I found out I was pregnant in July. I had been having stomach problems and was seeing the doctor I worked for and discussing medication. I was taking the EMT training class and had the exam and practical. I passed!!!! and afterwards my classmates all went to Pizza Hut on Battlefield Blvd, in Chesapeake, Va. to celebrate. I love pizza, and we were laughing and carrying on, and all the sudden I was not feeling so well. I left the table and when I came back the pizza was there, I had to leave again. I came back to alot of smack, one of my classmates started taunting me that his wife did that and then found out a week or so later that she was pregnant. Well, I guess he was a prophet because... I went in to the office and had a blood test and viola'. I got the news on a Friday night. After work I went by a Women's health office to get all the pamphlets and information, I was about 4 weeks pregnant so the clock was already ticking. Well, perfect timing.. Chris's team was cleaning this office that night and they just pulled in as I was leaving. He called me on the phone and asked "Does this mean what I think it means", I replied.. "Yeah", he said "uh. okay well see you tonight". The next day I received my EMT license in the mail. I was not able to run, due to being pregnant and not being able to drive the ambulance.
I never really looking pregnant, people just thought I was putting on weight. I did not wear maternity clothes until the beginning of December.
We were active in the Foresters Fraternal group called a Court. We were having our installation dinner and dance to install the officers.
Our second Mile stone at the alter of Congregational Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA with all our family present to share in the moment with us.
Left to Right:
James A. Herdman, Sr. (my father), Doreen A. Herdman (my mom), Myself with Charles, Chris, Louise M. Wiggins (chris's mom), Leonard M. Wiggins (aka Papa, chris's father).