Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our Trip to Missouri

So after almost 6 years of infertility, and 4 years seeing an infertility specialist in Indiana and still no baby, we needed to regroup and come up with something different. 

2 years ago this summer, I met one of the sweetest people I have ever encountered. Little did I know at the time but she and her husband would become nearly best friends to David and I, and beyond even that, the Lord had amazing plans for the 4 of us!! I met Amy 2 summers ago at a Beauti Control Spa. She was the consultant and I was just a friend that was invited to go to an in home spa. Amy and I connected on soo may levels. I then started selling Beauti control. I thought this was why we had met. To be "spa girls" together. The more we learned about each other, the more the similarities were alarming! We went to the same church, our childhood struggles were similar, and we both were facing infertility. We now know the Lord designed our friendship to be sooo much more than Beauti control! Amy started going to the same infertility practice that David and I had been going to here in Fort Wayne. She and her husband have been facing infertility for 12 years and have had 7 miscarriages. They just recently lost their last baby several weeks ago. She and I both were desperately seeking answers and what our next step would be. Amy started researching CDC results on infertility clinics and looking up IVF clinics/specialists. She came across an Infertility doctor that caught her interest.  We were soo intrigued by this website and all the info we found on the doctor there! He was on the panel of Dr's that invented ICSI and assisted hatching, which is the type of IVF David and I need to have. The only problem with this Dr, was that he is in St. Louis Missouri! 
Well, we weren't gonna let that stop us!! So Amy, Chad, David and I all packed up this past Friday and drove down to see this new doctor!! He is soo amazing that he agreed to come in on a Saturday to see us "Hoosier Girls". 
So the 4 of us drove down there Friday and our appointment was Saturday morning. This Dr is AMAZING!! One of the first things he said to David after seeing his Semen Analysis results was "Do you work around Cement, concrete or Lyme?" We both freaked out! That's what David does!! He sells the chemicals that go into making concrete! The doctor said he was going to have to do more research on that topic but that he had seen other cases of Dave's type of infertility and correlation's to cement, concrete and lyme. He also was shocked that we had not had certain labs done. The most shocking finding was that he found (through an ultrasound) a polyp in my uterus! It was soo large that he said that basically was acting as a IUD (Intra uterine device)!! So he wants me to have a D and C, or a intra uterine scraping to clean out the lining and remove the polyp. 
The 4 of us were soo pleased with the doctor that we made appointments to do IVF in February...together!! We cannot believe that we literally will be doing this at the same time, that our babies will be conceived in the same lab! This is just all part of God's plan for our friendship! We feel soo blessed to be able to do this together. Amy and I will be spending 2 weeks in February together in Missouri during our IVF procedure. We are anxiously awaiting this time! Please continue to keep the 4 of us in your prayers. These next few months we will be busy preparing our minds and bodies for this most important occasion! 


  1. Thanks so much for starting this truly is fascinating how God has worked...I have been praying for you and will continue to pray....and just wanted to say....good things come out of Missouri...that is where I was born!!!LOL

  2. Logan...I am sooo glad you started this blog! I can hardly wait to read whats next...Praying for you every night!!! Dawn and Delanie

  3. Where God guides, He provides, Logan. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to your future blogs and I will specifically be praying for both families!

    God's blessings on your beautiful journey!

  4. Thank you gals soo much!! Love you all!!

  5. Hi - My name is can view my blog if you'd like:

    I think that when my husband and I went to see Dr. Simckes on 10/16, that you and your friend with your husbands were there at the same time for your appointment.

    Am I right? If so it is amazing that our paths have crossed as well as my husband and I are planning a January retrieval with Dr. Simckes and we are so excited!

    I would love it if we could share our journey with you, in case you have any questions or anything else.

    I'm from Iowa so we also have a decent drive to get to the doctor's office. I also have in-laws in Carmel so we go to Indiana a few times every year.

    I'm just so happy to have found other couples working with the same doctor....

    You're also welcome to email me at anytime you like.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of you!

  6. Holy cow!! That's soo amazing you found me! How DID you find me? Yes! That was us. My friends name is Amy and we are going on the IVF journey together!! We think Dr. Simckes is an amazing man, and we have high hope he's going to help us get our little sweeties!! You too!! We would LOVR to share our journeys! You can be our IVF big sis, since you are going the month before! We will be emailing, for sure!! We are working with the dr's office and hotel to try to get the hotel to lower their rates, do you know where you will be staying?? This will be great to bounce info/ideas off each other! Soo happy u found us! Here's our info:
    Facebook Faith 'N' Fertility
    Baby dust!!