Here is the follow-up to Our Story! We are planning to do this content once a month so subscribe if you haven’t already! Lot’s of Love, Allison & Leanne
QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THIS VIDEO:
-How did we choose a donor?
-How did we choose their names?
-Did we always want kids?
-How did we get pregnant?
-Who’s egg did we use?
-Who initiated having children?
-Did you use a fertility doctor?
-How much did it cost?
-How many families did your donor donate to?
-Do your girls’ have any donor siblings?
-Do your girls’ know their donor?
-How many cycles did it take for you to get pregnant?
AND SO MANY MORE!
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97 thoughts on “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED | OUR GIRLS’ STORY // WDWGIRL”
Jumping back here after the premiere to watch the few minutes I missed and to say again how awesome you are for sharing. I will look forward to all of the future installments!
I'm so glad! Thanks for joining the premiere 🙂
I love the movie friend green tomatoes too!! Omg this was so great Allison and Leanne! I’ve been waiting for this video. I’m so with you on the sharing of the names. I didn’t tell anyone Juliana’s name because I take opinions too personally. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Allison no one really talks too much about losing yourself when you become a mom. It’s so hard to stay who you are when you give your entire self to being a mom. I loveeeee old lady names too lol. I love the idea of the name Eleanor and a nickname of Ellie. So special that you got to carry Rosie 💕
YES TO LITERALLY EVERYTHING YOU SAID HERE. And come visit. We will do a playdate, and go to disneyland, and lots of other stuff! If I weren't out of town when you're there in June, I'd drive down to meet you! Another time soon though! xo Allison
Yes that’d be so great! It all goes well, we MIGHT get our passes back. trying to convince my husband 😬
This was amazing! Love the questions and answers. We have had to make the decision to stop and we will not be able to have any children. My health is important and I have been through many different situations with infertility. But I take such joy from stories like yours and others. And am always going to be a great cheerleader for the others. We will spread our love for children to our friends kids and spoil them. And learn how to find joy in other things in life. Oh and adoption is not a option due to my health and physical condition. I was adopted. And knowing what that is like. Makes me understand that you really need to be able to give everything that you have to a child. I am rambling sorry. I can't wait for all the upcoming videos. Love your channel. Your absolutely faithful fan. Katy
You are fantastic, Katy. You have to value your health and to be able to recognize that is amazing because I don't imagine you took to that decision lightly. And it's okay to ramble; I love your comments! Lot's of love to you too! Allison
This story was absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Lisa!
I’m LOVING this and I can’t wait to meet you Allison!!! (I’m halfway through and I gotta watch the rest after yoga haha)
GIRRRRLLL ME TOO! And hope yoga was fun 🙂
Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. You guys are too cute together!
Thank you, Annelie! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
your family is such an inspiration 🙂 thank you for sharing this with us! i also love fried green tomatoes, it's a fantastic film that makes me cry everytime. You're a beautiful family and I can't wait for the next video like this! x
We love that movie so much! My favorite part is when she hits the car of the girl's who stole her spot "Face it ladies, I'm older and I've got more insurance" 😂
This is so awesome! You guys are such a precious family!
I am not part of the LGBT community but I am a mom and this is an amazing love story. The girls looking like each of you is a beautiful miracle and just so darn cute to see. Thank you for sharing your personal story one that is so helpful for any parent who may need IVF and donor support.
I always think that if my story can help someone else, I've had a good day. Thank you for your kind comment, Abigail. Lots of love xo Allison
It's definitely both of your's channel Leanne, as the whole family has to be supportive to make a You Tube channel work. I'm loving this video. I've been curious about some of the things you covered since I started watching your channel, but always thought it was rude to ask. You have such a beautiful family and this story makes me understand things that I may not have understood before. I love learning more about your entire family.
Awe, Sarah, your comments always brighten my day. We love sharing ourselves with you. Thank you for your support and being a part of it all with us! Lots of love, Allison
I am not a part of the LGBT community but I had fertility issues too. We had to use donor eggs, never knew that was a thing until we had to do it. Thank you so much for sharing your story, I think it helps so much to hear others talk about it. Your family is adorable!!
Nicole, this is more common than you think! I know lots of people who have used donor eggs. I feel like once you tell people, they're also more willing to share their own stories. Thank you for sharing yours with me <3Lots of love to you! xo Allison
I am Jewish on my dads side, so not “technically”. So my parents kind of twisted the Jewish tradition. My middle name is Rose after my great aunt who had passed.
I love that, Kelsey! And I love when people make traditions their own 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me! xo Allison
Thanks for sharing the Girls story! I always enjoy hearing Rosemary Clooney at Christmas time. They tend to play her songs alot on Sirius Xm!!
