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The Journey For Our Little Family
We had no idea the trials we were
about to face, but we knew He
would be the one to get us
through it all…
Test after test, with no definitive
results and no explanations.
IUI #1: unsuccessful
IUI #2: unsuccessful
IUI #3: unsuccessful
IUI #4: unsuccessful
“Faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen”
Hebrews 11:1
IVF Cycle #1: We thought this was
the answers to our problems. After
all we were young and healthy,
what could go wrong?
Injections started Easter Sunday
2013.
We got 16 eggs total, 11 of which
were mature and able to be used.
Only 7 fertilized, and only 2 made
it to day 5 for the ...
IVF cycle #1: unsuccessful
We were devastated but anxious
for our next step. We knew there
was a plan for us.
“For I know the plans I have for
you, says the Lord, plans for
welfare and not for evil, to give
you a future and a hope”
...
I underwent surgery to diagnose
and treat endometriosis before
trying IVF again.
IVF cycle #2: With the surgery and
the change in medications we had
our hopes high again that this was
going to work this ...
This time our numbers seemed
better. We got 21 eggs total, 17 of
which were mature and able to be
used. 10 fertilized, but...
IVF cycle #2: unsuccessful
We began looking at our other
options and ways we could have a
family. This was a very emotional
decision (one of the hard...
After making this decision, I
realized I couldn’t do this yet
without getting a second opinion.
We went to a new doctor wh...
We decided we would try one last
cycle of IVF where we would also
do chromosome testing on the
embryos to gain more inform...
At this point, though we were
supposed to be excited for it, I felt
less hopeful and more scared than
the previous IVF cyc...
“And let us not grow weary of
doing good, for in due season we
will reap, if we do not give up”
Galatians 6:9
IVF Cycle #3: Our last chance at
having “our own” children.
This cycle, we were worried about
quality more than quantity of eggs.
We got 14 eggs total, 11 of which
were mature and ab...
Chromosome testing of our 6
“healthy” embryos was done on
day 5. Of the 6, 4 were
chromosomally normal and very
good quali...
Acupuncture helped to increase
the blood flow to my uterus and
for relaxation before and after the
transfer of the embryos
It was time for the transfer. We
decided to put 2 of the 4 embryos
in and though we could know what
the genders were, we k...
I was on strict bedrest for two days
eating a TON of pineapple (4 whole
pineapples in 5 days). Pineapples,
especially the ...
Then we waited…..
On July 22 I had a blood draw to
determine if I was pregnant or not.
I waited for the call all day. This
was the most anxi...
My doctors office called and I
couldn’t answer. I didn’t want to
cry yet. I instead let it go to
voicemail as I prepared m...
After about 20 minutes, I finally
listened to the voicemail. As I
listened I began to cry in hysterics.
I called Cameron t...
Through the tears, I said “It’s
positive!” That was the best feeling
I have ever had. I was finally
pregnant!! It was such...
But it wasn’t over yet…we were
only 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant
and at this point anything could
happen…
Two days later we had another
blood draw determining that my
levels were doubling as they
should be. We scheduled an
ultra...
We were so eager to see our little
peanut!
We watched in awe at the
ultrasound screen. We had prayed
so hard for this and God finally
answered our prayers. However,
...
“For nothing is impossible with
God”
Luke 1:37
We are so ecstatic to FINALLY
announce that we are pregnant…..
…..with TRIPLETS!!!!
7 Weeks
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
We were so excited to share the
news with our families. And we
couldn’t wait to find out what
genders they were…
One BOY, one GIRL, and one
surprise!! 
Baby Koumentis A, B1, and B2 are
due April 1, 2015!!
The journey for our little Koumentis family
The journey for our little Koumentis family
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  1. 1. The Journey For Our Little Family
  2. 2. We had no idea the trials we were about to face, but we knew He would be the one to get us through it all…
  3. 3. Test after test, with no definitive results and no explanations.
  4. 4. IUI #1: unsuccessful IUI #2: unsuccessful IUI #3: unsuccessful IUI #4: unsuccessful
  5. 5. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1
  6. 6. IVF Cycle #1: We thought this was the answers to our problems. After all we were young and healthy, what could go wrong?
