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When I had my first son, Ethan, in 1993 I never really gave much thought to having another child. My marriage was on the fritz and I was pretty sure I had the most perfect baby in the world and no one could ever top him. I had a difficult pregnancy and almost a year long recovery and over that time period I decided I was content. As the years past Ethan grew into the cutest toddler, the most well mannered pre-schooler, and the best adjusted child around. He was by all means perfect.
When Ethan was four his dad and I separated and a shortly thereafter divorced. It wasn’t until Ethan turned 8 that I met my current husband, James. He was thirteen years younger than me, never before married, and had no previous children. We dated for a couple years and then got married. Since he had no children we decided to try to have a baby and Ethan was really excited about becoming a big brother. I had no idea how difficult having a baby would be since I was in my late 30s at the time.
We had no problem conceiving; all-in-all I became pregnant over 18 times. We did, however, have a difficult time making it “stick” and just when we decided to give up I found out I was pregnant, again. This time we got the progesterone in time and ended up carrying to term. I was considered a high risk pregnancy and spent more time at the specialist office and at my OBs office than anywhere else. I spent my entire pregnancy with gestational diabetes too and ended up doing insulin shots throughout.
Everything leading up to My Magical Moment-February, 17, 2004 – was all worth it because my youngest son, James came into our lives.
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