Posted August 26, 2007
I always knew that I wanted
to be a "mom". That is what I wanted to be
when I grew up.
My highschool sweetheart
and I got married in 2000 and tried right away to get
pregnant. I had started to have tremendous pain every
time I had my period, so after a few months I went to
the doctor and they diagnosed me with endometriosis.
I had surgery and they had to remove an ovary and one
fallopian tube. My doctor told me that I probably wouldn't
be able to conceive. My world was crushed, but we never
One year later we moved to
Vermont from CT and after the stress left us, we got
pregnant on our own. We have a beautiful daughter now.
But I always wanted more children, it was the best experience.
After years of trying because
we beat the odds before, we were having a tough time.
I tried several cycles of Clomid, I had four surgeries
to clear my one working tube and still nothing. We decided
in the summer of 2006 to go with IVF.
We had our first cycle cancelled, then we tried right
away for the second cycle. We got 5 eggs and they all
fertilized. They implanted 2 (perfect ones) and they
gave us a 65% chance due to the fact that we had gotten
pregnant before. Ten days into waiting for the test,
I started bleeding profusely and it was negative. Our
world came crashing again. People said "Well at
least you have your daughter". I took offense to
that, because no one knows what you are going through
until something like this. We never talked about it,
but it still consumed me. I made an appt. to talk to
the doctor and we made the decision to go for it again,
this time going with the frozen 3 that were there already.
I just had the frozen
transfer yesturday and all the embryos survived.
Now we just wait. I hope this helps someone not to give
We are hoping for the best.