Winter 2007-2008 - Started TTC/not trying but not preventing...
Hello! :) My name is Liss and my husband is L. This is our first pregnancy and first baby, after almost exactly 5 years of TTC. Throughout that time, God has ALWAYS, without fail, been faithful. The difficult lessons I have learned through our journey have changed my life for the good!
Our unexpected and very surprising BFP is an answer to many prayers offered by many people and we are so humbled and grateful for this gift!!!
No matter how much time this baby has with us, which Lord willing will be many years to come, I am grateful for this opportunity and will, now and always, glorify God for the growth He has brought!
I would have despaired unless I believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.
My husband and I were married on June 23, 2007! We had a wonderful wedding ceremony, surrounded by our family and so many friends. After a honeymoon to the Californian coast, we settled down to married life... this consisted of work, school and penny-pinching. :)
Spring 2009 - Kicking it up a notch in the TTC department!
Summer 2009 - All infertility tests = 100% normal for both of us. Diagnosed with "unexplained infertility"
Winter 2009-2010 - Ready to start the IUI process, but getting adjusted with new insurance and therefore, new doctors.
Spring & Summer 2010 - More testing with great results gave us lots of home, but two unsuccessful Clomid+IUI cycles left us drained, emotionally & financially.....
Fall 2010-Spring 2011 - Decided to move into adoption whenever we could afford to begin the process. Meanwhile, started cleaning up our diet and exploring various holistic options such as chiropractors, etc.
Summer-Fall 2011 - Started seeing awesome acupuncturist/nutritionist who helped both of us lose a lot of weight and start feeling great and excited about the possibility of TTC again! Still thinking we'd pursue the adoption route - then DH decided to make a career change and we moved several states away to begin ministry school.
Winter 2011-2012 - TTC moved to the back burner again while in school... back to not trying but not preventing.
Spring-Summer 2012 - Still considering adoption or more fertility treatments would be our best option following graduation... still not trying but not preventing, though trying to be a little more careful in order not to mess up Summer 2013 overseas mission plans.
Fall 2012 - This was the crucial time when we had to make sure we did not TTC, or a summer mission trip would definitely be out of the picture. Afer a month filled with stress over school, depression over a friend's unexpected death, anxiety concerning our midterms and a healthy diet that went down the drain, it happened. We found ourselves looking at a BFP just two days before Thanksgiving.
November 30, 2012 - Had our first meeting with the midwife. Toured the birth center and had a lot of questions answered
January 16, 2013 - 12 weeks - First official appointment. Midwife says due date, according to LMP is July 31, 2013...but I know when I ovulated, therefore I'm still sticking with EDD August 1, 2013. ;) Heard the heartbeat and started crying immediately!! So overwhelmed and relieved that our baby is alive and well in there!
February 2013 - 16 weeks - Starting to feel some little flutters (I can usually feel when I ovulate... too many months of obsessing and being super in tune with my girly organs haha!).
Heard the heartbeat again and again so relieved. Midwife says uterus is just the right size.
March 28, 2013 - 22 weeks - Measuring perfectly again, whew! Midwife put me on calcium supplements and told me to go easy on the dairy for a while because of pain in calves.
April 24, 2013 - 26 weeks - Got to see little snippets of baby on an old school ultrasound machine - saw the little spine and legs/toes at one point which was really cool!!! Perfectly measuring 26 weeks... can't wait for our big ultrasound in 3 weeks!
May 15, 2013 - 3D ultrasound - got rescheduled and pushed back til May!!! But coming up soon.. :)