Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

And here we go again

My period has arrived, bringing with it "cycle day 1". That means a brand new chart and new hope. It's crazy how many months my period just never came, which was the reason I sought medical attention and was diagnosed with PCOS so early on.

One of the benefits of having the ovarian drilling is so that I may get regular cycles without taking hormones that destroy my personality and threaten to ruin all of my relationships. Turns out in my case- it worked. I've had two perfect cycles since the surgery.

A period = not pregnant, but after 12 months of not even having periods on my own- we're taking it one step at a time. And even in "normal" people trying to conceive, it can take up to 1 year. Each cycle only has a 20% chance of pregnancy even for those playing with a full deck. You might say I'm riding the short bus to starting a family.

So, now we have ordered our ovulation predictor tests (fancy ones from my fertility pharmacy that I'm sure are no different that over-the-counter tests). I start peeing on those on Day 10 and as soon as I see ANY change in color, I call him immediately for a pelvic ultrasound. He'll check my follicle that's developing and give me an injection at that time. This cycle will be pretty closely monitored which probably means more pelvics, more time and lots more money.

But at least we haven't gotten to in vitro yet. I still feel like we're doing this the "natural way" right now. I'm kinda freaked out about a lot of intervention and at one point said I would quit before all of that. Now, I'm sure that I would try anything! Crazy how it changes when you're in the situation...

3 comments:

  1. I love your attitude! I felt the same way the last two cycles...it feels so good to have a period and feel normal, lol!

    Things do change when we are faced with PCOS...it is easy to say I'm not going to do that but when your faced with one or two options, we take it.

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  2. Hey...I really liked your saying "That means a brand new chart and new hope". Do you have a percentage of women get pregnant with Ovarian drilling? Just curious. So does that mean you will have a period every month from now on? Did you ever consider doing Artificial insemination when you ovulate. I go back tomorrow to the doctor to do bloodwork and ultrasound so I can start getting pricked. Fun!

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  3. Remember I actually drove the short bus...so I might have some tips! Love you and your future little eggs! =)

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