Kendall13's Pregnancy Story
Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:32 PM
" I look at myself every morning in amazement of what my body is able to accomplish..."
How we met
My husband, Brian, and I met at work. He was the VP of the company that we both used to work for and I was one of his managers. I always had a crush on him, but chalked it up to just being impressed by him. I assumed that the feelings would pass in time.
After two years of work functions and business calls that always turned personal, I had a house warming party at my new condo in Washington, DC. Brian did attend, despite his strict rules on fraternizing with his staff. At the end of the night he gave me a hug and there was a “linger." I could tell that if we didn’t work together at the time, he would have kissed me good-bye.
That following week I asked him to meet me for lunch. He had a train to catch out of Union Station so we decided to meet there before his week long departure. At lunch I told him that I had very strong feelings for him and had for years. I told him that I would quit my job if it meant that we could be together. He was stunned and could hardly believe what I was telling him.
Caught in the moment
We went on our first date that weekend. I put in my resignation that Monday. After three weeks of dating we flew to Vegas to tie the knot! We still laugh when we watch our wedding video.
Brian and I didn’t wait to start trying to have children. Brian is 36 and had been ready to be a father for many years. I was diagnosed with MS when I was 20 and needed to have children before it progressed to needing medication. So after our wedding in July, I stopped taking birth control. We decided that we weren’t going to chart or do anything that might make us feel stressed about the process. It took four cycles, but we found out in November that we were pregnant.
I had a rough time in the beginning of the pregnancy. No one told me that morning sickness actually lasts all day! At our first appointment I was still feeling great. I kept thinking that this wasn’t so bad. I should have waited!
Now that I’m feeling better, I have a chance to enjoy my pregnancy more. I look at myself every morning in amazement of what my body is able to accomplish. I’m only a few days away from the third trimester and I can hardly wait to meet our little guy.
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