Infertility Journey

Our journey to become parents has been one of many ups and downs.  Like many couples, we set out to try and get pregnant with little understanding of how long it would take or the set backs we might face.  I wanted to include a little journal with dates to see God’s fingerprints all along the way.

May 18, 2002 – Jerrod and I got married. 

September 2003 – We decided we wanted to get off the pill and begin trying to get pregnant.

October 2004 – We tried for over a year with nothing and went in for a consultation with my OBGYN.

November 2004 – My doctor scheduled my first laparoscopy because we suspected endometriosis.  Sure enough, that’s what she found.  She cleaned it up and wanted us to try again for 2-3 months to see what happened.

February 2005 – Still not pregnant and feeling very discouraged and frustrated.  I brought a lot of research in to my doctor and asked her to please place me on Clomid.  She was reluctant at first, but agreed.

April 2005 – We were PREGNANT!  I could not believe it, but a week later we MISCARRIED.  That was a huge low for me as we had already been trying for so long it felt like.

July 2005 – We waited a couple of cycles and tried again.  We were PREGNANT again!  But would we lose it again??  We had a successful pregnancy with no complications.

March 22, 2006 – Cooper Philip Rumley was born :) Praise the Lord for His good gifts!

March 2007 – We decided we wanted to start trying again. 

August 2007 – Still not pregnant, so we decided to go into the doctor and hopefully get on Clomid again.

August 2007- January 2008 – Six months of Clomid, ultrasounds, one IUI, and still no pregnancy

March 2008 – We got PREGNANT on our own, but MISCARRIED a day later.  My HCG was only 14 I believe.

April 2008 – Went to see an Infertility Specialist.

May 2008 – Had my second laparoscopy, and began Clomid on the next cycle.
June 2008 – We were PREGNANT again!  After two miscarriages, it was a little scary, but the pregnancy went well.

February 9, 2009 – Tyler James Rumley was born :)  Praise the Lord for His good gifts!

June 24, 2009 – We lost Tyler when he went to be with the Lord…You can read about Tyler’s story here.

August 2009 – We went back to the Infertility Specialist because we knew we didn’t want to waste any time getting pregnant again.  I started Clomid immediately.

October 2009 – Still not pregnant, so we decided to schedule another laparoscopy.

November 24, 2009 – Out patient laparoscopy.

December 2009 – Never started my period and realized that I was PREGNANT again.  You can read about our miracle here.

July 31, 2010 – Sawyer Jace Rumley was born :)  Praise the Lord for His good gifts!  

June 22, 2011 -  Two days before Tyler's 2nd Glory Day, I wasn't feeling well and to our surprise we were pregnant again with baby #4!  Unbelievable timing....due date February 23, 2012.

February 4, 2012 - My water broke and Beckham Ryan Rumley was born...five days before Tyler's birthday.  God's timing is so sovereign and we are so grateful that He knows exactly what we need.