On April 16th, 2017, we lost our first baby to a miscarriage. Easter morning, we spent the majority of the day in the Emergency Room, finding out that our 8 week old angel had died in utero. Our hearts were instantly shattered, and we grieved for and loved our baby with all of the little pieces. We lost our innocence that day, but we didn’t lose hope.
A year and half later, on November 15th, 2018, after being pregnant for only 5 weeks, I experienced the worst pain of my entire life. Back to the same hospital, blood drawn, ultrasound performed, and while sitting in the same exact room as the last time, we were told that it was an ectopic pregnancy. Our sprinkle sized little baby had made its home inside of my left fallopian tube and had tried to grow. This caused my tube to rupture, leading to major internal bleeding and all of my physical pain. One emergency surgery later, and our world was broken apart again. Our second baby was gone, and I had lost part of my body. We were told that, while it would be a little more difficult, we could still conceive. A second piece of our hearts was gone, yet there was still hope for us.
Last month, without even trying, we got a dose of good luck. Our third pregnancy came as a surprise, and yet it was so very wanted. Third time's the charm, right? Wrong. At 6 weeks pregnant, the exact same pain as last time hit me all over again. We went back to same hospital, but at least we were put into a different room. The same tests were run, and an ultrasound was performed. It was all so familiar and yet terrifying in a brand new way. A second ectopic pregnancy. Another rupture that lead to another emergency surgery. They couldn’t save my last remaining tube, and our third baby was gone on October 6th, 2019.
We have loved each other through every minute of our losses, and will continue to do so. Despite everything that has been taken from us, and there has been so much, we have hope again. We have an option: IVF.
Because my ovaries are intact and my uterus is healthy, with the help of a very talented medical team and IVF, we still have a chance to create and have the baby that we so badly want. But we need help. IVF is so terribly expensive, and we’re here to ask for donations. To ask for assistance in making our dream come true. To ask for your help in giving our hope a life, one filled with love and gratitude. We’re here to ask you if you will please become a member of our village.
- Fertility Drugs: $2500 - $3000
- Egg retrieval, fertilization, and implantation: $12000 - $14000
- Kevin Martin
- Alana & John Sketchley
- David Cooper
- Caroline Shuler
- Sabrina OBrien
Fundraising team: Team Taylor (3)
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