It has been a long time since I have posted, but all of my sacrifices have paid off...I'M PREGNANT!! We are so excited as anyone might guess. We found out at the end of June while on vacation. I had to take three tests to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Every time we saw that little pink line a wave of excitement and joy swept over us.
I was actually at my parents' house at the time so we decided to tell them right away. I think they were in disbelief because we had been having so much trouble. When my husband called his parents I could hear my mother-in-law screaming through the phone she was so excited.
I am currently 11 weeks and 4 days and everything has been going really well. I even managed to avoid getting morning sickness. Probably the best thing so far was when I was taking a class and was staying with my dad's cousin whose wife is a midwife. She was able to sneak me in the clinic, after hours, free of charge, and take an ultra sound. It's amazing how much movement and detail there is in just 8 weeks! I could see my little baby kicking its leg up, the heart beating away, and I could make out the arms. She was even better and could see the eyes, nose and lips, but I had a hard time seeing that. It was amazing. Thankfully I had my ipad with me so I was able to take video for my husband so he could witness it too! We tried to find the heartbeat, but it was too early to hear. She brought the doppler home a week later and we were able to hear the heartbeat too! It wasn't easy to track down because the baby was so tiny it could swim away. So we would find it for a second and then it would disappear. Finally after about 2 minutes of trying it finally stayed put long enough to really hear it. The heartbeat is about 150, which old wive's tales say is a girl....we will see....
We do want to find out what we're having and we have an actual appointment to hear the heartbeat this week. We're so excited and it's so reassuring every time that everything is ok. Every questionable pain and discomfort always makes me question if everything is going well. Obviously people with PCOS have a much higher rate of miscarriage, but I think that we are almost in the clear. The ultra sound and the doppler really made me relax about having a healthy baby as everything looked so good at that early of a stage.
I encourage all of you readers to listen to my story. I was recently on the PCOS Challenge radio show with my NFP practitioner talking about Natural Family Planning. Besides the fact that I used "um" a lot, I think there is a lot of encouraging things for those of you struggling to conceive. Of course I can't guarantee that everything I did will work for everyone else, but the way I look at it, it's worth a try! http://www.pcoschallenge.com/page/pcos-radio
I want to continue to encourage all of you to not give up hope. I'm going to continue to post on here through pregnancy, and after. I'm curious to see what my hormones do after birth. Sometimes PCOS goes away after child birth, sometimes it comes back with a vengeance. There are lots of unknowns in pregnancy...I think that's what drives me the most crazy!! However, all I know is that things are going well now, and I just thank God for every day of this pregnancy!!