Help us start a family.
On December 28th we transferred our last sweet baby boy into my sister Kelly. We hoped and prayed and did all kinds of superstitions. We found out the results to the transfer this past Thursday. The transfer failed;(. We are not pregnant. There was a 25% chance that it wouldn't work. We fell into that statistic. We have bad luck and maybe aren't meant to be parents, or maybe the timing is just STILL not right. I don't know when or if it will ever be right.
We plan on doing some soul searching and taking time off to process this last year. We need to look at all of our options and decide if we want to continue this hard road that we've been on for the last 12 years! We are tired and defeated. Please keep us in your prayers that the right person, opportunity, or child will find us. Thank you all again for your support. We love you all and are grateful for the opportunities we've had.
Love Brian & Lindsay
Yesterday afternoon my sister had some bleeding, we were a little nervous but since we saw that beautiful heartbeat just 2 days ago we didn't freak out. Well, the cramps started and the bleeding got worse. We went to the hospital where she was admitted. We spent all night there last night, and found out this morning that we had lost our sweet baby;(. We are absolutely heartbroken!! HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE HAPPENING AGAIN? I feel horrible for dragging my sister through our ongoing nightmare. I felt like this time was different, I had let myself fall in love. My husband and I were once again broken. We all hugged and cried. My AMAZING sister was such a trooper and is unbelievably willing to try again. The doctor will make us wait a few months to regulate all of her hormones and let her body heal.
We have tapped out all of our resources and I have absolutely no clue how we will come up with another $6,000. If any of you have anything you are willing give us to sell or have fundraising ideas please let us know. We would have never been able to get this far without all of your love and support. I beg you all to share this and help us out once again.
Thank you all for your prayers,
❤️Brian and Lindsay
The money we have raised has gotten us to this point. The medication was around $3,200. The lab work and ultrasounds were another $1,200. The egg retrieval surgery was $8,225. And finally the genetic testing was $2,300. We are now all out of funds and need around $4,000 to finish the process. As soon as we have the money we will transfer the embryos into my sister and pray for our miracle!!!!
I feel we have reached out to all of our inner circle to get to this point. I am BEYOND grateful to have gotten this far, it has been a dream come true Its Itself. I am asking you all one final time to help me think of any fundraising ideas and share this with anyone that you haven't yet shared it with already. Thank you again and let's see if we can make this happen.
Brian and Lindsay
Also we are having a LuLaRoe clothing open house here in Omaha. It is on Sun June 26th from 3-6 at Swimtastic Swim School. You can try the clothes on and bring them home that day. LuLaRoe has the most comfortable leggings, T's, maxi skirts, dresses, and more. In kids sizes and women's sizes from XS-XXL
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We truly appreciate every dollar.
A friend of mine went through rejections like you are talking about. For some reason her body rejected the baby at 8 or so weeks. They ended up drawing blood from her husband, spinning off the platelets and injecting them into her prior to treatments so her body would build an immunity to his anti-bodies. I don't know the specifics or name of the process but it was done in CA and it worked! Praying for you guys. Having 2 miscarriages was hard, but 15? That's strength and faith.
Lindsay and Brian, I had 2 unexplained miscarriages at 8 and 9 weeks. My doctor had me try something with my son. I literally took one baby aspirin per day the entire pregnancy and successfully delivered a 5 pound baby. I went on to have 4 more children, all of which I took one baby aspirin a day religiously. The theory was that my blood was clotting and cutting off supply to the baby. I hope this might give hope to you or someone else. My very best, Angie
Dr. Doherty is my reproductive specialist as well, she is the best around! I pray for you and your family. I know how difficult and emotionally draining this process can be. I pray IVF works for you! Infertility sucks! :-( You're an amazing and strong woman for not giving up! I will be thinking of you everyday and praying you have a baby in your arms soon!
My god bless you and your husband with a child. My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Oakes at the same clinic for the last 3 years. We have endured 4 IUI's, 8 IVF's (2 w/ PGS), and no luck. My wife also made it to about 9 weeks on 1 of the PGS embryo's. Don't give up. Never give up. Support eachother. There is a plan for everyone, it will show itself to you soon. My wife and I are now pursuing donor egg. Best of luck to you both.
I am sending prayers to you both! My infertility journey ended after 2 miscarriages, a septate uterus, and 10 surgeries later. My 10th was an emergency hysterectomy at 27...never give up! You will make great parents! (Dr. D was also my fertility specialist she is wonderful) Lean on God for support, close your eyes and let him guide you. I am now a mommy to a beautiful son who I was so so lucky to adopt! His biological mother knew my Aunt and said she wanted him to go to a good home with someone my Aunt trusted. My Aunt knew my struggles....I never gave up hope that someday, somehow I would be a mommy.
I wanted to share.... I had two miscarriages. Both had heart beats and then the heart beats were gone at the 10 week ultrasound. I tested positive heterozygous mutation for the MTHFR gene. At my persistence a hematologist added folic acid, a baby aspirin each day. And when I got pregnant I was put on Heparin my first pregnancy and Lovenox my second. Both pregnancies were successful. I'm sure you have looked at absolutely everything possible. I just couldn't go without saying. Best of luck!!!
Hi Lindsay and Brian. My name is Shakara and I am a producer with Daily Blast Live, a national show based in Denver, CO. I am sorry to write you here, and understand how tacky it may seem, but I thought I would try to reach out to first say I am happy to read about such a positive update in what has been years of pain and suffering for you both. I'm humbly reaching out to see if you might consider doing a remote interview with us as you are raising your precious new baby and are prepping for the twins' arrival. Our daytime audience is made of stay-at-home and work-at-home moms and I know they will benefit from this encouraging and inspirational turn in this painful journey. I can be reached at shakara.robinson@dailyblastlive. Thank you for your time and congratulations on your 3 blessings!
Brian and Lindsay I love you both and I am willing to help you out if it is an option. I am sorry to hear all that you have been through in your journey God will get you through this have faith my prayers for the both of you and your sister you will be Blessed with a baby both of you will make wonderful parents
Lindsay & Brian I got married late in life (35 yrs old). We are about to have our 5th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately my husband & I have also not been successful in having kids naturally. We have tried 1.5 cycles of IVF. I do not produce enough eggs & husbands sperm is lazy (motility issues). We can not afford any more cycles. They state I have low ovarian reserve. It sucks because I have always wanted kids/be a mother. I have lost not one but both of my parents before the age of 40. I was a good girl & never had kids out of wedlock & now i get the short end of the stick (punished). I think our last chance is going to be embryo adoption. The cost of that is just as much if not more as IVF. I was hoping to have children that looked like each of us. I don't have any sisters but all 3 of my brothers have kids. I have to get out of my rut of why me. Why when someone wants kids do they not get them & than you see & hear other people who don't want kids keeps popping them out with no problems. Even though they can't afford them. I will be praying for you two & a soon to be family.
We love you guys so much! I had no idea! I feel your pain Lindsay! I hope you get everything your sweet heart desires! Big big hugs and loves to both of you!