This is us. Tim, Celeste and our sweet fur baby, Cooper.
We are infertility fighters, IVF warriors and recurrent miscarriage survivors. We have been through a lot in the last 5 years of our trying to conceive journey, which is why we want to share our story with as many people as possible, in hopes that perhaps we will be able to save other couples unnecessary heartache and time wasted in their own journeys.
I was 19 when I met Tim back in 2007. I married him at 25, and we decided to start having as many babies as possible a year later. Ever since I was a little girl, I'd always wanted to be a mum, and a young mum at that!
Little did we know our journey to parenthood would be longer and more painful than we could ever have imagined. We never anticipated the years of brokenness and longing that would leave us engulfed in darkness, month after month, year after year; seemingly never ending. Our trials have shaped us in many ways, and has so beautifully brought us to many of you - connections and friendships to last a lifetime - what a blessing!
In 2016 I took the plunge and created a YouTube channel in hopes to connect with others experiencing similar struggles. Infertility and loss can engulf you in feelings of isolation, but luckily for me, platforms like YouTube and Instagram brought me to an incredible community of strong and determined woman. I was not alone. And what a comfort that was.
There are definitely some hidden gifts in this journey, even when it may not seem like there are.
“Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always.”
Our wedding day - May 2013 - oblivious of the intense challenges our marriage would soon be facing
2019 is going to be a big year. It is the year we will attempt our 4th stimulated IVF cycle, as well as start to explore the path of gestational surrogacy. It will be the year I am making things happen. Of making dreams come true.
I have a very special project I’ve been working on and cannot wait to share with you all in the coming months!
Here’s to making dreams a reality in 2019, for all of us!