Hi everyone! I’m Lisa and I blog over at First ComesLove. I am loving this series that Leah has started and I think it’s
going to reach a lot of women and provide some amazing support for them!
Thank you Leah!
parenthood, but I’ve also made it known that it wasn’t a walk in the park
either. We weren’t one of those couples that simply looked at each other
and BAM, I was knocked up. I used to be so afraid of letting people into this
part of my life…but I’m finding out that if my story can give hope or comfort
to even one person then I need to share it.
married. We were in love, financially stable, and had a new house with
plenty of spare rooms just waiting to be filled with babies. So we tried,
and tried, and tried some more for a full year and it just wasn’t happening for
We did 6 months of that with no success.
I’ll spare you those details and my husband would kill me anyway if he knew I
put all that on the internet.
everything came back normal. We had no answers as to why we weren’t
getting pregnant. They called it “unexplained infertility”. After
surgery my Dr. said that most women are extremely fertile for the next 6
months. So we hoped and prayed for the best.
understatement. It had been almost 2 years! Our next step was
to try injections and IUI. It wasn’t going to be cheap so we were waiting
a few months until the New Year so we could use our flex spending money to help
ovulation sticks, temperatures, peak days, and the 2 week wait.
we were pregnant…NATURALLY….in October 2011. It was truly a miracle and I
was in shock! I remember taking the test and then seeing 2 lines….and
thinking I must have peed on an ovulation stick by mistake…I had NEVER seen 2
lines on a pregnancy test before!
I gave birth to our daughter Piper on June 18, 2012. She was
our answer to so many prayers, truly a miracle baby. And if that wasn’t
amazing enough, God really decided to show off and we found out just as Piper
turned one that we were expecting again! We will be welcoming a baby boy
into our family in February.
our marriage in a special way. None of our friends really understood what
we were going through so we relied on each other and had to communicate with
one another. We also grew stronger in our faith. Nothing brings you
to your knees faster than desperation. Through all the tears, negative
pregnancy tests, Dr visits, thousands of dollars, etc…I was always in
prayer. Always. Even if it was an angry prayer….I made sure God
knew how I was feeling. I figured he’s tough, He can take it.
and ugly. Women are MADE to have children. The fact that I couldn’t
get pregnant left me feeling like a complete failure month after month, after
month. I felt like a disappointment to my husband and that he deserved
better than a “broken woman”. And I still carry the shame of infertility
with me even now…it’s not something that magically disappears after you have a
thankful. I don’t know why infertility is now part of my life story, but
I embrace it and want others to know that they aren’t alone. I understand
the pain. And my heart breaks that so many people have to go through
this. If you are facing this struggle, know that I’m praying for you!
and certain of what we do not see”.
my faith strong and persevere. And God delivered.