About

Hi! My name is Chelsie, welcome to my blog! What will you find here? Well, this is my story navigating through the world of infertility. It’s one I never thought I would be in, at least not this long. However, my story incorporates my faith and simply having God embrace us on this journey has brought far more peace than I could ever express.

Christopher and I have been married since 2008. We have 3 dogs who keep us company and fill our home with love and laughter. We love the adventures of marriage and can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in the future. Infertility isn’t easy for anyone to go through, but I can’t imagine anyone else by my side. We believe we are on this journey for a reason. My passion is to share our story with others, encourage those around us who are going through infertility or other trials, and to share the good news of the Gospel.

The Schultz's

The Schultz’s

Our TTC journey began in 2009, and while a paragraph can’t do justice to all the details, I will try to make it as short but informational as I can. I had previously been diagnosed with elevated Prolactin levels. An MRI confirmed that I have a Pituitary Adenoma, which is a brain tumor. The tumor itself is benign, but resides directly on my pituitary gland negating any chance of ovulating naturally. Christopher has been Type 1 Diabetic since he was a year and a half old, and we weren’t sure what that would mean for his swimmers, if given a chance to do their thing. There is much more to my back story, which I am sure I will share a later date and time, but for now we’ll keep it simple. We have visited a couple of clinics over the year, and have finally found a doctor who is able to treat our conditions. While the medical attention she has given us has left us optimistic for the future, he has given us something greater – hope. Hope that one day, in retrospect, the years of trying, months gone by, sleepless nights, tear-soaked pillows, ill side effects from medicines, financial strain, and everything in between will all be worth it.

So, why Baby Bear? Years ago, my husband was at work and his co-worker decided he was big and cuddly – like a teddy bear. And that, ladies and gentlemen is how a nickname starts. To this day, Christopher is known to everyone as Big Bear. Shortly after that, we both joined a co-ed softball team. Wanting to join in on the fun, I decided on the name Little Bear for the back of my jersey. To this day, we are referred to as ‘The Bears’ – and we hope that one day, Baby Bear joins our Den.

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  1. Sue Johnston says:

    Hi Chelsie,

    I found your blog, “Journey to Baby Bear” when I did a Google search for top infertility blogs. Yours popped up in the top five! I can see why. You are so sweet, real and compassionate.
    I have struggled for 10 years of my life to conceive my 1 and only son. Infertility affected me so profoundly that I wanted to write a book, unlike any other, which after 4-1/2 years, I finally did. It is entitled “Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility.”

    There are 11 chapters… or I’d like to call them journeys… in “Detours.” I met 11 friends (my lifelines) through RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association of Greater San Diego when I was in the thick of my battle with infertility. Each of the co-authors struggled a long time and each found his/her resolution through various Assisted Reproductive Technologies including: donor egg, surrogacy, IVF, ICSI, adoption, multiple miscarriages and much, much more. We are REAL people from various religions, backgrounds and sexes sharing our REAL stories and what we wish we had known when going through infertility treatment. We want to offer our help to our fellow infertility friends.

    One of the authors of our book has the same thing you have… a tumor on her pituitary gland that made it impossible for her to ovulate! I think you would really benefit from reading our book, especially her chapter! Or at least talking to me (or her) about how she resolved her problem and had her kids. What do you think?

    One exceptionally great thing about our book is that we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association so that we can provide support and increase awareness for other people who are dealing with the overwhelming challenges of infertility.

    I am also a proud Professional Member of RESOLVE and want to offer support to anyone who is struggling with infertility. I would love for you to check out our website: http://www.detours-saj.squarespace.com. You can learn more about our book and our mission, our co-authors and artist. I also have a blog that I recently started on the website, if you would like to connect with me. It is called, “In-Fertility and Friendship.”

    “Detours” has only been on Amazon for about 2 weeks now and we have climbed to the top of the infertility books. We are now #1 on Amazon out of 7,597 infertility books. We feel that anyone who is struggling with infertility will find help and support on the pages of our book. We also have a section for the loved ones of those who are struggling because it is sometimes difficult for them to know what to say or do.

    Please know that I am lifting you up in prayer every day, Chelsie. I would be so honored if you would check out “Detours” and let your fellow bloggers know that our newly released book is available on Amazon, but it’s more of a support group than a book!

    I do hope we can connect.

    All the best to you and with your Journey to Baby Bear
    Sue Johnston
    Author and Anthologist of “Detours”

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