When I made the decision to move to Dubai 4 years ago, I never thought that it would be here that I would fall in love with my best friend, get married and start my life. I was only 22 years old and had big dreams, Dubai was only supposed to be temporary.
After meeting my husband, we dated for 2 and a half years before he finally popped the question in the most romantic way ever (Underwater surrounded by thousands of fish…. Even though I am deathly afraid of fish!). Then came the time to start discussing our future, him being an Arabic man I always knew that he wanted a big family, but from the beginning of our relationship, I made it very clear that there was a possibility that I could not have children and he understood.
At the young age of 13, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis which is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. This painful disorder caused me to bleed heavily and resulted in me having 3 operations within 5 years; my doctor broke the news to me at age 18 that I might never be able to have children. The news broke my heart as it was all I ever wanted, to have my own little family.
We quickly put the idea of children out of our minds and carried on building our careers in Dubai, me as a flight attendant and him as a manager at one of the popular hotels. We were married at the start of 2016 and enjoyed taking the next steps as husband and wife; we were happy and content with life.
As a flight attendant, you have to study and retake your exams yearly and I was due for my retake; I was stressed out! I was up for nights on end doing my studying and prep for the 3 days of exams coming up, that I didn’t even notice that my period was late, when I eventually realized, I just thought it was due to stress over the exams and not having a regular cycle was nothing new to me.
It wasn’t until a week later that I decided to take a pregnancy test….. And…… SURPRISE!!! We were expecting.
I have never felt so much overwhelming joy in my entire life; I cried happy tears the whole day and planned a special surprise to reveal the news to hubby that night. He was over the moon with excitement.
Now 36 weeks later we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our little bundle of joy.
This is the start of our magical adventure.