My wife Sophia and I have been
married for three years.
Since the moment we said I do, Sophia wanted to start a family, but I
wanted our first year of newlyweds to be just for us, a time for us to bask in the new life of being married, I know selfish right. Lol. Well that year cam and went and we have been trying to have a baby for a year and a half with no luck. We didn't understand what was wrong, a lot of people do this on accident and
here we were trying every trick in the book and nothing. Up until November of 2012 when I came home from work, two days before Sophia's birthday and she told
me the greatest news of my life....She was pregnant!!! We both were beyond excited and could hardly hold it in. We began the process of everything like
setting up doctor's appointments, getting giddy about how we were going to tell our families, it was just a dream come true!
Sadly a few days later, on her
birthday, Sophia started to have abdominal pains, slight bleeding and ended up going to the hospital for them to tell us that they were not sure what was going on and we were just going to have to wait this out. For us, this was just plain torture. See, Sophia had an ectopic pregnancy in 2009 (an ectopic
pregnancy is when the fertilized egg gets stuck in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus) and lost her right fallopian tube, along with her pregnancy and almost her life. When we left the hospital this time, they told us that the chances of
her having another ectopic pregnancy were very uncommon. After what seemed to be the longest week of our lives, Sophia had to be rushed to the hospital for
horrible pain and bleeding again. After being there for many hours, they confirmed our worse fear, it was another ectopic pregnancy and she was going to have to have an emergency surgery. Luckily we caught it in time and Sophia is
fine, but they had to perform surgery and remove her final fallopian tube.
After a tough time of dealing with
the loss of our child we have come to the realization that we can't just give up on this dream of being parents and God is not done with us just yet. We now have decided to try In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). All of the doctors have told us that we have a very good chance of having a child through IVF since we are not technically infertile, we are just missing some necessary plumbing. The only problem is that IVF is very
expensive, anywhere between $10,000 to $15,000 and neither one of our health
insurances cover any part of the procedures except for maybe some medications. We
have set our first appointment to get further information for February 24th and the cost for just the first appointment will end up costing $250
So we are asking from any and all of
our friends and family to help make our dream of becoming parents and
completing our family come true. If all you can give is your prayers; we thank
you so much for that gift as well. And we ask that you keep us in them please.
We both thank God every day for
everything that he has provided for us and we realize that this somehow all
fits in to His glorious plan for us. We
greatly appreciate any and all donations and look forward to having all of you
involved in the creating of our baby with us! We love each and every one of you
and thank you for your consideration, thoughts and prayers!