by Lisa Siemens January 15, 2018
There are three things in life you are never prepared for: Triplets!!!
From the moment I heard about the Walsh triplets I was captivated by their story and it didn't take long after connecting with their mamma to realize just how special these little guys really are!! As a mom of 3 boys myself I felt as though I could, in the teeniest way, almost feel the Incredible Joy and Unending Love that Jase, Jude and Jett were about to bring to their parents, Dia and David. I continue to be inspired by their Faith and amazed at how God gave them way more than they ever asked for, or even could have imagined...
Our journey began in 2014 when my husband David and I decided to start trying to have a family. We tried for a year with no luck so like most women I just told myself “just relax” if it’s meant to be it will be. About a year later I found out I was pregnant! I was sooooo excited! Little did I know that the excitement would be short lived and I would have to face something I never thought I would. At 12 weeks going into my first ultrasound to hear our baby’s heart beat I was told there was no life. There was no heartbeat. I could see my little nugget on the screen lifeless. That was the worst day of my life.
As Dave and I moved through this time it was very difficult. Everyone would tell me just try again it happens to a lot of people. That’s not something that you want to hear after losing your first baby. But I did just that. We tried again. And we tried and tried and for the next 2 years we would try. Each pregnancy test after that would be negative.
So, one day I said, "God I know you didn’t put me on this earth to just live each day the same. I feel like I have a much bigger job that you want me to do. Please guide me and lead me in the direction you would have us go."
In October of 2016 we began our journey into fertility. IVF was something that I never thought I would have to do because there was “nothing wrong” with either of us. It was called unexplained infertility. So, after months of medication and failed IUIs the next step was IVF. I had my first IVF transfer in November and boy was I nervous. All my embryos looked great! After my 10 day wait I went in for blood work and it was negative. I was heartbroken. Another failed attempt.
After a month of praying on what we were to do I decided to give it one more shot. But this would be the last time. If it didn’t work I told myself that I would be ok with not having kids. In talking with my Dr. I told her that I would give it another go but I wanted to do two embryos. She did not want to do it but I explained that this was it for us. So, she agreed and told me my chances for twins would be much higher. Ok, great, twins! I can deal with twins.
On January 21st, 2017 two embryos were transferred. Ten days later my numbers were through the roof! Yay, I was pregnant!!!!!! A couple of weeks later I would have my first ultrasound. What we saw was much more than I ever dreamed of.
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