It's not much, but I made a deal with myself on my personal facebook page that I wouldn't post any pictures of the girls all week and instead post something for infertility awareness daily. I know there is a huge misconception out there about infertility and if we help at least one person get the facts, we are helping with awareness and doing our job. It shouldn't all stop because some of us have went on to have children. Unfortunately I have seen so many woman that have a child and move on, forget their past, their journey and it makes me so sad. Yes I do post many pictures of the girls and our lives because it is part of who I am now, but I also went through a long journey to get them and learned so much. I met some pretty amazing woman, some crazy ones along the trip also. Within the past 5 years I have seen woman going through so many phases of their lives. I am happy to say that 90% of them have went on to have babies, whether through treatments, adoption, surrogacy, fostering, etc. I still think of the woman I know that are in the trenches wondering if it will ever be their turn. I can't say how things will turn out for them, but I truly hope with all my heart that every single woman fighting infertility will end up with a happy story regardless how it happens.
For us it took:
A reproductive endocrinologist
A reproductive immunologist
50+ IVIG infusions
Lots of hope and putting one foot in front of the other
A very hard pregnancy
A daughter born with several heart issues
But now I look back and wouldn't change one single thing. All of this helped shaped me into the person I am today. It made me a better mother. I don't think I would have been as in tuned to my girls if we didn't have such a struggle and took having babies for granted. I know I wouldn't have.
We were 1 in 8.