Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Let's Talk About It...Endometriosis and Infertility

First of all, thank you all SO much for your support on Instagram and Facebook! WOW! I have awesome friends and family!

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!

Hopefully soon I will be able to post and say we are going to be parents, but for now I will keep doing what I can to keep my mind and body healthy! Eating healthy, going to the gym and staying spiritually fit are all important to me. I will be more than prepared!

I can do hard things! :)


  1. You go girl! You guys are SO strong, and I know it will happen!! Love you!

  2. It's so nice to hear you open up about this a bit! We've been in this together for a long time. I hope for you two to become parents, but I also appreciate what you said about enjoying your time with Brady now, too. I feel the same way, but it makes it hard to be torn up all the time! Much love.

  3. I am in awe of the faith and hope you have. You can most definitely do hard things. And not only that, you are inspiring so many others that they too can do hard things. P.S. I love seeing all your pictures of an incredible marriage. It inspires me.

  4. Brit! I had no idea you were going through this. You are so strong and such an example to others. I'm going to keep you in my prayers.

    Also, talk to my mom next time you're at church, she can tell you about what has really helped me!

  5. you sure can do hard things. love you brit!! (and brady)

  6. I had no idea you were going through this! I am so glad you posted this. I was always so amazed at your determination, strength and faith when we were roommates, and I know those great qualities have only grown since then. You are one awesome woman and you definitely can do hard things! I miss you and love keeping up with you through your blog. xoxo