Welcome Becca!!! I soo can't wait to read your intro and hear all about your birth!
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Mom to Peyton 10-16-08
How Our Family Began
When I was 19 I moved out of my parents house and into an apartment with two of my friends. One of my friends had a boyfriend who snuck his way into the apartment too….then he ended up letting us know that his cousin would be moving in…..that was Missy (18 at the time)! We all lived together for almost a year and then everyone started going their own ways, except for Missy and I, we got along so well that we decided we would rent a place together.
We got an apartment and all the while, had our own boyfriends. Missy ended up getting pregnant and I have to say I was angered by it, but wasn’t sure what I was feeling, I mean, we were just friends, right? Well, Missy’s boyfriend left her, pregnant and all, and I went through the whole 9 months with her. I went to her doctor appointments, ultra-sounds, I was with her at the baby shower and I supported her through her morning sickness, which she had for everyday of the entire time, all day! Over the course of her pregnancy we really bonded and were truly best friends but I always knew I felt more.
When Christian was born (I was there when that beautiful little boy came into our lives), his father found out through friends that the baby had been born so he popped in to check him out. I was devastated to learn that Missy and he were going to give it another try. I didn’t hide my dismay, and Missy told me she was confused and thought that this is what she had to do because that was the way she’d always heard it should be. I knew she didn’t love him and I knew she loved me.
Sure enough, it didn’t work at all between them. They had nothing in common, she didn’t love him, he didn’t love her, so it was a very mutual split, and when Christian was 6 months old, Missy and I realized we were meant for each other!
Our anniversary is January 23rd, 2000. We also had a Civil Union Ceremony on June 27, 2006.
Here is a pic of the three of us
In 2002 we decided we wanted another baby (I would carry this time). We called up a local sperm bank and chose a donor from a catalog. We spent lots of money, only to have it fail. We were still so young and didn’t have the money to keep trying so we put it off for a while.
A while turned into a very long time. We bought a house, so we figured we’d wait until we knew we could afford another child, then Missy decided to go back to school and that put things on hold even further, but I am very grateful she went because then we were ready to try for our baby…. finally after 5 long years!
Missy’s cousin Steven offered (well actually his wife Marilyn offered) to donate to us. The best part is that it was free of charge!
This is Steven and Marilyn (No words can ever express how grateful we are for them!!)
We started trying in November of 2007 and failed to conceive that first month. Then in December, we were all so busy with Christmas that we couldn’t find the time to get together and missed my ovulation time, but then in January…..we tried, and voila! Here I am!!
We are so unbelievably happy to have only a few more weeks until our daughter is here!
Here is my little girl! Her name is Phoebe Joy
All while I thought of having a baby, which has been everyday since some time in 2002, I thought I’d have an epidural. Everyone has told me how painful labor is and how they had epidurals and that they wouldn’t go without one. Well then I watched the Business of Being Born and that got me to thinking! I read up on natural child-birth, made a lot of web searches, got lots of info here, and I made the decision that I want a natural childbirth!
Thank you for following me along my journey! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!! (I realize my situation is far from the norm)
Welcome to your lodge!
Congrats on the lodge, I can't wait to follow your last few weeks! You have a great looking family - and now a little girl to add to it!
(My copy of BOBB was messed up - impatiently waiting for the library to order me a new one from a different branch
DH - Gordon (aka Woody) 2/29/08
DS1 - Justin 3/11/98
DS2 - Gordy 11/2/08
Congrats on your lodge! Loved your intro and following your story! Did Missy have a NCB?