it was like talking to the male version of myself.... We met at the Chick-Fil-A in Dalton, ate a chicken sandwich and then went and saw "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol". I failed to mention that I had never seen the other "Mission Impossible" movies until we were paying for the tickets...he said, "WHAT? We could've seen something else if you wanted!" I was just happy to be with him :) but it did turn out to be a really good movie! When I got home, we talked on the phone for a couple of hours, even though we had just spent the entire evening together. After that night, i was hooked.
Over the next few months, I would make my way down to Chatsworth after work and spent as long as I could with him, TRYING to keep in mind that 4 out 5 times, I would have to be at work at 6am that next morning. I would make it to work on time just fine, a little sleep deprived, but in my mind, it was totally worth it.
SURPRISE! We're pregnant! ........ Mother's Day 2012
We met Mimi and Grandmother at Cracker Barrel for lunch to celebrate Mother's Day and Michael had already expressed his concern about me possibly concealing a bun a few days later. I reassured him that I wasn't and for me to be late or not have a "monthly" at all was not unusual. In the back of my mind, I started remembering a few episodes I'd had at work a few weeks prior and to that day of feeling slightly nauseous and having these hot flashes out of nowhere. But I dismissed it, contributing these feelings to lack of sleep and my what I thought was my monthly coming. I was 100 percent sure. I finally decided to take a test to ease his mind that he wouldn't be stuck with me for 18 years.........I about fell in the floor. Those two pink lines. The certainty gone. The curiosity of his reaction. Yep, I had a mini freak out moment in his bathroom. He was outside tinkering with his car, knowing what I was doing inside. I guess it's a guy thing. His reaction was calm, quiet, and comforting. He hugged me and said, "Everything will be okay."
I'm almost 7 1/2 months along now with a precious little girl named, Brianna Rae; named after her daddy. The Rae part, of course. :p We can't wait to hold and love her and give her everything she deserves in life. She is already loved so much by her daddy and I, family and friends and I can't imagine how it's going to be when she is actually here! Michael and Brianna are the best things that have ever happened to me. He is my best friend, the father of my child, a provider, a goofball, and everything I've ever wanted and needed. I can't wait to start this chapter in my life and be the best mommy, friend, and provider I can be.
*READY, SET, GO!