Photos by Kelsey Nelson Photography
Hi, I'm Dorothy. I'm married to David, and we have two dogs named Noah and Emery. I created this blog to document our in vitro fertilization (IVF) journey which began in the Fall of 2015. 

Sometimes I feel like I did things in life out of order. I got my Master's degree, got married, got my Ph.D., and then started thinking about kids. So while many of my friends already have 2-3 kids, David and I didn't seriously think about adding to our family until September 2015. We were blessed to find out about our need for IVF very early in the game.

This is a very personal journey, and I have found it to be quite lonely too. 1 in 8 couples suffer from infertility, yet only 5% of couples seek out IVF treatment (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDCWebMD Medical Reference). I can name a number of people who have suffered from infertility, but I only know one other person going through IVF. I am hoping that by my sharing my journey, I may be able to help someone else feel a little less lonely, a little less scared, and a little more hopeful. ♡ 

For those who are interested, you can view our IVF Timeline here.