Joey and I are driving to Mexico and, as you can imagine, the anticipation of that phone call was more than we could stand. We barley spoke a word for the entire 4+ hour drive. At 4pm we hit the border and NO PHONE CALL! We’re making our way to Rocky Point and 20 minutes into Mexico I realize that we no longer have phone service. I freak out! Really freak out. I tell Joey that we have to go back to the border where there’s service and wait. He adamantly disagrees. He thinks I’m crazy for even suggesting we sit on the Mexico border to wait, especially since its getting dark. He keeps driving.
But this was one of the most important phone calls of our lives, so I did the only thing I could think of…I curse and threaten him. A few F-bombs were used and I told him that once we got to Rocky Point I was going to take the car and drive back by myself. I think he saw the no nonsense look on my face and it was persuasive enough for him to turn the car around and head back to the border. Whew…I think I deserve an Emmy for that performance! We find a parking lot, sit in the car (with it running), Joey rotating his head back and forth to make sure we don’t get car jacked, mugged or shot. We stare at the phone. Our life could change with one ring. COME ON!
An hour passes. We’re sweating with anxiety and NO CALL! I finally decide to call the doctor’s office and…holy shit, it’s closed. Why the eff did I wait so long?! Now I’m mad at myself and we are both so frustrated. I leave a message for the on-call nurse. At this point we just want to know, take the pain away, we don’t care what the results are (ya right).
It’s now 6pm. It’s definitely getting dark and Joey insists we leave because he doesn’t want to drive in Mexico in the dark. At that moment, the phone rings. I put it on speaker and we await the news. The nurse apologizes and says she wasn’t sure why we didn’t get a call. She blabs on about how they must have missed us on the call sheet. She then says “I hope you’re not too mad, because…you’re pregnant!” What!? Did we hear that correctly?! No way! Oh my God! Joey and I hug and kiss and both of us start crying. We were overjoyed and in disbelief. Our life will never be the same. Oh my God!
All of the medicine, shots, anxiety, time and money have paid off. The emotional rollercoaster finally came to a stop. We’re pregnant! Holy crap! We couldn’t stop smiling and laughing with tears of joy. Joey gave me 5 minutes to call some family members before he bolted out of that parking lot. Everyone was so happy! We get to Rocky Point and Austin and Krista are waiting outside for us. They’re worried and wondering where the hell we have been for hours. We tell them that we have a good reason and gave them the news. It was a moment I’ll never forget; Krista was literally jumping and dancing around the room! We talked about it and celebrated all weekend. When the weekend was over, we couldn’t wait for the drive home so we could call everyone on speaker phone, tell them the news and hear their reactions. It could not have been more perfect! What an amazing beginning for this little life we created.