Friday, January 13, 2012

Week 10

So, since finding out we are having another baby alot of emotions have been going through my mind.  First, I am still getting used to the idea in the first place.  Like I said before this is something we had prayed for over and over.  Now it's here and happening it almost doesn't seem real.  This week we had our first sonogram.  The baby looks so small.  Our Dr (who is new to both me and my husband) was wonderful.  She is actually a midwife but was very thorough and understanding.  She said our baby is doing well, and right on schedule and that the due date is August 8th 2012.  Our son, who is 9, is finally getting used to the idea that he is going to be a big brother.  Which is a very big load of worry off of us, because at first he wanted no part in anything to do with the baby.  I can't wait to see him as a big brother!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Almost No Words to Describe

So, since this is my first post I thought I would take a minute to explain the last several years.  First, after our son was born (who is now 9) we knew we wanted other children.  From the time he was 4 we knew it was about time to start working on #2, since we didn't want them too far apart.  So, in 2007 we started trying.  Each month we would test and retest and each time both our hearts would be broken.  To add to this, as time went on my weight kept increasing.  In 2007 I found out I had Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).  Which to make a long explananation short means that my body wasn't producing the right kinds of hormones, and the ones it was producing weren't working the right way.  Finally after 4 yrs of unsucessfully trying and trying all kinds of meds, I decided to have Gastric Bypass.  In my heart I knew the only way I was going to be able to have another child was to lose the weight.  Since I had battled on my own with no luck--and after hearing the dr say "this is pretty much your only option" I decided that this was my only option.  On July 8th, 2011 my life changed forever.  I could never describe to you how different I felt after having that surgery.  Within the first month I lost 47 lbs!!  I had trouble losing 4 lbs before.  Now, 5 months later I have lost a total of 80lbs!!  Which is still mind blowing to me!
     But, this blog isn't about the surgery.  It's about this little miracle I am carrying.  On Thursday Dec 1, 2011 we found out that we are finally having our 2nd child!  It was a total shock to both of us!  After trying and trying and each time being dissapointed it takes a while to sink in.  I am still in shock and just keep thinking that the Dr is going to tell me that the 5 tests I took were all wrong!!  I just keep thanking God for this miracle!!  Sitting in church Sunday I couldn't contain the tears as they poured out in thankfulness for this blessing!!  I am blessed already enough to have a wonderful husband and one miraculous child already--but to think that God would see fit to bless me with another is beyond explanation!!