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Success After Infertility! (Anonymous)

May 25, 2008

My husband and I got married in 2003, and in 2004 we decided to try to make our family a threesome instead of a twosome. I spent several months charting my temperature, checking my cervical mucus and looking for symptoms. All to no avail. Soon I added Ovulation Prediction Kits to this. Nothing beats being a reporter at a county council meeting and having to excuse yourself so you could pee on a stick to see if you were ovulating! But none of that worked. My OBGYN recommended several infertility tests to see what was wrong. But my husband and I had already decided that our chances of conceiving was in God’s hands, not our own. And we felt that treatments were playing God, so we passed on the tests. After that, we decided we would adopt. We threw our file and our money into the pool and waited for a match. Six month of waiting resulted in a positive Pregnancy Test the day we were sheduled to fly to Las Vegas for business! The digital test came back, “Positive.” Sure it was a fluke, I did another one – Positive. So two years after starting the TTC process, and six months of the adoption process, I was pregnant. God is good! My daughter was born 4 Dec 2006 at 37 weeks. Labor was induced because of her size. She was born at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. I gained 30 pounds while pregnant, and now bear several silver stretch marks on my stomach, arms and legs. She’s now a healthy 16 month old, with a head full of red hair and a personality to match! I am so thankful! I started visiting this site while I was PG, and finally feel it’s time to share my story. So, if you’re out there and struggling with infertility – put your faith in God – all things are possible through Him! The first picture is my daughter over Easter Holiday 2008. 2nd is me at 36 weeks pregnant. Yep, single baby. Now you know what I meant by induced for size! After that is me now – almost 17 months post-pardum.


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7 Responses to “Success After Infertility! (Anonymous)”

  1. Anna Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Did you adopt a baby? Or did you stop when you got pregnant with your bio child?

    You look great :)

  2. marjorie Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I, too, am wondering what happened with your adoption procedure. You have been blessed–she’s adorable! I have heard of other couples who have adopted, or were going through the process, and then became pregnant.

  3. Melissa Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Congrats on your BEAUTIFUL little girl!! She is GORGEOUS…..

  4. Stacie Hulm Says:
    May 26th, 2008 at 6:04 am

    What a beautiful little girl! With a really cool hair colour! I have to buy dye to get my hair that colour! And you’re right, God is good. Proverbs 3:5-6.

  5. Miranda Says:
    May 26th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    I too found out I was pregnant after trying for a bit…thought it was the stress of school and such…not a baby!

    God is GOOD :) Your daughter is beautiful!

  6. Deb Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    God is definitely GOOD! Not only that, but I bet there was something you needed to do or think or be during that time of waiting. All for the greater good. Congratulations Momma- you both look fabuloso :)

  7. Lauren Says:
    July 13th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Oh, beautiful! What a blessing! We just got to the year and a half month mark, and we are still determined! What an inspiration you and your precious girl are!

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