My name is Paulina Coy. I am a wife and a stay at home mom. My story is one of tremendous heartbreak and loss but it is also one of perseverance and hope.
I got married to my Bruce in April of 2009 before I graduated college. He moved down to Mexico City (yes, I am Mexican, born and raised in Mexico City) so I could graduate and in December of that year we moved to the States.
At the end of November 2010 we found out we were pregnant for the first time. Never in a million years did I imagine what was going to unfold next. On January 7th 2011 we lost our first baby the physical pain and emotional shock were almost unbearable. A couple of months later I found myself pregnant again only to loose our second baby a week after the HPT was positive. It was painful and hard but it didn't prepare us for what came next.
In October of that same year we were pregnant again. We made it to week 12 when we heard the devastating news our baby boy was sick. After a heart wrenching pregnancy our Evan went to be with Jesus and his body was born into our arms on May 24th 2012. I almost literally felt my heart break in two, I could hardly breathe and my chest hurt in a physical kind of way. All we could do was hold on to each other and keep on breathing, even that was hard sometimes.
It was only because of a strong desire to add to our family and a God given strength that even in the midst of the most painful time of our life we did not give up. We continued to dream about what it would be like to have kids and we kept trying. Towards the very end of the year we found out our Ethan was on his way. By no means was it an easy pregnancy (emotionally, physically both baby and I did great) but we pulled through. On June 27th 2013 our dream of holding our baby in our arms finally came true. All I can say is that persevering was WORTH IT. There is nothing like having him!
So here we are now with a one year old and awaiting the arrival of our 5th baby in September. It's been a very busy 5 years!