Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Here's our story for those who are visiting... My husband and I met in 1998, married in 2004, and decided to add a little person to our house in 2008. Unfortunately for us, I ended up diagnosed with PCOS and he had a hydrocele causing MFI. We tried metformin, clomid and IUI's without success. In fact, I just wouldn't ovulate no matter what we did.
That's when my RE recommended ovarian drilling. Sounded like the craziest idea I'd ever heard to drill holes in my already non-functioning ovaries, but guess what? It worked! I started ovulating immediately after and became pregnant in August of 2009. That baby wasn't meant to be for us and I had a D&C in October.
But luck was on our side again since I found out I was pregnant for the 2nd time in December of 2009. We spent much of the pregnancy worried that bad fortune would find us again, but our little one stuck around. We didn't find out the gender even though we had LOTS of ultrasounds, and on August 21, 2010, we welcomed our beautiful little girl into the world. My labor lasted 9 hours, I had a wonderful epidural, pushed for about 10 minutes, and delivered the most incredible child ever born. :)
Infertility changes you forever. It links us all together in a way that nothing else can. I know many of you who are stopping by are still trying and I want you to know that I pray for you all every day. I've continued this blog to give others hope in the days when you just don't feel it. We've all been there. And I'm lucky to be standing on this side of things now. But I'll never forget how fortunate we are and how tough it was to get here. Thanks for hearing our story!!!
P.S. My goal is to have 100 followers by the end of ICLW. When I started this blog, I never thought I'd have over 10. :)