This is personal. This is real.
We post online about all the ways life goes right, I've heard it described best as a "highlight reel." But let's talk about true life... the kind that is messy and tough and sometimes feels like a roller coaster, because we connect better with each other when we share our struggles alongside our blessings and successes. This is not my own struggle, but a client-turned-friend who has been open about her infertility journey in the hopes that her and her husband can inspire or encourage those who are going through something similar. This story isn't over so it doesn't have an ending, but the good news is that it sure has a happy middle!
Brittany reached out to me almost a year and a half ago to plan a maternity session. After the tragedy of losing a first... and then a second baby and still not being pregnant, her and her husband, Troy, decided to just do some photos of the two of them last August (check those out here!).
They went through plethora of negative diagnoses, two losses, many months of medical treatment (uterus surgery, injections and IUIs) and switching Fertility Clinics. After all of this, doctors told the couple that it would be impossible for them to conceive on their own without the use of IVF (Invitro Fertilization). Their desire for a child was strong and they decided to move forward with doing IVF, but wanted to wait another month to give her body more time to prepare.
In that month, Brittany said that God did the impossible and created their miracle baby! She told me that the pregnancy hasn't been smooth sailing, with four weeks of bed rest in the first trimester for the risk of potential miscarriage, but they are now at 30 weeks and happy to report no issues and a healthy little guy!!
It has been such a blessing to get to know Troy and Brittany a little through this process and I can't wait to see the rich future their family has in store :)