Thursday, March 24, 2011
How my baby boy came to be
We decided not to tell anyone until the pregnancy was at least 2 months along just in case there were any complications. Very soon after finding out I was pregnant and trying to get my thyroid regulated I came down with very sore throat and was told by the doc that I had mono. After doing some research about thyroid disease I found out that it isn't uncommon for people to get mono very near the time they are diagnosed with thyroid problems. I remember one of the nurses being very empathic. She said of all the things that make you very tired, early pregnancy, hypothyroidism and mono are the worst and you have all 3 at once. She could relate as she was a mom and had hypothyroidsm herself. I was tired, but it didn't keep me from going. After all I had a 8 month old to chase after. Brenna was starting to get very mobile at this stage. The doc and I decided that due to my health complications that it would be best if I stopped nursing, my body was doing enough. That didn't bother me too much, because I knew I'd have another one very soon. Nursing was one of my favorite parts of my children's babyhood. They were both good nursers and I had an easy time with it. It is such a relaxing bonding experience.
So you think we were surprised to be pregnant, you should have seen everyone elses faces when we made the announcement. We were at Versailles for our big family campout and decided that while everyone was there, even both sets of grandparents, it would be a good time to tell everyone. I'll never forget the shock on my parents face. Remember, we didn't think Jeremy was fertile. Well, apparently there was at least one good man in there!! I also remember my sister-in-law's reaction. She just couldn't comprehend it, she and everyone was astonished. A free baby, a precious gift from God! Against MANY odds Brayden made his way to us. We were surprised too, I mean Brenna was only 6 months old when we got pregnant and almost 8 months when we found out. They would only be 16 months apart!