It’s October 2, 2017 and I’m watching TV in bed. My husband is at work, so for me, it’s a typical Monday night. Except it’s not. This month was our due date for our sweet, Baby Bello. My view to the TV should be obscured by my round belly. I should be feeling kicks from my […]
This post was written by my husband, Matthew. One of my College teachers recently posted a question to my psychology class on what courage means to you: I use to think this was easy, I picture my brothers and I in battle, steadfast against a ferocious enemy, gritting our teeth and asking for more. This […]
update + test results.
We’ve gotten a lot accomplished in the past few weeks – I’m surprised! Or should I not be surprised? LOL. I’m a pretty impatient person, usually. First things first – we completed our puzzle fundraiser to help us with our journey to three via gestational carrier/surrogacy! Wahoo! We are extremely blessed and thankful for everyone’s […]
BIG news and some BIG numbers.
If you’ve been following our journey at all, you’ve seen that we have started our journey toward gestational carrier/surrogacy. (Just an FYI, we use the term “gestational carrier” because we will be using my egg, my husband’s sperm, but just using another “oven” – if you will). I’ll start with the BIG news first: we […]
Hello all – For starters, I’d like to thank all of those that have been following our journey and for those who just joined us – welcome to our journey! If you’ve read our most recent post, you’ve seen that we have decided to move on from trying to use my body and going the […]
the last embryo.
On June 5th, 2017 my husband & I “secretly” transferred our last frozen embryo. I say “secretly” because we didn’t tell anyone for a change. And honestly, it was like a breath of fresh air and it came with a lot less pressure. Of course, there are pros & cons to being public about our […]
I’ve learned a lot over the years in the world of infertility – and I mean, A LOT. Struggling for nearly five years to build our family, allowing me to mingle in this world of infertility, has taught me these ten things: NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO SUPPORT YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY and that’s ok, […]
Warrior Pineapple TShirts For Sale!!!
Hi all!!! My husband & I have designed some tshirts and are trying to sell some right now to help raise some money for our next step. Depending on what we make off the sales, we might try another cycle with some IVIg infusions ($4,000/weekly price tag) or we will use it towards surrogacy. We […]
you are my hero, nurses.
We met Ashley, our RN, when we first sought fertility treatments in March 2014 & little did we know how her and the rest of the nurses throughout our journey would become one of our biggest support systems. Because of our journey (the years we’ve been struggling, the heartbreak, the joy, etc) we have become […]
a father’s perspective.
this blog post was written by my husband a few days after we lost baby bello. it took me a while to get the courage to read it and post it. i hope you enjoy it as much as i did. We made it the farthest we ever have and it was utterly amazing. […]