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Everyday Miracles

My name is Krissi McVicker. I'm an elementary teacher in New York. I live on Long Island with my husband Rob, my three ordinary miracles, Ella, Logan and Mia, and our boxer, Toby. We are a typical suburban family with a white picket fence. But, achieving our family was anything but clichéd.

We had trouble conceiving, and it was shocking news. When we found out that in vitro fertilization would most likely be our only chance for success, our anxiety grew. But, with the help of my husband's amazing insurance, after three cycles, we were able to have our daughter, Ella. And after three more cycles, our twins Logan and Mia graced us with their presence, and we were truly blessed. I know that we were one of the lucky couples. In total, we transferred fourteen embryos, had two negative outcomes, two chemical pregnancies and two miracle pregnancies ultimately giving us our family. 

After my daughter was born, I started writing my memoir Ordinary Miracles. I wanted to share my story with others because I remember hearing success stories when I was in the midst of my struggle, and it inspired me to believe that if it could happen to them, maybe it would happen for me too. After my twins were born, I started my blog: Stress Free Infertility. I wanted a place on the Internet where couples could go to and read about others, get solicited advice, and be inspired by other success stories; a place to ease the stress of infertility, at least a little bit.

Now, I’m very excited to start a new blogging adventure here. I will write about finding “everyday miracles” during your infertility journey; remembering to appreciate the wonders of the world around you. I truly believe that you have to enjoy the little things in life every day, even on the days that you feel you have no joy left. Then, you can become empowered when you feel powerless.


a blog by Krissi McVicker, October 15, 2012

When I discovered many wonderful apps for children, I downloaded them to my iPhone for the random moments we need to keep the kids occupied. Then, my children wanted to use it all the time and when it became too much, I decided to get them an iPod Touch of their own to share. Well, recently, they lost it and when it didn't turn up for a while, I figured it was gone for good. Until I got an e-mail from an honest good Samaritan who told me he found it. After a few e-mails back and forth, we met and when I got it from him, my kids were thrilled!

a blog by Krissi McVicker, October 8, 2012

Last night, I finally watched the last Harry Potter movie that my husband and I have been wanting to see for a while. I know the DVD came out nearly a year ago but finding the time (and mustering up enough energy) to watch a movie around here is a real luxury. Now, I've watched each movie but my husband actually read the whole series and loved them all. He was even reading a couple of them while we were going through our first rounds of IVF, which I'm sure was a welcomed retreat back then.

a blog by Krissi McVicker, August 9, 2012

a blog by Krissi McVicker, June 17, 2012

I was recently in Disney World with my family. It really was amazing because it was a place I always hoped I could take my children while I was struggling with infertility. It really did seem like a dream come true. My daughter, who recently turned 5, was completely enchanted, and the awe on my boy/girl twins' faces, even though they won't remember it at the tender age of two and a half, was priceless.

And, as an adult, I can take in Disney with a completely different look. A look of amazement and appreciation at how much the parks run like oiled machines, with unbelievable precision. It really is a miraculous place.

a blog by Krissi McVicker, June 15, 2012


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