We hope that your new year has started off great! We have been wanting to share some news for awhile, and now we feel the timing is right! Brandon and I received the best Christmas present ever this year, a little baby Price is on his/her way! On December 22nd, I was able to see the little heartbeat of our little one, what a special gift. We are due early August. Looks like I am getting a baby for my birthday this year!
We have struggled with infertility for over 2 years, and had been deep in conversations and prayer regarding how we would grow our family. We had decided this fall to try a few fertility methods after the new year and if those failed we would pursue adoption. Adopting was a choice we were both so comfortable with, we were really ready to just get that ball rolling, I think we had both decided that was going to be our plan. Everything we have done in our house was thinking that we would have a home study done. We had started baby proofing and everything! Thanksgiving weekend I cooked for our family and just seemed really tired. After our all night Black Friday shopping tradition, I was worn out. We talked about how funny it would be if I was pregnant, but I don’t think either of us thought too seriously about it. Well wouldn’t you know, we were right! We are so surprised that we were able to get pregnant with so little medical help. Clearly the Lord had decided it was to be in His timing, not ours!
We have been quietly enjoying our little secret now for a couple of months. Our immediate families have been so supportive and loving towards us. Clearly the first trimester has been a little scary for us since this wasn’t our first time to be pregnant, but all in all it has been great! We are just about at 14 weeks, and baby sounds/looks good and is growing strong. According the OB as she struggled to find the little one on the doppler, he/she is a feisty one! I love that!
Please join us in praying for our sweet little miracle. Both the baby and I are doing great, but the pregnancy has not been without a few hiccups. I have already been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a complication stemming from the same reasons we struggled to get pregnant. It was caught as soon as the pregnancy was confirmed, so I have been treated for it from the very beginning. I do have to test for blood sugars several times a day, ouch!, and give myself insulin shots. Brandon is getting really good giving me shots, so I prefer it when he can! I have been labeled "high risk" because of the diabetes, but I am choosing to look at it positively, since it means more sonograms throughout my second and third trimester, at least one 4D sonogram at the hospital, and more attention from my team of doctors. So far, I am very impressed with my doctors and their attention to my health and the health of our little one. One of my doctors routinely calls on the weekend or after hours to give test results and check in with me. I am very fortunate.
Here is Baby Price from December, a teeny tiny little blessing. Yes, I think the sonogram tech was as excited as I was to see that little heart beating so she added the "YAY!".
Update from Jackie
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