I found out at a very young age, 18 to be exact, that I had Endometriosis, which led to my first miscarriage, with many more to come. I had no idea how severe my case was until I had my first of 4 operations. I had a VERY SEVERE case. Now if you don't know Endometriosis makes it very difficult to get pregnant, and when you do, you have about a 90% chance of having a miscarriage. I love children and all I ever dreamed of was being a stay at home wife and mother and taking care of my children, and it looked as though that would never happen.
But the Lord works in mysterious ways and in 1991 I became pregnant with my beautiful daughter, Lori. I was overjoyed and thanked the Lord that he gave me my beautiful, perfect little girl. (Pictured below as a beautiful young adult, who is now 18.)
In 2006, I married my husband, he already had 5 children and had adopted one as well, so I had the full family I had always dreamed of having, even if they weren't mine by blood, I love his kids as I love my own daughter. But I still longed for us to have one of our own. In 2008 it seemed that the Lord had granted me that one wish, I was pregnant!
I was very sick, never having morning sickness with my daughter, this was something new. About 8 weeks in, the sickness went away and I had some light spotting. I laid in bed that weekend, and on Monday went to my OB, to find out that the baby had no heartbeat. I was devastated! Two weeks later I had a D&C, and was told that I would never have another child, I cried a lot, and it took a big toll on our marriage, and a few months later my husband and I divorced.
I spent 3 years volunteering with community groups, longing for something I knew I would never get, another baby.
On Easter 2011 I got into a car wreck, which caused a back injury and in December of 2011 I had a back fusion surgery. During this time I reconnected with my x-husband and 9 weeks after major back surgery I got the shock of our lives, I was 2 weeks pregnant! I was overjoyed, yet I was extremely concerned that we would lose this baby as well, plus I had the additional issues of a "late in life" pregnancy which put the baby at a higher risk for genetic defects, plus I had not healed from my back surgery yet.
At 11 weeks I started spotting again, just like the last time, so I immediately went to the emergency room, where they did an ultrasound. The ultrasound tech was very quiet and showed no emotion on her face (it was just like the last time), so I was on the verge of tears, praying the whole time that the baby was okay. Then at the last second, she turned the screen towards me and said "You have an active little baby in there". His little arms and legs were moving like crazy, and the tears started pouring.
I had numerous tests and ultrasounds throughout the pregnancy, to make sure he was okay, and in early September 2012 they decided to do a C-section due to my back surgery, and on September 26, 2012 I was admitted to have my little man, who was in a breach presentation, so the C-section would have been necessary anyways.