  7. 7. Injections started Easter Sunday 2013.
  8. 8. We got 16 eggs total, 11 of which were mature and able to be used. Only 7 fertilized, and only 2 made it to day 5 for the big transfer.
  9. 9. IVF cycle #1: unsuccessful
  10. 10. We were devastated but anxious for our next step. We knew there was a plan for us.
  11. 11. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11
  12. 12. I underwent surgery to diagnose and treat endometriosis before trying IVF again.
  13. 13. IVF cycle #2: With the surgery and the change in medications we had our hopes high again that this was going to work this time!
  14. 14. This time our numbers seemed better. We got 21 eggs total, 17 of which were mature and able to be used. 10 fertilized, but only 3 made it to day 5 for the transfer.
  15. 15. IVF cycle #2: unsuccessful
  16. 16. We began looking at our other options and ways we could have a family. This was a very emotional decision (one of the hardest decisions we made) but we thought we would use an egg donor.
  17. 17. After making this decision, I realized I couldn’t do this yet without getting a second opinion. We went to a new doctor who was very encouraging, despite our previous IVF results.
  18. 18. We decided we would try one last cycle of IVF where we would also do chromosome testing on the embryos to gain more information on why they weren’t good quality embryos.
  19. 19. At this point, though we were supposed to be excited for it, I felt less hopeful and more scared than the previous IVF cycles.
  20. 20. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9
  21. 21. IVF Cycle #3: Our last chance at having “our own” children.
  22. 22. This cycle, we were worried about quality more than quantity of eggs. We got 14 eggs total, 11 of which were mature and able to be used. 9 fertilized, and 6 made it to day 5.
  23. 23. Chromosome testing of our 6 “healthy” embryos was done on day 5. Of the 6, 4 were chromosomally normal and very good quality!
  24. 24. Acupuncture helped to increase the blood flow to my uterus and for relaxation before and after the transfer of the embryos
  25. 25. It was time for the transfer. We decided to put 2 of the 4 embryos in and though we could know what the genders were, we kept it in an envelope until we knew we were pregnant.
  26. 26. I was on strict bedrest for two days eating a TON of pineapple (4 whole pineapples in 5 days). Pineapples, especially the core, have bromelain in them which is supposed to help the embryos implant successfully.
  27. 27. Then we waited…..
  28. 28. On July 22 I had a blood draw to determine if I was pregnant or not. I waited for the call all day. This was the most anxious I had been throughout this whole process.
  29. 29. My doctors office called and I couldn’t answer. I didn’t want to cry yet. I instead let it go to voicemail as I prepared myself for the news….
  30. 30. After about 20 minutes, I finally listened to the voicemail. As I listened I began to cry in hysterics. I called Cameron to tell him the news but he couldn’t understand what I was saying. He automatically thought it was bad news because of my hysterics…
  31. 31. Through the tears, I said “It’s positive!” That was the best feeling I have ever had. I was finally pregnant!! It was such a surreal moment! I had dreamed of it many times but for it to actually be happening felt like a dream.
  32. 32. But it wasn’t over yet…we were only 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant and at this point anything could happen…
  33. 33. Two days later we had another blood draw determining that my levels were doubling as they should be. We scheduled an ultrasound for August 11. This was the longest 2.5 weeks!
  34. 34. We were so eager to see our little peanut!
  35. 35. We watched in awe at the ultrasound screen. We had prayed so hard for this and God finally answered our prayers. However, He went above and beyond what we ever expected…..
  36. 36. “For nothing is impossible with God” Luke 1:37
  37. 37. We are so ecstatic to FINALLY announce that we are pregnant…..
  38. 38. …..with TRIPLETS!!!!
  39. 39. 7 Weeks
  40. 40. 8 Weeks
  41. 41. 9 Weeks
  42. 42. We were so excited to share the news with our families. And we couldn’t wait to find out what genders they were…
  43. 43. One BOY, one GIRL, and one surprise!! 
  44. 44. Baby Koumentis A, B1, and B2 are due April 1, 2015!!

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