I am going to begin blogging about our road to baby number 2, as it is seeming like it is going to be a long road ahead. Lets start with a little background information about us.
We got pregnant with our first child with ease, actually we were not even trying! We were actually planning our wedding! My fiance at the time now husband, Tyler, was 22 and I too was 22. He had just graduated from College with a degree in engineering. We had only lived with each other for 2 months when we found out we were expecting. It came as a total shock to us, as we were in the process of trying to plan our wedding. My pregnancy was a breeze. I had no morning sickness of any kind. I delivered our son Landon 3 weeks early. He was healthy as could be, but doctors were worried he may have an infection and kept him in the hospital for a week. He is my little angel and I do not know what I would do without him. It may have been unplanned, but now I am so grateful that it happened when it did.
After he was born, I started taking birth control. Tyler and I wanted to wait a while until we were financially ready for baby #2. It became harder and harder to wait, as people around me were getting pregnant. But finally after 3 years, we decided to get off the birth control and start trying. That was October 1st, 2012.
I had my first AF days after stopping my medication. I had started taking my prenatal vitamins as my doctor had prescribed. At this point we started trying. I admit we were a little nieve, thinking that after maybe 2 tries that we would get pregnant. The same way we did with Landon. When AF did not come, I started taking HPT only to get negative after negative after negative. I was finishing my degree in advertising at the time and planning a family vacation to Arizona, so I thought maybe stress was a factor.
AF finally came on December 31, 2012. I chalked the late coming to stress and just getting off BC. I became a little worried when AF was late again. It was then the begging of March 2013 and I was still waiting and still getting negatives on my HPT’s. I decided I needed to get into the doctor.
After my appointment they found out that I had PCOS, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, which would explain why AF was not coming. I was prescribed progesterone to regulate AF and made an appointment for 6 weeks to come in. The doctor wanted to see if after kickstarting AF, if she would come on her own the following month. Big negative on that. When I went in for my next appointment, after six weeks, my doctor decided to start me on 50mg of clomiphene and prescribed another dose of progesterone to kickstart AF again.
I took my progestrone, followed by clompihene on CD 5-9. We were advised to try on cd 11-17, every other day. Then to come in on CD 21 to have a blood test to detect if I was ovulating on the medicine. Luckily CD 21 fell on the day before we left for Vegas. It was a Friday, so I would have to wait til the next week to get the results. The doctor finally called on Tuesday to tell me what I did not want to hear “anovulatory.” She said to wait and see if AF came, if not by CD 35 then start taking the progesterone.
To my surprise, AF came one her own on CD 32. I had almost forgotten what that was like. I proceeded the paved route, clomiphene, now 100mg, on CD 5-9, try for baby CD 11-17, and then back to the doctor on CD 21 to have blood work done.
That takes us to this morning. The doctor called with my results and still no ovulation. She is referring me to a fertility specialist to try to help. I have to admit that I cried for a good 15 minutes after I got the call. Not exactly what I was expecting. I thought for sure this was going to work.
After I cried it out, I called the specialist she referred me to and set up the initial process of getting an appointment. Now I wait, hopefully no more than a day or two and get an appointment scheduled.
I know that many women go though infertility, and it is honestly so heartbreaking. But I am thankful everyday that I have Landon and I am not going through this on my first baby.