29 Apr Fertility Blogger Linkup – My Story
To finish up National Infertility Awareness Week I am hosting a link up for any blogger who wants to share their infertility story. The purpose of this is to connect with and meet other bloggers, encourage one another, and also read testimonies of those on the other side (assuming moms join in too). My hope in blogging is that this would never be a one way relationship, but that I would get to know and encourage each person I cross paths with. Despite that each one of us has such different paths of getting to motherhood, I think it’s so important that we all support each other through both the ups and downs.
If you want to join the linkup please add the url of any blog post that has ‘your story’ using the blue link below. Whether you knew about this ahead of time or are reading this for the first time today, please know you are welcome to join.
In addition, I am sharing our story which I realize I haven’t done in quite some time. If you know it, please skip over it and visit some of the blogs below!
You can read the full timeline here which is also linked below, but Colby and I married in April of 2011 and soon after decided we were ready for kids. At the beginning of 2012 after a conversation with my ob, she suggested we both get baseline tests done due to prior medical history. Just a few days after we both got tested, we received several phone calls, none of which were good. Most of my hormones were irregular hormones and an MRI revealed a tumor on my pituitary gland. In addition, Colby was diagnosed with azoospermia.
Our world came crashing down in those moments. While obviously motherhood isn’t the reason I got married, it was (and still is) a top priority for me. What would this mean for our future? We weren’t sure, but we immediately found ourselves crying out to the Lord (and clearly still are). We were referred to meet with two specialists: a urologist and a reproductive endocrinologist. They told us we had 0% chance of conceiving on our own, but gave us a slight chance if we pursued IVF. Besides a few more visits Colby had with the urologist, we haven’t been back to the doctor since.
Why? Well I wouldn’t say it’s by choice even though we have been given a free will and can do whatever we want, but we haven’t pursued adoption or medical intervention because we feel that the Lord has led us to wait for a miracle. 1.5 years into our journey, in August of 2013, we felt like the Lord told us to stop timing, charting, planning, etc, so for the past 2.5 years we have released all control to the Lord. We are walking in complete faith that He will bless us with a household full of children. The wait isn’t easy. But we know when we are holding our babies it will be worth it.
“My Story” Link Up
Are you currently going through infertility? Maybe you did go through infertility, but you are on the other side now? We would love for you to share your story by using the link up below. Please don’t use your general blog link, but a specific link to where you have written out your story or timeline, no matter how short or long it is, we want to read it.
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PS .Did you see the Fertility giveaway? There is over $200+ worth in prizes and three winners will be chosen.
PPS. Did you see my new camera bag? I have teamed up with Shutter Totes to give away one winner a $50 credit for a bag which is multi-functional for a diaper bag or purse too!
PPPS. Are you looking for infertility support? Come join us!