|Heather and family (twins were still cooking)|
My husband is 2 years older than I and I was 20 when we got married. It was always my dream to me a young mom and he was on board with that so we started trying to get pregnant right away. Unfortunately, we were met with over a year of disappointment. Three months into our journey, we were referred to an infertility clinic. Under their care, we tried 3 different doses of Clomid as well as HCG injections. On our third round of treatment, we were elated to discover finally being pregnant. But after 6 weeks of tests, it was determined the pregnancy was not viable, our first miscarriage. And just 2 months later, another miscarriage. Under the advice of our reproductive endocrinologist, we took a break.It was a long break. For the next year, we tried to move on but there were a lot of emotional scars. I was in a bad place mentally and my husband had a hard time understanding my feelings. We discussed separation and even divorce but in a shocking surprise, I ended up pregnant. We like to say that this truly saved our marriage. It gave us a reminder of why we loved each other and what we had to fight for. It was a difficult pregnancy for the first 24 weeks. I suffered Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Once I began feeling human again, I loved being pregnant and we were blessed with our first daughter, born just shy of 37 weeks.
|Natalie (left) and Sophia (right) - 10 weeks old|
So that’s me. The twins are now 10 weeks old. I wake up each morning with absolutely no expectations because the day will inevitably never go as planned.