In case you haven't heard:
We are pregnant! (Actually, it's just me that's pregnant, but Brad pretty much is too because he gets to hear me complain and then rub my back all the time:). Our little baby is coming to us the first week of May and we cannot wait. I feel like I have been waiting for this my whole entire life and 6 more months just seems too far away! Brad has been so supportive and loving and I am so excited for us to become a family of 3!
It took us a little while to get pregnant...my body, we found out, is not really all that fertile. I have never been all that "regular" which made it hard to time ovulation. After a couple months I was really frustrated (I'm impatient) and ended up going to the doctor to do some blood tests. They found out that my body doesn't produce enough hormones so I haven't been ovulating. I'm broken. My estrogen levels were actually in a state of menopause. Let me tell you, I feel like I have more than enough estrogen in my body. But I guess it's really not healthy for woman to have that low of estrogen for long periods of time. The doctor wanted to put me on birth control for a couple months to see if it would help return my hormone levels back to normal but I just didn't feel good about.
Luckily, my BIL is an OBGYN and so I called my sister Amber (who is also a nurse) and cried to her all about what was going on. After a long day of talking with TJ, my doctors, and Brad we decided to not go on birth control, but maybe try an ovulation stimulating drug called Clomid. My doctor kept telling me that she didn't want to put me on Clomid because my hormones were so low she didn't think my body would allow me to keep the pregnancy but TJ disagreed. He told me to go on Clomid just to see if it works. I might as well, especially since I didn't want the BC option. So I called my doctor back and demanded Clomid:).
I decided after that experience that I would go straight to a fertility doctor. I was worried the Clomid wouldn't work and I wanted answers to all my issues. Brad and I saw the fertility specialist a couple weeks later. The fertility specialist agreed with my doctor and was also worried about my hormone levels. We talked all about the different options to get pregnant including FSH shots, insemination, and invitro. I was so overwhelmed with the price and intense process that it was. Once my doctor found out I had been taking Clomid she wanted to do an ultrasound and see if it was working. Like my other doctor, she was extremely skeptical that anything would happen. After a long, stressful meeting we went in for the ultrasound, only to find out that I was ovulating! Not only 1 egg, but 3!!! She told me that she was pretty sure this was the first time I had ever ovulated.
Side note: how come no one told me you CAN FEEL ovulation? Weird.
Anyway, we left with smiles on our faces and hope that this was our answer. Those next two weeks I was so stressed. I'm pretty sure I tested everyday the week before we found out. FINALLY it was positive!!!!
I now have T.J. and Amber to thank for our little plum inside my stomach:). I've had 2 ultrasounds and heard the heart beat each time. So exciting!! As much as I hate being sick and feeling gross all the time, I wouldn't take it back for anything. I love being pregnant and I cannot wait until May when we get to meet our little baby Coons!