Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet-Boy!!!

Seven years ago my life changed again.
It was not an easy change to deal with....let me tell you why.
When the man and I got married I wanted nothing more then to have children with this man that I love so intently, but things just did not happen as we planned and when three years later and countless procedures and infertility testing resulted in nothing we sadly began the paperwork for adoption.
I was heart-broken.
Then one day a neighbor had a dream that I was holding a little baby, she knew that we were working towards adoption so I took it to mean that things would progress quickly for a birth mother, but she stated that it was my child, that I was pregnant and would soon have a child of my own. I took it as nothing, how could I get my hopes up over a dream.......two weeks later we found out that I was expecting and I never doubted her "dreams" again.
When we had Drama Queen my doctor told me that this was my life, I would probably never have another child (her pregnancy had been riddled with problems, total bed-rest after 20 weeks) and to just accept this as my life. So I did, I had a beautiful, perfect little girl and went on with my life knowing that she was going to be the only one.
Four years later I kept throwing up, I felt sluggish, awful and really sick of the flu that never seemed to go away. Food started to taste like dirt and I was so tired all the time. I had stopped worrying about my very irregular periods years ago, so to say that I was or could be pregnant was not even a thought. I had a trip planned to Utah and so I called my OB/GYN to schedule a check-up. He looked me over and asked if there was a chance I could, well of course there could but YOU said that was never going to happen again.....? One dip stick later and it was confirmed that we would be meeting a new member of our family, but when? With no idea when this all happened we had no idea how far along I was. So in I go for an ultrasound and I was 3 almost 4 months along.....what? I had not noticed that I was that far along - but when you are told that this will never happen again, you ignore the fatigue, the movement, the possibility that another miracle could have happened. I had mixed emotions, was I happy, was I ready for another child, could I handle this, how would this change our lives? So began the preparation for another child.
On April 10th at 7:39am (gotta love scheduled c-setions) we met our son and I fell in love all over again. He will be seven years old and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. He has been my little buddy, always happiest by my side. When he went to school I missed him terribly and I still do. He gives me love all the time and there truly is a special place in a mothers heart for her son and I cannot imagine not having his special spirit in our family to make us complete - besides he is just so stinking CUTE!
Happy Birthday Sweet-boy!!!!


Wendy said...

What a sweet story. I hope your son has a wonderful day! :-)

Hubby and I had quite the journey getting our daughter here. So, you've got a kindred spirit when it comes to infertility struggles!

So happy your dreams (wished for and serendipitous) came true!

Busy Lady said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!! I remember when you told me you were pregnant - "I can't go to aerobics with you anymore because I'm afraid it will shake the baby's brains up". What baby?! I also thought you were only destined for one but I can't imagine the Shiner crew without that train loving, sweet kid. I hope he has a special day. I love the pictures of Spring Break it looks like you had a great week!

Heather said...

Oh, what a wonderful story.

God meant for that boy to be yours. Where science and technology fails, there stands God, ready to work a miracle.

I love it!

Happy Birthday, Sweet-boy. Maybe someday we'll get to meet IRL, and you and Gabe can play trains to your hearts' content!

RhondaLue said...

Some of God's greatest gifts are unexpected things that turn out to be our biggest blessings!


I had a pregnancy where I found out at 4 months along. I knew something was wrong but pregnancy tests were negative and we had no insurance so we had to wait for it to kick in. I went to the dr and he thought I had a uterine tumor-a big one. But whaddaya know? that tumor had a heartbeat! Rough pregnancy and hospitalized at 24 weeks till I had him at 30 but t'was ALLLLLlllllll worth it!

Jennifer P. said...

What a heart-warming story! Happy birthday sweet-boy---love reading all about you :)

Elena said...

Yes, a TOTAL cutie-pie! So glad you were blessed with him and you pretty girl. And kind of fun that you got to skip out waiting for 4 months for him!! :)

Caroline said...

Wow, I didn't know your touching and what a miracle.

And he is really stinkin' cute!

Happy Birthday Buddy!

pawlyandsandy said...

Horray for Sweet-boy! Wow I really can't believe that he's seven either. I think the last time I was down at your house he was just starting to walk. Time flies! Thanks for sharing the story, I haddn't know about that. What a great blessing family is for you!!!