We always wanted to have a family. Ideally that family would be husband, wife and two kids. At least that was the plan.
My husband and I were married in 2001 and set out on this journey through life together. We enjoyed seven years of it just being us. We traveled, worked, hung out with our family and friends, and added two dogs to our family. Then we decided it was finally time to have a baby. So we made a plan and the plan worked. I quickly got pregnant, had a fairly uneventful pregnancy, and we now have a super awesome little boy. Everything was perfect.
When our little boy was a little more than 2 years old, we had another conversation and decided it was time to try again. Time to try and complete the little family we always wanted. I was hopeful things would be just as easy for us this time as they were the first time. I set no expectations, but was hopeful. Things did not go as planned.
This is the story of our journey. Our journey that includes three years of enduring numerous fertility treatments and suffering four miscarriages, one of which was life-threatening to me. It has been quite a journey.
But, a journey that we are hopeful is not yet over and will eventually have a happy ending.