Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Disclaimer: this post is going to be long and full of detail, just FYI! :)
When I was seventeen I was diagnosed with PCOS. At that time I was told that I may have difficulty having children someday.
When we got married in 2009, We knew we wanted a family, but knew it may not be easy. We discussed adoption and fertility treatments. We decided to try without medical intervention for a year to just see what happened. At the end of that year we were still not pregnant so we went to the Dr. The Dr. prescribed Provera (a pill to cause me to have periods, since I was not having them on my own) and then a medication called Femara,(an ovulation medication known to work better for women with pcos) I did one cycle of this treatment and had a period on my own the next month then took the femara, and by the next month I was pregnant?!!! We were so excited it only took two months of fertilty pills to get pregnant.
When the time came that we wanted another baby we again started the provera and femara. After the first month my period came on its own so from then on I only needed to take the femara each month. But this time it took 6 months to get pregnant opposed to the two it took the first time.
We were grateful we were able to get pregnant at all and just figured every time we wanted to get pregnant we would have to use fertility meds to do so.
This year has been a busy year with Rob going to school and working lots of over time at work there has been little to no family time. We have always wanted our kids close in age, but didnt see how that would be possible. Fertility medications cost quite a bit, and we just didnt have the time to plan around fertility treatments. We were saddened by this but figured we would consider starting fertility medications once Rob was done with school.
Well during the last couple years I have been trying really hard to exercise and eat strategically. My goal was to lose weight. Well I didn't lose much weight but in March I started having monthly periods which I never had before on my own without medication involved somehow. So the exercising and eating better helped my body to function better, even if I wasn't losing weight. Then in December I was expecting my period around Christmas time. It never came. When I took a pregnancy test-it was negative. By New years my period was still late, so I decided to take another pregnancy test. This time it was positive. WE were so surprised and so EXCITED! We just thought we would always need fertility treatments to get pregnant and it was a miracle we were able to conceive a baby without medical intervention! We feel so blessed.
Since Ryder was born at 34 weeks all my pregnancies are considered high risk! so I have lots of dr apts. WE have had several ultrasounds at this point and the consensus has been the same at all of them "we think its a girl, but were not positive" Todays ultrasound tech seemed a little more sure it was a girl but still isnt 100% positive!? So its hard to plan for sure but we think its a girl?
I don't even know what we will do with a girl?! We are so used to boys at this time in our lives! WE would have so much fun with a girl!!