Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

LET’S HAVE A BABY!

On our wedding day, May 15, 2004

Our honeymoon in Mexico!

My husband, Nick, and I met in college at Southwest Minnesota State University in May of 2001. We actually met exactly one week before he graduated, was moving home for the summer, then moving to Chicago in August to begin Optometry School. I was a year younger, just finishing my junior year. Needless to say, we hit it off, and dated long distance for 21 months while I finished school, student taught, and moved to Chicago with a friend in February of 2003. I guess you could say we were meant to be!

After two years of dating, we became engaged in July of 2003 and married in May of 2004. We spent our newlywed year living in Chicago during Nick’s last year of Optometry School, and then moved home to Minnesota in May of 2005.

We lived our first two years of marriage in happiness and bliss…just Nick and I together, learning more about each other. This includes all the great stuff and also the annoying habits we never knew we both possessed. How come no one ever told me marriage wasn’t perfect? Ha! Nick traveled to various towns in southern Minnesota for work and I worked at a preschool/daycare. We built a house and moved in during May of 2006.

We knew we wanted a few years to ourselves without children as we started our lives together. So now that we were settled, what next? Let’s have a baby! Our infertility story starts in October of 2006. Nick and I had never really talked about that exact time when we wanted to start trying to have a baby. It sounds crazy, but I literally remember just sort of one day thinking, “Let’s have a baby!” I guess that hits you hard. It was a strong sudden desire…the motherly instinct just kicked in. We briefly talked about it, totally agreed, and starting trying that month. Little did we know, this was just the beginning of a long and trying period of our lives.

So in love!

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