“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”

Thanks for taking the time to come to my page and learn more about my journey. My hope is that I help someone by sharing my story. I am 29 years old, and have been married for almost 2 years. I have known my husband for 11 years and we are both very ready to add another member to our family. After many failed pregnancy tests, we found out that I suffer from a disease called Diminished Ovarian Reserve ‘DOR’. In laymen’s terms, I have fewer eggs than other people my age. Despite the obstacles put before me, I am in search of motherhood regardless of what I have been told. My path may be different than I had wanted and hoped for,  but I am not ready to give up. This is my story..

Disclaimer: I have done my best to remember all the details and write them in chronological order. I, unlike other bloggers, wrote a bunch of this material all at once. I started and it came pouring out and I wrote all night. I felt the need to dump all my thoughts here and get them out of my head. It has been very therapeutic for me thus far. I wanted to get everything out at once so going forward I could start blogging as events happened. Some of the posts may be jumbled a bit. The timeline page will help with that hopefully! I also am not an English major, unlike my talented mother in law. I still just throw in commas wherever I think they need to go, without being completely sure. Too many commas never killed anyone. Please, be kind and remember my goal when creating this blog is to allow people who are close to me to follow along on the journey whenever they choose to. It also takes some pressure off of me so I don’t have to explain the same things, often painful, over and over. What started as just a way to get my feelings out, has really morphed into a diary that I hope my future children can read.