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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Love for our baby girl

I never thought I could love someone so much as I do my little girl. I've had much love and grief for the two adoptions we had to let go but I have never felt love like this before. To know that i'm responsible for this little baby growing inside me is the most amazing feeling in the whole world. Our journey to parenthood has always felt real but there has been nothing as real as this.
Feeling her have the hiccups and kicking me throughout the day is an undescrible feeling.

I have loved and grieved the loss of a child with the previous unsuccessful adoptions; however, this miracle has made our hard journey better in more ways than I can describe. It's the first time in a long time that I can't express how I feel in writing.

Although she will be here in 3 short months, I would love to keep her inside me for a longer period of time to fully protect her from the world and all the dangers out there.

I want her to know that from the first day we found out about her she has been so loved and has meant the world to us. She is our miracle and I must admit she will probably be treated as such for her whole life. Thank you for coming to us the way you did, we will never let you forget how special you are to us all. We love you so much baby girl.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Due Date

We went for our official diagnostic ultra sound last thursday and it seems I was a little farther along.

Our new date is August 30 2011.

Only 3 months to go and we get to hold her in our arms; however, I love every minute of having her in me and feeling her move.

We are so in love with our daughter already. It's undescribable.

Progress pics so far

2 days after finding out

25 weeks 5 days

2 days later
26 weeks 1 day

27 weeks. The bump has fully made it's appearance.

I'm loving every minute of it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Baby Girl

What a crazy week. My brother and his family arrived last Saturday and we have been busy with our little one with appointments all over. We had the pleasure of seeing our little one on May 24, through a 3D ultrasound, it was absolutely amazing. We also got to find out that we are expecting a little girl. So we have been busy shopping ever since, getting rid of the blue and buying pink. So much fun, she will be so cute in all her outfits. Our visit with the family has also been an exciting one, we have been so blessed in this last week, to have all my family around and to find out about of Little Miracle. I am still crying happy tears, not believing this is happening to us. We have had so much bad news in the last 8 yrs that this seems unrealisitc..then she kicks me and oh...she is real. :) I can't believe how much I can love someone in such little time. I'm so protective of her already. She has quickly become a large part of our lives and she is all we ever think about. I guess that is what parenthood is all about.

Here are some pictures of her 3D ultrasound.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What a month!!!!!!!!

Our month began with devastating news. We received a letter from our Adoption Agency explaining to us that the cost of the adoption had gone up a significant amount. With this news Chris and I were forced to make another very difficult decision and due to the financial strain of everything we have been through, we decided the best choice for us was to let go of yet another adoption journey. Grieving another child we had been waiting for was a very difficult moment for us but in our hearts we knew it was the best decision for us and our family.

Although we decided to let go of the adoption, we never gave up on our dream of becoming parents. We decided to book an appointment with our local fertility clinic and discuss our infertility options. Luckily, we were able to get in within 2 weeks of calling.

This Wednesday we drove to Kelowna, 2 hrs from home, for our consultation meeting. I was very emotional that morning as I felt this appointment was officially closing the door to our little Quinten, but yet opening another opportunity. I was also very scared as if this didn't work out we may not be able to look at any other options. Running out of options is a hard thing to face.

We sat down with the Dr. in Kelowna, and as she was reviewing my blood work she noticed there were some irregularities with my blood work. She asked me if she could do another test on me to determine what may be going on, and of course I said yes. She said she needed to rule out pregnancy before going forward. There we were sitting in the Dr.'s office, looking at each other saying "there is no way we are pregnant", just as the Dr. walks in and say "YES YOU ARE PREGNANT". Chris and I burst into tears, not believing what she is saying. We were in total shock, how was that possible, I can't be pregnant, we have believed for 8 yrs that we can't have our own children and here we are pregnant...!!! What? What? What? is all we kept saying.

The Dr. then did a quick ultra sound to see how far along we were. She began with a pelvic u/s and all of a sudden there was a small foot and hand that came up on the screen, OMG, tears, tears, tears, OMG. She said, we need to do a regular u/s, and there was our baby, heart beat and all. After a quick measurement, she told us that we were not only pregnant but that we were 5 1/2 months pregnant. More than half way there. WTF???? I had no idea, i mean NONE.

We drove home in total shock that day and three days later i'm still in total shock, cannot believe it. I'm loving every minute of feeling the baby move and trying to understand what has happened.

We are overjoyed with this news and still feel like we are living a dream.

Our due date is around the 20th of September.

All I can say now is YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all for your continued support. Our blog will not be a journey to parenthood as we let you all into this new adventure.

Mommy and Daddy Fournier + Baby.

PS. Ultra Sound Picture to Follow.