It’s time to come clean and be honest on here.
The past two years have been great ones but also very tough on both Brad and I.
Our story begins with Brad and I meeting and falling in love in June of 2008. By the next June we were engaged and by February we were married.
During that time we talked a lot about our future and children was top on our list. Something we both agreed we wanted to start on sooner rather than later.
Our wedding was three years ago this February. I was 34 and Brad was 32.
We started trying to conceive just 3-months after our wedding. I thought it would be easy. I really did. It seemed to happen easily for most everyone else I knew.
Unfortunately though, it was the beginning of our long path of infertility.
Doctors, tests, drugs, and more tests.
While we struggled to enjoy life as newlyweds by taking vacations and throwing parties - we were also going through intensive fertility treatments and procedures...all of which, month after month, proved to be unsuccessful.
The reality of what was happening caused us great sadness, and I personally felt an overwhelming sense of mourning...mourning for the woman I always thought I was, fertile, and mourning for the life I had dreamed of with my husband, with children.
At a time when I started to distance myself from friends and social gatherings, I found a new community with my blog friends from around the country. It may sound goofy to some -- but the days in which I couldn't bear to get out of bed, were days I found comfort in the words and warmth of bloggers near and far.
After 18-months of extensive fertility treatments including a round of IVF I hit a low point. We stopped treatment I shut a lot of things off. I started praying for peace in the fact that Brad and I would be childless.
With time,and God’s grace I was finally able to find that peace.
Even so, Brad and I decided to give it one more shot.
A last ditch effort.
We found a new fertility clinic and decided to try one more round of IVF.
And that’s where our story ends,
I never had to endure that second IVF.
It’s with great happiness that I share with you something I never thought possible...
I am pregnant.
And, it happened naturally.
We are due just before Christmas.
God is good and I want to thank all of you who prayed for us.