Our Journey to Baby K

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To be completely honest; we weren’t sure if we were ready to share our story but starting our family is one of the most important times in our lives. Court and I have an amazing opportunity; one that we never thought we would have.. and that is using a gestational carrier to make our dreams come true!

A little about us as a couple! Court and I met in the Army Reserves; he is still active in the reserves but is working as a Deputy Sheriff full time here in Omaha. I am no longer involved in the Reserves but have a full time job with a company called Air Methods. We have been together for almost 5 years and got married a year ago!

When we began trying to start a family, we were overjoyed! The first time I found out I was pregnant was like I’m sure it is for most women… amazing! I couldn’t stop smiling! Unfortunately, 2 weeks later is when we found out that I was experiencing what would be my first miscarriage. This would start a long and painful journey…

After our first 3 losses; we were finally referred to a specialist here in Omaha. I won’t bore you with all the medical talk but we underwent a battery of testing! Through our time with the specialist; we have been through numerous different treatment options which included IVF. We were able to get pregnant numerous times but unfortunately they all ended in miscarriage. We finally ended our journey to get pregnant after our 9th miscarriage and several consults with fertility specialists.

The day the Doctor told me that I will probably never be able to carry a child was probably one of the worst days of my life. Most women want to be able to carry their own child and I honestly felt like a complete failure as a woman. We were now facing the possibility of never having children. This road has been so difficult for us and sometimes I felt like I lost a piece of my soul with each miscarriage.

After all the pain we have been through, we have been provided with an amazing blessing…the opportunity to complete our family by using a gestational carrier! Unfortunately; this does come with some added expenses including medical and legal fees. The total cost will be around $10,000, to start, but we are really hoping we can begin our family with your help! Every little bit helps us more than you will ever know.

We have also looked into adoption but at this point we are not eligible because we have not been married long enough. We have to wait 2-3 more years before we can begin that process but this is definitely something we will be looking into down the road! In the mean time, we have an amazing opportunity to have a child that is biologically ours!

We will also be starting a private Facebook group for anyone that is interested in following our journey! We are very open to questions and hoping to help others along the way.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story and being a part of it all! We will always be thankful for the support that we receive during this time and know that we may  never be able to repay those that help us but it means more to us than we could ever say in words.
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Here are our beautiful girls at 24 weeks! Baby A is our active drama queen baby and Baby B is our more relaxed and mellow girl. :) We couldn't be more in love!
Baby A!
Baby B!
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Hello all! I apologize that it's been so long since I updated!
Our IVF cycle went well and we ended up with 2 embryos on day 5. Our Dr suggested we transfer both embryos because one of them was not looking very good and wouldn't make it through the freezing process. The transfer went great and 6 days after transfer my sister got a positive pregnancy test at home! We were excited but hesitant about miscarriage. When my sister was around 7 weeks pregnant, we had our first ultrasound... I have never been so nervous in my life. Court and I have never seen any positive results on our ultrasounds so it was overwhelming. We received the best news ever on that day... we were expecting TWINS! We both had a bit of shock but could not be more excited...and scared! Everything went great for the months after that! Lisa was feeling pretty good considering and we didn't have any problems. At 13 weeks we were referred to our high risk Dr. just because we were having twins. Everything has been going great and at 16 weeks we found out the genders and did a fun gender reveal. We are excited to be welcoming twin GIRLS! We are now 26 weeks along and everything has been going really well so far! We are hoping that Lisa continues to feel as great as she has been and we welcome 2 healthy girls. As of 24 weeks the girls were weighing 1lb 10oz and 1lb 8 oz! It does put them a little bit on the smaller size but totally normal.
Along the way we did have some bumps in the road, including that I was laid off from my full time job. That has caused quite a few issues but we are trying to make it through.
I plan to update more as things start to get exciting!
Thank you all for the continued support along the way!
7 weeks!
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Everything is moving quickly but I wish it would move faster! I'm sure I will feel this way until we have a baby in our arms. We could be moving in the IVF cycle soon, which is amazing! We are hoping to end up with 5-7 embryos!
Everything has gone very well with Lisa's mock cycle and her uterus is perfect! Now let's just pray it holds onto the embryos with all its might!
We are very thankful for all the support along the way. I'm so excited to share this journey with everyone!!
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We are so overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received thus far. Whether that support is monetary or emotional support, we appreciate it!
Everything is going really well so far! My sister is almost through with the medical clearance and has started her mock cycle! It won't be long before we will start making embryos! YAY!
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Raised by 23 people in 30 months
Created May 16, 2016
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Janis Medcalf
29 months ago

What an exciting adventure! It will be very exciting and the results will be so satisfying!

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30 months ago

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Tom Steils
30 months ago

I wish the two of you the best.

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