Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Introducing Matthew Jr.

This blog is to help keep our family up to date on all the latest developments of our son as he learns about the world around him.

First a little introduction:

The title of this blog comes from a book I read years ago. A woman in the book had struggled to get pregnant and eventually adopted and it was what she said to the little girl while having a conversation with her sister.

Our journey to bring this little boy home has been far from easy but we are so blessed by the fact that he is here.

I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 21 and knew it would not be easy for me to get pregnant. After two failed infertility treatment cycles we were finally blessed with a positive pregnancy test. A few weeks later we found out I was carrying twins and we were overjoyed. Those twins were too precious for earth and God called them home on July 11, 2007 at 19 weeks gestation.

Devestated we clung to each other and just kept walking in faith knowing together we could survive this. We will never forget our first and second born. Daniel Joseph and Hope Elizabeth have changed us in ways that nobody will ever understand. They brought us even closer together and intensified our love for each other as we are the only ones who know the pain we felt. The loss of them has made us better parents as we will appreciate that much more every day of the life of our little boy.

We decided quickly to try again to bring a child into this world. We got pregnant our first infertility cycle this time. It was a hard and emotional 9 months. At 13 weeks I started bleeding and we thought we lost him, but our little fighter hung on. Starting at 17 weeks I had panic attacks which kept me awake at night and lasted for weeks. At 34 weeks I lost my mom and it was hard to stay strong, but I had to for him. He needed me to keep going and keep him growing. And finally at 38 weeks my blood pressure was too high for the comfort of my dr's and they decided it was time for little man to make his entrance into the world.

He did that kicking and screaming and gave his mommy a hard labor that ended in a c-section. But he is here and we are all safe and sound. Matthew Edwin, Jr. was born at 5:58 a.m. on July 9th weighing 6lb6oz and 20 inches long.

We are amazed every day at the life we have created and so thankful to God for helping him to arrive safe and healthy. I hope this blog gives you a glimpse into our little man's life and the love we have for him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Megan, I just read the oldest blog and I am so overwhelmed at the woman you, Megan, have become. I am so happy for you two for your belief and your resting on God. You are right. He WILL carry you through and he HAS given you this miracle. You look at life and circumstances in a way that makes me so proud. You have been blessed with an understanding of things that are beyond explanation.. that is to leave it to God. I am so happy for all 3 of you. God has come through.. as he always does when we trust him. God bless your new family! Love you so much.. Aunt Patty