Monday, December 31, 2012

A Huge Announcement!


I'm pregnant!

God works in such mysterious ways sometimes.
Here's our story...

Micah and I have been married for 6 years now (wow! time flies by so quickly),
and of those 6 years we have been wanting to start a family for 5 of those years.
But after many MANY doctor appointments and a few invasive surgeries,
the only answer we kept hearing was, "It's never going to happen".
We were devastated, to say the least. So we decided to take a year off,
to re-group and re-focus on what we really wanted out of life.
No more doctor appointments, no more baby talk, nada... just rest.
Towards the end of that year we came to the realization that if we knew one thing about our life,
 it was that we wanted to be a family, we wanted children. So we began the road to adoption.
Year one of the adoption road was the paperwork, so much paperwork.
Year two of the adoption road was the waiting, the long hard waiting.
The seemingly never ending waiting. That's when the confusion set in.
Was this the road we were to take? Why has it not happened yet?
If God wanted us to adopt, surely he would have given us a baby by now, right?
I know many people who adopted so quickly, why was that not happening to us?
I began to pray, "God please let us know what to do!".
That's when one day, Micah says he thinks we should re-open the
"trying to get pregnant" door and see a new fertility doctor.
And to our amazement, utter amazement and God's gracious hand,
the only way I can explain it is that, EVERY DOOR OPENED FOR US.
The new doctor said, yes it was still a possibility. IVF was definitely a possibility.
So we started the process right away. I was not gonna waist anymore time.
I'm ummm... lets just say I'm getting up there in age, if this was going to happen,
it needed to happen now. And, like I said, every door opened.
Every testing result came back great. Every medicine reacted perfectly with my body.
And after a month and a half of all that and a two week trip to Seattle for the actual procedure,
we got the answer we had been waiting for. On November 1st we got the call that I was pregnant!
We were overjoyed and a little shocked. We thought this day would never come, yet here it was.
And sometime in the middle of July we will be adding to our family.

So my lack of blogging as of recently...
I fully blame it on the 1st trimester.
Oh that nasty 1st trimester. 
And my New Years Resolution is to start back up with blogging.

Happy New Years Eve!

6 comments:

Ellen Marie Fallon said...

Jenn!
Ah!
Congratulations to you and your husband!!!
I couldn't be more thrilled for you!
I know you have wanted this for quite some time
and your are going to be a beautiful pregnant
woman and wonderful mom!

Good luck with Everything!
Best wishes for a smooth and healthy pregnancy!
<3

Kendra Castillo said...

Were so excited for you guys!!! you are going to have one precious little babe :)

Alyson Steiner said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy to hear this news! Praying for a wonderful rest of your pregnancy!

tina bunston said...

Congratulations!

Hannah Reynolds said...

Oh my! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys :) Sending my thoughts and prayers to you, your husband and little bean!!

xoxohannah

www.signedxoxohannah.com

Victoria said...

Catching up on my blog reading...CONGRATULATIONS! What a happy time for you guys. :)