Dreaming of Baby

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Raised by 67 people in 63 months
Kyhle and I have been trying to become parents for over 4 years now. We always knew we wanted to have a large, happy family. Kyhle told me when we were dating that he wanted his own baseball team. :)  We have been through multiple fertility treatments, surgery, and testing, and were blessed with the opportunity to do in vitro fertilization (IVF) in October, resulting in our first positive pregnancy!  We were shocked, thrilled, excited, scared, and just so grateful.

Sadly, that pregnancy ended in miscarriage 5 weeks later, and now we are back to where we started.  We have done more genetic tests, and found that I have a blood clotting disorder, and something called adenomyosis, causing me to not be able to carry our baby to term.  Now that both of those issues are being treated correctly, we know that IVF is our best option for expanding our family.

However, we need your help.  I also have something called low ovarian reserve, which is where I was born with fewer eggs than most women, causing me to run out much sooner, and resulting in early menopause.  Our doctor has told us if we still want to have children, we need to start now and be as proactive as possible. Also, I have some insurance coverage for some of our IVF and medications, but it will end on my next birthday in July.  We are definitely feeling the pressure of time running against us. 

We know that infertility is a horrible disease, and unfortunately, 1 in 8 couples suffer from it.  We know there are others who are in the same position as we are in, and that makes us all the more grateful for your loving, generous donations, and willingness to help us.  Any and every amount helps us get closer to our goal, turning our lifelong dream in to reality.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
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Today was an exciting day! I received my calendar for our IVF and finally have our dates set for my medications and procedure! We are so grateful for all of the love and prayers we have received, along with all of the incredible donations and support. This has truly been a team effort, and something that would not be possible without everyone's help!

We are in our final homestretch, and are still working on saving and raising money! You can also share our website with other friends and family! Every amount and every share counts!

How awesome would it be to welcome 2016 with a sweet, new Baby Porter? :)
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Thank you to a special someone, who wishes to remain anonymous, we have reached a new goal in our fundraiser, getting us closer to our end-goal! A friend of mine said, "Money is the reality, science is the blessing, and God is the grace." We couldn't do this IVF without all three, and we will be forever grateful to those of you helping us along the way.

Keep sharing and keep praying! Every bit gets us closer to meeting our sweet Baby Porter!

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I have been spending some time reading some old blog posts, thinking about this journey we have been on to try and expand our family. This truly has been a lifelong dream, and something that we will never give up on. We have come so far, and have been able to find out so much information each step we take. Modern medicine is such a blessing, and we have the opportunity to do something so amazing. If you are new to our journey and are just learning our story, welcome!

http://theporterbabyjourney.blogspot.com/

If you would like to donate and or/help spread the word, please feel free to share our page with your friends and family! Every amount gets us closer to (hopefully) becoming mommy and daddy!
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We have updated our profile, and are ready to start the process to do IVF Round 2!
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Raised by 67 people in 63 months
Created April 29, 2014
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