Baby Cork due May 2017

From marathons to mountain bikes – our greatest test of endurance is coming May 2017! We cannot be more grateful for our answered prayers and to become a family of 3.


We are so excited to finally announce this little future runner (or rider) to the Cork family.

As you may have noticed, or not because you have better things to do, I haven’t been blogging as much. In this blog I share my life, and a huge part of my life lately has been a secret. But now the secret is out and I promise not to bombard you with posts that fill you in on the past several months – but I do have a lot I want to share.

However, there is one thing I want to share in this post. I know it will be vague, but I do plan to share more of our journey to baby and maybe it will all make sense then.

To the woman who sees this post and silently cries wishing this was her announcement, I am sorry and I have been there. I hope you know God has not forgotten you and that His timing is more perfect than you can imagine. I also know these words can fall on deaf ears when you so desperately want that test to turn positive. At times you may be angry and proclaim that none of it is fair. You see daily posts of little buns in the ovens and don’t understand why it’s so hard for you. As I post this today, know that it wasn’t easy to get to where we are. So many share the joys, rightfully so, and so few share the trials. I thank God daily knowing that this is His blessing, this is His answer to our prayers, and this is His child. To the woman wishing this post was hers – I pray for comfort, peace, and understanding, as you patiently wait for your answered prayer.


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  1. Chelsy,

    I am so very happy for you, and I can relate so much to what you wrote at the end. I, too, was that woman at one point – the one who got cried over other womens’ posts on their pregnancies. My husband and I tried for over 2 1/2 years, going through various treatments, and even considering adoption at one point because doctor’s told me I probably wouldn’t ever get pregnant on my own (I don’t ovulate often) and I was SICK of the treatments. Eventually, I just decided to take a step back and FINALLY let God take control, because let’s be honest, I wasn’t and that in itself was a much bigger issue. That was in December. By January, I started getting my cycle somewhat normally (I hadn’t gotten one naturally without the use of the pill or fertility treatments in years..) but nowhere near normal. I praised God that I was still ovulating, but I also didn’t automatically take that as a sign that I was meant to be a mom, just that I maybe had a chance…if it was part of God’s plan. I stopped thinking about it and started enjoying my life again. Then in July, I didn’t get my cycle…and I didn’t EVEN consider what that meant until I was a couple weeks late. SO on a whim, I took a test, and it said positive. Tears of joy were cried. Lots of tears, lots of praise, lots of giving God all the glory as I still do to this day at 19 weeks.

    So while I don’t know what you went through, I do know that it is a blessing and it is all thanks to God that you and I both (along with any other women who have dealt with fertility issues) are able to finally be a mother. I pray you have a healthy pregnancy and baby, and I cannot wait to hear about your updates!

    p.s. sorry I wrote so much, but I didn’t want to do that in Instagram (my IG is runner_gal_eats).

    1. Elizabeth! Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. And I’m already a follower and love your posts! So glad to share in this experience with you!

  2. Thanks for sharing your news – Congratulations!
    Your blog is comforting and reminds us to never give up on Hope.

  3. Congrats!! What a lovely prayer 🙂
    Every woman is in a different place and what they want. I pray that our savings will be enough in a few years to a adopt a child. (I know I am not normal in the sense of choosing to adopt over having, but I have always felt there are so many children in this world that need a loving home that we could provide)
    I hope you have a easy and wonderful pregnancy!

  4. I’d noticed you weren’t blogging (because I’m a weirdoand your blog is fun to read).
    I’m so happy for ya’ll. One of my dearest friends just had a baby and it was such a joy watching her go from praying for a baby, to pregnancy, to being a mom. This will be a great adventure!

  5. Love this! Congratulations on such a precious time in life. It was hard for us as well with much heartache along the way. But you are so right when you say Gods timing is perfect! Enjoy every moment of pregnancy even the not so comfortable ones because it truly is magical and a miracle!

    1. Thank you, Morgan! After going through some of our struggles, I am so much more aware of fertility and that other women struggle as well. It’s comforting to know we’re not alone.