While most of the mamas we feature on cord are from Colorado, we've had several out of state contributors. Beth is near and dear to my heart. She's my husband's cousin. Ryan has family on the East Coast, and we don't get to see them nearly as much as we'd like. When we got pregnant with our first daughter, Beth flew out all the way way from Pennsylvania to celebrate at my baby shower. I was deeply touched (and still am) by her desire to make us feel loved and supported. Beth has had a long journey to this pregnancy. As someone who struggled with fertility issues as well, I felt a deep connection with Beth and I knew how hard it was for month after month to go by. I was overjoyed when I learned she was expecting this long-awaited baby. We can't wait to meet you, little one!
How far along are you in your pregnancy?
As of today 14 weeks 1 day.
How are you feeling physically?
I'm feeling good, but if you asked me a few weeks ago I'd say I feel like a prisoner to this process. Thankfully that has passed.
How are you feeling emotionally?
Lol. I'm a bit sensitive to sweet emails and kind thoughts I've been receiving since announcing it on social media. Otherwise just very excited for this and the coming chapters of this journey!!!!
How have you been preparing for childbirth?
I was blessed during nursing school to be involved in a birth. Lately I've been reflecting back to that day. I know I want to try natural but I'm not taking drugs off the table. Of course I want Greg with me but honestly just the two of us.
What do you love most about being pregnant?
I love how our dog has reacted to this. He just wants to snuggle and be with us. Also I love designing the nursery, picking names and just being pregnant.
SALAD! A BIG green salad with a marinated strawberries, lots of vegetables and a fork! Also Dairy Queen chocolate milkshakes.
What makes you feel best right now?
Just knowing I'm pregnant. It's a great way to start and end my day.
Anything else you’d like to share with pregnant mamas?
This has been a long road for us. I was told I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) weeks before getting married in 2007. We did a few rounds of Clomid in 2009 with no luck. About 18 months ago I decided to try losing some weight and get serious about my overall health with the hopes of getting pregnant. I lost 40 or so pounds in 10 months. I also had a fun race season last year. I completed five 5k's, three mud runs and a triathlon. Last October I underwent ovarian drilling to help our fertility along. Again we tried Clomid for three cycles with no luck. My doctor then decided it was time to try Menopur. Greg and I were all in. This was our dream. My amazing husband had to give me daily injections and did so without question. On Feb 17th it happened, I got a big fat positive! What a blessing!