About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am a Christian, saved and sustained daily by my wonderful Savior. I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, Mitch; we got married at 19! I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, an aunt, a co-worker, and a woman that struggles with infertility. God has used this struggle to completely transform my life. I have experienced fear, hope, anxiety, compassion, trust, peace, tears, excitement, pain, laughter, and many other things that come with infertility. But most of all, I have a deeper trust and friendship with my Creator and my husband, and for this, I am forever thankful. The purpose of this blog is for me to remember the ups and downs of this trial, and how my Savior has brought me through it all. For those who have never struggled in this area, I hope this blog will help you see a glimpse into the life of someone struggling with infertility, so that you might better know how to encourage them through these difficult times. I also pray that this blog will help other women struggling in this area to know that you are not alone! There is a river of peace that is found in Christ that can help you through even the darkest of circumstances, I promise!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It Takes a Village & a Second Opinion

This week has been quite the adventure!! When the end of the year rolls around, it's always a good time to reflect on the year and the highlights of what has happened. Well, I had plenty of time to think about 2015 while I was laying in a hospital bed on Tuesday for 8 hours.

My year started out in the hospital for my D&C, and ended in the hospital for what could possibly be the best news we've heard through our whole infertility process. Long story short, after our last failed IVF cycle, we decided to seek a few different opinions from other doctors. We saw two new doctors in particular, and decided to move forward with both doctors for some various testing that they had in mind. One of the doctors seemed to think that we should do a laparoscopy on me to make sure that I did not have endometriosis. Although I have very few symptoms of this condition, it was worth having the surgery done to double check and be sure before we proceeded with any further IVF treatment. And since my deductible was covered when I had by D&C done, it was a free surgery!

Well, you rarely go into surgery with the hopes that something will be wrong, but this time, we were praying and begging God that they would find something wrong and be able to fix it. We just wanted answers! Something to pinpoint all of this on and find a solution. Well, after 6 hours of waiting, and nearly 2 hours of surgery, we got the best news we've had this whole process! The doctor found endometriosis and was able to laser off any scar tissue that he found. He gave Mitch the update while I was in the recovery room. He told Mitch that after seeing and fixing what he saw, he believes that we will now be able to get pregnant WITHOUT IVF!! Obviously, this is only the opinion of one doctor, but we are bursting with joy at the thought that this could be the answer we've been looking for all along!! We still have one more blood test that we are waiting to get the results back for next week, but this is starting to look like a really good end to our year!

Although we have spent countless dollars on a procedure that may not have been necessary, we do look back at everything we've been through and know that we have learned and grown through it all. We know that every step we have taken has led us to our beautiful children, and I would go through it all again to be Maddox and Madeline's mommy. We are praying every day that God would allow us to give them siblings, through pregnancy and another adoption!

Also, I am praising God today for the village of people He has given us! I could not have made it through this week without our friends and family! We are surrounded by so many people that love us and our children. From grandparents, to aunts and uncles, to friends that are like aunts and uncles to our children. We are so blessed and thankful for every spend the night, every meal, every hand that helped in our garage, every hand that helped change a diaper and do my dishes while I am recovering from surgery!

Here's to 2016! If the blessings are anywhere close to what they were in 2015, I know we are in for an amazing year! And even better than that, we know that if it ends up being the worst year we've ever experienced, I know that God has prepared our hearts for the good times and the bad. He is our loving help in time of need, and joyful song in time of praise!!

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