So this is big news for the Power family. I know many of you know a million other people who are currently pregnant but before you roll your eyes and skip over this post completely (ha), read on and hear a little bit about our story.
I am currently 20 weeks pregnant. We just found out yesterday that we are expecting a baby girl. She is due to enter this world on January 3, 2012. So far she is healthy and growing strong. She is growing about a week ahead of schedule. Maybe she'll come early...like before the end of the year. Derek and I will celebrate our 3rd anniversary on the 16th of January...so not too long after our sweet girl is born.
A little about us:
Derek: One of the things I love most about Derek is how patiently he accepts trials in his life. He always has such a good atitude about what life has handed him. When he was 11 or 12 he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Then at age 19 he was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer. He has now been in remission for 5 years. We are truly blessed. He also has Jaundice and Graves Disease. He is seriously my hero. The way he never complains and handles everything so gracefully is truly an example to me. We are lucky that nothing more has occurred and feel truly blessed that he is so healthy and strong. I tell you all of this because we were worried that we wouldn't be able to have children because of all of these things.
Laura: I thought nothing could possibly be wrong with me and that the reason we were having a hard time was just because. After many blood tests, personal tracking, and an HSG test we discovered that I had some blockage due to a previous surgery when my appendix was removed. Then we discovered that I don't ovulate regularly. Too much? Sorry!
So finally 1.5 years later we are truly blessed with a miracle. We were able to conceive naturally. I know many of my friends are currently struggling with infertility and have been longer than we were. Please know you are in my constant thoughts and prayers.
Derek and I are beyond excited for this opportunity to be parents. Everyday we can't help but thank our Heavenly Father for allowing us to experience this miracle and for us...it truly is a miracle.
So there is that. This is something truly special and amazing to us and so we have been hesitant to share it with everyone because there are so many others who are having children right now and we didn't want to undermine the fact that this truly is a miracle and a blessing.
Here are some pictures from yesterday when we found out we are having a precious little girl:
So on that heavy note....ha Sorry to dive into our personal lives probably too much for some of you but I couldn't be happier to share it with my friends. Thanks to my family and friends who already know who have offerend so much love, support and excitement.
WE ARE HAVING A BABY GIRL!
ok that's all for now. Have a great day!