Nakon što je Geoffu drugi put dijagnosticiran rak testisa i liječnici su mu rekli da je neplodan, rođen je njihov čudesan sin Oliver D. Cruz, začet prirodnim putem. Sad se obitelj bori da dobije još jedno dijete i opisuju svoj težak put prema tom snu
Nakon što se rak testisa dva puta vraćao, četiri neuspješna ciklusa IVF-a i velikih financijskih napora, kao i desetak 10-satnih putovanja iz Arizone u kliniku u Los Angelesu, J and Geoff Montgomery ne žele odustati od sna da njihova tročlana obitelj postane četveročlana. Kad je Geoffu drugi put dijagnosticiran rak testisa i utvrđeno je da je neplodan, otkrili su da je J nekim čudom ostala trudna na prirodan način. Njihov sin Oliver D. Cruz sad ima tri godine i obitelj je odlučna u odluci da imaju drugo dijete. Čak je i Oliver kad je puhao svjećice na torti, poželio malu sestru.
"Postoji slaba, ali uvijek prisutna, nagonska, nepokolebljiva nada koja pluta u mojoj srži. Mala je, ali neuništiva. Drži me budnom noćima, istražujući i pokušavajući naći rješenje i zašto nam IVF još nije pomogao. Zbog nje sanjarim po danu kako sam pronašla razlog, riješila ga i nekako, na neki način mogli smo platiti našu petu rudnu. Kad zatvorim oči i duboko udahnem, mogu zamisliti svoju obitelj - i uvijek vidim još jedno biće s nama", objasnila je J za Babble.
Mama J, opisuje njihovu svakodnevnu borbu na Instagramu i označava slike s hashtagom #lifeloveandIVF. Želi pomoći da se makne društvena stigma s neplodnosti, osvijesti ljude koliko je taj problem čest i želi pomoći drugima koji prolaze isto što i oni sami.
// so humbled, grateful, and blessed right now // we were able to transfer a day five beautifully hatching blastocyst and freeze an equally amazing one!!! (that's reeeally good, guys!) // seven more are being watched until tomorrow, to see if they, too, can be frozen // we have been beyond amazed by science and our faith, along with your support, has kept us going...and now, we leave it in God's hands // prayers welcome 🙏 // stick, baby, stick; we promise to make it worthwhile 💕// #lifeloveandivf #ivf #ivf2 #embryotransfer #messyhairdontcare
// yesterday was our egg retrieval surgery, so here i am in all ivf glamour, puffy-faced and coming out of sedation, after apparently repeatedly asking my nurses and anesthesiologist for champagne 🙈 // after nine days of stims, we retrieved 21 eggs (versus twelve days of stims and 25 eggs last cycle); 17 of these were mature and 13 fertilized using PICSI (versus 13 using ICSI last cycle) // i had zero expectations on numbers and am just taking information day by day rather than torturing myself with the what ifs and statistics // recovery has been much, much harder than last cycle so that hasn't been much fun but i am planning on giving myself grace in this taxing process // i am so grateful for the changes we are doing this cycle (picsi, half lupron-half hcg trigger, and adding pio shots, our 2012 sample) and am praying hard that our lucky 13 embabies continue to grow and thrive // we'll get another update saturday and bring our embaby home on monday // after six days in LA for three appointments, we are headed back to the A to the Z (because we all need our bed) and on sunday we'll road trip again // are you tired after reading that? i am! // #wheresthechamps #lifeloveandivf #ivf #ivf2
// this ivf journey is now beyond our control; we've given + taken all of the shots, we've paid everything we have & more, and brought our hope, positivity and honesty to every step of this process // yesterday was egg retrieval surgery and to be honest, recovery was brutal yesterday; today, i'm still sore but better, as i assume each coming day will be // i'm working hard to staying properly hydrated and eating right to avoid ohss // today we received the text stating that out of 25 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized...my heart sank thinking that half didn't make it and thinking of eeeeverything we have been through as a couple to have this not work // the shots were easy compared to the rollercoaster we have embarked on since today // ultimately, it is all out of our control and we have to remain positively hopeful & pray that our lucky 13 will continue to thrive into beautiful embryos and we get to put one back home this sunday // in the meantime, ohss prevention, recovery and a plethora of more medicines are in place to get ready for our embaby/ies // #growembiesgrow #lucky13 #lifeloveandIVF