This blog post was written by Rachel, our gestational carrier I woke up at 5 am this morning…well actually at 12:30 am then again at 5 to pump for Scottie…I fully intended on going back to sleep. Yeah that didn’t happen…I am a homeschooling mama of 3 and we have co-op today, so a lot […]
happy birthday, scottie.
SHE IS HERE!! Well, she’s been here for 13 days, but I’ve finally gotten the time to write Scottie’s birth story – and it’s nothing short of amazing. After Labor Day Weekend, I made the decision to spend my weekends in Wisconsin to be closer to Rachel – in case she went into labor and […]
With just weeks until our baby girl is here, I thought what better time than to share some pictures of her nursery? Our GC was 35 weeks this past Sunday and we are down to weekly appointments! WE ARE SO CLOSE to her arrival and we are SO EXCITED! If you don’t follow us on […]
NIAW 2018 & “Pregnant”
I literally can’t even believe the title of this blog post. “Pregnant” isn’t really a word I ever thought I’d get the chance to use. Even when I, myself, was pregnant, I’d use that word ever so cautiously. One in eight women will struggle to get pregnant and 7.4 million women will receive fertility treatments […]
the gender reveal.
Our sweet, little Baby B. There are no words that will ever begin to express the amount of love your dad and I have for you. The years of infertility, struggle, heartbreak, and defeat sometimes just seem a distant memory since you’ve been growing in our surrogate’s belly. On Feb 28, we had our final […]
finding joy in the journey.
Let’s be real, our journey to three hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns. We’ve fallen more times than we can count, only to get up after each fall. Our perseverance to start a family has proven to be well worth it. And worth the wait. After five years of struggling infertility, Matt & I are […]
a letter to our surrogate.
To our GC, There aren’t nearly enough words, gestures, or expressions of gratitude that could ever show how truly thankful Matt & I are to be on this surrogacy journey with you. While we have struggled with infertility for five years and endured ten IVF cycles, nine IVF transfers, five egg retrievals, and six miscarriages […]
the finish line.
It’s so close. It’s within reach. Things have kept moving forward since our egg retrieval in October, and I’m happy to report that things have been going unbelievably smooth! Praise the Lord! THE BEST NEWS: Our GC (gestational carrier) has been fully cleared to carry for us (medically, emotionally, etc). Our GC was on a […]
update & timeline.
Well, y’all, I thought it was about time for an update – especially those that don’t follow us on social media/Instagram. I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but because my husband and I had no embryos to use (for our gestational carrier), it meant that we had to go through another IVF cycle (our tenth) […]
Oh, my dearest Wanda. We met about four years ago when we first started seeking help for infertility. I didn’t expect our relationship to last this long, nor did I expect to have such a love/hate relationship with you. Our first few months together in 2013, you found out my left Fallopian tube had become […]