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New Albany, Indiana, United States

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My beautiful life......

Steve & I met at work in 2007. He came in to apply for a job as a Life Skills Trainer at a company where we helped individuals who had acquired brain injuries. I had just become supervisor and was still going through training. Myself and the other supervisor talked about how cute he was before going into the interview. Big no no at most places, but we didn’t really care. He was cute and we wanted to make it a point to let one another know. The other supervisors name was Melissa. She and I supervised at different campuses on each side of town. We fought (not literally) about where he was going to work. I won! And, boy am I glad I did. If someone had of asked me if I ever thought he and I would end up together I would have thought they were crazy. At the time we had seemed to come into one another's life at the wrong time. It’s strange how life works. We both seemed to be going through some tough things in our lives at the same time. It was nice to have someone around who actually understood what I was going through. We ended up being each others support system and became the best of friends.
We ended up going from best friends to an actual relationship in September 2008. What more could a girl ask for than having her best friend become her partner? I think a great relationship should start with friendship first. Some people may disagree with that. We’ve had a great relationship from the start. We can crack jokes and play pranks on one another without someone getting mad. We both have the same sense of humor which makes things even better.
I was told way before I had ever met Steve that I could never have kids of my own. My doctor had told me I had the worst case of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome she’d ever seen. She said it was impossible for me to produce eggs. Before Steve and I made our relationship official I told him all of this. I wanted him to make a decision himself weather he wanted to be with someone who could have kids or not. He didn’t seem to mind. After being together for a while we discussed maybe the potential of us adopting in the future. It was an option but like I said it would have been in the future. Little did we know just a few short months from that conversation we would learn we were expecting. It was unbelievable. Even though we were shocked and legitimately worried we were excited at the same time. Being pregnant made me even more humble than I already was. There was a life growing inside of me, something I thought was impossible. I quit smoking and did everything I could to make sure I stayed healthy for my baby. I was already considered high risk due to the PCOS so I didn’t want to take any chances with doing anything not recommended by my doctor. I went through most of my pregnancy problem free. Although the last month I developed Preeclampsia, it was pretty well controlled. My actual due date was February 28th. I ended up going to the hospital on March 1st with contractions six minutes apart. They were going to send me home and tell me to come back when they were closer together. Ha, I wasn’t having that. I told them I was not comfortable with that. Steve told them he didn’t want to deliver his baby in the car on the way back home. Lol. So, they decided to induce. I had my precious baby boy on March 2nd at 12:35 A.M. I couldn’t believe I was holding my precious baby in my arms, the baby I carried for 9 months. It was an overwhelming experience. The happiness I felt at that moment can never be duplicated.
Today Jace is two months, 17 days old. He is a happy, healthy baby. He makes my world go round. I could not imagine my life without him or Steve. They have truly made my life complete. Steve is a wonderful father and Jace a wonderful, precious baby. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Steve & I before one of our first dates :) We went to play Putt Putt.

Jace & I right after he was born.

Daddy with his new baby boy:)

Our beautiful family.


Chrys said...

You know, I have a bit of a confession to make - deep down I'm really not that nice of a person. Or at least I don't think I am. I tend to be jealous when other people have such happiness in their lives and I wonder often "Why can't that be me? When is my happiness going to come?" And other little retarded jealous things. I told you that so I could tell you this and you not think it's some empty compliment and that maybe you can believe the extent of my sincerity when I say it - I believe you're one of the very few people I can say that I'm 100% genuinely happy for, not to mention proud of. While I don't know if you would consider us close friends, I do know that the times you and I have really talked, we've connected because we've had so much of the same garbage happen to us in our lives that we knew where each other was coming from.

And just reading what you've written about Steve and about Jace and thinking back on all the things I know you've been through - I can say from the deepth of my soul (as cheesey as that sounds) that it could not have happened for a better or more deserving person. Again with the cheesy-ness, you give people like me, who have been through so much in their lives, hope that one day there will be a better future. That if you just hold on and be patient that things will happen, and your story and the direction your life is taking is proof of that.

And I'm proud that you've gotten the Hell out of Mississippi and have done so well for yourself. But then, you know that already.

I'm going to keep reading as long as you keep posting and might I add that the layout you've chosen is beautiful.

Kristina said...

This is a great post!!! I am so glad you got it set up and it looks great!

I do agree with Chrystal! I am so proud of you and your family. You have been through so much and you deserve all of this and so much more. Things are falling in place for you now and I know you of all people are grateful for everything! I love you so much girl. Give Jace hugs and kisses from me!

letterlady said...

You are a part of a beautiful family. I am so proud and happy that you are with Steve and that you are Jace's Mommy. I have complete faith in you and your decision making. You have quickly become the daughter that I never had. Love you all!