I wish I’d understood at the beginning that it was ok to take care of myself, work less and give myself grace during this time, but it’s nice to feel comfortable with that decision now. I tried to keep it all together, keep working at the same level and didn’t ask for enough help. If I could go back in time I’d cut myself some slack and remind myself I’m not superwoman.
My husband Jordan & I were trying to conceive for 18 months before starting IVF. We have a beautiful, healthy 6 month old daughter that resulted from our first round of IVF with a fresh embryo.
My journey with infertility started when my husband was diagnosed with a form of testicular cancer. We had only been married a couple months when we got the news. One second we were on our honeymoon, and the next we were in a room full of doctors.
I have dreamed of being a Mommy my whole life. When asked in school what I wanted to be when I grew up, that was always my answer.
I met my husband Nate in 2008, and we were married in 2011. I was turning 30 the next year, so we decided we’d take a year to be newlyweds and after my 30th birthday I would go off birth control.