Waiting For Baby Mayo

$6,440 of $20k goal

Raised by 24 people in 36 months
Kassandra Bush-Mayo  OMAHA, NE
As a man, everything in me does not want to create this page. Everything in me says, I can do this on my own, work harder and longer, and maintain my pride. My wife and I have worked hard to limit the amount of debt incurred in our lives by not spending more than we make. Unfortunatly, what we make as an Electrician and Preschool Teacher, is not that much and to save this kind of money would take us years. Years are something my wife and I do not have when it comes to having children. So, the options are to take a loan, ask for help, or perhaps both. We understand that Invitro might be a wierd thing to ask others to donate to, but why not?  We would greatly appreciate your love and support in helping us build a family while remaining as debt free as possible. If this is not your cup of tea, we completely understand and only ask that you would keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this time in our lives. Thank you so much for your support.
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Update 19
Posted by Kassandra Mayo
28 months ago
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The time has come to tell the world that....we are finally expecting! The last month has been a whirlwind of emotions and hope-filled prayers, doctor's appointments and late night discussions. Yesterday, we attended our first ultrasound after a month of not knowing if the baby would "take." It was rough, yet we made it through and got the best news ever!

Now, as we move forward, we have $5,000 left on our $24,000 dollar InVitro bill! This is exciting as we have been able to pay every ultrasound and consultation bill in cash, with only the actual procedure going on a credit card. We have until July to pay it off and we know we can do it! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to work towards paying this miracle off.

We so appreciate all your encouragement and gifts towards our family of three!
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Update 18
Posted by Kassandra Mayo
29 months ago
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It's been two whole weeks since our InVitro procedures and last post. And let me tell you something, it's been an emotional roller coaster! So much is happening in your body during this time that you feel strangely detached and yet 100% invested in the everyday goings-on's. After the insemination, I took three days to hole up in the house and rest. While this is considered an "old school rule"-laying for 3 days-I wasn't going to take any chances even though my doc said I could go back to work after 2 days. Invested family members and friends took turns keeping me company or bringing us food. This helped out a TON and I'm so glad I said "yes" to their help. (if you have individuals in your life that want to do this for you-let them)

Going back to work was a little harder than I imagined as every movement felt like some sort of endangerment to the embryos within me. I was also given estrogen pills and Cronin to take everyday which means, crazy-strong emotions, crying for no reason, and bouts of anger. From what I hear, everyone is different and reacts differently to the medications. Three days into the work week, I began to bleed. There was immediate shock and then overwhelming fear. My doctor had me come in for blood test every other day the following week and we kept a close eye on the situation.

Eight days went by and I had never felt more like a failure in my life. My body, for some reason, was rejecting all the hard work, prayers, and hopes that went into this InVitro process. Yet, we still held on to hope and each other. Nick was truly amazing. Even though his worst fears were coming true, everyday he woke up and every night before he fell asleep, Nick would lay hands on my belly and pray. He would thank God for the babies He was creating within me and would ask that our fears would turn into joy. While our doctor has yet to rule anything out, she is asking me to continue taking the medications and wait two weeks until we get an accurate answer.

Two weeks. Seems longer than the 9 years we've been trying to get pregnant. Yet, we will wait, we will hope, and we will pray.

Stay tuned, we will be posting again in two weeks!
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Update 17
Posted by Kassandra Mayo
29 months ago
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Friday morning we awoke early, excited, and nervous. It was the day of our final IVF procedure. It took all of ten minutes. It was uncomfortable and emotional. Our doctor was amazing and nurses kind and grandmotherly. Two embryos were inserted with three frozen for a later date. It's been a precious time, just us two, dreaming and hoping that these little guys come into fruition.

We are so appreciative for the prayers that have been said, the food that's been dropped off, the flowers and visits, and donations towards our journey. Thank you for being apart of our story, we can't wait to share the next chapter with you!
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Update 16
Posted by Kassandra Mayo
29 months ago
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‘Twas the night before IVF and all through the house,
Words were sparse from spouse to spouse.

Lost in in the thoughts swirling in the air,
Each reaching out to the other to let them know they care.

Leaving for an ice cream date,
To talk about life and their fate.

Realizing that if the plan was to succeed,
Their fear would finally be freed.

It was off to bed to get ready for the day,
But not before they held each other to pray.

Will you join us in hopes to see His glory,
While we wait for another baby story?

Read the next chapter or our story at: http://waitingforbabystoriesblog.blogspot.com/
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Sharon Atwell
30 months ago

Oh my goodness, what exciting news!!! We will be praying BIG time for you tomorrow & again on Friday! JESUS, bless them with a fertile egg (or two) in Your mighty name!!! We are so excited for you & please keep us posted! We love you!! Xox

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$6,440 of $20k goal

Raised by 24 people in 36 months
Created March 24, 2014
Kassandra Bush-Mayo  
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
$30
Anonymous
30 months ago
CC
$50
Carolyn Conrath
30 months ago

Bonne chance! Les enfants sont les sourires de Dieu...good luck! Children are God's smiles...

$200
Anonymous
30 months ago
AH
$50
Ashley Hartsock
30 months ago

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
FG
$1,000
From another set of "adopted grandparents"
34 months ago(Offline Donation)
JB
$50
Jen Beirola
34 months ago

You guys are going to be amazing parents! Congratulations on having the courage and willpower to put your fears aside and persevere. It wil be worth it! I'm inspired by watching you pursuit your dreams of creating a family and feel honored to have the ability to make a little contribution.

BF
$4,000
Baby Mayo Fundraiser
34 months ago(Offline Donation)
TP
$30
Tami Petrulis
35 months ago

Sorry I missed today!

Sharon Atwell
30 months ago

Oh my goodness, what exciting news!!! We will be praying BIG time for you tomorrow & again on Friday! JESUS, bless them with a fertile egg (or two) in Your mighty name!!! We are so excited for you & please keep us posted! We love you!! Xox

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