I am a planner. I like to know where I’m going, when, who I’m going with, what I’m doing, etc. I am not a fan of unexpected change. Not at all! So when Daniel and I discussed starting a family, it was well thought out. We knew when we would start trying and I had done my research about what to expect. I wanted to know what road lay ahead of us. We prayed for an easy journey ahead, but I also prepared myself for all of the possibilities that could happen. Or so I thought.
We are now six months into our journey and are currently in the middle of battling our second ectopic pregnancy. I do not use the word battle lightly. Daniel and I have been amazingly blessed. Our marriage has been easy, amazing, everything we had held out hope for. We love our life together and do not take it for granted. So this interruption to our plans is our battle, but we plan to one day hold up the banner of victory!
There was nothing that could have prepared us for the last six months. While I will save the details for later, our journey so far has gone like this; emergency surgery in January 2015 for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in my right fallopian tube, conceived again in April 2015 with another ectopic, two rounds of Methotrexate later we are hoping to avoid surgery on my remaining fallopian tube.
Daniel and I have a strong faith and we know that God has a greater plan than we can even imagine, but I will not lie and say this has not been a difficult experience. There have been a lot of tears shed so far and I’m sure many more to come, but there’s also been an amazing amount of love and support and hope.
The journey awaits us and we are ready for the road ahead. Family, here we come!