How we came to be-
Ryan and I met back in 1999, when he was still a head shorter than me. :) We went to the same church, and became group buddies for a few years until he got into high school and became too cool for me. ::insert eye roll here:: Our little group, called the Mob, went our separate ways, and I didn’t really talk to him until the college years hit. We both got involved in our college group ministry at church, and became friends again pretty quickly. Friendship turned into some hard core crushing, and after a whole summer of writing emails back and forth, we became an official couple in September of 2009. Didn’t take long for us to decide that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together; we were married the following winter. He is my first boyfriend, first hand to hold, first kiss, first and only love. :) He is my very best friend and I am so honored to be his wife. :)
Why we decided to start this blog (May 2011)-
Where we've been-
May 2010 - Started trying to get pregnant
May 2011 - Began fertility testing. HSG, bloodwork, and semen analysis came back with flying colors. Diagnosed with unexplained infertility and put on 50mg Clomid.
June 2011 - 150 mg Clomid
July 2011 - forced break in treatment due to vacation timing
August 2011 - 100mg Clomid + FSH injectables (1ml for 4 days) + IUI #1
September 2011 - FSH injects (1ml for 10 days) + IUI #2
October 2011 - voluntary break to think through our options. Decided to move forward with IVF.
November 2011 - Saving up for IVF.
December 2011/January 2012 - IVF #1
February 2012 - FET #1 (kind of. "E" meaning eggs not embryos. *teehee*)
March 2012 - FET #2 - Final attempt with fertility treatment before moving on to adoption. Received positive pregnancy test 3/30!! Estimated due date 12/8/12.
May 2012 - Made the decision to switch gears - adoption here we come!
July 27, 2012 - Submitted application
August - October 2012 - Homestudy
October 26, 2012 - Approved as adoptive parents! "Paper Pregnant"!
November 9, 2012 - Officially matched with a wonderful expectant mother. Baby is due March 28th!
March 2, 2013 - Failed match. At 36 weeks pregnant, the expectant mom made the decision to parent her baby.
June 12, 2013 - Switched our profile from Domestic Infant to Snowflakes Frozen Embryo Adoption.
August 21, 2013 - Matched with a genetic family
October 30, 2013 - FET - Transferred 2 of the 5 embryos
December 2, 2013 - FET - Transferred 2 of the 3 remaining embryos. Positive pregnancy test 12/10!! Estimated due date 8/20/14.
December 30, 2013 - Ultrasound revealed miscarriage.
April 1, 2014 - Contacted out of the blue about a domestic infant adoption opportunity
April 3, 2014 - Selected by birthmom out of five potential families. Matched!
April 20, 2014 - Elias Ryan Miller was born and we became a family of three. <3
November 1, 2014 - Surprise positive pregnancy test!
November 24, 2014 - Confirmed heartbeat! <3 Baby Miller #2 due July 5, 2014!!
January 9, 2015 - It's a BOY! Elias is getting a little brother!
July 13, 2015 - Nolan Daniel Miller was born. Family of four. <3