Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's a BOY!!

As most of you know, we are expecting... again:) And this time it's a boy!!! 
Most of you were probably pretty shocked at first, as was I when we first found out, but now we are just so excited to be blessed with another child. When we were ready to start our family, we thought it would be as easy as it was for all of my sisters. There was a joke in our family that the Delgrosso girls are very fertile so be prepared to get pregnant right away. Well that wasn't the case with me. Once we started trying and we didn't get pregnant right away it was very frustrating. It was such an emotional roller coaster. I would look at all my friends and family who could get pregnant so easily and wonder what my problem was. After a long 6 months (which to me felt like forever, but I know actually is really short in comparison to most) we found out that I have PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome). We were glad to finally know why we weren't getting pregnant but then also not quite sure of what our future family would look like. We both have always wanted a big family and realized then that having children would probably be unconventional for us. The only example of PCOS we knew was my cousin. Her and her husband tried for years before they were able to find out that she had PCOS and ultimately after trying all of the fertility pills and shots they had to turn to in vitro and luckily that worked for them. So we figured that that was probably going to be our route. Anyways the week that we were starting our first round with Clomid, I found out I was pregnant with Elliana. What a miracle. And what a blessing she is. She honestly is the best baby and being a mother is more amazing than I ever dreamed it could be. 

Well after she was born, we didn't know when our next child would be, but we both knew that whenever they came we would take them:) Little did we know that it would be so soon. 
When Elli was about 3 months old, I started feeling some weird cramping.  I also was starting to lose my milk and didn't understand why. I didn't know if that was just post pregnancy feelings or what. So I made an appointment to go in and see what was going on. Because we had moved from AZ when Elli was 2 weeks old I never went in for my 6 week post pregnancy appointment so I thought it was time to go in and make sure everything was ok. When I went in, the midwife never checked me and just said it was nothing. In the back of my mind though, I knew something was up. So I had this pregnancy test  my sister gave me and took it that night. As I watched the test work, I suddenly saw 2 lines appearing and about died. Literally I was in shock. I ran out and said Zack get in here! He thought I was just playing a joke on him, but then as we both went into the bathroom again there clearly was 2 big lines!! Honestly my first reaction was to cry. I just started crying. That test was a dollar store test, so I said to Zack, "I need a Clearblue! Go to the store and get me a Clearblue!!" But immediately after my initial cry, Zack and I just looked at each other and felt so much peace. We both had the overwhelming feeling that this was meant to be and knew that this was another miracle. 
Zack went and got the Clearblue test, and it clearly said "pregnant." We had no idea when we got pregnant and how far along I was. Ultimately there was no possible way we could have gotten pregnant. Not to go into too much detail... but I have PCOS, I was breast feeding and lets just say we were preventing:) But this little stinker was determined to come down. After our first ultrasound we found that I had gotten pregnant 8 weeks after Elliana was born. Pretty crazy, I know. So my Due date is 12/12/12 right now and they will be 11 1/2 months apart:) 
Life is crazy but I honestly can't even express how excited and humbled I am that I get to be a mother again so soon. Elliana has been, and is, such a wonderful baby that I am not afraid to have another one. I also can't express how much I love this little boy already. I know him and Elli are best friends and probably planned this all up in Heaven. They decided to come down pretty much as close as they possibly could. In fact they are going to be "Irish twins." Right now I am 23 weeks and appreciating the short time I have just with Elliana. Our family, in the span of 1 year, will go from 2 to 4 and we couldn't be happier.