Friday, May 11, 2012

Started Provera... Hurry up AF!!!

Well, I started Provera last Sunday and I'll be taking my 6th pill tonight... There's 10 pills in all and AF usually shows up 4-5 days after my last pill! I'm still super excited and optimistic about this cycle! I just wish AF would show up so we can get this show on the road! :) I'm pretty sure women who are taking Clomid for PCOS are they only women in the world who get so excited for their period!! Lol

I feel like I'm taking so many pills lately! I take 1000mg of Metformin to help with my PCOS and I have hypothyroidism and take Levothyroxine for that. And I also have been having some issues with high blood pressure so my doctor put me on Lebetalol for that because it is pregnancy safe and she doesn't want my blood pressure to be an issue during pregnancy.

Anyway, I'll report again in a few days or so... COME ON AF! :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Welcome to my blog

First, I wanted to start a blog because I know there are other women who are going through or have gone through some of the same things and I would like to document my journey. 

My story- Being a mommy is something I have wanted since I was a little girl, I always had a baby doll with me, feeding, changing, playing... And becoming a mom ended up happening sooner than I expected. I started seeing my boyfriend(now husband) in October 2005 and in February 2006, a couple of weeks after my boyfriend purposed, I found out I was pregnant. Very unexpected, I had been on birth control pills for years! I was 18 years old... and one month before my 19th birthday, our beautiful bouncing baby boy was born. Dominic Mason was born October 25th, 2006 at 7:49pm 7lbs 3oz and 20 inches long! He was an amazing baby! Even having pretty bad acid reflux, he rarely cried. He started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old, I had to wake him in the night for a feeding... Fast forward to July 2008, his dad and I got married in my parent's backyard. Our wedding was my dream wedding, small with close family and friends. Dominic was our little ring bearer! After our wedding, we decided we wanted to add another little one... I knew there was likely a problem since we hadn't been using any contraception since our son had been born besides the "pull and pray" method. Lol... My cycles were very irregular, usually only having a period once every 3 months or so. But we tried for 9 months before seeing a doctor. At my yearly pap appointment, we were told I had PCOS... Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which caused my irregular periods and problems with infertility. My doctor suggested we try Clomid, we agreed that it would be the best start. She gave me Provera to bring on a period and I took 50mg of Clomid on cycle days 5-9... My cycle day 14 ultrasound showed that I had follices that had matured and I was told to come back on day 21 to have my blood drawn to confirm ovulation. Unfortunately, I didn't ovulate. Next cycle we stayed on 50mg Clomid and have an HCG injection to encourage ovulation and while I did ovulate, we didn't get pregnant. 3rd cycle we went to 100mg of Clomid, I ovulated and got pregnant... I got my positive pregnancy test just a few days after my 22nd birthday! As I waited for my 1st appointment, just a week later, I tested every day (sometimes 3 or 4 times a day) and each day my test lines got darker and darker... In the evening about 4 days later, my test was lighter then it had been... I brushed it off to me have been drinking a lot of water during the day and went to bed. The next morning, I took another test, one of my digital tests... The words "not pregnant" showed up. Scared, I took a line test, the test line was so faint I could barely see it. I knew I was going to miscarry. I called my doctor to tell her what was going on... She had me in for a blood draw, my numbers were very low, I would miscarry soon. The next day, December 4th, 2009 , I started cramping and then bleeding... I was completely devastated. My doctor wanted us to wait 3 months to try again. We decided to wait a little long to try Clomid again. My annual pap was in January 2011... We got the rx for Clomid 100mg again and Provera. Again, I got pregnant!! This time, my doctor checked my numbers every other day to be sure they were doubling and they were... I was 6 weeks 6 days when I started having pains on my right side, sharp pains... we went to the ER, the doctor did an internal exam and said everything looked normal and did an ultrasound and found nothing abnormal, the pain had went away... They sent me home to take it easy. 2 days later, I was back with the same pain, except worse and I was having some spotting... They discovered my pregnancy was in my right fallopian tube and since I wasn't too far along, I was given a pill to end the pregnancy and was kept over night... Again, we were devastated. It's been over a year and I just had my annual pap and the go ahead to try again... My last period was March 28th 2012 and I was told to wait til cycle day 40 and then take a pregnancy test, if negative I can start the Provera to bring on a period so I can start Clomid again. My doctor has been amazing, I adore her. She keeps me optimistic and as I was leaving the office she gave me a hug and said "3rd time's the charm!" I really hope it is!! My doctor is an OB/GYN and we decided if for some reason this time doesn't work out well, I should go see a Reproductive Endocrinologist. 

So here I am... about to start our 3rd round and I figured this would be the best place to to lay down all my thoughts, emotions, vents, news, ect! I'm truly excited to try again... Of course I have my fears, but I'm not going to dwell on them. Hoping for the best! Praying "3rd Time's The Charm" is where it's at!