Monday, May 5, 2008

A miracle has happened

Ok, so I guess I should finally post a blog about our news and make it known to everyone, or at least to those of you who don't know yet. Shad and I are having a baby! I am now 14 weeks which is so exciting! Our due date is November 4th (but if you ask my mom she'll swear it's earlier than that!). We were lucky to get an ultra sound at 6 weeks to prove to us it really was true! So the little baby looks like a little DOT in the ultra sound. That UFO circle to the left of the shaded in baby is the placenta forming. (these are all things I'm learning) 

Most of you who know me well, know what amazing news this is and how surprising it is! For example, my mom's response when I called her was "Are you sure? Is this even possible?" For those of you who don't, let me explain. (Although I'm going to try and give a shortened version) 

When I was in high school the doctors found a small tumor growing in my pituitary gland, a pituitary adnoma. After high school in May 2002 I had surgery to remove it at Cedars Sinai hospital. The whole thing was interesting to say the least and after the surgery the adnoma grew back. So I've been on medicine ever since to try and control it. But the doctors have told me since day 1 that because this is in my pituitary gland it will have a big affect on me having children. The prospects were not eliminated, just narrowed down a bit. 
 
Well, Shad and I were thinking lately that maybe we should start thinking about having children once I've graduated which will be in December. So we started going to a doctor up in  Salt Lake who could regulate my medication and help get my adnoma under control which would then make it easier for a fertility specialist to help us. BUT, apparently we wont be needing it! After a visit with my doctor and telling him how yucky I'd been feeling he said "Well, are you pregnant?" and I said "uh...I don't know, am I?" and he said "I don't know take a pregnancy test."  When I left the doctors office, I said a prayer. I've had so many medical problems and I've always known that Heavenly Father would bless me with children I just didn't know when or how. But I remember saying "I need a miracle" to basically be pay off for everything. Well, I took that pregnancy test and there it was, that unforgettable plus sign. I will never forget the feeling that I had when I saw it. And I will never stop thanking my Heavenly Father for this blessing. We don't know how or why it happened, but it did and we are so excited and grateful! 
So now I just have to focus on finishing school and having this baby! 

12 comments:

Lindsay said...

That's so great. Im so happy for you Carly. Brady and I have been trying for awhile and have had a lot of problems so its nice to know that it does work out for someone in our same situtaion, sort of. haha well congratulations. i hope all goes well with your pregnancy. you know, not a lot of sickness and tiredness!!!!

Tiff said...

CONGRATS! Thats so exciting, I am so excited for you.

Heather and Spencer said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited for you! Keep us updated on how the pregnancy goes!
~Heather

Chelsea said...

Wow - what a miracle! This baby must be ready to come to your familY! I am SO excited for you - and I can't wait to keep in touch with our shared due dates and everything!

Katie Fish said...

I've been waiting for this announcement!! YAY!! Carly I'm SO SO excited for you! It happened because you are MEANT to be a mom! Heavenly Father always knows best. Oh I'm so happy for you! Maybe I'll have a little friend for your baby soon! :) I can't wait to see pics of your growing belly (you better post some) and I really really can't wait to see pics of your baby when it comes! YAY!!!

S.Miles said...

OH MY GOSH! Why did I have to read it on Blogger to find out this fantastic news? I thought we were family! :P I cannot tell you the joy i feel for you and Shad. Coming from someone who also faced a life with the possibillity of no children (from Jared) I know first hand the miracle this is. Cherish EVERY second of this pregnancy Carly. This is your time and you should be allowed to revel in every dreamy part of it. I am so happy for you and your new little baby! Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!

Leah said...

Hurray! I'm so happy for you. What a blessing. You'll be a great mommy. And Shad will be a great daddy.

Take good care of yourself.

Emily said...

I know I already told you, but congratulations again! I really am so excited about you having a baby. You'll be such great parents. Isn't it awesome how much Heavenly Father blesses us?! You're great Carly! Thanks for being my friend!

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I can't believe we've talked every month about ME being pregnant and you never made a peep about YOU being pregnant! Congratulations, I'm so excited for you!

Monica said...

YAY!!! I am so excited for you. And what a blessing that is.
Monica McCoy

Jessica Loehrmann said...

Hey you! Congratulations! What exciting news! You'll be a great mom, and let us know if there's anything we can do to help :)
Love,
Jess

Brittney said...

Hey Carly,

I found your blog and your exciting news!!! congrats!!!! what a blessing. You deserve it!

Brittney Fairbourn