DH (Dear Husband) and I are so relieved to be going into our second trimester. Our first baby is due on July 26, 2012.
If you didn’t know this has been a long and hard journey for us both. After a year of trying we were diagnosed with Male Factor Infertility. To put it simply, if DH’s sperm could even make it to my egg (unlikely) it would still be near impossible for them to penetrate my egg.
It was so bad that we were told the only way we could get pregnant was through IVF. Infertility is a physical and emotional bitch, and not a lot of people understand it. Not to mention very expensive as most (including our) insurance doesn’t cover it.
I won’t go into our journey too much, but if your interested you can read through this blog and catch up with us. We performed our first IVF the beginning of November, and although things didn’t go ideally we were thrilled when we found out that we were pregnant with one baby!
So now that we are hopefully past the threat of miscarriage we’re excited to share the news with the world (Facebook). I’ll update the developments about once a week on this blog, and you can look at the latest baby pictures up at the top of the page.
Thanks for sharing in our joy.
If you would like to learn more about infertility and how you can make the world a better place for people like me (because you love me, right?), check out Resolve.
If you really love us you would take just a couple of minutes to write to your Congressperson in support of The Family Act of 2011. It gives a tax credit to those who had to pay out of pocket for infertility treatments. We had to pay $15,000 for one round of treatment. We’re lucky that we made it work, but there are so many families out there that would never be able to afford it without this bill. If you can spend hours watching Teen Moms getting knocked up or Casey Anthony trials, you can take a few minutes to fill out a pre written letter that would lead to allowing people who actually want children to have their dreams come true.