Isn't she the best? Her voice is just one of a kind!
Rosie's story would be great to share 🙂
Thanks for sharing! OMG 😭when you said that one egg was yours and the other egg was Leanne’s! 😍 love it♥️
It always surprises people when we tell them!
Great story! It was beautiful. We get asked this all the time because we have two redheads, but would you have more kids because you have embryos or are the two enough? (The two are enough for us!)
That's a great question, Andrea! I don't think we've decided yet. We definitely have our hands full with two but you never know 🙂
This is just awesome! Thank you for sharing. We had infertility issues as well and would have had more but feel blessed with our beautiful daughter! She's the reason I love Disney and we have a mother daughter trip in August that I can't wait for.
Oh my gosh I love this so much! Children are truly a blessing ❤️
I love when… is OUR channel once a month part lol
I really enjoy your stories!!!
Hahahaha Leanne is a good sport 🙂 and thank you! We are glad you’re enjoying them!
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I loved learning about the donation process! I love your family! They are so wonderful! ❤️💕
Thank you, Christy! You are definitely one of our biggest supporters and that doesn’t go unnoticed ❤️✨
I love this and the two of you. Your journey was amazing and I am so glad you are willing to share it. I had my own struggles, but not nearly what you had to go through. My husband and I now have two beautiful kids, a boy (4) and a girl (2). They are such a handful, especially being so close in age. But like, Leanne, I always wanted my kids to be close in age like I was with my brothers. It’s funny how I had no idea what your story was, but I always bought that Ruthie looked exactly like Allison and Rosie look just like Leanne. ❤️❤️ I think the two of you are amazing people and I hope to run into you at Disney one day!!!! Thanks again for sharing 😍
Thank you so much, Tara! And we hope we run into you too!
I love your family story! I never realized all the thought needed doing all of this (i.e. choosing an open donor). Your girls are so loved for everything you went through for them. What do the girls call each of you?
Hi Tiffany and thank you! Leanne is mama and I’m mommy-though Ruthie interchanges that with mom.
Such a great video! Thank you for sharing your story 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kelsey!
I love hearing your stories, hearing where your family got its start, and seeing where it will go from here! Thankful you are a part of this Disney family and hope I get to meet you in the parks one day!! ❤️
Thank you so much, Elyse! And I’m sure our paths will cross 🤗
Love this! Such beautiful stories🥰
Thank you Stephanie!
Just love your family💛 Thanks for always being so open in your sharing.
Awe thank you Danielle! We definitely feel the love and are grateful you're part of our Disney fam! xox Allison
Thank you so very much for sharing that with us 💝
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Alexis! xo Allison
Wow, I never realized all that goes into it. This is so interesting!! Love hearing your family story and can’t wait to hear Ruthie’s and Rosie’s individual stories.
I can't wait to share them with you!
Thank you so much for sharing your girls stories! This really gives me hope for my future and you guys have the cutest family ever I hope my family in the future is as beautiful as yours! ❤❤❤
Kasey, you are just the sweetest. Thank you!! xo Allison
Thank you for sharing! You guys are so amazing 💜💜💜
You're so welcome and thank you. xoxox
Thank you for sharing your journey! Love hearing your stories. I also have PCOS so the stuggle is so real. Your sweet bbs are so lucky to have ya'll! ❤
Love you, girl! ALSO YOU'RE IN DISNEY RIGHT NOW!
Thank you for sharing <3 Have a great weekend ladies 🙂
You're welcome and you too!
Thank you so much for sharing. It’s amazing how vastly different the journey is for everyone ❤️
It really is a wild journey. And it's crazy how even people with the same diagnosis have really different experiences as well!
I really can’t thank you enough for this video. We just started a channel and it’s mostly Disney oriented but we went through infertility and it was so challenging and dark and lonely at times and so I thought maybe I should do a video on infertility and ivf but didn’t know if that would turn people off from watching or subscribing.
I actually had 60 retrieved. I just remember waking up because the original plan was to do a fresh transfer and I woke up and they said you can’t do a fresh transfer you are about to be very sick and in some pain. You need to take a couple months off and go back on the pill. Out of those 60 only 30 were mature and 10 fertilized. I ended up so swollen and they had to drain fluid and my ovary ended up flipping. Thankfully we went through three to get our little one so we have seven so hopefully I will never have to go through ivf again and we can just do FET.
