SURPRISE!!

“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” ― Mary Mason

We’re PREGNANT!! 😍 I’ve been waiting to share this news for what seems to be so long now! We are so excited to welcome Baby Patel into our hearts. ❤️ We’ve prayed for this baby for a long time and it still feels surreal.

I want to first say, that this hasn’t been the easiest journey for us and a lot of people don’t know our story so I’m going to share it with you today. Vishal and I had been trying for a baby for over a year with no success. And not just trying here and there, but really religiously trying. Meaning I was tracking everything on multiple apps, my ovulation, periods, etc.. and I knew which days were my most fertile days. For the past few years, I had been struggling with long heavy periods that made it hard for me to even function. I saw multiple doctors who couldn’t give me a reason/diagnosis for why this was happening. This caused a severe low iron deficiency and I had to get infusions for it. After being so discouraged from negative pregnancy test after the other, I finally decided it was time to see my gynecologist and talk about some options. She wasted no time and I had bloodwork immediately to check my hormone levels. Hormones were fine which I was happy about. I then had an ultrasound to check for any abnormalities in my uterus. I was then diagnosed with endometriosis. That explained my pelvic pain, abnormal periods, and why it was difficult to get pregnant. When I spoke with my doctor she explained that my endo was mild and that more than likely I’d still be able to get pregnant on my own. This was good news since I was worried about being infertile. My husband and I wanted a baby more than anything.

After that appointment I stopped crazy tracking everything. The only thing I kept was my Flo app to document my period start date but that was it. I stopped worrying. I stopped stressing. I just prayed. I thought, “Well if God wants us to have a baby, he’ll make it happen.” My husband is big on his faith and prays daily as well. Two weeks later, our prayers were finally answered.

We found out on September 2nd, 2020.

A real, raw, unfiltered photo of me seconds after I got my very first positive pregnancy test.

It was by far, the most emotional day of my entire life. I was so so happy and I still didn’t fully believe it!! So I took another one lol. And when that one came back positive as well I think is when I fully grasped it. We are going to be parents ❤️

Everyone has been asking how I told Vic I was pregnant and it definitely wasn’t cute and romantic at all hahah! I literally started screaming his name from the bathroom and when he didn’t answer (of course he was in the garage) I ran downstairs and showed him the test right away 😂 The first thing he said was “So I’m going to be a dad?” Then right after “Take another one” 😂😂 like I said it was hard to believe since I had countless negative tests before. The rest of the day he just kept saying “I’m going to be a dad.” 🥺

I call our baby our miracle and have since day 1. From my journey with endometriosis, and a scare of having a subchorionic hematoma during my 5th and 6th weeks of pregnancy I’d say we have one tiny resilient baby on our hands. ❤️ We thank God everyday for granting us our miracle baby.

The kids are excited to be big brother and big sister! I think deep down Brownie is just glad it’s not another puppy. 😂
Pregnancy hasn’t brought out my glamorous side clearly 😂

I also want to address the women who are currently going through a miscarriage, or have been struggling to conceive. I pray for you every single day and I know what it’s like to constantly get a negative when all you want is a positive. Know that you are not alone. And I pray that you get your miracle someday. ❤️🙏🏼

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