Meet Baby Ball… oh and Jonathan and Kali :). This little guy is just about to make his debut! His older siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents are ALL ready to meet him! But it’s been quite the journey to get him here.
There were lots of fertility doctor appointments. Lots.
There were lots of tears and fears of the unknown.
To say it has been an emotional rollercoaster for these two is a bit of an understatement. I don’t want to tell all of Jon and Kali’s story, but it’s such a sweet journey, I have to tell parts!
You can easily say miracle after miracle has happened from start to finish.
I had two miscarriages. I knew babies were pretty special before I miscarried. I was grateful for the one baby I had. But after losing those two, I believe each baby is a miracle, from start to finish. So many things have to go just right in order to get a healthy baby here. So many things can go wrong with no explanation! Each one is special. Each one truly is a miracle. And little Baby Ball is no exception.
It wasn’t until after Kali was more than halfway through her pregnancy when she was finally released from the high-risk doctor. And that meant even more appointments. And in our small town, that’s a lot of driving and many miles on your car.
Her first trimester was rough. Her second trimester was rough. Third trimester is, well, you know, miserable! Tossing and turning at night, always having to use the bathroom, baby is kicking your ribs, then your bladder… it is quite the sacrifice to bring a baby into this world. You could say she and Jon are completely ready to be moving on to the next part of this journey.
Jonathan and Kali, all I see is positivity radiating from this crazy journey of yours! Your optimism these last couple years is admirable! Your story is incredible. You are amazing parents to three older kids as well. Baby Ball is so lucky to have them and you two. I know he is going to be smothered in love from his family here and his grandmother in heaven. So I say with deepest regard for you both, congratulations, I’m so happy for you! Thank you for allowing me to be a small part in your pregnancy! I wish you the very best delivery!