Monday, September 13, 2010

My first Blog Post

 So, I decided to create a blog. I love to write and figured it could be a good way to get my thoughts down and a way to document what is going on in our lives. I also want to be able to keep family and friends updated as to what is going on with us.
 Matt and I have gone through a lot in the short time we have been married. It is hard to believe we will be reaching the 2 year mark in only a few more months. December 22,2008 was one of the best days of our lives and we both feel blessed in the marriage we are in. God has certainly shown us just what we are capable of getting through. Three weeks after we were married, Matt deployed to Iraq. It was a hard year, but we grew closer together in the end and learned to appreciate each other even more. After he returned home in December of 2009, we decided that it was time to start our family. We found out earlier in the year while he was gone that it was most likely going to be a challenge for us to conceive. I was diagnosed with PCOS in May 2009. PCOS stands for Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. It is the number one cause of infertility in women and causes a number of issues in those who have it. I have since been medicated to help control the symptoms and because of the medication things have been more under control. Unfortunately, a couple months after we began trying to conceive, we found out that Matt had some issues with being infertile as well. It has been a struggle and we have gone through some heartbreak because of our difficulty in having a child. We want nothing more than to be parents and to teach our children about Jesus; raising them in a Christian home and watching them grow.
 We are now at a crossroads. Although we have only had a total of 10 cycles trying to conceive, 3 of which have been medicated cycles in which I have taken the fertility drug Clomid, we have decided to adopt. We are still going to continue trying for our own biological children, but feel in our hearts that adopting a child would be a huge blessing to both us and that child. We know it is going to be a lengthy process, and a costly one, and that is why we have decided to start now. As far as us trying to get pregnant, we are currently on a waiting list for a fertility clinic in San Antonio, Texas where we will discuss treatments such as IUIs and IVF. In the mean time, we are simply praying and are hoping that God will bless us with a little miracle. We know He is capable of giving us a child without the need for any treatment.


  1. So glad you started a blog! Facebook stati (statuses?) just doesn't tell me enough, and you are just too far away to get lunch with. And I hate that. I love you and I know that starting your family will be a huge trial, but I also know you and Matt will tackle every obstacle together and in the end you will have a beautiful, strong, and happy family to show for it!

  2. Kristen I know you are going to be an amazing Mom someday, just like your big sister. God has a plan and I know it will be perfect for you both. You are one strong lady that comes from a great family with a super support structure. With God's love, your Faith and a great support structure, you'll jump every hurdle that comes your way. I'll keep you both in my prayers.


  3. Thank you both! Love the sweet, encouraging comments :) Jacki I miss you too and wish we were able to grab lunch or something.. I'll be in Charlotte for 2 weeks over Christmas so we will absolutely be seeing each other then!