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September 21, 2011

Today’s guest post is from Katie at Yes I Want Cake. I have followed Katie’s blog for several years now and just love her. She used to entertain us with her stories as a third grade teacher and now she is equally entertaining as new mom! Enjoy!

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Hi there! I’m Katie from Yes I Want Cake. I’m so thrilled that Kelly asked me to guest post on her blog. I’ve been following her for over a year (back when she was Healthy Living With Kelly), and I’m tickled pink to be here.

Kelly has mentioned in the last few months, that she and Keith want a baby.

I have a baby. That’s my baby’s pudgy little hand.

But as I’ve told Kelly many times, it wasn’t easy to come by. In fact, it was a long, frustrating, 18 month journey. But now I have an adorable, chubby, giggly little girl – and I’ve almost forgotten about all the heartache and disappointment I experienced month after month for over a year.

Almost forgotten, but not completely. I’m here to tell you that if you’re having trouble (or just worried that there might someday be trouble), there is hope.

A year after Meeker (my hunky husband) and I were married, we decided it was time to expand the family tree. I have wanted to be a mama for as long as I can remember, so even waiting a year after marriage seemed excruciating. But we were careful not to let it happen for a year. We needed to graduate college and get jobs…you know, grown up stuff.

So we pulled the goalie. In other words, we weren’t trying, but we weren’t not trying.

For a year. Nothing.

So I buckled down. I tracked my temperature. I used ovulation kits. I gained 5 lbs. I stopped running so much. I drank the tea.

For five months. Nothing.

So, I made a doctor’s appointment.

I got the (millions of) tests, a few false diagnoses, then I got the news. I don’t ovulate.

Turns out, there’s a pill for that. And three weeks later…I was knocked up.

All written out like that – it doesn’t seem very long or arduous. But let me tell you…finding out that I wasn’t pregnant (when I desperately wanted to be) for 18 months straight was painful. I cried a lot. I was angry a lot. And I gave up hope more than one time.

There are so many options out there. Everything from acupuncture to Clomid – and I know people who have had success with both. Take it from me, those sob fests where I threw myself on the bed and declared that I was barren and dried up (at age 25) were not fun. I prayed constantly. My bible study prayed for me. My mom prayed for me. Meeker prayed for me. And almost two years later, my prayers were answered.

 

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2011 5:54 am

    That baby is soooo cute!!!! Congrats! Kelly – your time will come (soon, i know it 🙂 ), and you will be a GREAT MOM!

    • September 21, 2011 9:24 pm

      Thank you! I think she’s pretty cute, too.

  2. September 21, 2011 7:54 am

    Your baby girl is so cute — and I love her cherry dress!

    Kelly I am so praying for you and Keith.

    • September 21, 2011 9:24 pm

      Thank you – that dress is a favorite of mine. I wish they had it in my size.

  3. September 21, 2011 11:48 am

    Aww . . . and she was definitely worth the wait. Shes such a cutie.

  4. September 21, 2011 7:46 pm

    I love Katie’s blog and it was so interesting to read the story behind her having a baby. I hope you have a baby soon, Kelly–you’ll be such cute mom!

    • September 21, 2011 9:25 pm

      Thank you Laura!! And totally agree- Kelly you will be adorable with a little nugget!

  5. September 21, 2011 8:14 pm

    oh my gosh your baby is so precious! Love her dress 🙂 I can’t imagine how you must have felt going through that, but there was such a happy ending!

    • September 21, 2011 9:25 pm

      The happiest ending ever! Thanks for your sweet comment.

  6. September 22, 2011 8:31 am

    Kelly, I’m new to your blog, but want to encourage you (along with Katie) that God’s timing is perfect. And it is through the waiting and suffering, that He does GREAT WORKS. Case in point = baby Adrienne.

  7. September 22, 2011 1:01 pm

    Great post. I love the transparency and hope. And the cutie pie in the cherry dress. 🙂

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