What is your biggest accomplishment as a mom?
My biggest accomplishment as a mom has been the blood, sweat, and tears it took to complete our family. I had no idea what it would take and the perseverance I had inside of me. Our first baby, Anna, came miraculously after 10 months of tests trying to figure out the extreme pelvic pain I was experiencing for years. One week before my scheduled laparscopic surgery I found out I was pregnant with our daughter. After my C-section with her I apparently had an unknown infection that lead to the development of pelvic adhesions and scar tissue. I didn’t know about them until two years later when I had my first laparoscopic surgery to remove some large cysts. Once the doctor began the operation she quickly saw my tubes were completely damaged by scar tissue and my ovaries were completely covered in scar tissue that couldn’t be removed because we wanted more kids and it could’ve damaged the ovaries forever. So I awoke to the news that IVF would probably be our only option to have more kids. As soon as I heard this I had a faith in my heart to give IVF our best shot to expand our family. I knew if we didn’t try I would regret it forever. A few months later we began a 7 month rollercoaster to get our twin boys which included one failed round and an ectopic pregnancy. During that time we cried a lot but we also grew closer as a family and I wouldn’t change a thing. I had no idea I had the strength in me to endure 3 rounds of hormone shots, procedures, and the hardest thing of all, waiting for the results. But I remember the first time I saw two little sacs on the ultrasound screen and the relief we felt knowing all of our hard work paid off. We got the 3 kids that we always dreamed of. That feeling will stick with me forever!
What are your hopes and dreams for your children?