8 Pregnancy Tests Came Back Negative: A Pregnancy Story for My Daughter 8 Years Later by Jessica Lawrence
Nearly eight years ago, I gave birth to a tiny peanut who was four weeks early. The NICU team came in to inspect her, and she was lucky enough to be just fine. My daughter loves to ask me questions about what life was like when she was a baby, and thankfully, I remember (most) everything from that time.
Fun fact: I didn't take a positive pregnancy test for my daughter. In fact, I took eight negative ones! I called the doctor and spoke to a nurse who informed me that I must not be pregnant if I have taken so many negative tests. After some lengthy arguing, I went in the office for a blood test.
The next day, I sat at my desk next to my co-worker and took a phone call that shocked me: I was sort of pregnant. Excuse me? How does that work? You see, my count was so low that they informed me either I was having a miscarriage or I was extremely new to pregnancy. The next few days were agony. I desperately hoped I was not miscarrying but tried to mentally prepare in case I was. I went to a yoga class where the instructor put her hands on my shoulders and helped me calm down.
Gabby was born on March 21, 2011.
A miracle? Maybe. My little girl? Definitely.
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