Jon & I were married in November 2011 and started trying to get pregnant right away, as we both knew we wanted children!
After about 6 months of trying, I knew something wasn't quite right and was referred to a high risk OB by my Dr (you can see my blog for specifics!) in April of 2012. He began treating me for PCOS and we got pregnant soon after. Unfortunately, I miscarried in August of 2012. I switched to a new High Risk OB after my miscarriage and in March of 2013 was prescribed Clomid, which landed me in the hospital with OHSS and needing surgery to drain some very large cysts. We were soon after referred to our AMAZING RE. Further testing revealed that I have a diminishing ovarian reserve and Dr Scheiber wanted to press hard and fast with treatments. The summer of 2013, we had 3 failed IUI's in as many months... even with agressive ovarian stimulation.
We had originally started this fundraiser as a way to raise money for IVF. The insurance provided by the company that we both work for doesn't offer ANY coverage whatsoever for infertility, so we knew we were up against some big challenges.
After much prayer and some emotional conversations, we have decided that our calling in life is simple - to be parents. There are so many children out there that need loving, stable environments and deserve to be loved unconditionally. And biology is the LEAST of what makes someone a parent!!
If you haven't yet and want to to read more about our journey, feel free to check out my blog at
We would GREATLY appreciate anything that any of you would be willing to give! And if you can't give money, your prayers are greatly appreciated also!!!