We’ve wanted to say that news for 497 days and we just can’t keep it in any longer! Full Glory to God in those words. Through this trial we have grown so much and as much as I would never wish infertility on another couple, we are thankful for our scars and wouldn’t have wanted our story to be any other way. God had chosen us to walk a hard road toward Baby Andress and we were challenged in the process but he is SO faithful and gave us our miracle! We have met so many couples and strong women struggling with an empty womb and have made some wonderful lifelong friends. If it’s one thing we have learned, it’s that there are so many people struggling with this right by you and it’s a group of love we will cherish forever! As I post this, I know many will read this and still be waiting for their miracle and I want to tell you to keep trusting our powerful and mighty Lord!!!! Don’t let the devil steal your joy in this trial. We learned many things in our “waiting” time that we know He intended on us learning before our answered prayer, so I encourage you to look for those chances to grow while you wait. Don’t just go through it, GROW through it. Keep faith over fear and open your heart for God to write your story.. not just answer to your timeline.
After 89 self injections, 2 genetic tests, 2 full blood labs, 1 almost mandated chicken pox shot but then canceled, 1 Hsg test, countless pills (some orally and some well.. not orally) too many to count blood draws & vaginal sonograms, 1 water sonogram, 1 mock transfer, 1 almost canceled ivf, 1 egg retrieval, 4 follicles retrieved, 3 embryos hit blast, 2 healthy after pgs testing…..
ONE embryo was successfully implanted and we are so excited to officially say Baby Andress will be arriving December 12, 2018! (My 30th bday!) We are over the moon excited to be parents and show this kiddo what the Good Lord can do in their life if they just trust completely in Him. What an honor to pass down! For those that say science is to thank for this I want to tell you you are wrong. Although we had an amazing doctor and so many nurses that became like family these past 5 months, my God is so much bigger than science intervention as he invented every cell in our bodies! Check out the vlog in my bio of everything you missed during our quiet stage! Thank you for all the prayers, support and love. Now we just pray Baby Andress stays cozy in their new home until December!
If you are interested in reading our whole story, read it here!