Hi, I’m Kristin, (nickname Kiki) and I'm so glad you're here!
I learned that (due to MFI) the journey to grow our family would require medical intervention. This is the first time I adjusted my expectations around the birds and the bees. After 4 IUI’s that were unsuccessful, I had to adjust my expectations once again. Due to my advanced maternal age and unexplained infertility diagnosis we needed to pull out the big guns and rely on IVF to conceive.
2 egg retrievals, 1 fresh transfer and 1 frozen transfer later, here I am, a very happy mother of an almost four year old.
I learned that it is possible to go through the infertility journey staying positive, staying hopeful, keeping your relationships strong, and not putting your life on hold. But it can't be done alone.
When we finally welcomed our baby girl it felt like all my dreams came true. She was perfect and life was amazing…and so I wanted more of it. Our sibling quest began with a third IVF round as we had always planned for a bigger family. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be for us and I had to learn to be okay with that.
I decided to become what I needed in the hardest parts of the infertility journey. To take all of that experience and pain and loneliness and turn it into a positive and to embrace who I am.
So when I’m not blowing bubbles or going on walks with my IVF miracle, you can find me encouraging, supporting, inspiring and walking alongside women who are going through infertility to grow their families.
I love pineapples, t-rex jokes, mascara, s'mores and helping people. I cry as much as I laugh and I tend to overuse exclamation points!!
In high school, I was a volunteer EMT for my town ambulance. At the ripe age of 15 I delivered a baby! Never would I have guessed that I’d have to wait 22 years to have my own.