..He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine... Ephesians 3:20
Thursday, March 5, 2009
My First Post...
Well I have been contemplating starting a blog about my husband and I's journey to conceive for quite a while. I have been reading several infertility blogs for some time now. Mostly I have just been a "lurker" but have posted a few comments here and there:). I just have been so encouraged by other blogs along this journey and it has been so nice to find others who are feeling the same things that I am feeling. It is nice to know that we are not alone even though it can feel like the loneliest journey at times. So I am hoping to get connected to people through this blog and hopefully be able to encourage some people along the way too! I am excited to get started!!
Rob and I have been married for 5 years! He is the best husband ever and I am so thankful for him! In April of 2007 we started TTC. We went through 3 cycles of oral meds, 3 cycles of injectable meds w/IUI, 2 surgeries and 1 failed IVF(we have 3 babies in heaven). It sure was a rollercoaster ride and some days were really hard but our marriage only got stronger and we grew closer to God throughout all of it. In November of 2009 God gave us a heart for adoption and we pursued domestic open adoption! On April 27th, all of our stuff went up online and we were officially waiting!
August 2010 we felt led to pursue IVF #2! After another surgery and a bumpy round of IVF, we were expecting twins in August 2011!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! Our sweet baby girls were born June 22, 2011 at 34 weeks due to preeclampsia. Natalie spent 5 weeks in the NICU for feeding problems and Sydney spent 6 weeks in the NICU with severe reflux and feeding problems. I feel like God used that experience to make me a better NICU nurse. I now have the perspective of a NICU parent! We are so thankful for these wonderful blessing God has given us! They were definitely "worth the wait"!