Almost two years ago when the movie Up first came out, my husband and I saw it in the theater. This is bizarre for a few reasons.
(1) We have been to the theater just four times in the 6+ years we’ve been together. True Grit with my parents, Just Go with It while we were in Denver killing time between RE appointments, Up, and one of the Harry Potter movies with friends. He’s just not much of a theater guy.
(2) I have never before or since talked him into watching an animated film with me…though he constantly refers to ones he loves that came out in the late 90s. The Land Before Time or Toy Story anyone? 🙂
(3) We tend to spend our “expendable income” on things like beer (mmmm….beer….), but that day we were killing time in a town 100 miles away waiting for his flight to depart, so we tried out their new theater. $40 later we had two matinée tickets, 1 small drink, 1 medium drink, and 1 medium popcorn. HOLY HELL. Maybe that seems normal to some of you, but around here that generally costs us about $20 max, so we were in sticker shock. We could have bought two 30 packs of beer for that! LOL
(4) I had no idea what the story line was on this movie beyond the preview of an old guy with a house that was flying under balloon power. Who knew it was about a guy and his wife who eventually found out that they couldn’t have kids who grew old together?
Luckily, at the time we watched the movie, we were about two weeks from deciding to officially TTC, so though the awesome, beautiful, touching, powerful montage at the beginning was very cool and brought me to tears…it wasn’t personal. The IF section didn’t strike home, you know?
Fast forward nearly two years, and for some reason we are getting the commercial free movie channels for free for a few months on our satellite TV, so a couple of weeks ago I recorded Up. Last night, in one of our new epic, crazy Saturday nights, we decided to watch it.
Wow, how life is already changing.
At any rate, the opening montage happens, Ellie is sitting in the doctor’s office with her head down (pregnant lady poster in the background), and I am crying so hard. Big, silent tears are streaming down my face, and my heart is bursting apart with empathy and pain for these cartoon characters on the screen.
My husband looks over at me, and incredulously he says, “Are you crying?!”
Through my tears, I said OF COURSE I am. I knew I couldn’t watch this movie again until I was pregnant.
He immediately starts APOLOGIZING and saying he’s sorry, why didn’t I tell him?!
*me staring at my husband*
*the light coming on in my husband’s brain*
He forgot I was pregnant.
(BTW – a HUGE thanks to everyone for your encouraging words after the 2nd beta yesterday. I knew if I reached out to you about my fears that you would come through with flying colors — and comforting stories. I love you guys.)