I found out I was pregnant in a very unexpected way.
I think I was meant to find out this way to gain a deeper appreciation for this gift I was given.
We had been trying to get pregnant for close to 2 years.
Our first two girls came within a few months of trying. So it was a little unexpected when it didn’t happen right away.
I was not totally anxious for another baby. I had two bad recoveries with both of my girls and even worse with my second so I really needed a lot of time to forgot that pain.
After about a year of trying I soon realized how badly I wanted another. I didn’t want to look back 10 years later and think we should have at least tried for another baby.
My periods were not regular and really not happening at all. I started to question everything I was doing. I changed my diet and started adding in full-fat dairy, oats, taking Cod Liver oil, adding goats milk and I started following a diet like THIS. My period started again, but still sporadic.
I decided to go to a fertility specialist in CT. I filled out stacks of paperwork and had all my medical records transferred over.
I went in for my appointment with the specialist, nervous and unsure of how far I was willing to go and how much money we were willing to spend.
I spent about an hour talking with the Doctor. We went over my history, my family history and talked about everything I had written down. He told me the first steps we would take (I had done the pills to get my periods regular about a year ago).
He said, “lets do it, lets get you pregnant. Lets do an ultra sound today to check your ovaries to make sure they are not blocked and go from there.”
I sat waiting for him in the room, nervous to get started and very overwhelmed.
He came in with the nurse and did my ultra sound and immediately said “well I know why you haven’t had a period…
because you are pregnant.”
Brings tears to my eyes typing this.
The sweet nurse had tears in her eyes.
I heard the heart beat.
He told me I was 7 weeks pregnant.
And printed pictures of our new little baby for me to show my family.
I know that we are very fortunate. Not everyone has this good of news then or ever. I have such empathy and love for those woman who can not get pregnant and are enduring sadness and grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My girls were extremely excited. Lola goes down to the unfinished basement alone without me knowing and will yell up to me to get a box down for her, she goes through the baby things I have packed away. She says “if it is a boy we need to buy a lot of stuff!” And “that will be weird taking the baby naked to the store to buy clothes.”
I am due May 1st and look forward to this journey.