I'm going to reply to both comments here. It is SO lonely. And people truly don't understand until they walk in your shoes. I was apprehensive about sharing ANYTHING about my family, Allison. If you look at my early content it hardly has any Ruthie and no mention of Leanne. But you know what? This is my channel, this is my life, and people are here for US. So if you want to do that content on your channel, do it. People can stay for Disney and if they don't want to hear about IVF, well they can skip over that video and watch something else. I have people here for all different reasons: Disney, DIY, traveling with kids,
LGBTQ, and family vlogs. Your subscribers will stay because in the end, it's about watching you and what you have to offer. I vote go for it! And I was so lucky I didn't have OHSS. I was really scared but super lucky. I'm so sorry you went through that. I imagine it was awful but so glad you got your sweet peanut!! Lots of love to you and your family! xo Allison
😍awww your wife is so good looking. I just subscribed after watching the “small world” girls room. So I had no idea what your wife looked like but I did not think she would be a stud. You guys are so cute! I pray God blesses you and your family and your Channel continues to grow! 🥰
Thank you so much, Stephanie! And so glad you chose to stick around. Lots of love to you! xo Allison
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Thanks so much for sharing!! Love your story. 💕💕💕
I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! xo Allison
Love the traditional names….Ruth and Rosemary are beautiful names.
Thank you, Becky. I'm biased but I agree with you 🙂
I love these videos, just getting to know different aspects of your life is so fun and you guys just have a beautiful story to share. My sister and I both have names that start with the same letter and even though we are both mid30s our parents still get them mixed up!!
Thank you, Dawn! I'm so glad you're enjoying them <3 And I have 2 boys and 2 girls in my family and my parents mix up ALL our names haha😂
I think it is very brave of you both to share this on Youtube. It is so important for people to realize what struggles people go through in regards to childbirth, etc. Postpartum depression, unfortunately is still taboo and I appreciate you being so candid about it. Your girls are lucky to have you both and by the way, they are so stinkin adorable!!
Thank you so much, Khara! It can be really hard to put your story out there but I think the solidarity, if anything else, helps people feel a little less lonely. ❤ It was finding my community that helped me battle through my PPD so I'm hoping that people can find community in me too! Lot's of love xo Allison
I love this video so much! It's always so refreshing to hear people be open with their conception and birth stories. I had horrible post partum with my first, and it scared the heck out of me that when I got pregnant again it would be the same. Luckily it wasn't, and my second recovery was a breeze. Can't wait to hear about the girls birth stories!
I found the entire TTC and Post Partum journey to be very isolating and lonely. I hope other people can take comfort in our stories!
I don’t like Disney World/Land and I’m not gay lol … and I’m so taken with your channel! You radiate kindness and when you shared your PPD story, I felt sooo soo bad for you. I endured with my first child too. I think your amazing and I love RBG and the Book of Ruth and WHITE CHRISTMAS is my favorite movie all year ‘round … so we may not have WDW, but we still have a lot in between us! God bless you and your family ♥️🙏😇
Thank you, Jamie! I'm really happy you're finding the content relateable and I'm so glad you're enjoying the new conten. I was hoping to reach out further to people with these videos. Our infertility story will be out this weekend 🙂
Thank you for sharing your story. I just found you via Jenn Lefforge. So AWESOME that IVF was covered. Insane. I am jealous. I went through six rounds of IUI (4 successful with three miscarriages) and 2 didn't take. But, I am still like $15K in debt. I love Disney–grew up about an hour west of Disney World and actually went to Magic Kingdom the day it opened. Yes I'm that old! 🙂 You guys are super awesome!
Hi Yolanda!Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. I'm so sorry about your own struggles; It is such a beast isn't it? And I didn't even get into the financial stress of it. Sending lots of love your way. xo Allison
You guys are so so cute! I just recently found your channel, and am loving it! I also have a little Rosie (Rosalie). 🙂 I can relate to the whole "old lady" name thing because those types of names are generally my favorites as well. I can't wait to watch the rest of your videos, we are a bunch of Disney lovers in this house.
Hi Ashley!I'm so glad you're enjoying our videos. Rosalie is such a pretty name! I can't help but love the little old lady names…I also loved Edythe, June, and Lucille. Ha! There's a ton of videos on here so enjoy and I look forward to getting to know you! xo Allison
So informative! Thanks so much!
This is amazing and I love you both sharing your stories with us
My name is Ruthie and I hardly ever meet others with that name. I was named Virginia Ruth after both my grandma's and called Ruthie from the start to avoid confusion 🙂
I also have 3 sisters….all R's……I love this video!!!
Ok inlove with the realness of you two.
I had to have my gallbladder removed also! My attacks started 3 weeks after I gave birth early, and I ended up with pancreatitis 4 months postpartum and hospitalized another 5 days. I guess gallbladder issues are common after pregnancy 🙁 I love your Disney loving family, such a sweet family full of kindness. Hope to run into you one of these days at WDW!
Love you girls!! Adore you on TikTok. So tickled see your content here. 🙂
Still takes a man no matter how gay you gals are