When Brady and I got married we truly believed I would get pregnant instantly if I even took my birth control an hour late. We were just sure of it! When we finally decided to start trying to really have a baby in October 2011, I thought for sure I would be announcing my pregnancy to family at Christmas time. Fast forward 2.5 years and we are still childless. The first 6 months or so I didn't really think anything of it and then it started to really bother me. I never once thought something could actually be wrong...not me!
The process was slow because I was definitely in denial (still am...) but after lots of tests, medication and surgery, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I had googled my symptoms and had researched the term, but I didn't actually think I could have it. I was wrong! Even still I thought "Ok, well surely this is an easy fix, right?" Nope...wrong again. I've done so many rounds of fertility drugs, countless hormones (the worst!) and shots, but still no baby.
|Super cute pic of me before surgery haha|
It's so hard! Not only is endometriosis extremely painful, but it's taking away what Brady and I want most in the world....a baby! We want to start our family. I want to be a mother so badly and I desperately want to see how cute of a dad Brady will be.
Right now we are at a crossroads in our path. I've been seeing an awesome OBGYN, but it's time for a fertility specialist. Some girls will see one right away, but it's extremely expensive! We will have to save and really be prepared for what's to come. It's just not at all how we expected things to go, but we are staying positive!
I've greatly enjoyed mine and Brady's life with just the two of us. It's nice to be able to go to a movie, dinner or any other event on a whim. We have SO much fun together!! I am so blessed to be married to my best friend!
I wanted to post this because March is endometriosis awareness month. My sister-in-law also has endometriosis and was able to have 3 of the cutest kids! I also have a good friend with endometriosis who recently had a baby! I have hope!
I can do hard things! :)