Sunday, September 18, 2011

embryo status

After reading over my last post I realized I didn't say what happened to the embryos we were hoping to freeze for future use.  Unfortunately the embryos did not survive so if we do IVF again we'll have to start from scratch.  There is so much that goes into IVF, I feel pretty educated on the matter but there are still some questions and concerns.  If you or someone you know is going through or debating going through IVF I would love to talk to you or them.. I remember feeling so helpless when starting this journey, it's so foreign!!  I would also love to hear any stories related to your journey with IVF and infertility.  I hear from more people about how they had trouble getting pregnant, lost babies, had miscarriages, and now they're proud parents!!  I do not like being labeled with "infertility issues" but I am not alone.  Although I wouldn't wish this heartache on ANYONE it's refreshing to know we're not the only ones struggling.. So I encourage you if you are walking this dark path to please look for the light, it's there!!  Some days it's hard to see but you have to have FAITH and believe in the One that's bigger, smarter, & greater than we could ever imagine!!


Michelle said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog, but just wanted you to know I'm about to start ivf for the first time. I'm very overwhelmed, but excited to give it a shot! Thanks for being so open. It really does help to know someone else going through infertility.

samcoalter said...

Hi! I'm friends with your sister, and have read your blog & kept up with your journey...I struggled with infertility for 10 years (after having Saydie at 19) and was told IVF would ever be my only hope to conceive again. We finally made the decision to do IVF....and when they repeated tests we were told everything that was wrong had DRASTICALLY improved...and Dr. Batres recommended a round of insemination. It worked the first time. Allie Grace will be 1 in November. Infertility is such an emotional roller coaster, and I really struggled with "God's Plan." and people who didn't understand how heartbreaking it is and all their stupid little sayings. I truly believe though, that if God didn't intend to make you a Mom, he wouldn't give you such a strong desire to be a parent! I pray for you & your husband...and know that when you least expect it, God will do something tremendous for you & your husband!

Trumbo Family said...

Hey Sarah..thanks for the updates. Think of you often. Prayers for ya'll from the Trumbo's. :)