You may be wondering why that little widget is garnishing the sidebar of our blog… I thought of a lot of things I could title this post: Our New Addition, 1+1=3, I’m not fat… I’m just pregnant, Tax Deduction, but whatever way I put it I’m trying to say the same thing… We’re Pregnant! This little bundle of joy (that will be joining us around October 5th) was somewhat of a shocking surprise to us. After having plenty of radiation to the pelvic region and ovaries during cancer treatments I was told having children was very unlikely. Oncologists, endocrinologist and fertility specialists a like told us that something like this would never happen, not without some sort of medical assistance. So when it did we were really excited and felt really blessed to have this little miracle coming to us. The OB/GYN didn’t believe it until we got a 6 week ultrasound and saw the little flickering heart beat. It took us a while to spill the beans since I was put on bed rest for the first trimester due to some cramping and bleeding that would occur every time I stood up. Blood results even said that the HCG levels were too low and it was classified as a “threatened miscarriage” for a number of weeks. Spencer got a little jealous of my sweet life of leisure. Now it is classified as a “high risk pregnancy” so unfortunately I won’t be running any marathons or bungee jumping anytime soon. Things seem more normal now and hopefully should be till the last couple weeks, where having only one kidney becomes a concern. I called some family to let them know of the news a couple of weeks ago and one of my aunts just assumed that we used the 2 eggs that are frozen from an egg retrieval done back in August’08. But when I told her we didn’t even have to use those she became even MORE excited. Spencer and I feel the same way. We are so excited to have this opportunity and feel so blessed. It definitely was unexpected and unplanned for but we’re so glad its happening. Next Friday (the 24th) we find out what little baby Orton is, so I wanted to get this posted to get some guesses going before we find out!