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Kristy's Story

My husband and I have been married for 5 years. We decided we wanted kids after about a year of marriage. I was only 21 and he was 22 when we started trying. We figured we were young and it would be a matter of a month or so and it would happen. A year passed, and I started to get concerned. Everyone kept telling me I was trying to hard and I was just overly stressed about it. Deep down inside I knew something was wrong.

After about a year and half of trying I finally decided that I needed to seek help. I am a Registed Nurse, and nurses are stubborn about getting medical advice. I started seeing a reproductive endocrinologist in January of 2006. This was the beginning of my incredible journey.

I was diagnosed with PCOS after a month of monitoring. We started clomid the next month thinking this was all I needed. After 3 months of clomid, nothing was working. In April of 2006, we decided to start the injectables. I was having a lot of issues with depression, all of my friends were having babies all around me, and I needed a month off. We took the month of May off and started injectables on June 21st, 2006. I was inseminated on July 1st. We had absolutely no expectations, because it seemed nothing would ever work.

I was able to take a home pregnancy test the night before my blood test, and my best friend was begging me. I took the test and saw the very obvious POSITIVE!! I was in complete disbelief. My husband heard my screams across the house and didn't even believe me. I had to take three more tests and get it confirmed with a blood test before he would even get excited.

I gave birth to my little miracle on March 13, 2007. That was the best day of my life. Alex is 10 months old now and we still can't believe he is ours.

We are starting injectables again this month in hopes of adding another child to our family. We again have no expectations, but are very optomistic that we will be blessed again.

I share my story, because all of the challenges I have encountered have made me a stronger person. I understand how every woman out there feels. Every woman deserves to feel the way I felt when I held my son for the first time. Have faith and it will happen!


 

 


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