Andrea Scher’s Pregnancy Memory

September 30, 2009

My favorite pregnancy related memory actually happened long before Ben was even conceived. My now husband Matt and I had been dating for about six months when I laid my head down on the pillow to sleep next to him one night.

As I closed my eyes, I saw a flash of an image: It was like a photograph, one that I had taken, of Matt wearing a hiking backpack with a wee boy in the back. They were both squinting at me in the sun (looking impatient that I was taking another photo)… and I knew instantly that Matt was my husband and the little boy was our child.

It took two more years for Matt and I to marry, and despite our best
efforts, three long years to conceive Ben. But through all of that time of infertility, through endless acupuncture appointments and doctor’s visits, and through all the sadness and despair that came it, it was this picture, this memory, that I held onto.

It was the one thing that gave me faith that our boy was coming. I had seen him, and he was real.

From Andrea Scher of Superhero Journal.

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Denise Laborde September 30, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Ooooh, goosebumps. I "saw" my son too (but he was already in my womb). Lovely.

Gabrielle, this entire series is very beautiful. Thank you.


2 christa elyce September 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm

wow i love this post. love the belly photos! its gorgeous. is your husband the photographer? he did an amazing job!


3 Nat The Rat September 30, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Love Andrea, and love this love this love this. For those of us who wait.


4 Nessa September 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

To Gabby and all the women who have posted – thank you. Being pregnant with my first has been the most exciting and also one of the scariest times in my life. We had tried for over a year and I can't wait to meet our wee one.


5 NicNacManiac September 30, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Love love this whole series…..fantastic photos and great commentary!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! xOxO Nerina :)


6 ingrid September 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm

thanks for sharing….i love these kinds of stories.


7 liz stanley September 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm

seriously, how many times am i going to cry reading these pregnancy memories?


8 beck September 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I totally got goosebumps reading that. I have had those kinds of experiences. they are real! I am so glad that carried her through the tough time. :)


9 nicole September 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

great post and gorgeous photo!


10 Shell (aka Songsmith) September 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm

That is a touching story. I vision of hope, I am certain it was meant to be.


11 Petit Elefant September 30, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I love the dream, beautiful. And the photograph of you pregnant and spinning! Love it.


12 Leisa Hammett September 30, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Oh. So cool. I love that you had a vision of your son to be. How cool is that?!


13 Zenkichi September 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm

such a beautiful story…and pictures are amazing. i'm loving this series – makes me want to get pregnant again ;p


14 Upside Up October 1, 2009 at 8:15 am

Beautiful Andrea. I would love to see a recreated photo of your dream – in your hands I'm sure it would be as lovely as this story. xo


15 Adventures In Babywearing October 1, 2009 at 9:08 am

I LOVE these photos!!



16 the paris house October 1, 2009 at 9:36 am

What a beautiful post…
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17 AmyBloob October 1, 2009 at 10:44 am

Oh my gawsh, I'm crying. What a beautiful story!!


18 Design Mom October 1, 2009 at 10:46 am

So happy you shared this beautiful story, Andrea. It hits a chord with so many people.

And the photos are great!


19 Drea October 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Thanks for sharing this story :) I've recently found myself in a similar situation, and this gives me hope.


20 alicen September 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Loved this. I had a similar experience. I had a very vivid dream of my son while I was pregnant with my first child, a girl….and went on to have a second girl. Yet I knew he was real and would come. The dream was too real. I subsequently named my boy Jeremiah after this scripture found in Jeremiah: ” Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…”


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