Not only is this the beginning of a new life of blogging, this is the beginning of a new journey for my husband and I. Here is a little background for those of you that don’t know me all that well. Judd and I first met when we were going to Sunday School in 5th & 6th grade. We have been friends ever since. It wasn’t until June of 2005 that we decided to further our friendship and begin dating. We dated for a couple of years and in June 2007 Judd took me on a fabulous date to Laguna Beach and proposed! I of course said “Yes!” and asked when the soonest we could get married would be…he said November…so I said “done deal!” After just 6 short months of planning we were married November 4, 2007.
After a year of being married we decided to start planning to have a family. After a year of trying with no success I decided to go to the doctors. The doctors told me that I had PCOS, which is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. So here I am thinking…..wonderful, it’s not impossible to get pregnant just very unlikely without the use of drugs. So it began. The journey of trying to start a family. It took us 2 years of treatment, planning, tracking, tears and heartache when tests came back negative. But I can tell you it was so worth it. August 12th (by brothers 21st birthday) a test came back positive!!! I had been on infertility drugs for just two months!! I can’t tell you the joy that Judd and I experienced that morning. Crying, thanking God for his perfect will and timing in our lives. Our lives have changed so much since that day. My body has changed so much since that day!!! lol God is so good. I wake up everyday thinking…”Is this real life? Is this going to last forever?” God has blessed Judd and I with the desires of our heart. And last night at Ladies bible study I felt the baby move for the first time. I am now 11 weeks 2 days.
I wanted to share with you the last journal entry I had in my prayer journal before I found out I was pregnant. It still brings tears to my eyes every time I read it.
Here is a picture of my ultra sound at 7 weeks 2 days