Dawn-Faith's TTC Story
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:53 PM
"I've been getting my body and mind prepared for pregnancy -- the pre-seed is standing ready, I've kicked the caffeine, and am laying off the artificial sweeteners..."
Meant to be
My husband Ramon and I have known eachother since we were children. It all began in Austria where my parents were best friends with his parents long before either of us were even born. Our first contact with one another was when Ramon was a toddler, and patted his hands on my mother's pregnant belly. That was our first hello!
After I was born, my parents and I moved far away to California, and although Ramon and I were penpals and saw one another a few times during summer visits, we never thought much of it. Until one summer, when I was 18, we saw eachother again and it was like lightening: LOVE!
Making it work
We did the long distance thing for about three years, until he finally convinced me to move to his hometown, where the only people I knew were his parents and his sister. I told him if he provided an apartment for us, helped me move, and found me a job, I would come. Sure enough, he did all three! Moving to his hometown meant a lot of sacrifices on my part; I was oceans away from my friends and family, didn't speak the language, and hated my new job.
The first year was terrible. We both had to work overtime just to make ends meet and hardly saw one another. But the few moments we did have together made all the hardship worth it. I knew I had been blessed with a partner who was my absolute best friend, who understood me more than anyone, who made me laugh every day, and who brought out the best in me.Things began looking up; his film company was more and more successful, we brought a wonderful puppy home to live with us who brings joy to our lives every day, and finally he told me I could quit my job and stay home to pursue my hobby: painting! This was a huge dream come true and I owe it all to him.
Tying the knot!
On my 25th birthday, Ramon had to work late and pretty much missed my party.
When he finally came home he had this special twinkle in his eye. He apologized profusely for being so late, and went on to say that he had something important to ask me once all the guests were gone. When we were finally alone, he sat me down on the couch, got down on one knee, produced a ring from his pocket, and asked me if I would be his wife. My immediate answer: "OF COURSE!" Turns out he was late because He went ring shopping and was having the hardest time deciding on one!
We were married on October 12, 2007. It was the best thing I ever said "yes" to! We were always on the same page about having children, but seeing as he is such a busy man and it doesn't look like it's going to slow down any time soon, we were hesitant about getting pregnant. Still, my desire for a baby was getting stronger and stronger. On New Year's Day, as we lay in bed in the late morning, discussing what we hoped for the next year, I told him that I wanted to finally set a time-frame for getting pregnant. He answered with a vague: "Some time this year," to which I said, "You're gonna have to give me a specific date." His reply: "September 1st."
Looking forward to baby
Needless to say I have been looking forward to autumn and getting my body and mind prepared for pregnancy. The pre-seed is standing ready, I've kicked caffeine, am laying off the artificial sweeteners, and we have a lovely trip to Cape Cod planned for September. The nearer that wonderful month gets, the more enthusiastic Ramon is getting. We'll be walking the dog and he'll say, "Soon we're going to be pushing a stroller here," or when we were watching a movie with a Christmas scene recently he said, "By next Christmas, we'll probably have a little baby!" It makes me so happy that he is excited about becoming a father. One quirky fact about us is that three of our four grandmothers are twins, so there's an on-going joke that we are going to have twins since it supposedly "skips and generation." My feeling about that? Bring it on! The more the merrier!
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