. . . for Lauren and Lauren: On baby #2

August 23, 2015

On baby #2


Most of you know our journey to get pregnant with Addilyn was not easy.  After a few years of infertility, two failed IUI's, and and early miscarriage we got pregnant with our miracle baby after three rounds of IVF.  We were told the chances of getting pregnant on our own were super slim.  So after Addilyn was born we decided we'd "try" for a baby right away, knowing it was unlikely.  I knew I wanted another baby but felt pretty convinced it'd have to happen through fertility treatments or adoption.  My heart just didn't feel content pursing either one yet, so we decided that we'd wait until Addilyn turned two to figure out our next step.  If we weren't pregnant yet we'd either meet with our fertility doctor or start pursing adoption.  And I honestly I felt overwhelmed my both and did by best to not even think about it until Addilyn turned two.  Thankfully for the most part I felt peace and contentment with where we were and waited.

Well two weeks before our sweet girl turned two I got a positive pregnancy test while on vacation in Florida.  12 weeks into this pregnancy and I still am shocked that it happened on its own.  I know people always say that after you have a baby your body and hormones can change, but I tried to never take comfort or put stake in that as I had a diagnosed problem and the chances were so slim.

I know fully well that God can do anything, and credit Him for every blessing we've been given, especially our two miracles.  I am so in awe of God's faithfulness and goodness.  We couldn't feel more excited or grateful and can't even wait to meet our sweet baby the beginning of March.


And in case you were wondering Addilyn is super excited.  Since the day we found out we were pregnant she's talked about the baby in my belly.  Gives my belly kisses, asks if the baby is sleeping and tells the baby she loves him or her.  She'll surely be in for a shock come March, but for now it's pure excitement.


As always thank you for your sweet words, prayers and excitment for our baby.  What a blessing to have been able to share our journey with so many and to feel loved and celebrated by others.  We know how lucky we are!  Thank you. 
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15 comments:

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, praise the Lord!!!! I'm SO excited for you!!! <3

Bria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness!!!! Yay- I was so excited for this post and am so happy that you were fortunately able to avoid the stress of more treatments!! Congrats Vales!

Rejeana Otte said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats, so excited for you guys! I will admit I did cringe a tiny bit when I read that you were convinced your second baby would "have to happen through...adoption." I love how God writes everyone's stories differently, but as someone who became a mom through the gift of adoption and can't imagine it any other way, when I read about that option as a sort of 'Plan B or fall-back plan" it still makes me sad that it's viewed that way by some. Hope that doesn't sound judgey - just thought I'd share since I know you would never intentionally write something hurtful and probably weren't aware of what that statement implied! :)

Ginny Clothed with Grace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay, so happy for you guys!

Holly @ Cat Hair and Glitter said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Mine are 4 years apart, but the same experience. I had help to get pregnant with the first and the second was a total surprise. Congrats on the pregnancy. Having 2 is so much fun.

Mrs Gray said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So amazing! God is truly faithful!

JJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a true blessing -- both of your babies! I have a similar story -- several failed iuis, a miscarriage, and only one embryo to transfer during IVF (given about a <10% chance of it working) and that miracle baby girl just turned two in June. Four weeks ago, I gave birth to our second miracle baby -- conceived while I was still nursing...completely naturally!

I'm so very thrilled for you and your family!

Kim A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so awesome, congratulations again!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Isn't that the best surprise ever!! So happy for you my friend!!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

@Rejeana Otte I tried to email you back but it sent to a noreply email so I hope you come back to read this. Thank you for commenting. And I so sorry that came across as hurtful. That was not my intention as all, to imply that those options would be a fall back plan. I said it along with fertility treatments, which we of course believe was God's plan for us with Addilyn and I wouldn't trade what we went through during that time, even though it wasn't what I had "planned" on in my mind. God's plan is always better, as you know! Thank you again for commenting - it's nice to know how my words may come across to others and I want to be more careful of that in the future!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO happy for you!! I love how this happened for you. I love how everyone's story is different. That's one lucky baby either way!! XOXO

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So, so, so exciting! I am so happy for you and your family!

xx Kelly
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Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

woo hoo

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Our God is an awesome God!!! :) This post made me so happy for you and your family.

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

such an awesome testimony!