Pages from the Sequel: Baby on Board

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As anyone who's ever read a love story knows, the wedding is usually the last chapter of the book. But in a real love story, there's so much more to be told. So much happens in the happily ever after. And that’s what the sequel is for: to tell the story of two people as husband and wife as they live and grow together. So here are pages from our sequel.



I curled the blanket tighter around me on the couch and sighed. My cold had stuck around long enough. I was ready to be rid of it. As a general rule, I try not to take very much medicine, but it was time to take Nyquil. I needed a good night’s sleep. And it was only 4 in the afternoon.

There was just one thing I needed to check first. So I went upstairs and instead of looking for the Nyquil, I rummaged around in my closet for a little blue cardboard box. I did the math a few times (because math is not my favorite thing) to see if the test would even be accurate. The calendar said just barely. So I took the test and set it down on the back of the toilet while I pretended I wasn’t anxiously counting down the seconds.

One bar flashed on the test screen and then two. I waited, expecting a negative response since I had felt cramps the afternoon before. And suddenly the bars disappeared and single word stared back at me. I leaned forward in disbelief. Clear as day: Pregnant.

I covered my mouth with my hand as laughter and tears erupted simultaneously. I couldn’t believe it. We were going to have a baby.

An hour later, I dashed in the front door as Ryan’s car pulled up in front of the house. The Target bag in my hand contained a second digital test, from the other brand, just to make sure. And although this wait seemed much longer than the first, it too had the same result. I opened the bathroom door and Ryan looked up at me across the hallway.

“We’re going to have a baby!”


Pages from the Sequel:
Return from Jamaica
The Little Blue House
The Ugly Yellow House
The Flea Episode
The Bathroom Leak
The Dinner Disaster
Baby on Board
The Story of Lucy
The Vanishing Bread
Midnight Dance with Darcy
Nighttime Feedings
Our David & Goliath Moment
Beach Day
I Love You