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On April 12 we welcomed our beautiful and perfect baby girl into the world. She was 7lbs and 18.9in. She was born by c section due to being frank breech.

She is the most amazing gift that we have ever been given and we could not be more thankful to God for this incredible blessing.

Today I am 36 weeks and 3 days.  It’s hard to believe that I’m only a few days away from being full term.   I look back on the last nearly 7 years of this journey and I can’t even believe that we are this close to holding our beautiful baby girl.   Just a year ago today my heart was dark and I truly felt that my husband and I would never be parents.   This journey has taught me so much, I have learned that bad things happen but it is up to us to decide if we will let it destroy us or if we will let something beautiful come from the heartache.  My husband and I have had nearly 10 years together, just the two of us…that time has allowed us to fully appreciate each other and it has allowed our relationship to have the kind of strength that can get through anything.  So despite so many years of crying, sadness, yearning, and feeling empty…I am thankful that God put this obstacle into our lives.  I never thought I would see the day where I was happy for going through so many painful years, but I am.   I also realize that having a baby is not going to “cure” us of infertility.   It is a pain that will be with us for the rest of our lives.   But because we have finally been given the most precious gift, I can now smile and know that miracles happen and even if there are more dark days ahead (for example, trying to give our daughter a sibling) I know that God has us in His hands and everything will happen the way it is meant to.

I’ve obviously been terrible about updating my blog throughout my pregnancy, but I’m hoping to get back into the habit!

We are now 32 weeks pregnant with a baby GIRL! She is due April 26. Overall I have had a wonderful pregnancy experience. Over the last few weeks my blood pressure has become a problem, so I am on medication for that. I now have weekly doctor appts as well as weekly sonograms. At this point they are just keeping a close watch on everything. The baby is very healthy and growing perfectly. If my blood pressure becomes difficult to control I will be having a c section early, and if preeclampsia develops then she will be delivered right away. So fingers crossed that I can keep her “baking” til at least 37 weeks.

We’ve been very busy getting the nursery ready and the house in shape to welcome our sweet girl. My dr has told me to take it easy from now on so my husband is doing most everything. He’s been amazing and even cooks me healthy dinners!

It’s hard to believe that our little one will be here in 5-8 weeks at the most. I’m getting so anxious to finally meet her and hold her in my arms.

First OB Appt

Well we have finally moved from the fertility clinic to our regular OB. I had my first appointment yesterday. It went great, everything looked as it should.

We didn’t have an ultrasound BUT I was so ecstatic when my doctor pulled out the Doppler so we could listen to the heartbeat. She made it clear that we may not hear it this early so not to worry if we don’t. Fortunately we were lucky enough to be able to hear it!!! It was the most beautiful sound that I have ever heard in my life.

It feels amazing to know that our little one is doing so well. God has blessed us so much it’s unreal.

8 weeks 5 days

Well we have officially had our last appointment with our fertility specialist and have set our first appt with my regular OB/GYN for Oct 2!

Our little bean is doing very well! It’s so exciting how real it is finally feeling. The exact day that I hit 8 weeks all of the morning sickness finally set in. I had not really felt nauseas once until this past weekend. Now it’s basically an all day event. 🙂 I actually enjoy the feeling because the reason for it is so incredible. I haven’t actually vomited yet though.

Overall though I’m feeling pretty good! I had really bad fatigue for the first 8 weeks and as the morning sickness has rolled in the fatigue has seemed to lessen.

Can’t wait for our next appointment in 2 weeks! Just gonna keep praying hard that God protects our little one and allows him/her to continue to grow and be healthy for the next several months.

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6 weeks 5 days

Our first sonogram was last Wednesday! So exciting to see our little miracle and his/her strong and healthy heartbeat. The feeling is indescribable. Something we have been wanting and hoping for and praying for for so many years is finally a reality. I cannot stop thanking God for giving us this precious gift.

Our next sonogram will be at 8 weeks 5 days on Sept 19th!

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My husband and I leave this Saturday for our annual 2 week beach vacation! I’m super excited…more so this year because I’m pregnant! (still feels weird saying that). Every year when we are at the beach I pray that I’ll either have a baby or be pregnant by our next trip. This is our 6th year and my prayer has finally be answered. Hard to believe next year we will be there with a 4 and a half month old!

Our trip will be broken up a little because our first sonogram will be on Wednesday, Sept 5. So we will just make a quick overnight trip home, go to our appointment and then head right back to the beach. We are so excited for the sonogram and I can’t even fathom the fact that we will be seeing our baby’s little heart beat already.

I am overwhelmed with happiness and feel so blessed.

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