Well the countdown is on! Baby J will be here in the next TWO weeks. We have scheduled a date to be induced if she or he does not make an arrival before then. I can’t believe in just a few short weeks we are going to be meeting our little one for the very first time. We are both so curious of what s/he will look like, how it will feel to hear that first cry, and be able to see what has made our journey so worth it. I feel so very thankful for how far we have come and how much we have endured as a couple together and never giving up on the final outcome.
So often infertility feels as if it breaks you. I remember each let down as if it was yesterday and how broken I felt for so many years. I have great pride in not only myself, but in Jason and I both as a couple for how far we have come and how much we have gone through to get to where we are today. The road has been heartbreaking, devastating, and never had a clear image of what the future held.
Now here we are about to be parents because we never gave up on hope or on each other during this long difficult journey. Becoming parents as my doctor once said is not an option it is just a matter of getting there. I hope if anyone can take anything from this exciting time in our life that is struggling with their own journey to parenthood it is that IT CAN HAPPEN and IT WILL HAPPEN. The unknown is the hardest part and each situation is so very different but with today’s medicine and the option to foster and adopt no one who has a strong desire to be a parent has to be without. Never give up hope on yourself or on your partner/spouse. :)
So for the next few days we are going to enjoy the peace and quiet, sleep in when we can, have a date night or two, and enjoy each other. It seems crazy that after five years together of just the two of us we are about to become a family of three. I am nervous for the transition but so excited for the next chapter. Until then what do you think; boy or girl? :)