A lot of people have been asking me how I found out I was pregnant, so I thought I’d share the story. I’ve shared little bits and pieces on Instagram, but I decided it’s worthy of the blog! It’s REALLY funny, random, and hilarious… so buckle up. Here we go!
Flashback to October 10th, 2018... my friend and business partner Evie Rupp and I are sweltering away in the guest bedroom of my non-air conditioned house with huge bright lights pointed at us as we were filming the Heart University course (check out more about the Heart U here)! Brady Clayton was the mastermind behind those sweat-inducing lights and was our videographer we hired to film the course! We filmed the entire online course in SIX DAYS. Yes- you read that correctly. Twenty-five episodes, aerial footage, on-location filming- the works!- in 144 hours. IT WAS INTENSE!!! (I promise this info is necessary to the actual pregnancy story haha).
On the third day of episode filming, Brady wanted to go out and film a few outdoor b-roll shots of Evie and I at sunset. On the drive back home, Brady was telling us all about his gorgeous wife who was expecting their sweet little baby this spring. I randomly asked him how they found out they were pregnant, and he named off a handful of common pregnancy symptoms (missed period, nausea, being tired- ya know, the usual suspects). I did a quick mental double take, then realized that I had NO IDEA when the last time I’d had my period. I even said it out loud, and we just laughed it off and moved on.
Once we got home where Andrew was cooking dinner (because he’s amazing like that), I realized that I had to pee. Like immediately. When I walked into the bathroom, I remembered that I had a pregnancy test stashed in the back of the cabinet and thought, “There’s NO WAY I’m preggo, but ehh, why not?”, so I peed on the stick just for laughs and to ease my mind.
30 seconds later…….WHATTTTTTTT?!?!?! THERE ARE 2 LINES!!!!!!
I had to take like 5 minutes in the bathroom just to collect myself. Something we had literally just laughed off 20 minutes before was now a reality. There’s a tiny human in my body. WHUT.
I realized I had to tell Andrew immediately. I’m NOT the kind of girl who would ever be able to surprise my husband with the perfect and cute reveal! NOPE. So I left the positive test on the bathroom sink, went into the kitchen to get Andrew, and was trying to figure out how to tell him. Just as I open my mouth to talk to him, I heard the bathroom door shut. With the positive pregnancy test laying BLATANTLY on the sink counter. GAHHHH!! Evie had just gone into the bathroom, and there was no way she could miss it. So I left Andrew in the kitchen, and go to stalk Evie outside the bathroom door.
She told me this later, but at the time, she thought I had left the test on the counter to do its thing and I didn't know the result yet. So she thought she was the only person on the planet who knew I was pregnant!! She’s freaking out inside the bathroom, I’m freaking out outside the bathroom, and the boys are blissfully unaware in the kitchen.
She came out, we made eye contact, and we shared one of those soul-sister nonverbal conversations. I knew that she knew, she knew that I knew, and we tried not to give it away so that I could tell Andrew!! So I go back into the kitchen and try to get Andrew to come with me to the bathroom. I drag him into the bathroom and close the door, and he was like “Why are we hiding in the bathroom?!” I looked down at the test on the sink, and he looked down too. He was in a grumpy mood, and the second he laid his eyes on the positive pregnancy stick, he got the BIGGEST SMILE EVER on his face and he said, “Oh my gosh….WHAT?!?”
Ummmmm…. I’m pregnant!!!
So yeah, it wasn’t the super magical romantic, intimate pregnancy reveal that you see all over social media. It was funny, random, and perfectly us. And of course as fate would have it, my soul sister bff Evie found out I was pregnant before my own husband. hahaha. Andrew even walked out of the bathroom and shouted out to Brady “Hey...Lindsey’s pregnant!!”
So long story short… if I hadn’t asked Brady how his wife got pregnant, it may have taken me several more weeks to realize that I was going to be a mom! Do any of you have an awesome pregnancy reveal story?? Drop them in the comments below- I want to hear all about it!
Lindsey Roman is an adventurous destination wedding and intimate elopement photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii, but she travels worldwide. She lives for outdoor adventures, intimate moments, and candid images. Her style is raw, passionate, and authentic. She believes in chasing sunsets, laughing too hard, and most importantly: capturing genuine moments that evoke feeling over perfectly posed photographs.