For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a wife and a mother and for as long as I can remember I have feared I wouldn’t meet the man I should marry or be able to get pregnant. In college I got a negative test result for a pap smear and was told that I could have cervical cancer. I went back to my dorm room and cried my eyes out. I got a biopsy which felt like a 60 minute cramp the results from the test were that it was nothing that would go away. Why do they have to mention cancer so casually? I realized then how much I wanted this future family.
The year before I turned 30 I connected with one of my frat brothers. I can’t say it was love at first sight because I didn’t realize he was flirting with me when I first met him in San Diego. His friends and him were teasing me and I was ignoring them. But the second time I saw him in Washington, D.C. I saw him at the hotel bar and a voice in my head said “That’s the one!” That shocked me so much I became really shy around him. After Facebook stalking, texting and the 2010 Giants World Series win later we were a couple. We dated long distance from Florida to California for a year before he made the choice to move to California. We drove his car cross country from Florida to the Bay Area and we had such a great time. That is a major test! He proposed the month after in a gondola at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Very romantic and took me by surprise. I wondered why he took my Dad outside at Thanksgiving, that is when he asked my father if he could marry me.
We got married in 2013 in June, then in August my period stopped. Really? After all those years of worry and what if’s? My husband and I were ecstatic! We couldn’t believe that it was happening so fast! We started right after the wedding because we thought it would take us 6 months to a year. We had heard so many stories about difficulties and had friends who were having pregnancy issues. I had used those fertility charts on the pregnancy websites and somehow calculated the correct dates to try. And try we did. It was such a relief to be successful so soon! This blog is about our baby girl who has made life so amazing!