|Baby Greer, kicking and waving a couple of weeks ago!|
Many of you are aware of the fertility struggles J and I have faced. We have waited almost 3 years for this sweet angel. Last December we were told that our chances of ever conceiving were less than 5%, so we moved on with our lives and began the adoption process. I began the healing process of letting go of the idea of ever becoming pregnant and it was a difficult road for me.
On a hot August morning I came home from work certain that I had caught some stomach bug. I stopped by CVS to stock up on some meds when the pharmacist asked if there could be a chance I was pregnant. I quickly replied, "No way! I'm POSITIVE." She insisted I go home and take a test just to be sure. I reluctantly pulled out a couple of tests I had and decided to take one just because. I went back to bed and remember talking out loud to God, saying I couldn't deal with yet another negative test. A couple of minutes later I went back into the bathroom and there it was...two little lines. I was certain I was seeing things, so I took another test...and they popped up immediately. I called and texted J in a panic and ran out to Target to buy digital tests. I had told myself I wouldn't take anymore tests until the next day, but I couldn't resist...that night before heading to bed I decided to take a digital test and when the word PREGNANT popped up immediately I began screaming and crying and jumping around like a crazy woman. J had a mostly shocked look on his face, LOL. Over the next few days I took a total of 15 tests. We couldn't believe it and needed to be certain, ha! Things were confirmed a few days later thanks to blood work.
The last 12 weeks have been filled with lots of joy, nausea and pure exhaustion! Every week we find ourselves feeling incredibly grateful. For the time being we have placed our adoption process on hold, but hope to one day pick up where we left off.
Over the last three years I have made incredible friends who have or are currently going through fertility struggles. I don't know where I would be without them. I continue to pray for them and all of you still waiting on your sweet little angels.
Finally, J and I would like to thank our family, friends and complete strangers who have prayed for us and continue to pray for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We appreciate and love you all so very much.