My husband and I got married on June 29, 2007. By August of the same year, our 7 year old adopted son was officially placed with us. We started trying to get pregnant that September.
A year later, we began infertility treatment. I was diagnosed with PCOS, and we began tracking with invasive ultrasounds and blood work, then meds and IUI.
By 2009 we started thinking about another adoption, and in November, 2009, we were placed with a 2 year old daughter. Fertility treatments were on hold, but I hoped to just get pregnant every month. A biological child had always been part of our family plan.
Then, in the fall of 2010, we met another child. He was placed with us by the spring of 2011, at the age of 5.
Three kids in 4 years certainly kept us busy, especially when you factor in that they all have special needs and required therapy and/or surgeries. We kept hoping to get pregnant naturally, but didn’t pursue any other treatments until 2016. Finally, that summer, we were on a list to begin the process for IVF, but while we were waiting, tried one more IUI. 2 weeks later, we got our first positive pregnancy test! We were ecstatic! Thankfully, everything went well, and our baby girl was born on her due date, April 2, 2017!
Our family is now complete, although the journey was difficult.
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We both had a gut feeling that it wasn't going to be easy, but we never imagined it would be this hard.
I am the one in six. But, for many years during my fertility challenge, it felt more like one in a million.
My husband and I have known each other since we were 14, and we’ve been together since we were 17. Back then, who would have thought that we would be where we are today.