That's right, another baby was born in the family just 3 days apart! Mike and Rebecca welcomed a sweet baby girl on Sunday, Mar. 22. She's so adorable and her and Rebecca are doing great!! They named her Charlotte (Charlie) Dean. Such a cute name for such a cute girl! I'm so happy to live close to them and be able to be a part of this experience. Mike and Rebecca actually let me come in the delivery room and be there for the labor and delivery so that I could see what's it like when I do it one day. At first I was hesitant and didn't think I wanted to go in, but I'm so glad I did because it was such an amazing experience. It was seriously a miracle how Heavenly Father makes this all work! Rebecca was a freakin' all star... she didn't take any medications and definitely made it look easy. I know for a fact it won't be that way for me (I am such a wuss), but at least I understand the process and feel a little prepared for later on. Thanks again for letting me be there. I love you guys so much!
Anyways, Macy and Molly are so excited to be big sisters and you can tell they absolutely love their little sister already. Congrats to everyone and I'm happy to have little Blake Dean and Charlie Dean now in the family. (Same middle name... how tender).
This morning we have welcomed a new addition to the family!!! I have another nephew!! YAY!!! Jason and Megan just brought a new little boy into the world. I don't remember the exact details, but I think he was about 7 pounds or something and maybe 21 inches long? Haha, sorry J, I was driving when you gave me the news :) This is their second baby, and 1st boy. My side of the family now has almost 8 nieces and now this will be the 3rd nephew!! The family sure is growing so quick! And Rebecca will have her little girl any day now! Jason and Megan most likely will name him Blake Dean Dulgarian, but we'll see once they leave the hospital. I think it's an adorable name... I love it! I can't wait to see what this sweet little baby looks like. It's weird to think they have another one! Congrats you guys, we sure love you!!!
So I'm not normally so personal on my blog, but I felt impressed to share my story since maybe someone out there is struggling as well.
As most of you probably know Josh and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 1/2 years now. We both felt prompted to start trying at the same time and if we would have become pregnant the first month, we would have had a baby just before our 2 year anniversary. I thought it was perfect because then we would have 2 great years alone together and then be able to start bringing children into our lives.
After a year of trying we went to a doctor to see what was going on. We've done MULTIPLE tests over the course of the last year and so far everything has come back normal. Once everything comes back normal and doctors don't see a reason why you're not getting pregnant, if you have the symptoms, they assume you have endometriosis. So I went in for surgery in July of last year to have this fixed. They did the surgery, diagnosed me with endometriosis and fixed as much as they could. (If you don't know what it is, it's not serious, just makes it difficult to get pregnant and it's treatable).
Then the doctors said to wait 6 months after the surgery and if we're still not pregnant to come back. So I did. I went back last week. I went to a new doctor because we've moved. He's a really great doctor and I read a lot of reviews online and he actually specializes in infertility and endometriosis, which is perfect for me. So he told us of one more test that I hadn't heard of before that we can do. I'll actually get tested for it in a couple weeks and if this comes back normal... it's on to artifical insemination.
To be quite honest, I'm excited about that. He said the chances are really good for getting pregnant once we do it. Not only that, but he will give me fertility pills during that process which will increase our chances of multiples as well! We really want multiples, so that would awesome. Either way of course, we'd be ecstatic just to be able to have a baby.
Now, I'm a firm believer of everything happens for a reason and I know this is part of His plan, so for awhile I was sad and discouraged, but now I know it's just not the right time. I'd rather have it happen when it's supposed to and not just because I want it to. I'm happy to have Josh be so amazing and supportive and loving during all of this. He's so positive too and I love that. I know we'll be able to have kids, it's just a matter of when. And we've been able to have even more time to spend together! Which also means we've been lucky to be able to do a lot of fun things that probably wouldn't have happened if we did have a baby. So, looks like there's another trip in our future!
Anyways, I just felt like sharing, and this was a long post, but if anyone else is going through something similiar and needs to talk... I'm always here :)
Josh and I have been married over 7 years now and have three beautiful children! Dane who is 2 1/2 and the girls, Holland and Harper who are now 14 months. I'm lucky enough to stay home with them and Josh is an interactive designer at Oakley. We live in Southern California and are enjoying life as it comes!