12 Sep God Made A Way For Us To Pursue IVF
My husband Brandon and I met in May 2011 and were married in November 2013 in Houston, Texas. At the time, I was 29 and he was 31, so we felt we had plenty of time to start a family.
In 2014, we started to try… and nothing. After trying for a couple of years, I decided to ask my OBGYN what he thought and I was put on medication and we kept trying.
In August of 2020, my husband suggested we look for a fertility specialist and we began all of the testing that next month. We were then diagnosed with the two most confusing words – unexplained infertility. No reason. Nothing wrong. Just unexplained. No answers.
After 2 failed IUIs and two hysteroscopy procedures, we knew this was not going to be the quick fix we thought it would be. During that time, my husband found out we were being transferred to Oklahoma City, and despite the stress of the transition, I would finally be living near my family again.
In April 2021, we began IUI again with another 6 that all failed. We felt IVF was impossible for us, but it was not for God. I ended up finding a job that had IVF coverage that had recently been added to their company. I remember falling to my knees crying out to God in thankfulness knowing we could move forward.
In January 2022, we had our first IVF cycle and transferred two beautiful embryos. On February 16th, I miscarried my Johanna Hope and Jesse Nathaniel and we were diagnosed with male factor infertility. This loss drew me so much closer to God than I had ever been before. I clung to Him and His continued promises of a family.
In August 2022, we did our second IVF cycle. The week before my transfer was the Moms in the Making conference, and what I have come to call “Joyce winks from God”, gave me so much peace in the decisions we were making. Conference truly answered my exact prayer.
On October 17th, 2022, we transferred our little girl, and on June 28th, 2023, our miracle, Madelyn Joyce Rose, was born. God truly planned our steps and Moms in the Making has been my lifeline through it all. I could not be more thankful to have those that understand walk alongside me to my miracle.