September 2007 – A & I met through mutual friends. We were both in their wedding and they thought we’d get along well.
March 9th, 2008 – A proposed to me at The Cheesecake Factory (home of our first date).
June 12th, 2009 – We married.
July 2009 – I stop taking BCP (Birth Control Pills)
September 2009 – We realize something’s not right (long cycles, “Hello Acne & Facial Hair”)
December 2009- Meet with my OB for my Well Woman Exam, discuss concerns, he sends me for blood work.
January 2010 – Highly Invasive knee surgery, I go back on BCP while rehabilitating my knee.
February 2010 – After finally feeling well enough, visit doctor and given PCOS diagnosis. Start researching International Adoption
February 2010-December 2010 – Stay on BCP
December 2010- Visit new OB, discuss options, switch BCP for 5 months, sign up with personal trainer. A & I also discuss our limits with IF (infertility) treatments as well as start researching domestic adoption.
February 8th, 2011 – I break down, come to terms with situation, and give it to God.
February 19th, 2011 – Meet with Sam*, we’re matched!
March 29th, 2011 – E is born at 5:36pm!
April 12th, 2011 – Temporary Custody Granted
July 20th, 2011 – Adoption Finalized- finally a FOREVER FAMILY!
June 2012- Decide to proceed with International Adoption, Colombia Program! Bring on Baby #2