Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Really??

For 5+ years now we have been seeing doctors, tried unsuccessful treatments, been heartbroken, felt hopeless, went another direction...but never stopped trying. I guess relentless determination pays off....

I'm pregnant!!!
We were shocked at first but I think we have moved past all that to just beyond ecstatic now. I don't even have words to explain how I feel. This is truly a miracle that we had been told would most likely never happen for us again, for unexplained reasons. AMAZING!!
So, on July 4th, after feeling really icky for a week or so I decided to take a test - who knows why, just a random thought. To my incredible surprise it said positive! I couldn't believe it. I yelled for Mark, who came running while wondering what was wrong. I was shaking so hard that he couldn't even see what I was holding so I had to explain it to him. He was in shock also. Then he went to the store, upon request, to buy 3 additional tests but different brands, to make sure it wasn't a false positive. After those 3 were positive also we went to my doctor for a blood test - I still didn't believe this. As we were driving I kept thinking of all the other possibilities...I could be in renal failure with excessive protein in my urine causing a positive pregnancy test, I could have a uterine or ovarian tumor causing the HCG hormone...it was too much to actually think we could be having a baby.
The next day I got the positive blood result from the doctor - we really are going to have a baby!! Since then we have had 2 ultrasounds - the first was too early to show much more than a blob, but the second (just yesterday) showed the beautiful heartbeat and gave a due date of March 7th.
The boys are also pretty excited and can't wait to start shopping for a new sibling. This is such a miracle!

15 comments:

Jenny Knudsen said...

OMG! I am so EXTATIC! It is finally your time! Call me if you have any questions! 480-655-6929

The Martin Family said...

Congrats, that is wonderful news. I am so excited for you! Enjoy being pregnant, can't wait to see the little one.

Sawyers Family said...

I am so excited for you guys! Maybe this will be a little girl and I can make her a frilly afghan!
I am so excited I am about to cry, I know how badly you wanted this!

Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions said...

Yay, Yay, Yay!!!! I know exactly how you feel as it took us just shy of 5 years to get pregnant with the twins! Love this news! Despite a crappy night of hardly any sleep with restless 2 year olds You made my day!
CONGRATS!!! Hope you have a happy healthy nine months.

Jamie said...

That is SO AWESOME! I'm so excited for you guys! How fun!!

The Revie Family said...

Such happy news...congrats. If you have a shower, you must send me an invite. I need an excuse to buy some cute little baby things. Best wishes to you and your family.

Laurel said...

Erin, we are so excited for you guys too! Are you hoping for a girl this go around or are you hoping to stick with what ya know? Either way, it is going to be so fun to have another little cousin around!

jeana said...

That is super exciting news!! :) SOOO happy for you guys!

Mikala said...

SEE! Ya just had to STOP thinking about whating to be prego and then BAM! Congrats to both of you guys! My bet is it's a girl... :)

Amy said...

yahoo! That is absolutely wonderful news. Congrats you guys.

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for all of you!

Jennifer Wiechert

taryn said...

oh my goodness!!! congrats erin!!! that is SO exciting!!!

Brent and Brittnie said...

Oh my goodness!!! Congrats Erin! That is so exciting!!!!

Mandy & Logan said...

I just love you! I'm so excited and overjoyed for you and ofcourse, so happy that you're sick :) We found out yesterday that we are having a little baby boy and my hubby is on cloud 9, so blessed!

The Gotzingers said...

Ok so I am SOOOO behind on reading blog updates. CONGRATS Erin!! So incredibly happy for you. YAY!!!!!!