Saturday, September 6, 2014

Here we go again!!!

Hello family and friends,

Well, as you most likely know we unfortunately lost our babies yet again. We transferred two embryos to Lindsay on July 25th. On August 4th, we received the phone call that Linday's blood work was slightly positive but very low. Her blood work was repeated two days later and it was negative. She was no longer pregnant. It was incredibly hard to get this news. Especially under the circumstances we were in at the time.

August 4th was also a wonderful day, but in a very different way. That day, my mom received her new heart. My mom was not born with a heart defect like me, but had a rare condition with no cure. She very much needed a new heart. Our prayers were answered on August 4th. It was wonderful that my mom got her second chance, but I was so devastated for her donor family. I could only image what they were going through. Please keep them in your prayers as well. We do not know who the donor was, it was completely anonymous.

My mom is doing very well. Her new heart is working well with her body. I am so excited for my mom, but I so badly wanted her to wake up from surgery and I could tell her she was going to be a grandma again. However, that was not what was planned for us and our journey. I know I never met our babies, but I miss them. It hurts to know we won't see them grow and hold them. We will always love all our little angels and we will see them again one day.    

We are moving forward and planning a third try. We can't give up! I know one day our baby will be here and I can't wait for that moment. Lindsay has been wonderful. We have no words to thank her for all she has done and gone through for us. Lindsay, we hope you know how much we appreciate your help and willingness to stick with us! Thank you!

We will be holding fundraisers and have set up another GiveForward site. To make a donation please visit:
All donations are appreciated and will go towards the medical costs involved with surrogacy.

Thank you for reading and for your support and prayers!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Take 2!!

Hello all!

Project Baby M Take 2 is officially underway!! Lindsay began her first shot, Lupron yesterday. Lupron helps her get ready for the transfer.

She will continue on the Lupron for several weeks. Soon she will begin two other shots. Lots of medication, but all are required to help the transfer be successful.

Lindsay is wonderful! I wish I could take all the shots for her, but unfortunately that is not how it works. We are all so excited to get the process underway.

As of now, the transfer date is July 25th. The date may change depending on medications and blood work results. The 25th seems like so far away! I am excited but nervous. I have been there when it doesn't work and I don't want to go there again. I am still very hopeful that this time it will be our turn.

Please pray for our sweet baby who has yet to come into this world. Pray that our baby will make it this time and be a happy, healthy little one.

Praying for you M.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Here we go round 2!!

Hello all!

Sorry I haven't updated here recently! We have all been busy with Project Baby M take 2! We held a bake sale in April and a car wash in May. Both went AMAZING and we had great turnouts for both fundraisers.

Now, we are finally at the point where we can get the ball rolling! Lindsay will begin her medications on June 7th. These are just pills, she won't start her injections until later this month. Since we are doing it a little bit different this time around, I will not be taking medications. The pills and injections get Lindsay's body ready for our baby.

We are all a bit nervous but excited this time around. We know that we have chosen the best option to have a baby. Scott and I can't even begin to thank Lindsay. She is amazing to do all of this for us to have a family. I would love to be able to return the favor someday, but nothing compares to giving us a little baby.

I will update more often as round 2 gets under way! Thank you for reading our story and for all the positive thoughts and prayers.

Love you M,
Scott and Lori

Friday, April 4, 2014

Here Comes Round 2!!

Hello all,

Scott, Lindsay and I are getting very close to being able to start round 2! This attempt will be slightly different then our first, but we will explain that later. Right now, we are focused on bringing Baby M into our family.

We have already paid the fee for Cryobiology (which is the facility that stores eggs and sperm). Now we just have to to pay Ohio Reproductive the fee for the transfer. We continue working towards raising money for the transfer.

We will be holding a bake sale on April 19th at TSC in Mount Vernon. As usual, we will have TONS of yummy baked goods! Come and see us and help make our dream come true!

Baby M- We love you so much already. We can't wait for the day we get to bring you home. You are coming into a wonderful family!


Monday, March 3, 2014

Onward and upward!

Hello family and friends!
Scott, Lindsay and I are continuing to move forward with Project Baby M. None of us give up that easy! Not much to update on. For now, we continue to raise money for the next procedure.

Lindsay and I have made donation jars, which we have set out at local businesses. We are also holding a fundraiser along with Buffalo Wild Wings on March 12th in Mount Vernon. If anyone would like to attend, please just let Scott, Lindsay or I know. Once it gets warmer, we will most likely hold a bake sale and possibly a car wash.

Moving forward is tough. Scott and I miss our babies. Even though we never got to meet them or hold them, they were ours. They will always be remembered. We love you Baby M. One day we will get to meet you and hold you. We can't wait for that day.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Moving Forward

February 10, 2014 we received heart breaking news. Our babies did not make it. The three of us were devastated. Scott and I want a family so much! We had so much faith and hope this would work for us. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be. I just know there is a baby out there for us. Somehow, someway we will move forward and start the process again.

Lindsay has been amazing through this. I know she was devastated. I know this process has been hard on her. Lindsay, we can't thank you enough for not giving up on us and Baby M. Thank you for going forward with us and continuing our journey together.

Although Scott, Lindsay and I do have plan to bring Baby M into this world, we are not quite ready to share this plan. Once we determine it is the right option for us, we will gladly share our news. This plan will also require a lot of fundraising. Please visit our GiveForward website at : This is our donation website. All donations are very much appreciated and will be used to fund the medical procedures needed to bring Baby M home.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us through this past week. It has been difficult, but we made it!
Thank you for reading our story. Please continue to follow our blog, as I will update as often as possible.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Grow baby grow!

Hello all!

The past week has been very busy and exciting. I had my egg retrieval last Friday. All went well. Dr. Williams was able to get nine eggs, however one was immature. So that left us with eight. All were fertilized and three took off! Two grew very well and the last one stopped developing after the first day.

Lindsay's transfer was January 27th. Dr. Williams transferred the two healthy embryos to her. One embryo was eight cells and one was six cells. Not sure what that all means, but I was told they were right on track and very healthy!

We won't know if one or both of the embryos implanted for awhile yet. Waiting is very hard! Lindsay goes for blood work February 7th and again on the 10th. Hopefully the results will let us know if we have a baby (or two) cooking!

It is very hard to be patient, but I trust this is the path we were meant to travel. I keep faith in God, I know he will guide us through and provide us with what is meant to be.

Please keep praying for our Baby M! Your support means so much to Scott, Lindsay and I during this time.

Keeping faith,