The Journey to Our Angel Baby

51673962_1601846578921956_r.jpegI have gone back and forth with deciding whether or not I would do a go fund me and truth be told I am still unsure doing this leaves me vulnerable but, here goes. Many of you may not know the struggle Jon and I have had to try to have a baby. We had a miscarriage two and half years ago and as a result my fallopian tubes  got completely damaged. Under the medical advise of my doctor we decided to move forward   with surgery and remove them to increase our chances of a successful IVF cycle. Our first cycle of IVF didn't go as expected and we discover additional complications. Apparently my body was not responding to the medication the way we had hope we were only able to retrieve three Follicles and of those 3 only one made it to the blastocyst stage. That's a 4 to 5 day embryo ready to transfer and inseminate into my uterus. We tried to stay positive and we prayed for our miracle baby after all one was all we needed. Two weeks had past since the transfer and I went for my pregnancy blood test and waited on egg shells for my doctor to call me praying I would hear its positive. It was about 12pm when the phone rang and  the nurse called me to tell me that it was negative and I should stop my progesterone's injections. I was home alone when i got the news all I remember is falling to my knees and crying. Jon and I were so heart broken. The 2nd cycle didn't result in a transfer at all just more heart break. In February of this year 2020 we began our 3rd cycle three injections in the morning and three at night for a month straight . I shut the whole world out covid  quarantine helped with this a lot . Number wise as far as follicle numbers it was pretty much the same but, this time they were growing nicely and my doctor was pleased. Of the four eggs we retrieved 3 federalized and all were transferred  two weeks past I went for my pregnancy blood test and then we waited but, this time Jon and Ryan were with me in the house waiting on the call together as a family. The phone rang and it was my nurse, Tiffany continue your progesterone's injections your pregnant we will continue to monitor you closely. It was the light in a very dark tunnel. We were so happy even though we had a long way to go. Unfortunately in May at week 9 of our pregnancy we were told that our baby didn't have a heart beat, we were heartbroken. Jon wasn't with me because, due to covid only the patient was allowed in the office. He never even got to see the sonogram. The look on my doctors face said it all, he looked at me and said sorry we came so far. I looked at him and said its not your fault God has a plan its in his time. The medical assistant came in and said you ok Tiff! I looked at her and said yes but, she knew I was lying. She just grabbed me and held me as I broke down crying. Covid was around and we were doing an awful job and social distancing, lol but that hug meant the world to me.  The road has been a long and painful one and expensive we have spent over 60,000.00 in medication and IVF Cycles but, we cant give up unless we try everything. So now the issue are my egg quality. I am not as young as I was when I had Ryan and they are not what it use to be. Our solution is to use an egg donor as per my doctor my uterus is beautiful and can hold a pregnancy to term and we are hopeful that god will bless us with our miracle baby. So, I am doing this go fund me to try to raise some of the money to purchase our donor eggs any little bit helps including  a prayer. I wont give up till I have done all I can to make our dream a reality. Thank you for taking the time to read our story and even if you cant donate please please pray for us. We would like to be able to start the process to complete our little family around May of next year. 

Thank you & God Bless 

Jonathan & Tiffany Rivera
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