A Little Announcement

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Do you remember this post? It was a piece that I wrote directly from my heart. As many of you know, my husband and I had been trying to have our second child for over a year with no luck. I had seen my doctor periodically, running tests to see why I was having so much trouble. Other than having Polysystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), all my labs were normal. I tried a prescription to help induce ovulation for months, and it didn’t work. One morning I woke up and called my doctor who’s call I had missed the day before. I spoke with his nurse, whom I love, she informed me that the doctor wanted to up my metformin from 1,000mg to 2,000mg, in hopes that this would start my ovulation. If this did not work I would need to see an infertility specialist. My heart sank into my stomach. I knew that would be the next step, but I thought surely it would be a step I wouldn’t need to take. After speaking with the nurse I talked to my husband and I prayed. I prayed like I had never prayed before, for understanding, comfort, and wisdom.

I called my mom and texted a few of my friends asking for prayer that this medication would work. I cried to my mom and told her everything I was feeling, and like only a mom can do, she assured me everything was going to be okay. Later that day I took my normal 1,000mg of Metformin. I went on with my day with a feeling of comfort. I trusted God; He has given me so much; He has put people in my life that care for my family and who truly pray for us. I trusted that whatever happened was His will. That was the best feeling that came from all of this. I remembered a worship song that has a line, “your more than enough for me.” Whenever I hear that song at church I sing that line with tears in my eyes. I’m lucky to have faced hardships in my life, because I truly know that no matter what, God is more than enough for me. Whatever I lack in my life, He fills those areas and shows me what truly matters. It’s not about my life plan, but His. With that comfort my day was starting to look up.

I decided to make something fun for dinner. So we went off to the store to get groceries for bang-bang chicken. I came across the pregnancy tests and decided what the heck I will get a box. I bought the pack with 6 tests because I figured I would need them. We had a rushed dinner and Paul headed off for worship band rehearsal. Before I started cleaning and before taking my second dose of medication, I decided to take a pregnancy test. I figured it would be negative; recently they’re always negative. I let it sit in the bathroom for a few minutes. I went to throw the test away and that’s when I saw this beautiful word, PREGNANT! I looked down at the test with my hands shaking and eyes watering. I ran to the phone to call Paul. All that I could muster out of my mouth was, “you are never going to believe this, we’re pregnant!!” One of these days I really want to surprise him with all my fun pinterest ideas! But, I was too excited to hold it in.

The next day I called my doctor’s office, and within a week I had an appointment to see them. He saw me and laughed, it was one of the best laughs I have ever heard. He said, “I know a story of a girl that thought she couldn’t get pregnant, but she was pregnant.” In fact, I was close to 8 weeks pregnant. So I was pregnant the whole time I was so worried.

Just in case you were wondering I had taken pregnancy tests before while on the other medication, but they were all negative.

To say the least we are over-joyed about the new miracle joining our family. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your prayers, kind words, and congratulations. I had tears in my eyes when I saw how many likes and comments we received with our pregnancy announcement photo. It really means the world to us to see how many people care. You made us feel so special!

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Amanda