In August 2015, we relocated to Jacksonville, so I could start working my dream job! I was going to help others struggling with infertility achieve their goal of becoming parents! The first few months were overwhelming as the information and education I was receiving was abundant. My amazing doctors, Dr. Fox, Dr. Lipari, and Dr. Paschall, and Susan Baker, ARNP, taught me so much!! I learned about endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, hormonal imbalances, fertility treatments, pelvic pain exams, ultrasonography, and so much more! I was in heaven learning this new role, but was still struggling with our own journey of starting our family. I had an operative laparoscopy with Dr. Fox in November of 2015. I had stage 2 endometriosis and had excision of the endometriosis with a presacral neurectomy (BEST SURGERY EVER !!!) I had no more pain!! We were one step closer to pregnancy. During my training, I learned so much about the impact of endometriosis on infertility. I struggled as I had a lower ovarian reserve (egg count), so I knew that IVF was needed. In April of 2016 we started our 1 st round of IVF. I was terrified of the injections, the pain, and the egg retrieval! But I was certain; our 1 st round would be a success. Well, it was not. Gary, our embryologist and my friend, had to call me the morning of our embryo transfer to tell us that we did not have any viable embryos to transfer. I was devastated! I just did not think that we would have that issue. It was so hard going back to work and put on a happy face, while dealing with my depression. Helping others truly helped me deal with my struggles. We decided to try again in June, and again, we had the same result. It was getting harder and harder to smile, but I did! I kept moving forward. Again, we tried another round in September, and again we failed. We found out on our 18 th anniversary of being together on 9/22/16. After that we took a couple of months off and decided to make a few changes to our protocol, with the help of my doctor, boss, and friend, Dr. Lipari. We also decided not to tell anyone in our family that we were doing another round. At first, that was hard on me, but in the end, it was the best thing for us. Greg and I relied on each other- he was the best support I could have ever dreamed of having. I was scared to death!! BUT, FINALLY, we were able to have our transfer on 12/10/16. We made the decision to do a two embryo transfer, although Dr. Lipari and Gary looked at ME like I was crazy, LOL!!! I was a nervous wreck! 5 days later, I tested at home before getting ready for work. I picked it up off of the counter and saw 2 lines!!! FINALLY!!! We had 2 lines!!! And at that moment I knew that we were going to have twins!! We were finally able to tell our family that we were going to have our babies! The reality set in that we were going to be a family of four in a few short months. And we were living by ourselves without any family in Jacksonville. We had discussed moving back to Georgia, although I loved my job and my doctors/friends! The right door opened up, when I was about 15 weeks, to be able to move back home. It was so hard to put in my notice at JCRM! I cried A LOT!! But, I knew that this was what we needed to do. We needed the help of our families. We moved back home in April of 2017 and I worked in Family Practice, further advancing my knowledge base. Our babies, Harley and Gregory, were growing strong and healthy! I was induced at 36 weeks due to pre- eclampsia, but ended up needing a c/section. I remember the first time I held our miracle babies (even though I was exhausted from a long labor and being medicated for my blood pressure.) I sobbed looking at our babies! I could not believe they were finally here, earth side! Being a twin mom is the hardest, yet most rewarding job I have ever had!! And yet, the story does not end here… Fast forward almost 9 months later- the twins are doing so great! And I have changed jobs, going back to my passion- Women’s Health at Women’s Health Care. We had settled into our new routine. Then in April 2018, I noticed that I had been feeling overly exhausted, but honestly chalked it up to a new job and having twins. Then I noticed that I was late, but still did not really think that there was something going on. Maybe I was in denial! Then after a week of not feeling well, and being late, I decided to do a urine pregnancy test at work. I held my breath while my friend and co-worker read my test! I knew there would be two lines… and she said “Congratulations, mama!!” I was floored. How did this happen? I mean, yeah I KNEW how it happened, but after 7 years of infertility, multiple rounds of IVF and ovulation medications, a relocation, I was speechless that we were having another baby- and without any trying!! Greg was completely speechless- We found out we were having #3 and he graduated with his doctorate within the same week! We were going to have 3 babies less than 18 months! On the twins 1 st birthday, we announced to our families that we were having another girl! Baby Ivy Layne! Her conception, and subsequent delivery, allowed me to have the experience that I had always dreamed of having! I was able to deliver at Houston Medical Center, in my “home” the Women’s Center, with my friends taking care of us! Dr. Wright was my doctor and I was able to deliver via a successful VBAC a 9#1.8 baby girl in 6 hours from start to finish! She has completed our family in the most amazing way. I am so thankful that I did not get my tubal ligation with my c/section. Yes, it is hard and we are exhausted, but seeing our babies grow and love, is the most amazing thing! The purpose of this long, although truly condensed, story of our journey to parenthood, is to challenge others struggling with infertility, to not give up! Infertility is a hard, long road sometimes, but the only way to conquer it is to keep fighting!! Sometimes, fighting means taking a break, because infertility is HARD!! Numerous tests, medications, doctors’ appointments, and disappointments wear you and your significant other down. Lean on each other and become a stronger team. You will need them when your babies get here! I could not do it without Greg or my sister and mother-in-law. Self- care is an important component of infertility, but do not give up! Infertility taught me so much about myself, our marriage, my career path, and organizing my time more efficiently. I am stronger, because of our infertility. I am so thankful that we did not give up!! And so thankful that God chose use to be the parents of our miracle babies- Harley, Gregory, and Ivy!!