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Becoming parents always seemed to be something Nate and I agreed on when it came to our future plans. We had gone through many “let’s try ” and “let’s hold off” moments in our almost 5 years of marriage. Then, ringing in 2017, we decided to jump back on the “let’s try” bandwagon.
We had a vacation planned in March and Nate and I agreed on that being the time to start trying again. But of course, life doesn’t always go according to plan, especially with God involved. We wound up finding out I was pregnant Valentines Day weekend. Of course, it was a surprise, but a surprise we felt ready to take on.
One of the easiest decisions to make was what to name our boy. I had told Nate early on in our relationship that if we had a son, I wanted to name him Jordan. Jordan was the name of someone very important to me. He was my very best friend, my family, and he died when we were teenagers. After he died, I prayed to God and asked that he would bless me with a little boy so I could give him this name that meant so much to me.
Over the next eight months, my life truly began to change. I not only began to feel closer to God, my husband and I grew closer too. Not only that, I have never loved anyone or anything like I love our son. From his very first heartbeat, my heart felt complete.
Throughout my whole pregnancy, I felt God involved in every way. The nurses would joke with me and say that I was lucky. I would be told horror stories of what to expect in my pregnancy and never really felt any of it. Except, of course, when it came to labor. That was painful, but it was definitely worth it. I know all parents say this about their babies, but ours sure came out perfect.