In case you are interested in a brief timeline of our infertility journey, I've decided to list it here to make it easy to follow. Also, this could help others know how they can pray for us specifically as we go through this trial.
March 2009 - Married my best friend
July 2013- Stopped BCP
April 2014- Diagnosed with infertility, and given a 2% chance of natural conception
July 2014- 1st IUI- BFN- also, per additional testing, our "chances" were lowered to 1%
September 2014- 1st IVF- transferred 2 embryos- BFN
October 2014- 1st FET- transferred 2 embryos- BFP!
November 2014- Miscarried at 8 weeks
January 2015- Submit application for private, infant adoption & still waiting for natural miscarriage to be completed before we can attempt 2nd FET
February 21, 2015- Completed a free adoption class through the state, although we were told there was little to no chance we would ever be able to adopt a child under the age of 2
February 23, 2015- Received a phone call that the state had 8 month twins available for adoption!! They were going to decide between us and one other family.
March 30, 2015- Received a phone call that would forever change our lives. We were officially matched with our children!!!
April 10, 2015- Met and snuggled our babies for the first time! A day we will never forget!
May 8, 2015- Our babies move home for good!!!
August 11, 2015- Gotcha Day! Our adoption was finalized and our babies officially became ours!
November 2015- 2nd FET- transferred 2 embryos with hopes of surprising family on Christmas- BFN
December 2015- Met with 2 new fertility doctors, decided to run multiple tests with each doctor.
December 29, 2015- New Dr. performed laparoscopy just in case, although little symptoms were present, found stage 2 endometriosis, lasered and corrected all areas. This was a very exciting day, as endometriosis was not our original diagnosis of infertility. New Dr. now believes we will be able to attempt pregnancy without IVF
January 31, 2016- One month after surgery, took my first ever natural BFP! We are pregnant NATURALLY!
February 15, 2016- Found out this pregnancy was an ectopic, miscarried for the 2nd time.
June 22, 2016- Decided to try acupuncture, althought I didn't have much faith in it, especially since IVF never gave us a baby.
July 11, 2016- Only 19 days after my first acupuncture appointment, and I got my 3rd BFP!!! I was pregnant, but terrified of losing a 3rd baby.
August 1, 2016- Saw baby's heartbeat for the first time!!! EDD March 22, 2017!!!
- 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!