2 Mommies and a Baby
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Then, Lois was late for her period. Every time we talked to each other during the day, I would ask, “has it happened yet?”
“Nope,” was the response with a slight high pitch.
Lois is never late (ok, she is ALWAYS late, but not with that).
Friday morning, we tried a different pregnancy test. The test instructions had three pictures of possible test results: a light + - (pregnant), a dark + - (pregnant) and a – - (not pregnant). Lois’ test came up with a vertical line and a horizontal line. There was no picture for that.
We argued back and forth about what it meant and I left for work thinking it was negative.
Unflappable, Lois went to work and called the customer care center for the pregnancy test company. She explained the direction of the line.
“Oh, that is definitely a positive,” the rep said, “Any vertical line is a positive even if the test line doesn’t show.” And she and Lois agreed that we would send the test back to their quality control division since the test line didn’t show.
My next conversation with Lois was along the lines of incredulous.
“We are basing our definitiveness of whether or not you are pregnant from some customer service rep in Walla Walla.”
Lois was convinced, I wasn’t.
I admitted that the line was the necessary line for the + if the test line had showed up and I admitted that is was 5 days after Lois was supposed to have her period. I just wasn’t 100% convinced.
Last night, to satisfy me, we spent big bucks on the digital test kit. There is no confusion with these, it says “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant” very clearly. This one is a little more complicated and Lois handed it to me to put together. I am the guy. I messed with the cable wires and TV/VCR setup when we moved the entertainment center around, and I put together the digital pregnancy test. Such talent I have.
After an impatient 3 minutes, we viewed the test together.
It very clearly said “Pregnant.”