At the end of May, Sean and I flew from Los Angeles to Chicago and this was the first time I would be visiting Chicago. We flew out on May 19 and Sean took me around Chicago and I was having a great time being in his hometown and seeing where he lived all these years we talked.
On May 23, something felt different and I happened to have a pregnancy test with me. I took the test and it came out positive. I was shaking and I probably didn’t break the news to Sean in the best way but I came flying out of the bathroom and asked him if he also saw a line. He said he did. However, I still wanted to do another test to confirm so when we were out that day, I picked up a Clear Blue Digital with the weeks estimator. I wanted something that said “pregnant” or “not pregnant” so there was no guessing. I took the test and it said “pregnant”.
The thought of being parents combined with the fact that at this point, we had only been together for a little over a month (even though we’ve known each other for a lot longer) freaked us both out. We weren’t sure what to think and it took us both time to process everything. Even though we flew out together, the plan was that I would fly back to Los Angeles by myself and we would figure out what the next step would be once I got back. So on May 25, I flew back to Los Angeles by myself. I didn’t realize that I would take being away from Sean as hard as I did. At this point, we had been together every single day since April 15.
We continued to talk and Skype everyday. We didn’t really talk about the pregnancy too much. I had my first intake appointment with the nurse on June 2 and she confirmed my pregnancy. She gave me a bunch of information and set up my next few appointments. My first appointment with the doctor and ultrasound was scheduled for June 29.
During all this, we decided that I would fly back to Chicago on June 3 and he would be coming back with me and moving to California. We decided that we would rent a car and Sean, Bella (Sean’s dog), Persie (Sean’s cat), and myself would drive from Chicago to California on June 10. During that week I was back in Chicago, we had time to really talk about the baby and we ended up getting really excited for the pregnancy.
When we got to California, we started talking about all the things we wanted to do before baby got here. I was feeling super tired all the time and I was so thankful to have Sean here because he definitely took the best care of me. We were counting down the days to our first ultrasound so we could see the baby for the first time.