...I got my phone call telling me I was pregnant!! No, unfortunately, I didn't get to do the whole "take a test and surprise your husband and family" thing, but I will never ever ever forget that incredible phone call. I waited a long time to hear those words!! My sweet friend Shannon kept me company as I "patiently" waited. She was an incredible encouragement throughout the process- I am so thankful for her! I was at glo when I found out, and I can't think of a more perfect place!
After a year and a half of trying to get pregnant, including 6 rounds of clomid and 5 IUI (artificial insemination), we decided to move on to IVF (invitro-fertilizatioin). One time did the trick, which we feel very blessed and thankful for.
Surgery Day! They were able to retrieve 17 eggs, and out of those, 9 fertilized! One VERY special egg was selected, and put back in 5 days later. I got the call to tell me I was pregnant....but needed to see it for myself after MANY negative ones over the past year.
I was 31 weeks pregnant, and just had my first baby shower when Asa decided to make
an early arrival on October 28, 2010.
Our TINY little boy was here!
I hope next time I can be a little less anxious for this! :) I will never forget his tiny little cry when the doctor pulled him out.
Despite being early, he was healthy!
Its still hard for me to think back at how tiny 2 pounds was. This picture makes me emotional for so many reasons. It doesn't even look like him. They grow so fast!
I tried to make the best of our NICU experience. :)
Today I think back over the past year or two, and I wouldn't trade ONE hard, emotional day for anything in the world. I know its a part of who I am now as well as Asa. He is such a sweet miracle. Praise the Lord for his health!
For my dear friends who are struggling with infertility (and unfortunatley there are many many of you), please know that you are not alone. God's timing is always perfect, even if its not of our choosing. His ways are better than ours!
I have been married to my high school sweet heart for 5 years. We have a sweet little boy named Asa, who was born on October 28, 2010. I own a cosmetic boutique called Glo, and love makeup and sharing my passion with others. I am now a full time stay at home mom, but still do wedding makeup on the weekends. Hopefully, through this, I can make some new "blog friends" as well as share new makeup ideas, my life as a mom, and any other things that come to mind. :)