First I want to take a quick minute to introduce myself, my name is Marianne and I’m a wife and a mom (I love both of these titles). Anyways, I wanted to start this blog to capture our family adventures. There will be everything from our infertility journey, our adoption journey and family fun/trips/stories…
The title says it all “So a new adventure begins…” it covers a lot of different things going on in our life. Here are just a few:
- Starting this blog
- Just bought a new house (that’s a whole different blog..ugh…has not been smooth sailing)
- Filled out our preliminary application to start the adoption process
The biggest adventure is going to be the adoption (clearly, it’s bold)! I am nervous, excited, freaked out, hopeful…the feelings go on and on and on. This is also a very sad step for me at the same time – closing the chapter on being pregnant again [which I loved]. We struggled for two years with 3 failed IUIs, crazy fertility meds (crying in Menards because they didn’t have the door I wanted – my husband is a saint), donor swimmers and finally the 4th try we were pregnant.
Well our little monster is now two and we’ve been hopeful that another round of fertility meds and IUIs would work…they didn’t. We had to jump up to IVF after 5 failed IUIs and lots of changes to meds. Turns out we had a miracle baby with Hunter. After more testing we were now categorized as Male and Female factor on the infertility charts — whoohooo —- over achievers (or something like that). Turns out my body hates me and we ended up with two little embryos to use. Fingers crossed for the first transfer, which ended in a miscarriage at 6 weeks. The second emby-baby never set up camp, on to the next chapter of family planning…
With LOTS of praying, meeting with adoptive families, people from church, reading blogs, attending adoption events….we decided that there is a little baby out there who needs a family and that we are going to be their family. So here we are….we just sent in our first application step for this process!
Wish us luck…more to come!!!