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January 8, 2009

Wednesday's Walk: 8/15/03

I really meant to do this yesterday, but yesterday went really fast! My Wednesday walk will be about my very first pregnancy test. My husband and I were told that we would never have a baby. We endured a lot of drugs and procedures, but nothing worked. Finally, we had surgery -as a comfort measure- to remove some of the endometriosis that was covering my uterus.

On August 15, 2003 I realized that I had skipped my period. I also realized that I was not feeling quite right. I had a home pregnancy test in the bathroom, but I was reluctant to use it. I had been through so many shots, procedures, and I was done. We had FINALLY come to accept that we would be a childless couple. I decided that I should test, but not tell Josh. I did not want to disappoint him with yet another negative HPT.

As clear as day I remember using the test, and then setting it on the sink while I jumped in the shower. I was so sure it was negative, and I had done this SO many times, that I almost forgot about it! I got out of the shower and glanced over at the test. I saw a + sign. My heart dropped into my stomach because I KNEW that I had officially gone wacky. I could not have children! I could not GET pregnant, so HOW am I staring at a + sign?!?!?

I honestly thought I had gone insane. So insane that I called a friend over so that she could take a look at it. She looked at it, and being a mom herself, laughed at me. She said...."ummmm, yes. That is a positive pregnancy test!!!" We laughed and cried, and I called my reproductive endocrinologist who also laughed and cried. He sent me for blood work.

At that moment I realized that MY HUSBAND was going to know my news AFTER my friend, and doctor! OOPS! I called him, and he could barely contain his excitement. You know the rest!!!! The blood work was good, and some 9 months later Miss Reagan made her appearance into the world. There were bumps....I lost her twin at 13 weeks, and I suffered severe hyperemisis that required home health care, but it was all worth it. All of the pain of infertility, the suffering of puking my guts out for 9 months, and even the pain of losing her twin (whom I still miss) was worth it when I held that perfect bundle of joy in my arms on 4/28/04.



7 comments:

Lynnette Kraft

Hello Christa,
I hope you don't mind. I decided to remove your link until your post was up so you wouldn't miss any comments. It's back up now.

Okay, off to read your post! I'll be back in a bit. :)

Thanks for joining in!
Lynnette

Lynnette Kraft

What a wonderful moment that must have been ... just glancing over and seeing an unexpected PLUS sign! YAY! And it appears it didn't stop there... :)

Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad you were blessed with Reagan. Pregnancy can certainly be the pits - I've had a few doozies myself, but you're right, it's certainly WORTH IT ALL when you have that sweet baby in your arms.

It was very nice to meet you today. I hope you'll join us again!

Lynnette

Tanya

Wow, that must have been an very exciting moment!! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin

That was an awesome story!

Linda

Thanks for sharing your story. It made me have flashbacks.
One of my daughters was told that she may never be able to get pregnant,...and she went on to have four children before she had to have a hysterectomy.
All of us were so excited,...just like you were when you saw that pregnancy test.
Children are so wonderful! I am so glad you were able to even have more. Triplets must be so much fun,...but I'll bet you are one tired mama. (:>)

GrandmaKathleen

What a heartwarming story. I felt your excitement. You must have shocked everyone with your unexpected fabulous pregnancy test results.
Children are blessings. You have a lovely family.
Kathleen from RI

Christa @ Quintooples

What a heartwarming story. I felt your excitement. You must have shocked everyone with your unexpected fabulous pregnancy test results.
Children are blessings. You have a lovely family.
Kathleen from RI

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