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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
infertility…you’ve changed me
I had quite the weekend y’all. It involved traveling to northern Wisconsin to visit family + friends…meeting a newborn, lunch with one of my dearest friends, a hair appointment with one of my besties, and then a surprise 20th birthday party for someone I absolutely adore. Yesterday was the first time I went to the […]