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Friday, January 16, 2009

Where to start.....

I really have no idea where to begin! I was first introduced to blogging while pregnant with our triplets back in October of '08 and discovered how wonderful it was to follow along some amazing multiples pregnancies on the web. I think that this is a very nice way for our family and friends to keep updated on our amazing journey of parenthood.


Okay, now that I have explained myself for no reason, here's a brief history of "just the two of us:"

I was born and raised in Germany and my husband was born and raised right here in Louisiana. We met in 1991 in Germany where he was stationed through the US Army and in September of 1993 we tied the knot.

In October of 1994 I made the big move to the USA to follow the love of my life. It was one of the saddest days in my life however - having to leave my family behind. It's been over 14 years but I must admit that my heart still aches for "home". Especially now that we have four children, it would be so nice to have my parents and brother here so that they would get to know all of our babies better. But we make the best of it and BT (before triplets) we would go to Germany for Christmas and my family would travel to LA every other year. I don't know yet what our travel plans will look like since it will no longer be that easy nor cheap to travel overseas. We will figure it all out though - we always have!

In August of 1995 my husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer. From one day to the next, our world fell apart. You just don't think that this would happen to you until it does, especially when you're in your mid 20's (he was 25, I was 23). The doctors told us that they had to remove one of his testicles and since the cancer had spread into his lymphnodes that he would have to undergo chemotherapy. They also advised us to consider semen banking since no one knew whether he would still be able to reproduce due to the chemotherapy - so we did. After the surgery and four months of heavy doses of chemotherapy, the cancer was "gone." We are happy to report that he has been in remission since December of 1995 and we pray that it will remain that way.

Now, let's scroll forward a few years to when we actually decided to have a child. It was sometime in 2003 or 2004 when we considered trying. Well, unfortunately we were not as lucky as the many teenagers who have unprotected sex just that one time and end up preggo. No, we had to seek help from a fertility specialist. We went to see Dr. Peter Lu in March of 2005 for the very first time. After meeting with him, we just knew that he was going to be the best choice for us. Oh, and was he ever! Not only did he succeed in getting us pregnant with our son Lucas in 2005 but also with our triplets in 2008.

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