Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Beginning...

Clint and I (Heather) were married in November of 1998. In January of 2000 we decided that we wanted to start our family. It took us five months to conceive which at the time I thought was an eternity. In April of 2001 our first son, Kade, was born. It was a miracle like we had never known and we immediately loved him beyond measure. When he was about 2 years old, we started trying for another. We tried for the first five pressure...and were not successful. What could we do but keep trying? I started with the ovulation kits, and taking my temperature, and everything. After the first year we decided to try fertility medication. After another year, we tried IUI (IntraUterine Insemination). After our first experience, we thought it best to try a fertility specialist. With him, we tried 6 more rounds of AUI, along with intensive fertility medication. I even had surgery twice to remove endometriosis during this time. We even went to the extreme once of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization). After 5 years of trying endless procedures and cocktails of drugs, we conceded that we may never be able to conceive again, and we were through with the extremes.