When Bill and I first started trying to get pregnant, I knew that we might have a hard time. I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) in my early 20’s and always knew there was a chance I would have trouble getting pregnant. I went off birth control, months went by and nothing. I was in my early 30’s and because obviously age plays a factor in the whole fertility thing, we decided to make a doctor’s appointment just to check things out.
From there it was kind of a whirlwind. We jumped on the infertility rollercoaster and boy were we in for a ride. The next 3 years were full of drugs, hormones (which leads to weight gain and many other “fun” side effects), shots, invasive procedures, surgery and a lot of heartache and disappointment and pain.
We tried every medical treatment available to us, each multiple times; acupuncture, metformin, Clomid, injectables, IUI’s, surgery and IVF, none of which lead us closer to our baby.
Our last failed IVF cycle really hit both of us hard. IVF is so hard on your body, but the emotional toll is even worse. We knew we could try IVF again, but Bill didn’t want me to go through the physical pain/discomfort and we both didn’t know if we could emotionally handle another failed cycle, not to mention the financial aspect of it all. We were at a point where we didn’t know what to do. We’re true believers in everything happens for a reason, but it was just so hard to see the reason. We had to surrender the plans we had for ourselves and let the universe take control. As soon as we did this the adoption conversation organically started. We hadn’t really considered it before, but now, it felt right, even exciting! When thinking about doing another IVF cycle we both felt anxious and scared. But when talking about adoption we both felt happy and calm. It was like someone or something had changed our path and we just knew that adoption was meant for us. So, without further ado, we are beyond thrilled to announce…..