Today is Thankful Thursday.
All day today I knew exactly what I was going to write about.
I as always have a million things I could be thankful for. Such as the fact that I get to spend the weekend with my hubby before he has to leave for a month. Or the fact I have such great friends.
Today however I want to express just how thankful I am for my three beautiful children.
I have found out in the last 5 years that I have PCOS which is a much shortened version of something called, polysystic ovary syndrome. This more or less means that I do not ovulate. Or when I do it is very rare.
When I first started to get my period I was in grade 8. (Ironically the same as my daughter). Even when I first started menstruating I was not regular. I was never regular except when I was on the pill. It was always something I was concerned with but honestly sometimes ignorance is bliss.
When I met my hubby I obviously was not regular and would often wonder period to period if I was pregnant. Then one night I was rushed into the hospital with severe abdominal cramps. Turns out I has pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy.
Then a couple months later I got pregnant with our son whom was born exactly a year after I lost our first.
One year later I was pregnant again, this time my body absorbed the fetus and I had to have surgery again.
One year after that I gave birth to our second son 3 weeks premature.
Then 2 years later we knew that we wanted another child and were actively trying to get pregnant to no avail. Then I was lucky and got pregnant again. We were so happy. Then I woke up one morning with spotting. I was so scared. I told my sister and right away we prayed. She also started the prayer chain at our church. However later that evening I lost our 5th child.
18 months later after lost of trying, tons and tons of pregnancies tests, only 4 periods and tons of crazy feelings I went to the doctor that helped me out while I was losing our last baby. He was so wonderful. He told me that the reason people don't get pregnant is simple, either they have infertility issues (which considering I had already been pregnant 5 times they didn't think this was the issue. Little did they know. LOL) or it simply a mystery. He did however recommend that I go back on the pill for 3 months to try and regulate my period. I never took one pill. I never needed to, my the end of June I was pregnant again with our baby girl.
Now fast forward several years later like about 8 and I knew I wanted another child. However during the past 8 years many, many things in our life had changed, one being that I had my tubes tied. Now the simple solution to this is usually just un-tieing your tubes, for me not so much. Since I had already had an ectoptic pregnancy the chances of another one were VERY VERY high, so to the fertility doctor we went. There we learned in about 5 seconds that I had PCOS.
I am honestly considered a miracle as is my 3 beautiful children as I should never have been able to get pregnant once without assistance let alone 6 times.
So although this post is so wordy and I really hoped you stayed with me until the end because that is what I am so thankful for. My 3 beautiful babies.
They have blessed my life so incredibly much and I thank God continually for them.
I am linking up with Theresa and her Thankful Thursday.