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How To Tell Your Partner You’re Pregnant


When we first started trying for a baby, I read up on all of the cute ways one could tell her partner she’s pregnant. Granted, I never really picked a method. Most of them were pretty cheesy, or involved an insane amount of preparation (I really couldn’t keep a secret that long.)

What ended up happening was a shared interpretation of a really unclear pregnancy test. The packaging on the First Response tests says two lines mean you’re pregnant. NO MATTER HOW FAINT. The dark pink line shows up every time, so you know the test is working. After taking two negative tests the days before this one, I finally thought I saw something, but I really wasn’t sure. The line was so light. I took a picture of the test so you can see for yourself:


If you squint really hard, you can see the second line. I wasn’t sure if it was even there, or perhaps my desire to have a baby caused me to hallucinate another line. I called Kent into the bathroom for a second opinion. He really wasn’t sure either. I ended up brunch with a friend of mine that morning, so I took this picture for her to view at Bonefish. (I was going to bring the test with me, but Kent said bringing a pee-soaked stick into a restaurant was probably bad manners. Even in Baltimore.)

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Chelsea Carr has been cartooning for over ten years. Currently, she works as the editorial cartoonist for Harford County’s The Aegis and The Record. She has also had her work included in MAD Magazine, b, and Baltimore’s City Paper. Chelsea holds a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (2005) and an M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University (2011.) In addition to cartooning and being a first-time mother, she has worked as an elementary school art teacher.

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