My road to motherhood looks much different than your typical story. Growing up, becoming a mom was something I always longed for. My friends and I would play dolls and house in hopes for the real thing one day. I had it all planned out; get married, have children, and live happily ever after. My naive brain saw this all playing out perfectly.
I was 19 when Cody and I got married. We were young but felt like nothing could get in our way. When we decided it was the right time to start trying for a family, I felt hopeful and excited about what was in store. After a few months of trying and multiple doctor appointments, we found out I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS makes getting pregnant difficult, and so our journey began.
After rounds and rounds of failed infertility meds, I felt emotionally and physically drained. Finally, on January 4, 2020, a day I will never forget, I finally got that positive pregnancy test. I took 15 tests over the course of several days just to make sure my mind wasn’t playing tricks on me. We were ecstatic with this news! Our first doctors appointment was filled with nervousness and excitement. As the doctor was doing the ultrasound, my husband and I had no idea what we are looking at on the screen. The doctor started to laugh as my husband and I looked at him in confusion. He turned to us and said "you're having twins!"