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Words Have Meaning

If you have never heard of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), then you are not alone. When I was diagnosed at 15 it just seemed like a long word that didn’t really mean much to me. When Ethan and I started to try to conceive, I learned that PCOS was definitely something that could not be ignored. 

So after about 6 months of trying and not getting pregnant, I started to become a little worried. After making a trip to my OBGYN I was introduced to the confusing topic of fertility. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the words ovulation, testosterone, and estrogen. Basically my body over produced testosterone and not enough of estrogen. I was then introduced to fertility pills called Clomid. 

While all of this was going on, I don’t believe I ever just stopped and asked God what His plan was. Honestly, I did not care. I wanted a baby, and that was the only thing I was concerned about. I thought the doctor could make it happen for me but it wasn’t that simple. Well, after that mine and Ethan’s life took a turn…

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The beginning

A little backstory…

I met my husband, Ethan, working at my first job when I was 18 years old in May 2006. I will not go into much detail on that story, but will save it for a later time. So fast forward 3 years and we are married on December 5, 2009. Ethan and I had always planned on waiting a year or so before we were going to start a family. So that time came around May 2011, and we thought that it was a good time to start trying. Well that is when it all began…

I suppose I should not have been too surprised when I did not get pregnant right away. When I was 15 I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). ¬†At 15 that big long word meant nothing to me. Honestly I just wanted to figure out why my cycles were irregular and why I was the only one in my family that was chubby. I did not really listen to the doctor when she was trying to explain that it could one day make it difficult to conceive. So when I did not get pregnant 6 months after trying, I thought a nice trip (or not) to my OBGYN would be just the trick. Well long story short that big ugly word reared its ugly head once again…

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First blog post

My very first post!!! Okay, so here it goes…

I guess I should start off with saying that I have never considered myself much of a writer.  So why would a woman that is not really into writing start a blog? Well I cannot really give an exact reason other than I feel like it is what God wants me to do. I do not know where this all will lead, how long it will continue, or even if anyone will even read what I write! All I can say is that when The Lord says “Do It, ” then you do it!

I have often been told that my story of my journey to motherhood is inspiring, and so for those that may read this, I hope that that is exactly what happens.

Jesus called me to Him when I was 14 years old. I am now 29 and knocking on 30’s door (YIKES!) Even though I have been saved for a long time now, I will be honest when I say that I sometimes (most of the time to be honest) feel like a “baby Christian.” What do I mean by that? Well, even though I have been saved a while, I feel like I do not really know as much about God as I should. I have been in church my whole life, but it is most recently that I feel like my journey with The Lord has really started.

So what does that have to do with becoming a mom? Well over the next several post I will explain on how my journey to motherhood has also been a journey to a closer walk with my Heavenly Father.

So if anyone is reading, bare with me on this journey

love,

Jennifer