I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Wednesday, July 6, 2011

36 weeks...(warning, belly pic)

Almost there. I can hardly believe it. Things have been a little busy around here and hubby had a recent (minor, although, it didn't seem like it at the time) health scare that has really shaken me. I love that man. The thought of anything happening to him literally makes me ill. So, I've been kind of MIA from this blog with the blur of everything.

Just wanted to touch base and catch up with everyone. We recently had some maternity pictures taken and during the shoot I had the photographer get one for us to hang up for Wyatt. I actually saw the picture on Jeanna's Blog a while ago and have been wanting to recreate it. I wanted to share that. Also, I know that pregnancy is a touchy subject for most readers, but I feel very beautiful and extremely blessed to be where we are and I don't want to hide it. I hope that does not offend. I will never forget where this miracle came from and what we went through to get here. And, I know that my battle with endometriosis is long from over. Is it ever over? I am not naive to the fact that I may return to my normally, painful self...could be soon. So, for now I'm enjoying the blessings that we have and praying for those trying to get there-however that may be.

Taken at 32 weeks

19 comments:

Sonja said...

SO happy for you beautiful lady!!!

callmemama said...

You DO look beautiful! I really do hope you get an extended break from the endo. My aunt was one of those lucky ones that had NO endo problems after she got pregnant with her first daughter (a miraculous pregnancy after years of surgeries, drug treatments, etc), so who knows...you could be lucky yourself!

callmemama said...

p.s. The picture for Wyatt is so lovely!

jeanna said...

I love your picture too!!! That picture makes me feel closer to our boys. You look beautiful pregnant and can't wait to "meet" your little boy!

Heather said...

I think they are gorgeous!

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry that you've been dealing with your husband's health scare. I hope it's resolved. (((HUGS)))

Your pictures are beautiful! You're right...almost there! I delivered at 36w5d!! :)

Lauren, Daniel, James and baby Brendan. said...

You are absoultely beautiful! I talk about how happy I am for you at least once a week. The tribute photo for Wyatt is just perfect too. Thinking of you!!!!!! AHHHHH - SOOOO CLOSE!

One Day said...

Amazing. Both pictures are absolutely wonderful. I couldn't be happier for you. Thank you for the update and I do hope that everything with hubby is ok!!

Jenny said...

I tried to comment yesterday but blogger was being stupid.
You look BEAUTIFUL and I looooove the photos...what a beautiful memory of Wyatt
I delivered almost 6 weeks ago...haven't got my first period yet but the post-partum bleeding has finally stopped. So far no major pain...I too hope the endo stays away at least for a little while. Fingers crossed for us both! Can't wait to hear your birth story...you are almost there!

Nic said...

OMG, I can not believe how far along you are!
You look amazing in your pictures
x

Courtney said...

Your pics brought tears to my eyes...thank you so much for sharing and for letting us follow you on this journey. Can't wait to hear about baby soon!! I'm 38 wks tomorrow so I can relate to how you are feeling right now :).

One perfect emby said...

Nothing is ever smooth but you are looking beautiful....I recently got my BFP and have severe endo and like you never want people to think you forgotten your infertility journey as its not something that you can erase from your memory it shapes who you are...its so wonderful though seeing someone come to receive their bundle of joy very soon after a traumatic time...

Jackie said...

I am going to go back and read your story. I feel like our stories are similar, but I am still waiting for our miracle one day. Your blog gives me hope, just when things feel hopeless!

Cheri said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. I'm Lisa's mom. You two were due the same week. Lisa had Noah, and you lost your precious Wyatt. We've been following your journey the whole time and wishing you the best. Very touching photos. You're in for a wonderful adventure in the next few weeks! Very best of luck and good health to you and yours.

amanda claire said...

So pleased to see this update, as I've been wondering how everything has been going.

Enjoy every moment of feeling beautiful and anticipating the birth of your little one.

Here's hoping your Endo doesn't show its face too soon after the pregnancy. For me pregnancy has been as hard, if not worse than my Endo ever was, so I don't hold much hope for it hanging back after pregnancy personally, but if you've been feeling pretty good during your pregnancy then maybe there is hope that you might have relief for some time to come yet. I do hope so xx

One Day said...

Girly!!! I hope you're doing well! I was just checking in again cuz you're getting so close (or maybe you're already there). I'm thinking about you and you're in my prayers. xo

The Cat Lady said...

Love the belly pic! You look absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!

Mrs. Mocha said...

What a BEAUTIFUL pic. Congrats to you and your partner. God bless!!!

What IF? said...

Gorgeous photos! Hoping these last days of this amazing full-term pregnancy are as comfortable as they can be, and that you'll have a truly incredible birthing experience.