The other night as we were prepping for birthday celebrations we talked about a phrase Jacob said during one of our lowest moments of a failed infertility treatment. I cried quite a bit that month and felt pretty hopeless and asked Jacob, “Do you think we’re just not meant to be parents? What if we’re legitimately not able to have children? What if we can’t adopt?”
Jacob usually offers a lot of hope and optimism, but he said, “That’s a pretty sad thought. I don’t think you can experience a fullness of joy without the experience of parenthood.”
We mourned the moment, and braced ourselves for more daily appointments, blood draws, trigger shots, and more disappointment, but also kept a very little glimmer of hope for several more months.
Our story had a happy ending only a few months later, and we were shocked to learn of our miracle pregnancy and baby on the way! Today marks one year since we welcomed our little Mack into the world. We both agreed wholeheartedly that we’d describe this year as one of joy! Not that there haven’t been hard moments, colic, and stress, but the happiness we’ve felt experiencing parenthood is something there’s no way we could have ever imagined! We laugh every single day. We’ve felt an increased love for each other. We just adore this person more than we thought we possibly could!
It’s taken several weeks, but I’ve seriously paired down some very full hard drives and selected the best movies and picture highlights from the year and created a movie showing just what a happy year it’s been! I love Mack’s cuteness, but I also love the looks and smiles on my and Jacob’s faces in every single clip we have.
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Happy Birthday little boy, we’re grateful everyday for our little miracle!
Here’s a Few Posts Documenting our Journey!
What it’s Like to Find Out You’re Pregnant After Years of Infertility
Birth Story in Photos
Beyond Dinner and a Movie
Grab Our 5 Ways to Keep Your Love Alive and Make Date Night Fun