Welcome to my blog. I'm Katie, and I live in Florida with my husband, Joey, and our miniature doxie. Joey and I have known each other since 2001. It was love at first sight for me, but it took over two years and some arm-twisting on my part before we started dating in 2003. After that, the rest was history. Joey proposed in 2007 and we married on May 24, 2008. Happily ever after, right?
I expected to get pregnant immediately after the wedding. Instead, what followed were nine months of frustration, anger, and failure getting pregnant. In February 2009, I went into my gynecologist's office hoping for a prescription for Clomid and a pregnancy the following month. I walked out with the knowledge that my life would never be the same, and that we would most likely never conceive a child naturally.
With one surgery and four failed IUIs under our belts, we faced the dreaded three-letter acronym that infertile couples never want to face: IVF. In my heart, I knew that I was meant to be a mom. There was no doubt about it. But neither of us were prepared to face the physical and emotional risks involved with IVF. So in November of 2010, after many discussions amongst ourselves and our family members, we announced our decision to pursue adoption. Nearly one year later, on November 8, 2011, our profile became active and we were officially a "waiting family" with our agency.
Then, on June 21, our lives changed forever. We were matched with a baby girl due August 3. We met the expectant mother on June 29, and just three days later, our daughter made her entrance into this world five weeks early.
While I feel fortunate to experience motherhood, I know that infertility never truly goes away. And this is why I am still blogging at this space. It has become more than just my journey from infertility to motherhood. It has become my passion to help others as they endure similar journeys, letting them know that they are not alone in their fight against this disease and that - despite all odds - they CAN be parents.
Thank you for stopping by, and I invite you to stick around and read my story. It's one that finally has its happy ending.