Message for Women out there waiting to go in for IVF treatment as a big option.
If the road has been, or might be, know that you WILL become a mother…one way or another. If your desire is strong enough, you will find a way to create a family. And if that way is IVF, all the tears, shots, money, heartache, losses will be a part of your story that made you STRONGER and that led you to hold that sweet baby in your arms, for the first time and as they grow.
Find an affirmation and hold on to it. For me it was, “There is always hope.” And I wore a bracelet throughout my entire IVF cycle and pregnancy. Each IVF cycle was something new. “Breathe.” Or “Faith.” But I always came back to, “There is always hope.”
Find people in your life that will be your life raft when you feel you are sinking — the people who will hold onto that hope FOR you when you are having a tough time doing so for yourself. I realize that others have not been so lucky as we have been, and that breaks my heart.
I share my story with the hope that it can help others find hope and support through this difficult journey.
How does it feel to be a mother of five kids? Share their name and age.
It is far greater than I could have ever imagined. Because all five are from fertility treatments, I feel eternally grateful to have the family that we do. We often get comments like, “Wow, that’s a handful!” or “You sure must be busy.” To which we answer, “We feel so blessed.”
Yes, having five kiddos six and under (our oldest JUST turned six) has its challenges. One is in virtual kindergarten. One is in pre-K 3 hours a day. Then we have a terribly busy 2.5-year-old toddler and recently turned one-year-old twins.
Our house is loud. Usually, messy. Often chaotic. But it’s the most beautiful chaos I’ve ever experienced. I wouldn’t change a thing.
- Brooklyn age 6
- Jameson age 4
- Madden age 2.5
- Camden & Chloe (twins) 1
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