As I was writing my last post about our Super Bowl parties I was thinking about the party in 2006. That year was a very difficult year for Chevy and I. We were dealing with infertility for the last two years and just went through Invetro for the first time early in Jan. 2006. A few days before I was to get my blood taken to see if I was pregnant I took a pregnancy test, because I was dieing from the anticipation of getting a positive test.
As I was taking the test I noticed that I was spotting. Of coarse Chevy and I were devastated! I cried and cried and cried! That was one of the hardest times in my life. We wanted a baby so badly and we had invested a big amount of money to cover the procedure. Our insurance didn't help us!
Everyone around us was also devastated that I wasn't pregnant. Especially our dear friends who were expecting their first baby soon.
So I spotted a few days before the super bowl party and Chevy and I decided that we weren't going to do anymore fertility treatments and that we were going to adopt. During the party my spirits were better, but I really wasn't hungry for all the yummy food. I thought that was weird, but I thought I had been under a lot of stress and that must be why. I had spotted for a few days and then I stop spotting. I really didn't want to tell anyone that I had stopped spotting, because I wasn't sure what that meant.
The day after the super bowl I went into the doctors for a 6 AM appointment to get my blood drawn. Then I went off to school and they said the doctor's would call me with my results.
During the day my cell phone started to ring and I was teaching. I really didn't want to answer the phone or listen to the message until after school so I wouldn't cry in front of the kids.
Then a little while later I see my husband outside of my classroom crying. I didn't know what was going on! So, he asked me to leave the room which I did and my student teacher took over the class. My husband told me that I was pregnant! The woman from the doctor's office couldn't get a hold of me so she called Chevy to tell him the good news. The funny thing was that Ryan told his boss that I was pregnant and that he was leaving work to go tell me at school. It is funny that my husband told ME that I was pregnant and his boss knew before I knew!
Of coarse we were so excited and everyone in the whole building knew that I was having a baby by the end of the school day. I know that you are supposed to wait after 3 months, but I just couldn't. So many people had been praying for us!!!!!!
I would pray this verse a lot during our infertility:
"O Lord Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life..." 1 Samuel 1:11
In my Bible, I have written the days that I found out that I was going to have a baby. They are constant reminders that God has given me miracles and that He heard my cries.
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