Gabe and I are excited to annouce that we will be adding to our family in August. We are very excited to be pregnant. It is such a great blessing and an answer to so many prayers. Even though there have been many struggles on the road to this pregnancy, I am so grateful for our blessings and I think the Lord as really prepared us to be parents. I thought I would write out the quick story so I don't forget how blessed I really am.
We decided a little over 2 years ago that we wanted to start our family and about 2 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS so we knew it would be a little difficult. We tried on our own for a while and then were referred to our Fertility Specialist. Things looked promising so we again decided to just try on our own. After the year mark we decided to start looking into the fertility treatments. There were a lot of tests that needed to be done and they all had to be done around my cycle which was so irregular that it was very hard to coordinate them. Also money became an issue. Our insurance only covered diagnoses so everything else we had to pay for. It always seemed like we would save up the money for a test or something, and then something else would happen that we would have to put that money towards. It was really frustrating for a while, and it seemed like everyone I knew was having babies.
I am so grateful for my family and friends who helped me so much through all these trials and for all the prayers that were offered in our behalf. We have so many great people in our lives that gave us so much support and help. In November we finally had finished all the necessary pretests and visits and were ready to start the fertility drugs. We also decided to do insemination to increase our chances of conceiving. On Dec 6Th we had the procedure and everything went well. And then we had to wait 2 weeks to find out if it worked. Only about 1 in 3 who do it have it work the first time. So I was prepared and pretty sure that we would have to try again and that it more than likely wouldn't work. Gabe was so sure that it worked the whole ...what an optimist. I guess I was just preparing myself for the negative so that it wouldn't hurt so bad if it didn't happen.
On the 20Th of December we went in for the blood test. I didn't take any pregnancy test before; I didn't want to get a negative and then still have to go into the doctors. I thought we would find out pretty quickly but they sent us on our way and told us they would call us by lunch. We both went to work and I definitely didn't get any work done. I didn't want to miss the call. At 12:30 I called Gabe and told him it was almost past lunch time and so he called over to the office. He called me while the nurse went to get the results and we were all on the line. I think that is when it all hit. I started crying mostly out of fear that I would have to go through this all over again. When the nurse came back to the phone all she said was positive and I was crying and Gabe thanked her and I couldn't even say anything. Gabe came later that day to my work and by then I think the tears had dried out. There was a chance for twins (which Gabe was hoping for; he is wasn't thinking of all the work just the fun factor; I was a little more realistic that one would be best for us). We found out at week 7 that there was just one heart beat. Thank goodness!
We truly feel like this child is answer to so many prayers. I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father who listens to my prayers and the prayers of others. We had our last visit with our fertility doctor today and she said everything looks great. We got to see the little "it" moving around and everything. They said I could graduate from their office and now I will see a regular OB. We are excited for the months to come to see our baby grow!!
Once the baby looks more like a baby instead of an alien I will put up some of the ultrasound pictures!