Thank you to everyone for your donations and for sharing our story! With your help, we are getting closer to our goal each day! Please keep on sharing our story! We still have pieces of our puzzle left, so if you’d like to be involved, it’s not too late to participate in our puzzle fundraiser! If you have any questions on how to make a donation or where to donate to, you can check out the links on the right side of the blog or as always, you can contact me directly too!
So…onto some exciting news….WE KNOW THE GENDER OF OUR BABY!!!!
We are beyond excited to share our gender reveal with you!! Our sweet birth mama found out Friday morning and with the help of our good friend Naomi we were able to pull off a surprise gender reveal by Friday evening!! Both Bill and I were absolutely clueless until it was revealed! We hope you enjoy!
Sorry it’s been so quite here lately! We’ve been BUSY…like really, super busy! But busy is a good thing right? In addition to our day jobs, we’ve been booked pretty solid with photography (www.mybphotos.com) AND I’ve been pretty busy fulfilling orders and making new designs (coming soon!) at my Etsy Shop (www.etsy.com/shop/HopeStrengthandWine). But like I said, busy is good…it’s helping us pay our medical bills from my last 2 surgeries (2 in 3 months…yikes!) AND it’s also allowing us to go back to Reprofit in the Czech Republic for another round of embryo adoption! IF all goes as planned (I’ll know for sure June 29th when I get my ultrasound), I will be leaving July 2nd for the Czech Republic! We are super excited, but after TWO cycles in a row being cancelled just days before I was to leave, we are a little cautious with our excitement. I will be taking my trip alone this time, so if anyone wants to fly half way across the world with me, just let me know…no, really 🙂
For the past few days, I’ve just had this gut feeling that something good is about to happen. I’m not exactly sure what it is yet, but I’m really hoping and praying that it’s for this next cycle! I will updated everyone after my appointment on the 29th!
Xoxo – Michelle
Three posts in a week…I know, it’s a lot for this busy blogger and is probably why this one is one big pot of randomness! So here it goes…
I had my second surgery on April 20th. All went well with the surgery and we are just patiently (okay, not so patiently) waiting for the pathology reports to come back. The doctor said it didn’t look like a traditional polyp, it was more of a flap, but she’s not ruling polyps out. IF all is well with pathology (and I really truly think it will be), then my hope is to go back to the Czech Republic in June. My doctor has decided to start me on a lower dose of estrogen and slowly bump me up in hopes that I don’t develop any more polyps.
We’ve been presented with an amazing opportunity to share our story and raise infertility awareness…I can’t go into details yet, but it’s pretty cool! But before we can do so, said storytellers are looking for someone who is a surrogate or someone who is working with or getting ready to work with a surrogate. Is that you? Is that someone you know? If so, please contact me and possibly you can help!
We often get asked about what people can do to support us. We would love any support people are able to give us! Here are some ways to help
I’ve been meaning to share this for a while because although painfully truthful, it’s hysterical. Bill and I feel like someone based this video off of us…lol!
XOXO – Michelle & Bill