I owe Celine Dion

Doug and I are having a baby! We are due August 23, and we couldn’t be happier. Here’s a little backstory on how (or rather, when) I got pregnant.

We had been trying for several months. I finally started tracking cycles and ovulations to try to help the process a bit. We kept trying, but it still wasn’t working.

Doug and I typically go on a date night each Friday. It’s a special night we have set aside where we plan to go out that night every week. No cooking at home, no dishes. Just guaranteed time together.

It surprised me when he came home one Friday and asked if we could start date night early. After I said, “Sure,” he handed me tickets to the Celine Dion concert. It took me a while to realize what those tickets were for. Um… this was the big one… in Las Vegas. One of the final weeks of her performance there. And we had tickets for the show the next night. I couldn’t believe it, I was ecstatic. I had wanted to go for a long time. But I never thought he would take me — Celine makes him cringe. I threw some clothes in a bag and off to the airport we went.

We had a wonderful time. Doug enjoyed an amazing dinner at Bobby Flay’s restaurant, Mesa Grill, and I saw an amazing show.

I’ve done all the math, and so have the techs that have done each of our ultrasounds. Each time, it’s confirmed: the night of the Celine concert is the night we got pregnant…

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