I don’t know if you are like me but, by the time we started trying to conceive, I was ready to hold my baby in my arms…. All I wanted was to fast forward the pregnancy. Little did we know, our journey was just getting started. Three years of impatiently waiting, researching the latest fad-regimens, attending numerous doctor visits, seeking out specialists, three IUI attempts and two IVFs later…I’d like you to meet our miracle, Allie.
We were diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”… unexplained? I came here for you to explain the issue and we will fix it! I Googled some of the best and worse blogs trying to relate to others who have walked my path. I’d seek out that one person at a party who even vaguely mentioned struggles conceiving, hoping not to pry but desperately wanting to ask 1,000 questions about IF they did it and HOW they did it… I tried it all; detoxes, diets, acupuncture, foot baths. The moments after each failed attempt were dark and discouraging. I would lose a piece of hope then rebound a few days later with a new “plan.” But, the longer it went on, the days between bouncing back became weeks and the darkness grew darker.
“Don’t show people you are losing it.”
“Keep it together.”
“Next time will work.”
“Pull yourself together.”
“People have way bigger issues than you.”
That precious day did come and it was everything we imagined. Unreal, jaw-dropping, pinch yourself kind-of-moment. We were pregnant… like with a real baby. REAL! We dreamed of this moment and it was staring us in the face. And, on May 26, 2018, we welcomed Allie Kate Hebert into this beautiful world. In that very moment, my husband looked at me and we promised each other we would fight to give others this moment, this feeling, this dream. We had been forever, inspired by Allie.