'We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it love.'
-Dr. Suess

Friday, August 26, 2011

Our Miracle Baby :)

So since our pregnancy was so unexpected and surprising I figured I would share why this is such an amazing thing for us.  Before Jeff and I got married I was diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma (non-cancerous tumor).  The tumor in my pituitary gland makes it so I secrete really high amounts of prolactin (milk production hormone).  Normally women's prolactin ranges from about 3-10, breast-feeding women are around 30, mine ranged from 160 to 189.  So this was just a really quirky random problem that we were really fortunate to find out.  It didn't really affect my health in anyway, other than infertility without some super expensive prescription ($800 for 3 months...OUCH).  So we anticipated that having a baby was going to be super frustrating and really difficult.  I had even started researching adoption since that typically takes about two years. 
Anyway, after some prayer and such Jeff and I had just started discussing pursuing getting me the prescription that I would need and changing insurances and what not so we could start trying to have a baby.  I was in no particular rush and just had the attitude of "if we need to do this faster just let me get pregnant on my own" thinking that would never happen.  Next part of the story Jeff and I were in the temple doing sealings and I started feeling really really sick.  I thought I could push through since it was the last name but I passed out, and I had never passed out before.  All the temple workers just told me it was really common and that it usually happened when women were expecting.  All of them were kind of teasing me about it and I was just thinking "yeah right" that's not me.  After we went home I researched a little bit and decided I would do a pregnancy test.  After about 3 positive pregnancy tests it clicked that I really was pregnant.  Initially both of us were super shocked, but now we just feel really blessed.  With this tumor I could only get to have this one baby with all the problems that could come up or who knows. 
So thats the crazy story and I'm sure life will be even crazier when the baby comes in February.  I am staying in school that semester so call me insane and I acknowledge that its probably true, but with graduating so close I just want to push through and finish.