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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
HSG + Plan with Dr. Kwak Kim’s Office
I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. Nervous, but ready to take on the pain from the HSG and whatever the results would reveal – just like I have always tried to do throughout this journey. I’ve had countless procedures these past 4 years (hysteroscopies, egg retrievals, D&C to remove a polyp, laparoscopy, LEEP, […]
5w3d…I was wrong, THIS takes the cake
I don’t even know where to start. As you all know from my previous blog post, I had taken THIRTEEN home pregnancy tests and ALL were negative. You can even ask my friend Laura. We checked those tests like mad — switched filters on the picture to hopefully see a line, inverted it…tried it all. […]
This takes the cake.
Heartbroken. Devastated. Distraught. Absolutely no word I even type can describe how we are feeling or what we are going through, yet again. Another failed transfer. Another failed transfer of “normal” PGS embryos. FAILED. An 80% success rate down the drain. $10,000 down the drain. The pain. The agony. It’s just too much. My faith […]
I held each of you.
Well, it’s no secret that we have now struggled with infertility for three years but this past year has been the absolute worst. It takes the cake. Our faith has been tested, our hope has faded, but one thing is for sure – our love has grown stronger. But when is enough, enough? I can’t […]