Monday, July 7, 2008

I never thought I would type this, but here goes....

We are PREGNANT!! Yes, it is true! After 14 years of just Greg and Alicia we are finally expecting a baby! We found out on June 27. I am nine weeks pregnant and we are ecstatic! We are thrilled, excited, happy, and maybe just a tad nervous!

Now you ask how did this happen? Well, I think we all know that one, but I will give you a little more info. Last September I went to the OB and said "I want a baby. Our China adoption is going nowhere and I am sick of waiting". I talked to my Rheumatologist who said he would support my decision, but that I would need to realize my pregnancy could be difficult with my RA. I said "I will be miserable for nine months to have my dream come true". I was told I had to get off three medications before we could begin trying. By November I was off one medicine, by Feb. the second one was gone, and on June 4 I took my last RA medication. We were to start Fertility drugs in June, but you guessed it....we didn't need them, we got pregnant on our own!!! My OB says it is because I lost weight and was so determined to make this work! Yeah!!! Talk about amazing!!

We have had two ultrasounds already and we are asking for prayers. I have a lovely thing called Factor V. It is rather scary, but I will fight with all my might and I know our baby will too. This baby is our "miracle" baby. I just can't tell you how happy we are. I have huge tears as I type this. They are tears of happiness that I never thought I would have.

Greg and I celebrate our Anniversary on July 9. We will be married 14 years! There is no Anniversary gift that could compare to this. My heart is overflowing with joy. I am just so happy. Thank you all for your love and support. Thank you especially to my sister, who has listened to this know it all for so many years. In case you don't know this....I know everything. But let me tell you this...I know nothing about being pregnant. Heather, has given me so much information about being pregnant, she has researched Factor V, she has been my best friend and I am so thankful God blessed me with her as my sister.

Ok...I will keep you all updated. We see the OB in three weeks for another ultrasound. I have a feeling we are going to be regulars for ultrasounds.

With much love,



Carrie said...

Congratulations on the big news. I have been following you since you posted on my blog around the time of the big KU championship.

I have factor II which is similar to factor V. My first child was biological and the pregnancy went well with medication.

Good LucK and I will keep checking in on you.


Karin said...

I am crying happy tears for you two!
Oh, God, I thank you for this precious baby, and I ask that you give it strength to fight and stay strong and healthy. I ask, Lord that you continue to give Alicia peace of mind.
I'll come check in soon!

Wendy said...

Hi Alicia!

I'm the fellow Jayhawk-er/fellow Remicade-er/fellow Dr. J-er...and I have a whole list of lame excuses why I'm horrible at keeping in touch. Anyway, I just HAD to tell you how touched I am by your latest post with your wonderful news! I had tears in my eyes reading it, I'm so happy for you guys. I will always think of you guys whenever I have trouble keeping up the faith in things. And you will continue to be in my thoughts in the upcoming months. I'm so glad you sent me the link to your blog! Rock Chalk Jayhawk :)


Marcy said...

Oh my gosh! This is the best news!! Congratulations, Alicia!!!


Michelle said...

crying big ole tears for you and your miracle, I'll be checking on you!!!

Carrie Cummings said...

Alicia - Sarah Conway told me that you were pregnant at church this morning - she had heard through Karin N. and couldn't wait to tell me! I knew from discussions during Bunko/Texas Hold 'Em that you were seriously considering going off your meds to try, and I'm SO thrilled for you guys! You will make such a fabulous mom - that baby will be blessed! Congrats! -Carrie from Bunko/Texas Hold 'Em