Shortly after Mike and I were married, we learned that we had fertility issues that would prevent us from conceiving a child on our own. We pursued other options such as foster care and adoption, but in 2009 we underwent Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) with a donated embryo. In October of that year, Addie was born.
I had pretty much ruled out undergoing another round of FET due to costs and the strain on my body. However, in 2011 I began to think about how I’d like to add to our clan. Again, we considered foster care and adoption but kept coming back to the idea of FET. So in 2012 I underwent the procedure again. A month later we learned we were pregnant with triplets.
Many doctors advised us to terminate one or two of the babies, and heard moms gasp and say “better you than me.” But we really believe each of our babies is a gift from God and we can’t imagine life without even just one of them.
It’s been a rough adjustment – particularly for Addie – but we know we are blessed and that God helps us when we feel too weak to carry on. He also has placed some amazing friends and an amazing church in our lives to help us with this journey.