It is always hard to know where to begin with guest posts so I figured I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Rachel and I am 27 years old. I’ve been married to the love of my life for almost 5 years. I work as a stylist at a local boutique and also have my own women’s accessory line. My journey to becoming a mommy is downright crazy so hold onto your hats! It all started a few months after we got married. We decided to try having our first baby. This was not the fun and exciting experience we thought it would be as I struggled to get pregnant. We sought the help of a doctor and I went on medication to assist us but still no luck. Feeling pretty stressed about the whole situation we made the choice to start the adoption process. Adopting a child is always something I felt I’d like to do one day and my husband was on board. The adoption process was not an easy one either. Many highs and lows were experienced along the way. After waiting for about a year and a half we had dealt emotionally with the possibility we may not be parents and we were becoming more comfortable with it being just us. Then suddenly our world was rocked. One weekend while visiting my mom I thought I may have breast cancer because my breasts hurt so horribly and I felt very fatigued. My mom encouraged me to take a pregnancy test when I got home. I was hesitant because I HATED pregnancy tests, they always let me down. But I was a good little girl and listened to my mom. The next morning I took a test and to my complete shock it was positive! I took two more just to be sure…all of them were positive! It was actually 3 am when I took the tests so I ran up to our bedroom like a mad women shacking my husband awake. “Hun, I’m not sure but I think I am pregnant, come down and look at these tests so I know I’m not going crazy!” My dear hubby hopped out of bed at that ungodly hour and confirmed that it appeared I WAS pregnant! The doctor confirmed it on Monday; I was about 3 weeks along. But the roller coaster ride was far from over. A few days later we received a call from our social worker. She informed us that a birth mother picked us for her adoption plan! WOW! We were ecstatic but we weren’t sure if they would let us go through with it being that I was pregnant. So we told our social worker our news and she said she would discuss it with her supervisor and the birth mom. A couple days later she informed us that her supervisor and the birth mother still felt we would be good parents for this adoption case.
I can honestly say from that point on I have lived in an absolute whirlwind. I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and caring for my 3 month old son, Jason. It is stressful at times that I will admit. But I have a feeling this was exactly what God had planned for us all along. We’ve always wanted two children and now within less than a year we will have them. To think that at one time we were unsure of our ability to even have one child seems surreal. I sometimes have to pinch myself! We have found out that I am having a boy so Jason will have a little brother who is only 8 months younger than him. What a blessing! I know my story isn’t a common one but I do feel that through my experiences I can relate to adoptive mommies and mommies who are trying to conceive. I want anyone who is reading this to know that I am always here to answer questions or give advice! Don’t be afraid to stop by my blog or drop me a line. I am a very friendly gal and I love meeting new people! Now that I have introduced myself to you I hope that you will introduce yourselves to me. Have a fabulous day!
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