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Hello Again

Hello Again

It’s been a long time since I last posted on our blog. All of you reading this are a part of our journey for different reasons. You may be part of our family, a friend, we may have connected through infertility, adoption, or ivf, we may have connected because we have twin loss in common, we may have connected because you also had a baby in the NICU, you may have become part of our family during our NICU stay,…

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We Are Really Doing This

We Are Really Doing This

That’s what I’m starting to find myself thinking. “Wow, we are really doing this.” For so long I said I didn’t feel like I needed to or wanted to do IVF. We pursued adoption, completed our home study, and for six months we were a waiting family. Then one day after struggling with the wait we found ourselves considering IVF. We dove into researching our IVF options and found that IVF was actually a great possibility for us. Now we…

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A New Path

A New Path

Our adventure to start our family has not been a predictable one. I’d always thought we’d have difficulty getting pregnant and that we would need medical help. When our third iui was unsuccessful last year we were ready to move on. We needed to do something new and adoption felt like the right option for us. We spent months saving and researching adoption. We chose an adoption agency in Kansas, completed our home study, and became a waiting family in…

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The Things You Lose…

The Things You Lose…

I realized during a conversation recently that unless you’ve experienced infertility, you really can’t understand it. And that’s no one’s fault. This post is by no means meant to make anyone feel bad or to make anyone feel sorry for me. The purpose of this post is just to share what I lost to infertility. One thing I’ve learned through our journey is everyone has their own hardships, pain, and losses. We may not be able to understand what someone…

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One Year Ago

One Year Ago

One year ago today I published our first blog post  and shared our adventure. I remember feeling so anxious when I shared it, not knowing how people would react. Sharing was the best thing we could have done. And it truly feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed in a year. We did fertility treatments, decided to move on to adoption, researched, found an agency, did some waiting and saving, started gathering all our homestudy materials, completed our…

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Looking Back on 26

Looking Back on 26

Well a few days ago I turned 27. Hard to believe that’s even possible. There are many days I look at my life and think I couldn’t possibly be this old- I have a house, a car, a full time teaching job, and I’m married- wow! But I love my life. When I think about this last year I think about everything that’s changed, how much I’ve grown, and what I’ve learned. Almost two years ago we started our adventure…

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