nealbl: Our TTC Story
Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:34 PM
"We are continuing to try and hope to add that bundle of joy to our lives soon..."
How we met
I have known Nic since I was in middle school and I always thought he was so dreamy. My junior year of high school and his senior year, we started dating. Like most high school relationships we would break up, get back together, break up, get back together... and so on. Something just kept pulling us back to each other. I went away to college for one year and came back home because my life was just empty without him. We moved in together and then three years later bought our first home. He is an amazing man and we love each other very much. He spoils me, but keeps me down to earth. He is always on my side and knows just what to say when I am upset.
After being together for a little over seven years, he finally popped the question. I came home on February 15th and when I walked in, the house was filled with candles and roses and there he was, down on one knee holding a little plate that said "I do" with my ring sitting on it. I started planning for the wedding right away, and was going full force ahead until some bad news stopped me in my tracks. Our dog "Dozer" was diagnosed with cancer in his nose, which is very rare and hard to treat. The wedding went to the back of our brains as we focused all of our attention to Dozer and making him better. We got very lucky and found a great group of vet surgeons who were able to remove most of the tumor and give us more time with our dog we love so much. Now we were able to get back to the wedding.
We finally said "I do" surrounded by all our family and friends. The wedding was absolutely amazing. The next day we left for a week long cruise to Mexico where we just relaxed and enjoyed our time together.
TTC... and TTC again
We knew before we got married that we wanted a baby right away. So we tried immediately and a lot on our honeymoon:) On December 17 I had a positive test and then confirmed it with a positive blood test. Our excitement was through the roof. It felt like the world became a happier place. The spare bedroom became my favorite place as I imagined what it would look like. We bought baby frames to give to our parents on Christmas and surprise them with the news. I just really felt like nothing could bring me down. Until about a week or so later on December 23, Nic's birthday.
I woke up not feeling so well and then there was blood. After a 4-hour visit to the ER, it was confirmed I had lost the baby. We were both devastated. It was hard to enjoy Christmas but we made the most of it. As time goes on it gets easier to deal with it and we are both very positive. We are continuing to try and hope to add that bundle of joy to our lives soon.
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