Saturday, December 6, 2008

Could this day get any better???

Let me start this blog by saying this has been the most roller coaster week ever. On Sunday afternoon, I started to feel like I had a sore throat. It was horrible, not strep, but a bacterial infection. It was causing blister like things in my throat!! This was not a happy time. So Monday through Wednesday I rested away from work at home, needless to say, I have recovered!
While recovering from my illness on Wednesday, I also had a fabulous Christmas party for my PEO sisters! It was out annual Christmas auction. There were about 30 women here, I had so much fun. Here are some photos of some of the girls. We had such a great time!! Turns out that all of the decorating I showed in a previous blog really paid off, the ladies loved it!

On Wednesday afternoon, after everyone had gone, I slept on the couch until my husband came home. His sister, LeAnne, made us potatoe soup (which was so yum) for dinner. While she cooked, I decorated her mantle. It is so fun to be able to do this for others. We had a great time, talking and playing with the kids. I played the board game SORRY! Do you remember that game?? I lost!

Thursday was a very stressful day for Aron and I. As some of you may know, we have been trying for some time to have a baby, for about 20 months. It has been a stressful process, that has been filled with a lot of sadness. I just knew that when we were married, it would happen so quickly for us, I mean it really seemed like it happened that way for everyone else. Our infertility issues stem from my lack of ovulation, which as everyone knows you must do this in order to have a baby. I would sometimes for 6 or 7 months with no period, it was a mess. I have been put on different hormones, which I have been taking every other evening before bed, this is supposed to help me ovulate. I take my temperature everyday, to see if I am ovulating that day. If anyone has gone through a situation like this, it really makes things so not romantic. I had a procedure in April, that would make sure that my fallopian tubes were even able to carry and egg or to see if they were open. Most women have this, and BOOM they are pregnant. Well, May came along and nothing. Ovet the past 10 months, I have spent 7 of them taking the infertility drug Clomid. My doctor just knew that this would work! We were so disapointed every month to take a pregnancy test, and still find it negative. I would just cry, my poor husband, he is always so strong and always knew the right thing to say. He just knew that one day this would happen for us. During the seventh month of taking this fertilty drug, I was experiencing a lot of pain, turns out that it was causing cysts on my ovaries. (fiasco!) So I stopped taking them for two months, was feeling good and my doctor believed that it would really just happen for us, and still no luck. Last month he wanted be to have an IUI (intrauterine insemination), but we have decided at this time to wait on this procedure. I am putting it all in God's hands. My faith has definately been tested, but I know that the Lord will one day bless us with a child. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. Job 9:10. I just know it will happen, I have always wanted to be a mother and I believe in my heart that Aron will be the most wonderful father.

So, now that you know all of the above, you will understand when I tell you that on Thursday morning, I took a test. Of course, the test was not really able to be read. So that afternoon on my lunch break I went and bought another one at Harps! Took it, it was negative. I was so upset, the one in the morning looked like it could be positive! Thursday evening, Aron took me to one of our favorite places, Abuelos! I tried to forget all about the morning, but could not.

On Friday morning, I went into see my doctor, I took a test. Imagine my surprise when the nurse said, Mrs. Foresee, you are going to have a baby!! I just bawled! She was so confused, not sure what to say. I just looked at her and said that I have just prayed and prayed for God to bless us with a baby, and he did! She cried, then my doctor came in and he was thrilled! Everyone else in the doctors office was so overcome!
I wish our heads would have been in the above photo, but I think that you know it is us!!

Aron and I decided that we wanted to wait until Christmas to tell our family and friends, but when we woke up on Saturday morning, we thought, nah-- we can't wait.

We went by the Final Touch in Bentonville, and picked up the cutest gifts for mom and dad. A mug (for each) that says I AM EXPECTING A GRANDCHILD!! and a picture frame (I LOVE MY GRANDMA and I LOVE MY GRANDPA! We arrived at their house with gifts in hand and told them that they were thank you gifts for all of their help with the party I had on Wednesday! Well, they opened the gifts, and immediately began to cry. Everyone was emotional, even the brothers and lil sis!

After all of this excitement, we called our grandparents (Moss and Poss) and told them the news. They were just as happy as we were! I cannot wait for them to come and visit and see us!! After mom and dad's we all went to MamMaw and PapPaws. Mom and dad carried their mugs in (drinking from them like nothing was wrong). MamMaw looked at it with her mouth wide opened and said, "what does that say, what does that mean??" We said, "you are going to be a great-grandmother and you will be a great-grandfather!!"

We told Ryan and LeAnne (brother and sister in law) this evening. (I do not have any photos to mark this special occasion, the next time we go there, we are totally reenacting the moment! They were so excited, but said that they knew what we were going to say when we walked in their house! I guess it is just so obvious with our goofy grins!! We told Aidan and Annalee, which was funny, we said that we were going to have a baby, and they looked directly at my stomach. LeAnne has already given some advice, always have a little snack (Saltines) with me in my bag, in case I am struck with hunger or all day/ morning sickness. This could be the best advice I will receive, seeing as how I think that I am hungry all of the time.

We are just so excited, just over the moon!!

I have a friend, who often writes this verse in her blog, and I just love it more and more, everytime I read it! Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

I just love my sweet Jesus, and Aron and I are so proud and lucky that he has blessed us today.

So, how was your week??


Kelly said...


OH MY GOSH ------------I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think you appreciate being pregnant SO MUCH more after having to wait on it and going through fertility treatments and disappointments.
I can't wait to see you in person!

Amanda Ledford said...

I just saw this exciting news over at kellyskorner and I just wanted to come over and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :-)

Jenna said...

Yay, congratulations! It sounds like we had similar journeys...2 years, 9 months of clomid for me plus 4 IUIs but when we decided to take a break and give it fully over to God I got pg! I'm so happy for you!

Melissa Stover said...

what a wonderful christmas surprise! i came here from kelly's blog. love this kind of story.

Jennisa said...

I'm over from Kelly's! Congrats! I, too, am a fellow infertility gal, and I know what that positive test can do for you! How exciting! God is SOOOO good!

Anonymous said...

you are soooooo PG friend!!!! i love it!!!!

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

Congratulations! God is good. What an awesome Christmas gift.

Meredith said...

Caryn! I have never met you but we go to the same church and I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to you! What a wonderful blessing from God! Have fun getting ready for your precious baby to come in a few months! Oh and I think I have substituted for your little sister's class before. Does she go to Old High? Anyway, just wanted to let you know I'm happy for you!

Katherine said...

Hey I am so happy for you. I know how much you wanted a baby and God has blessed you. I can't wait to meet your precious one. Let me know what I can do for you and if you need anything. Now it's shower time. I bet doc P. is over the moon

Ginger said...

Yeah I am so ecstatic for you and your family. I'm sorry this has been such a long journey for you. God does remain faithful doesn't He!