Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What a Difference a Year Makes

I received a phone call completely out of the blue this week from my insemination nurses at the Cleveland Clinic. After eight artificial insemination's, I really got to know the three nurses quite well! They were calling to congratulate me on the birth of our daughter and to see if I would be interested in sharing my success story with other couples who were interested in seeking infertility treatment with the Cleveland Clinic. My success story would be featured on their website and other informational pamphlets. I was so honored that they thought of me and immediately agreed to do it. If I could somehow give another couple hope by sharing our experience, than it is well worth it for me.
Talking with them really took me back to where we were last year. Our whole life revolved around what cycle day I was on, what medication I was on and when I needed to take it, and when our IUI would be so we could take off of work for a half day for the procedure. It was exactly one year ago that we finally became pregnant with Jillian and stayed pregnant after three years of trying. I will never forget what we went through, it was a big part of our life and has made me into the Mom that I am today. Even at 4am when I am in tears from frustration and exhaustion because she won't go back to sleep, I will never forget what a miracle my Jillian is.

She went from this:

To this:

I know a lot of my readers are also going through the painful experience of infertility and loss and hope that I can provide you with some hope as well. As much as you want to cry and give up, all of your hard work and persistence makes it all worth it in the end.


  1. 8 inseminations?! Wow. That's persistence. So happy that God gave you the desires of your heart! HE is good!!

  2. What a worthwhile journey!! :-)

  3. I'm hoping to respond well to my first IUI cycle with injectables! I don't plan on giving up without a fight either! :)

  4. I so glad that you can spread your story and encourage others.

  5. Anonymous12:04 AM

    congratulations! she is GORGEOUS!! what a fantastic result!!
    saw you post on bumpy and thought you might find this helpful, it's what we used for our littlest girl :) hugs to you!


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