hello! i want to start off by introducing myself even if you already know me. my husband and i have been together for 6 years, married for 3. we have a very healthy 2 year old little boy, beckett lincoln, who was born 11 weeks early only weighing 2 pounds 11 ounces. we recently got relocated to phoenix, az from albuquerque, nm.
a year and a half ago i was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune (AI) called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) which caused Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). the good news is that as of right now everything is stable and the PH is no longer detectable. due to my AI it is not recommended for me to get pregnant ever again due to a high maternal mortality rate. my husband and i have been contemplating between surrogacy and adoption. my only sister and i were both adopted at birth so adoption has always been something i wanted to pay forward. it’s an incredibly hard decision for a mother to make but it gave me such a wonderful life and amazing opportunities. speaking purely for myself, i truly feel that all my life’s ups and downs have lead me here, to grow our family through adoption.
please bare with me as i am not a “blogger” but this journey is quite the extensive process and i want to be able to document and share the entire journey. it will also help me keep my mind and hands busy as we “hurry up to wait”. announcing to our friends and family via social media lifted a huge weight bc i hate keeping secrets! im hoping this blog will be helpful as well as useful for me and my peers.
a dear friend of mine sent me a text after seeing our announcement video and her words are what led me to this blog title, “what a powerful choice for you both and such a full circle decision for you.” it spoke to me, warmed my heart and soul, and gave me a sense of peace. the anxiety dissipated immediately. thank you, friend.
this is going to be a day by day process and i anticipate a few steps forward and a few steps back but i feel like we learned, conquered and dominated that lifestyle while being in the NICU for 70 consecutive days with beckett. i do pray for patience, open heart, and to truly love the entire process. can’t wait to keep you all up to date with how our journey is moving forward.