August 11th is a day I will always remember- it changed my life. August 11, 2014 is the day we found out we were pregnant with Taylor Grace, and this unimaginably hard yet rewarding journey of becoming parents started.
Fast forward two years and I am 11 weeks pregnant with baby #2. I get a call from our genetic counselor with the results of our NIPT testing (early screening for chromosomal abnormalities). I just kept thinking "please please please let this baby be healthy". The screening was perfect and came back negative for any chromosomal abnormalities! It also revealed that this baby is a boy! I remember looking down at my planner an hour or so after finding out the news and stopping still.
The date was August 11th.
In that moment, everything felt so full circle. Tears came into my eyes, and I just couldn't believe how cool our God is. He has had a plan from the beginning, and although we couldn't always see it before, He has been faithful. He never left us, never stopping loving us, and is fulfilling our dreams of becoming parents.
I'll never fully understand why God took our first baby home, and there will forever be a place in my heart that is reserved just for her. But God is faithful. From that little girl in Heaven to this perfect boy growing in my belly, He has held our hands from the beginning.
Today, I am thankful for the journey. I honestly wouldn't change the past 2 years for anything. They have molded me into the person I am today and have brought me the greatest joy I have ever experienced. I love those two babies, and I thank God for the journey.