November 16, 2010

"Happy Birthday, Sadie" AKA "Kmart Made Me Pregnant"

Today is my sweet Sadie's seventh birthday.  I will never forget finding out that I was pregnant with Sadie.  Kamron and I had been married about 5 minutes months and were doing multiple (and by multiple, I mean we were doing ALL) things to prevent babies.  In February 2003, we got a new puppy.  After about a week with the puppy, we looked at each other and said, "In no way can we handle a kid!"

February 2003- with our new puppy, Emma
Fast forward about a month to March 2003.  On a Monday, Kamron started a new job.  On that Wednesday, I accepted a new job.  On that Saturday night, we were going to throw a party for Kamron's 25th birthday.  A couple of hours before the party, I was shopping in Kmart for a few last minute party supplies.  As I was walking through the aisles, it suddenly occurred to me that it had been a loooooong time since that thing that tends to happen to women on a regular basis had happened to me.  In fact, it had been well over two months since that had happened to me.

Holy rusted metal, Batman.  Right there in the middle of Kmart, I panicked.  I ran to the pharmacy aisle (literally, I RAN!) and picked up a pregnancy test.  For some dumb reason, I thought, I can't take this test home- Kamron will absolutely freak out when he sees me walk in the house with this!  So I left my cart right there in the middle of the pregnancy test aisle, jetted through the checkout with my pregnancy test and made a beeline for the Kmart bathroom.  I flung open the door to the bathroom and looked around.  Gross does not even begin to describe it.  It was one of the most disgusting public bathrooms I'd ever seen.  I ripped the pregnancy test out of it's little box and tried to hover over it without touching anything.  (In retrospect, I probably should have built a toilet paper nest, but hindsight is 20/20)  That first drop of pee hit the stick.  I swear, if that pregnancy test could talk it would have shouted right then, "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!   YOU ARE WAAAAAY PREGNANT!"

I looked at that little stick all pink and full of plusses and about passed out.  Then a thought ran through my mind,  "Wait, I'm not really pregnant.  This test is just contaminated because this bathroom is so dirty." Cause- you know- pregnancy germs were just running amok and contaminating everything in the whole bathroom.  So what did I do?  I ran right out of the bathroom, picked up another pregnancy test, zoomed through the check out again and for some dumb reason, went right back to that same dirty, contaminated Kmart bathroom to do a repeat.  (Yeah- I know.  My reasoning was flawed, but dude.  I was 22.)  If test number two could talk, it would have screamed, "HOW STUPID ARE YOU???  YOU ARE REALLY GOOD AND PREGGERS!" 

If you remember, I was terrified to even take a pregnancy test home, because I knew Kamron would freak out.  For some reason, it did not occur to me that announcing said surprise pregnancy to my husband 3 hours later in front of all his friends and family would also maybe freak him out a little bit.  But that is exactly what I did.  I wrapped up that gross pee stick (why do we do this?  It is so unsanitary and quite frankly a little nasty!) inside a baby bib (that I picked up on my way out of Kmart!).  And I gave him that box to open in front of God and everyone.  Instead of freaking out, that sweet hubby just looked at it dumbstruck, like, "I'm a grown man!  Why in the hell do I need a bib?"  But then his sister started screaming and hugging me and I think it finally sunk in.

I don't really remember what happened next, it is kind of a blur.  There was lots of hugging, Kamron and I sitting on the front porch crying, and cake.  That's all I remember. Oh- and there is this picture that Kamron's dad took of us on that night.  If you look up "smiling through shock" this is the picture that pops up :-)
 But through all that shock, several month later, we were lucky enough to get to be the parents of the most amazing blessing.  She came into this world tiny, but her heart has always been huge.  Just goes to show, sometimes the best things in life are the most unexpected.

Sadie- 1 week old

And here she is now- turning seven.  I can hardly believe how the years are rolling by.

Sadie- we love you, sweetheart.  You are one of the biggest joys in our lives.  Here is a little interview that you and I did on the eve of your seventh birthday.  Hopefully- when you are all grown up, you can look back on all the things you thought about when you turned seven, and giggle and remember all of our happy memories.  We love you, Sadie-bug!
Mom:What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sadie:a dentalist. you know a dentist person

Do you want to get married when you grow up?
uh... yeah, I do.

Do you want to have kids one day?
Yes.  I want to adopt 2 kids from Africa and then if I ever have to have a kid I probably would have to work really hard. Like get a job or something.

What is your favorite thing about yourself?
(Many giggles)  There's not a good answer to that.  I don't know.  Should I say something about my personality?

What is your favorite thing to do at school?
writing and math

Do you want to have more brothers or sisters?
Um... yes.   I wish I had a sister

How do you like to spend your free time?
watching TV and playing games

What is your favorite thing about mommy?
she's sweet

What is your favorite thing about daddy?
that he likes a lot of things that I like.

Who are your best friends?
I have lots of best friends but I am only going to pick four.  Alexis, Lucy, Gracie and Alyssa

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is Easter because it's about God.  And the Christmas because that is the day Jesus was born.

What is your favorite thing about your brothers?
they are funny and cute

What do you think that high school will be like?
It will mean having lots of homework to do.  I will meet new friends and I might still have my old friends with me.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Africa because I think it will be really cool and South Carolina.  There's no really good reason but I just want to go to South Carolina.

Do you like your name?
Yes, but I wish my name was Abigail Sadie instead of Sadie Abigail.

* I asked Noah what he liked about Sadie and he said, "I actually love her."
* I asked Sadie's BFF Alexis what her favorite thing about Sadie is and she said, "She's friendly and she's my best friend in the world."

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