As you probably already know, Jarrod and I are expecting our sweet baby on May 20, 2011 (the same day as my Grandmom's birthday)! For those of you who are interested enough to read, our story on how we got here is below (I promise, no details!!)...
For several years, I've had the fear that I would not be able to get pregnant or bear children. This started out as a simple regret in the beginning, but when I met Jarrod and we started talking about when we'd like to have kids or how many we'd like to have, it devastated me to think that this was something we wouldn't be able to share with each other. After lots of prayer, Jarrod and I decided that we would try for one year, and if we still weren't able to get pregnant, we would consider adoption (neither one of us wanted to go through the emotional roller coaster of tests, surgeries, shots, etc. in order to still have a child of our own). BUT, before we would even try, I had to go to the dr. and make sure "everything was there" and with my heart (I have MVP. Seriously, it's no big deal. PLEASE don't worry about it!), that I would be physically capable of carrying children.
In the meantime, I figured my experience would be like the movies where I would have to interview 2145098713987 doctors before I found one I liked. Uh, no. The very first doctor I saw is absolutely amazing, and I'm so thankful God let me "randomly" choose her! At the visit - August 3 - she told me everything was fine, but not to get my hopes up. We only had a 30% chance of conceiving the first month, and that it would take us 3-6 months to get pregnant, but if I wasn't pregnant by next August, she would start running some tests.
Wellllllll... I got to take a little test of my own! You see, I had been "knowing" since August 28 that I was preggo, but I wouldn't believe myself, because my intuition isn't always right! OH BABY! For two weeks Jarrod and I just waited, and waited, and waited (I'm still kicking myself for asking God for patience)! And FINALLY on September 8, God answered our prayers and cast away all of my fears. It's so funny how two little lines can change your life forever...WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!!!!
This is all for now. I'll try my best to keep you updated as much as possible. Soon I hope to share the story of how we told our families. It's interesting, to say the least!