Alyssa & Dylan
- Unexplained infertility
- Egg freezing
- Embryo Freezing
- Frozen embryo transfer (FET)
- In vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Natural Family Planning
- Timed intercourse
- Robert Kiltz
Alyssa & Dylan's Story:
We prayed for 1,676 days
That’s 4 years 7 months and 3 days
3 fertility doctors
4 trips from Dallas, Tx to Syracuse, NY
1 egg retrieval
1 endometrial receptivity array
6 medicated cycles
3 rounds of IVF with ISCI transfers with 5 embryos
9 medications a day for 24 weeks
Two sweet miracle babies that we prayed so hard for. ??
Through all the pain, we feel so relieved that we never gave up and are able to have these precious babies not just with the help of love and science, but with our amazing friends and family’s support and God’s amazing grace.
While there certainly was a tremendous amount of pain and heartbreak during our journey, the one thing that remained constant was the support and love our relationship provided. To that end, I cannot thank my sweet, loving husband enough for being my biggest cheerleader and supporter. I could not have gotten through all of the appointments, injections, surgeries, heartbreak, etc without him. For always being by my side to make me laugh or wipe the waterfall tears away. We couldn’t have done this without each other or our devoted families who provided their limitless care and support.
It is our wish that by sharing our journey that we can bring those struggling to start a family hope instead of tears. I don’t think that many couples go into IVF with the thought that it will take multiple treatments to work, let alone years. But for us, it did, and we are here with open arms to help anyone we can.
While we are living in our season of joy and miracles, we are still praying for those of you in the season of grief and heartache ❤️
?Hensley babies due March 7, 2020?
We beat infertility!!
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#twobabyHENSleys #TheHensleyTwins #comingMarch2020
Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Luke 1: 45- “Blessed is she who believed the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.”
1 Samuel 1:27- “For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.”
Thank you to CNY for giving us these two miracle babies. It still feels like a dream that our wish of becoming parents is finally coming true. We could not have gotten here without you and the hope you gave us throughout our journey! It was a long journey, but beyond worth it. Thank you thank you thank you!!
Favorite Team Member at CNY:
We loved all of the staff at CNY!
Helpful resources Alyssa & Dylan found:
Journaling, meditation and acupuncture definitely helped.
We took a 6 month break after our second failed fet. Our hearts just needed a break. We felt defeated and lost. I started to not believe that it would ever happen for us. During our break, I started writing out my feelings and it really helped. I went into my third fet with a clear head and heart and just prayed and had faith that this would be it. And it was.
Hope, Inspiration and Advice:
I wish I would have known going into this journey of becoming parents that it isn’t always easy to start a family, that infertility doesn’t discriminate and it can happen to anyone regardless of age or weight.