Our infertility journey began after completing my prebaby check list:
Loving Husband ✔️
Two wonderful doggies ✔️
After three years of marriage, much prayer and consideration we decided it was time for a baby. We tried for a year without any success and talked to our doctor. We both knew that it is normal not to get pregnant right away when you start trying. However, we also knew that if you have been unsuccessful after trying for a year it is a sign of Infertility.
As soon as you get married it seems everyone wants to know when you will have a baby. We felt this pressure continue to grow throughout our marriage. When we began actively trying these questions became increasingly stressful. It seemed at times that these are the only questions people ever ask. “Are you married?” “How long have you been married?” “Do you have children?” “When are you going to have a baby?” I specifically remember one day while I was working in the hospital, I was asked this series of questions by two patients. Then, later that day a doctor said, “you have been married for a while now, when are you going to have a baby?” I wanted to cry. I didn’t know when we were going to have a baby. At that point, we had been trying for a year and didn’t know why we had not been able to get pregnant. That was just the beginning.
If you are struggling with Infertility, I know you can probably relate. It can be easy to get discouraged but it is important not to lose hope. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope, Jeremiah 29:11. This verse has been the theme for our marriage since our wedding day. I cannot think of a time where this verse has meant more to us than when we started our Infertility journey.
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