August 12, 2011

A HUGE shock!

Earlier this week, I decided to make a routine OB/GYN appointment.  I hadn't been in almost six years.  I hate going and had avoided it for a long time.  Our insurance changed recently, and I had to chose a new doctor anyway, so I thought I would just get it over with.  I wasn't experiencing any pain or problems.  I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and don't have regular cycles like most women do.  Some years I will only have two a year.  This is what caused most of our fertility issues.  We have been married almost 12 years and started trying to have a baby right away after we got married.  We ended up going through fertility treatments, IVF, etc.  I got pregnant with twins, but lost them early in the pregnancy.  Long story short, we decided to adopt and FINALLY brought our precious Noah home in May 2010 from Ethiopia.

People have asked us if we were going to adopt again.  We always said no.  We were good with just one child.

Fast forward to this past Wednesday.  I went to the ob/gyn for my annual exam.  The doctor discussed all my past issues with me.  He even said if we wanted to try to have a baby again, we could still do that.  I said "No way.  We are good with one and I don't want to go through all the infertility treatments again, because it was just too stressful."  I told him it had been several months since my last cycle.  We discussed different medications I could take to stimulate a cycle.  I also told him I had been trying to lose weight, but all it seemed I could do was gain.  He said he would give me a prescription that would help stimulate my cycles and would also help my metabolism.

After that, he did my exam and said we should do a pregnancy test just to rule that out before he prescribed anything.  He said something to the effect of we both know that it will be negative, but let's just do it to make sure.  He left the room and said he would be back with my script.  A few minutes later, he came back in and said "We aren't going to give you that medicine after all."  I said "Why not?"  He said "You're PREGNANT!!!"  I think I said "SHUT UP!" or something like that.  I was in complete shock (still am!).  I just kept saying "No way! Are you sure?  Where's the test strip??"

The nurse asked me how I was going to tell Garland.  I said I would probably call him at the first chance I had.  She said I should wait and tell him that night and come up with some fun way of doing it.  I said "It's taken almost 12 years for this to happen.  I don't think I can wait a minute longer!"  After a blood draw, I left the office and stood in the hallway and called him.  He was very shocked when I told him (and still is). I also called my mom, sister, and mother-in-law.  Everyone was in complete shock.

The next day, I went in for a sonogram so that they could figure out how far along I was.  I bawled like a baby when I saw our little one moving around on the screen.  This Sunday I will be 14 weeks along already.  I am due February 12th.  We are hoping and praying for an uneventful pregnancy.








8 comments:

Jessica said...

OMG!!!! Congratulations, Julie! :)

Joy said...

Wow - many, many congratulations - and best wishes in the coming months, as you prepare for this new little one!

AnnMarie & Nick said...

WOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO, congrats!!!

Debbie said...

Congratulations! Looks like you're going to have two little ones afterall :-)

Amy said...

Now you will have to little miracles!

Paula said...

Congratulations. Miracles do happen.

Shannon- said...

Amazing!!

Ashley said...

What an AWESOME blessing!!! God bless you and this miracle!