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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Pregnancy Announcement to my dad

Disclaimer: Pregnancy related post were previously written beginning in August, but will be posted after we have announced the pregnancy to our extended family during the holidays. I apologize in advanced for any timeline confusion.

The moment  I knew Exhub and I were going to try to have our first child, I knew exactly how I wanted to announce it to my Dad. He has been so supportive throughout medical school, and went above and beyond to help us afford the USMLE and all the resources. I knew I wanted to edit my test results to announce that I was pregnant, but the wait for the test results was impossible. It was so hard because it meant telling him weeks after I had told others but I felt like telling him in a special way would be worth it and I was still able to tell him the way I wanted. 
The section where it said "PASS" on the step one exam I blurred out and typed "PREGNANT" and I edited the 3 digit score to say the due date!

 We were sitting in the car on the way to breakfast and I acted like I just received an email.  I sent  him the results as if I took a screen shot (I was suppose to print it, but again, too excited!). I thought he would skip past the intro section and go straight to the score, but he literally read line from line and asked questions. 

I tried to upload the video, but because the car radio was playing in the background Youtube takes the audio out!
> :( 
Its ok, I was so caught up in the moment the video didn't get his face anyway.

Here is my attempt to transcribe the conversation:
"What is this you are showing me?.. Oh test date, so you took the test in August?" 
Reading word from word: "The USMLE is a single examination designed to [Insert entire paragraph here] This score represents your result for the administration of Step 1 on the test date shown above....Pregnant: This result is based on the minimum passing score..
. Pregnant! What does pregnant have to do this this? What you do you just make this up?"
  Back to reading the entire paragraph. 
"I don't believe your pregnant,  lets go to Walgreens right now"
Showing him ultrasound: Where did you get this picture, off the internet? I'm not believing you until you pee on a stick right now

He finally believed me after I showed him the doctors notes, then during breakfast, the babies travel plans for the next few years were made. 

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