Happy New Year!!
Well, it has been awhile since I blogged so I figured I would give an update. After a roller coaster ride in 2017 of finding out about my fertility issues, discovering I have Myotonic Dystrophy, two attempts at egg retrieval, and one successful retrieval that resulted in no viable embryos, my husband and I were exhausted. After we found out on Halloween that our embryos were not viable we decided we needed to regroup mentally, emotionally and financially. We decided that the holidays would be spent enjoying our marriage and friends and family! ❤️
During that time we spent a lot of time weighing options and talking about next steps. We knew we wanted to try again, but we weren’t certain what that looked like exactly. We spoke with our specialist about the option of an egg donor, but the cost for the process, plus paying the donor was astronomical! Yet again, another blow to the gut when seeing the numbers. That led us to our next plan.
We have spent a great amount of time and energy on this topic and we feel we have come to an option that may work. Knowing what we know now, we do realize that no matter what route is taken, it will not be easy and smooth sailing as we had originally hoped. With that being said, we are hopeful and ready to embark on our next journey!
I must say that we are beyond blessed by the love and support of our friends and family. Our families have been very receptive to everything we have shared and our friends have been there to laugh and cry with us along the way. There is one person in particular that I will not name, that has been my saving grace. She knows what I’m going through, has experienced similar battles and has continued to guide me through this process. For her, I am forever grateful! She gives me hope!
Details to follow… But in the meantime please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we gather everything we need to get started on this pathway! 2018 is going to be our year, I just know it! 💙💜💗🌈