The End Is Just The Beginning

The End Is Just The Beginning

This morning we found out that our third IUI was unsuccessful. We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers you’ve all given us during this past cycle, and I think now we need them more than ever before. During the last cycle I asked my nurse practitioner how many IUI’s they typically recommend before moving on. She said after three the chances of future IUIs being successful drops and they recommend moving on to IVF at that point. They will, however, do more IUIs if that’s what you want. After a lot of thinking and talking Josh and I have made a really tough decision. We’ve decided that this is the end of fertility treatments for us. We don’t feel that we have a great chance of additional IUIs being successful and we don’t feel that IVF is the right choice for us either.

This will not be the end our adventure, though. When we are ready we will start the process to adopt to have the family we’ve been trying to start for so long now. We have a lot of researching and learning to do. I’m so thankful to be on this adventure with Josh. Knowing that I have always been concerned that I may not be able to get pregnant, Josh has always said that no matter what we would have a family. And we will; it just might take a little longer than we’d hoped. I plan to keep writing on the blog and keep everyone updated on our adventure. I don’t know when we will start the adoption process, so there may not be many updates for a while. I figure we’ll just see how it goes. But our adventure is really just beginning and we are up for this new challenge.

Michelle

3 thoughts on “The End Is Just The Beginning

  1. Keeping you in my prayers. Do know how much I love you both.
    Reach out. God is walking with you, He knows all your concerns. He is PEACE and LOVE and COMFORT. He will be with you always.

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and
    lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge HIM and
    HE shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3: 5 & 6. Praying for you, love, Grandma Herder

    I will pray for many BLESSINGS for your family.

    Love, Grandma Herder

    Love, Grandma Herder

  2. I know you don’t know me and I’m not sure how I even had your post come up on my facebook newsfeed but I’m glad that I did. My husband and I had a long struggle with infertility also and in the end we adopted two WONDERFUL children. Both of our kiddos were adopted at birth and we truly believe they were gifts straight from God. I can’t imagine our lives without them and though you can’t see it now, when you’re holding your child in your arms you’ll know the struggle was all worth it. Though the pain is hard to be thankful for, you’ll be thankful that God placed that beautiful / handsome baby in your arm that was meant to be yours and that he didn’t answer some of those prayers b/c if he had you wouldn’t have ended up with the beautiful little being laying on your shoulder giving you sweet coos of love! If you ever need help, referrals, or just an ear you let me know. The adoption journey is hard and long but worth it a million times over when you come out on the other side.

    1. Debbie, thank you for sharing your story with me. I’m sorry you had to go through all that but love that your story had such a beautiful ending.

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