Getting pregnant for some is as easy as just thinking about it. (Not really, but you know what we mean.) For others, it takes a lot of time, drugs and money. For some, it never happens.
Dan Majesky and his wife, Leah, have had their ups and downs when it comes to conceiving. After more than three years of trying, the couple is finally expecting.
While he’s beyond excited, he’s hesitant. On his Facebook page he wrote, “”We are pregnant. … Arms and legs and moving around. We’re very excited, but I’ll be holding my breath for 26ish weeks.”
This is just the beginning of a touching post filled with nothing but honesty about his difficult experience with his wife trying to conceive. That post, now viral.
He described the rounds of medical visits, different hormone therapies, failed pregnancy tests and the emotions that came with each step.
One of those emotions — jealousy.
He wrote: “So you wait. And it’s negative, but you hope, and you see your friends getting pregnant, and you get a little sad. But you get mad at yourself because you want to feel happy for other people, and that’s not fair to them. And then the 17-year-old across the street gets pregnant, and you get a little sadder. And your cousins get pregnant, and you get a little sadder.”
Perhaps the most devastating part of the process for Majesky and his wife — hearing a heartbeat one day, and not the next. He wrote, “People lose babies all the time. Miscarriage. But no one talks about it. No one gets on Facebook and tells their friends.”
Majesky acknowledged many couples have faced even tougher obstacles in their quest to start a family and said, “I hesitate to share this because I don’t want anyone to read this and feel what we felt, watching others’ dreams come true.”
But for the Majesky family, a dream is coming true. By the way — it’s a girl, and she’s due in November.