Ever since I can remember I have dreamed of being a mom. It started at an early age as it does with most small girls with dolls and a massive Barbie collection.
And just like any fairy tale I knew that I would marry my prince (I did) and then have at least one of our 3- 4 children before I turned 30 years old.
Truth: Fairy tales are not real!
It was a long journey to finally become parents, but with my faith in the Lord, and the most supportive, amazing man on the planet by my side I saw the light at the end of this very dark tunnel and knew someday our dream would come true.
OUR TTC (Trying to Conceive) JOURNEY:
3-22-09 – Decided it was time to start our family!
5- 14-10 – Went to our first Infertility Clinic to have initial tests run.
*They found nothing wrong with either of us in the initial testing. We decided to wait to proceed with any more testing, confident it would happen on it’s own.
2-14-11 – Valentine’s Day…Got our FIRST positive pregnancy test!!! ELATED!!
3-17-11 – Miscarried 🙁
* Decided at the end of March to start Clomid via my OBGYN
August 2011 – Ended the last of the 6 month maximum dose of Clomid.
September 2011 – Went to a different Fertility Clinic referred by a friend to start IVF. “Go big or go home” was my TTC motto!
October 2011 – During routine tests done before the IVF cycle they found that I still have some of the miscarriage in my uterus. Was told I needed hysteroscopy to remove what they had found.
10-13-11 – Outpatient hysteroscopy.
11- 9- 11 – Start IVF Medications
12- 15- 11 – Found out our first IVF cycle failed.
1-12-12- Decided to cancel 2nd IVF cycle and all further infertility treatments and adopt a child from Ethiopia 🙂
*Continued with adoption process and finished paperwork and was about to start the home study process…
March 2012 My mom’s Alzheimer’s was getting worse and I needed to focus on her and her care so we put our adoption plans on hold.
7-6-12 Found out we were pregnant! Au Natural! Praise God! Estimated Due Date 3/12/13
3-24-12 Our sweet baby girl was born at 6:28pm. Ended up with a C-section after being a few days short of 42 weeks and failure to progress. 8# 13oz 21 3/4″
2- 14- 14 SURPRISE! We found out we were pregnant again!!!
10- 28- 14 Our second baby girl was born at 3: 07am. Successful VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) 9# 3oz 21 1/2” at Birth Center of Stone Oak.
5-10-16 One of biggest shocks of our life… we had a SON at 4:44pm. Another successful VBAC at the Birth Center of Stone Oak. He was our largest at 9# 9oz and 21 1/2″.
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