This journey can be so unfair and isolating, constantly wondering "Will it ever be my turn?" Even on my darkest days I am so glad we never gave up!

We were married on 8-8-08 and knew right away we wanted children. My husband and I quickly learned our journey would not be easy after finding out I had fibroids and that he would need a varicocele surgery to help with sperm quality.

We attempted two IUI’s which were both unsuccessful, and in 2011 my husband underwent surgery in hopes of increasing our chances to conceive. After five more years of trying naturally, my doctor advised me to have an open myomectomy surgery to remove 13 fibroids. Both my husband and I had surgery and still did not conceive naturally, so we decided to move on to IVF in 2017.

Our first IVF cycle yielded two embryos and we transferred both, but unfortunately the transfer was unsuccessful. Our loss came a few months after the loss of my mother, who passed away just one week before we began our first IVF cycle.

We went on to a 2nd IVF cycle a few months later and we were so excited to see our first ever positive pregnancy test! This journey can be so unfair and isolating, constantly wondering “Will it ever be my turn?” Even on my darkest days I am so glad we never gave up! We are currently expecting a baby girl in January 2019 after 10 years of disappointment, heartache and delays and we couldn’t be more thrilled!