This is your Story Baby Hill, how you came into our lives and shared a glimpse of hope during a time of panic and fear <3 Sorry this is a long one and a Warning for Men, this might be a little TMI, HA!
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
On March 18th, 2020 I stayed home from work due to having allergies during this crazy pandemic we are currently in. I didn’t want to scare patients with my sneezing and itchy eyes. So after talking to my boss, we decided I should stay home for a few days. I went downstairs grabbed a glass of Diet Coke, a banana, and a breakfast bar and headed back to bed.
I opened my bar and ate half of it when I realized it had a terrible smell. So I instantly threw it away and ate my banana. Within minutes, I was running to the bathroom with the worst upset stomach. I began thinking about how I never get sick of food, usually, it’s only alcohol-induced 😉 ha!
Over the past four years, I have become extremely aware of my body and any inconsistencies since I have been on the path of being diagnosed with Endometriosis. My doctor, Jeff and I agreed not to have the necessary surgery to diagnosis the Endometriosis until we had gone through the IUI process to try and get pregnant. Having this surgery could cause scar tissue and hinder our chances of being pregnant. Plus we had learned that between my issues and Jeff’s we could have never gotten pregnant on our own, it was a tough pill to swallow. We decided for Spring 2021 to start the IUI process and I began to take steps to better my health and to increase our chances of getting pregnant for when the time came.
I knew almost immediately. My mind instantly raced to how moody I was on our trip to New Orleans, Sorry Jeff! How tender my body had become, I had a 1-day cycle on Sunday, and headaches galore. I asked Jeff to stop at the store to pick up a pregnancy test. An hour went by and I became crazy impatient, I ran to the store myself and grabbed two pregnancy tests.
As I stood in the bathroom and saw the faint plus sign, I was in complete and utter disbelief. This was not possible, we were told we could not get pregnant on our own. I face timed your Aunt Jen Jen, and said to her this is a joke right, a false positive, it’s super faint right?! She sat on Facetime with me while I cried, dealt with my complete shock until I could pull myself together. I instantly ran to our closet, I purchased years ago a set of SDSU Onesies for if and when the time came for me to tell Jeff we were expecting. I laid it out on our coffee table with the Pregnancy Test and Facetimed him while he was at work.
I had waited years for this news and I was not gonna wait another minute. There you are, Jeff, in your Hard Hat and Carhartt work clothes on my phone as I showed you the positive test. We are both in complete and utter shock. Here we are in the middle of the worst Pandemic we will experience in our lifetime and I am sitting here in front of a positive pregnancy test. We have prayed for you in churches around the world from a Greek Catholic Church in Santorini to a Christian Church in Idaho. Gosh, I cannot get through this post without balling, hormones HAHA!
I was able to see my doctor on the same day and she confirmed we are pregnant! OMG, we are pregnant! Since I have irregular cycles they could not tell how far along I was. The next day Jeff and I are in the Ultrasound room staring at the screen, showing the Amniotic Sac. We couldn’t see you just yet, but you are there and you have made your presence well know! We are only 5 weeks and 2 days along 🙂
You hate Fig Bars, Bananas, Peanut Butter, and Egg Salad. But you love Tangerines, Strawberry Popsicles for breakfast, Trail Mix, only a couple of bites of a California Burrito (Then you are over it ha), and love love love Eggo Waffles with Butter and Strawberry Jam. I haven’t eaten that since I was a kid haha! So far my morning sickness is mild and I am eternally grateful for that, but the exhaustion and the how cold I am is unreal 😉 Jeff has now a month supply of Eggos in the freezer, HA!
So here we are, you have been present in our lives for almost a full week. You have forced us to focus on the positivity since I was informed I am not allowed to stress during this first trimester haha! No Big deal, just in the middle of a pandemic. Coco, our puppy dog, seems to know something is up and is in protection mode of me and insists on sitting or laying on my belly. We are slowly starting to believe this is our new normal, this will probably take a while to truly wholeheartedly believe that I am pregnant. I had basically prepared myself that this might not happen for us, but God truly had other plans and brought you into our lives when we needed something pure and joyous.
It is now our running joke that I stayed home sick from work with allergies and ended up pregnant 😉
We cannot wait to meet you Baby Hill <3