Monday, October 7, 2013

"Out of difficulties, grow miracles."


On a beautiful day in August, I took 2 pregnancy tests at work. I was late. I'm never late. I didn't suspect a thing. Why should I? Me, pregnant? Not possible.

I learned that day that miracles do happen. They don't happen when you want them to but sometimes, miracles show up when you least expect them. Like on a Friday in August. And again, three weeks later when you see your baby on the screen for the first time. Sure, it looks like a speck but you can hear the heart beating and although you are only 6 weeks along, you  know that the baby on the screen is meant for you. 6 weeks down the road, you brace yourself for an appointment that will give you relief or change your entire life. The miracles keep coming. You are blessed to learn that your baby is healthy and growing and things are right on track. 

Friday August 2 was wonderfully special. 

Saturday August 24, when we made the rounds to tell our immediate families the news was a day I will never forget.

Today, Monday October 7. This was the day dreams are made of. This was the day that I've been daydreaming about in my mind for years. The day we get to tell friends, family and the world that we are expecting a baby. I thought this day would never happen for us. I had come to terms with the reality of our future. Just when you think you know what your future holds, your fortune shifts. 

Dear readers of this blog, you have been more supportive than I could have ever asked for. Every sad post, every failed attempt at creating a baby, every time I turned pain into humor, you were there. Over 4 years have passed since we first started trying to conceive and today, I am so happy to say:

I am 13 weeks pregnant. I am due in April. We are happier than we ever thought possible. 

Today, at 13 weeks, 4 days. Measuring a week ahead of the first  measurement that took place at 6 weeks, 1 day.

In just 6 calendar weeks, look how much our baby grew! Insane!!!

I'm not sure how much I will update. I don't want to become overbearing and annoying. I have  15+ posts that I have written in draft form over the past 2 months that I'll keep private. I think I'll plan to sprinkle in some information here and there but as you can tell from my blog silence lately, I just don't have much to write about anymore. 

I'll be around but if I am gone for too long, know your love and support means the world!



12 comments:

cate behind the purple door said...

Congratulations!

Jen said...

I am so very happy for you! This post even made me tear up a little! It is always so amazing to me how makes like this happen when you least expect. You will look at this one every day once he/she is here and think wow...a miracle. I know I do! That one time when everything just lined up after months of nothing. It is crazy! Congrats again!

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The Borchert Family said...

Post away! Be proud...be that annoying mom, just like me! Let the journey begin...enjoy every moment!

J said...

Congrats...what awesome news!

~M~ said...

Congratulations!!
-Marisa

Heather said...

Congratulations! You have earned the privilege of posting every single thought, however important or random. Enjoy every moment.

Patty said...

Congratulations again!! This is just the happiest thing in the whole wide world and it fills me with such hope and joy! Please keep posting and posting and posting along your parenthood journey- I will eat up every single word! <3

Betty said...

this made cry - so happy for you both - and write away as you are comfortable - such good news for dreary days - take care

SLO Rober said...

So excited for you guys. Congratulations on this beautiful miracle, because all babies are miracles!

Stephanie said...

I've been reading since we both got married in June 2008. I am so happy for you! Congratulations and I hope you have a smooth pregnancy.

Sara said...

Oh my goodness! How did I miss this last week! Congratulations! So incredibly happy for you! YAY!!