We had so much fun during our cheesy little photo shoot.
I figured this was a great excuse to take cheesy, excited face, kissing, silly prop, mushy smiling pictures..
because, why not? :)
And mother nature provided the most beautiful back-drop.
We are extra excited and thankful about this little baby because it took us much longer than we wanted to get to this point.
I've decided to be open about our struggle with infertility because I remember seeing other people's announcements when we were "trying" for what seemed like forever. It's not that you're not happy for them, it just makes you feel sad about what you want so badly and can't seem to achieve. But when I would see announcements from people I knew had struggled with infertility, it gave me so much hope!
I loved reading blogs like Alo's Place and Loving Life, and sharing in their struggles and their joy.
We "tried" for 2 years and 3 months before achieving our pregnancy. There was a miscarriage (really a chemical pregnancy), severals tests and doctor visits and 3 IUI's (intrauterine inseminations) before we got to this point. Our doctor thinks I have a mixture of PCOS and Endometriosis that caused our inability to get pregnant "naturally". The actual IUI procedures were a breeze. It was the testing (like the Hysterosalpinogram) beforehand that sucked. A lot of people go through a lot worse though, so I'm not complaining! And hey, it was all worth it in the end! We are truly blessed.
PS - If you found this post through googling IUI Success or infertility - send me an email or leave a comment, I'd love to pray for you.