As I’m sure most of you have seen or heard Cole and I are expecting our first child on March 15, 2016! We are absolutely over the moon about the news of Baby Acker and can’t wait to share this experience with all of you.
Some of you might know but we have been trying to get pregnant for over two years now. I was beginning to feel hopeless over the fact that month after month and there was no sign of a baby. I honestly didn’t think it would ever happen. I didn’t attempt fertility treatments but a few months ago my doctor put me on a new medication to help regulate my body and I think that did the trick (even though I didn’t know it at the time). I feel abundantly blessed by this little baby that I don’t even know yet.
On a whim I decided to take a pregnancy test, fully expecting it to be negative. When it showed positive I was in complete shock! I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or throw up lol. Cole was in Japan at the time so I couldn’t tell him until hours later. I had wanted to facetime with him so that I could see his expression but his internet wasn’t working so we had to talk on the phone. He was also in complete shock because he was practically speechless. So much so that I was a little worried that he wasn’t happy about the baby. I found out later he was just so shocked.
When we finally had our first OB appointment I found out I was 11 weeks 4 days pregnant! I had no idea I had been pregnant that long but the pieces started to come together when I remembered how bad I felt in July and how exhausted I’d been. From the time I found out I was pregnant until my first appointment I was so worried of miscarriage. It took us so long to get pregnant that I was convinced that this wasn’t going to happen and something would go wrong. I prayed multiple times a day for the safety and health of my baby. God is good. When we saw the baby on the screen and saw it’s little heart beating I started laughing and crying, I was so relieved. It even wiggled around a bit for us. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Our next appointment was a couple weeks ago. Again I had been worried about the safety of the baby and I’ve been praying daily for him/her. This was a shorter appointment where we discussed a few things and then we got to hear the heartbeat for the first time. It is hard to believe but I think hearing the heartbeat was even more amazing to me than seeing the movement on the screen. It was a real heartbeat that is beating inside me and growing daily and depending on me to keep it healthy and to love it.
I am growing a life inside of me…how incredible is that? Every day I still pray for the health and safety of little Baby Acker and I thank God for this gift. And what a gift it is.