After over a year and a half of trying, and being told we would never be able to have a child naturally, it happened. If you had to assign a number to our chances of becoming pregnant on our own, it would be a 0.1% chance. [Side note: thats better than most forms of birth control, except celibacy]. There really is no scientific explanation at all, it's truly just a miracle.
On May 2nd I threw up a couple times, felt awful, and thought I had the flu. The next day (our anniversary) I stayed home from work, not wanting to give anyone the flu. I went to Walmart to get gatorade and saltines, and bought a pregnancy test (mostly for kicks). When I went home I knew the test would be negative, but I figured I would check anyways. Somehow...it said positive. I started sobbing uncontrollably and double checked the test and the instructions that came with the test. Then I called Josh and told him. At first he thought I was joking. Then it really sunk in that it was for real. In a shocked voice, he said "well...happy anniversary...!?"
While I had morning sickness until I was about 20ish weeks along, overall I had a great pregnancy. We were blessed that I was able to work up until the day I went into labor, and that we had a beautiful and healthy baby boy. Henry was born on December 15, 2011 (2.5 weeks early), weighing 8 lbs 3 oz and measuring 20" long. Click HERE for the birth story. We are so grateful for our little munchkin :)
Posts on our struggles with infertility.
Posts about pregnancy and the baby.