1. My first pregnancy was planned!
Yes! It is as crazy as it sounds, but it’s true! When Leighton and I were teenagers we truly believed that we had it all figured out and nothing and no one could stop us. It’s been really hard, but I wouldn’t change any of this amazing life we’ve created together.
2. I was a competition cheerleader as a teenager.
If you know me you would think I was lying because I am seriously one of the most clumsy people you will meet. I won’t say that I was awesome at it because I wasn’t, but I don’t think I was terrible either. (If you see any videos you may disagree, but I’ll just leave it at that.)
3. I got to graduate high school early.
As I mentioned earlier I was a teenager when we had our first baby. I was a junior when I got pregnant so I was supposed to have her my senior year. She had other plans and decided to come early (at 27 weeks to be exact) and I didn’t want to leave her alone at the hospital in Dallas so my principal let me go to alternative school when she came home. That way I was able to still get my diploma, BUT I wasn’t able to walk across the stage at graduation. It was a small price to pay for the bigger picture of things.
4. I had a miscarriage.
This is the saddest thing that I’ve had to go through in my life. I still cry when I think about him and I don’t think that will ever change. Even though we were only 11 weeks along we decided to have him cremated that way we could take him home with us. And special thanks to Ashes Into Glass Leighton and I will always be able to have a piece of him with us.
5. I struggled with postpartum.
three weeks after our miscarriage I got pregnant again with our first our sweet Paxton. Since I had Addison so early and then a miscarriage my doctor decided I should get progesterone injections each week until I was full term. The pregnancy went relatively well