Friday, February 19, 2010

Show us Your Life, Infertility/High Risk Pregnancy

This week on Show Us Your Life, Kelly has asked that if we have a blog or site that tells our testimony or is a ministry to others to post about it. The reason I started blogging what that we had been TTC for about 3 months and I thought that we would soon want to share pictures and news of a pregnancy and baby with out of town family and friends. Well, it didn't exactly work like that.

We spent the next two years going through extensive infertility work ups, two miscarriages, a house fire, diagnosis of a clotting disorder, and now we are almost half way through a high risk pregnancy without any complications. I know that I would have never made it to where I am without God in my life. 1. I never would have gotten pregnant had we not discovered the clotting disorder (homozygous Factor V Leiden) and ovulation disorder (I have a whole post that shows the timeline that I think God sent me on to discover it), 2. we are much stronger as a couple because of our journey together, 3) I am a much stronger person because of it. He knows what he is doing!

Here are some of my most meaningful (at least to me) posts about our journey. (I started blogging at web.mac.com/ajledford, this is just the last year of our journey here)

Infertility=Broken (written about 2 weeks after my 2nd loss)
Coincidence, I Think Not (the timeline I KNOW God took me on)
Mother's Day (I did a Mother's Day week post every day the week leading up to the day)
I am Not My Infertility (I cried really hard when I read this one again this afternoon)
Thankful (a look back on the last year of my infertility)

If any of you want me to pray for you, want to talk, or share your story, please email me


2 comments:

Rachel said...

I just recently started following your blog. I just lost twins in the last month or so as they were both blighted ovums. And a few years ago before I had my daughter who is now almost 2 1/2, I lost another even after seeing a heartbeat on u/s. I've found that following blogs of girls expecting is giving me hope to try again. I am also a nurse in a doctors office, I am a prn float and work for peds, fam med, ob/gyn, and general surgeons depending on the day. I just wanted to say congrats and I'm hoping that your pregnancy continues to go well!!

The Pifer's said...

What an amazing story!

Infertility is such a hard journey, it has it's up and it's downs...it's a path that God only trust with certain people...

My husband and I have also been TTC (4 years next month), infertility is a huge part of our lives, it does not define us, but it's def. changed us for the better!

www.thepiferfamily.blogspot.com