God works in mysterious ways and that is why we should never lose our faith, no matter how tough things get.
Desiree and Ryan Fortin always knew they wanted to be parents. So, when they tied the knot, the next logical move was for them to have a baby. Unfortunately, that turned out to be way harder than they hoped.
Desiree was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, hypothyroid, and low progesterone, and no matter how hard they tried, the results were always disappointing.
Speaking of her struggles, Desiree wrote on Facebook, “It wasn’t just that I couldn’t get pregnant. [Infertility] brought me more tears than I ever thought I could shed…. I lay on my bathroom floor in complete emptiness after countless negative pregnancy tests time and time again. I had to endure shots, bruises, and all kinds of meds because when you are infertile and you seek fertility treatment for help, that is what you are in for. [It is] expensive and exhausting physically, emotionally, and mentally.”
Eventually, they turned to medicine and Desiree underwent an IVF treatment. Finally, their prayers were heard. The treatment was successful and she was pregnant. The best thing was that she didn’t have one baby, but three. It was more than these two ever hoped for and their lives felt complete.
The pregnancy, however, wasn’t an easy one. Being tiny and not that tall, Desiree was told she would probably fail at carrying her triplets. But she proved doctors wrong. At 34 weeks and one day, she underwent a C-section.
In the summer of 2015, babies Sawyer, Jack, and Charlize saw the light of the day. They weighted 5 pounds each.
Desiree didn’t see her bundle of joys right away because she needed to undergo an additional surgery, but Ryan made sure they FaceTimed every day.
”I’ll never forget my delivery day. Like all things involving parenthood, there were unexpected turns. After the triplets were delivered, Ryan went with them to the neonatal intensive care unit and I was sent to recovery‚” Desiree told Today.
”We are blessed, but parenting is also a hard job filled with the greatest of responsibilities — caring for tiny humans. Our babies have severe reflux and colic — times three. Getting into a routine is difficult, as is maintaining your relationship amid crying babies, sleepless nights and a new routine,” she said.
Today, the kids are all grown up and ready to welcome more siblings into their lives. Yes, Desiree and Ryan will become parents again and their story is just another proof that we should never give up trying in life.