For those who have not followed my blog, I have been married for almost twelve years. After being married for a year, we decided to start trying to get pregnant. The first year I was optimistic, the second year, I became concerned, the third year I was seeing a fertility specialist.
I learned that my numerous abdominal surgeries due to my ulcerative colitis, left my body with so much scar tissue that my Fallopian tubes were non-functional. We had them removed in 2009, in order to do in vitro fertilization. This was five years into our journey. Instead of in vitro, God blessed us with a beautiful little girl. Not from my own womb and not a baby, but my own daughter nonetheless.
It was actually under tragic circumstances. My cousin passed away, leaving behind a beautiful four-year-old little girl, that I refer to as Little Miss on my blog. We opened a foster care license and adopted her and her adoption was finalized on my 29th birthday. I could not have asked for a better birthday gift.
After years of our foster care license being open without another chance to adopt and countless frustrations with the state, we decided to revisit the option of in vitro.
So here we are, planning to continue our family through in vitro. I am scared and insecure about it, but we'll see how it goes. You can follow my progress on my blog!
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Our Infertility Timeline
2002 - Married!!! 2004 - I asked my husband if we could start trying. 2005 - We decide to not exactly try to get pregnant, but not not trying to get pregnant either. 2006 (Feb) - Unconfirmed possible miscarriage. 2006 - Became concerned that no surprises happened. 2007 - Began seeing Dr. Daly, fertility specialist. 2008 (March) - Fallopian tubes removed, discovered why I was infertile. 2008 (November) - Cleared for in vitro, we decided to adopt first. 2009 (April) - opened foster care license. 2009 (July) - our daughter moved in with us. 2010 (May) - Adoption Finalized. 2011 - Placed with two foster children, didn't work out. 2012 - Placed with a foster child for a month, went home to mommy. 2013 - Placed with a foster baby for six months, went home to mommy. 2014 - Began in vitro process, yet again, for real this time! 2014 (June) - First IVF attempt scheduled! 2014 (July) - All of our embryos died due to poor egg quality. 2014 - Continuing to make decisions.