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
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!