Besides being blessed with this baby inside of me, one of the things I’m most grateful to God for is that He allowed us to be surprised. Once we started fertility treatments I thought the idea of ever being surprised by a positive test would never happen. That and we would never be able to surprise our families because they would know that we would do a treatment, then expect news, one way or the other, two weeks later.
Then God blessed us with this baby without having to go through the process of further infertility treatments…and boy was my mom surprised! Sorry for the bad quality video. Alex was secretly shooting on his iPhone in a dimly lit room. Also, it’s very quiet…until my mom finally realizes what I was trying to say, then you might want to lower your volume quickly:)
I am the worst at keeping my own secrets, so I was extremely relieved when I finally spilled the beans to my mom. I knew she would be so excited!
When it finally got to the point where we were ready to tell the rest of the world, this is how we decided to share the news:
I am just beyond thankful for everyone around us who prayed for us, prayed with us, and just showed up support during such a tough time.
A friend asked me if I would go back and change anything if I could–meaning, would I go through infertility again if I had the choice, knowing the outcome we have now.
I had to think about that one really hard, because truth be told, it sucked. It was heart-breaking, lonely, and full of fear. Although I did learn a lot through the process of infertility, I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. I wouldn’t choose that path again. If the path chooses me again, though, the greatest thing I learned was to keep my eyes off of my troubles and turn them to God. Once my focus was where it should have been the entire time, I had such a huge peace about whatever would happen.