Infertility

Announcement

I haven’t written for weeks. I couldn’t. Something truly miraculous happened. Several weeks ago I was just feeling really off, I had a big night out planned so decided to take a pregnancy test to rule that out before giving way to too many glasses of wine. Sam didn’t want me to, he thought I would be extremely upset when I saw the inevitable negative result. And yet, I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I wasn’t myself.

I took a test, and a positive line came up immediately. I cried, and we were both in utter disbelief. This had actually happened naturally despite what Doctor’s told us was or wasn’t possible. A few days later an appointment with the Doctor confirmed I am pregnant, and that I was already 6 weeks along.

As I write this today, I’m in my 14th week. I didn’t want to write before this in case I jinxed everything and something bad happened. I still don’t fully believe this has happened even after seeing my baby on the ultrasound. It feels like a dream, and I’m still terrified somehow I’m going to wake up and find out that my baby has gone away. On the flip side, I’m ridiculously happy and can’t wait to meet our baby later this year.

To all of you who remain trying, my heart is with you and you are never ever far my thoughts ❤

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6 thoughts on “Announcement”

  1. Congrats!! I’m excited to hear your updates… I’m a week behind you! And I totally get the apprehension. My husband refuses to acknowledge that we have “babies” and keeps calling them “fetuses” so we don’t get to attached. It’s working for him… not so sure about me.

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  2. Thank you so much!! Big congratulations to you as well! I totally get where you are coming from, I think once you see them on ultrasound it’s so hard to think of them as anything other than babies. Wishing you a very healthy next few months.

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    1. Hi A.D!! Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

      I am in my third trimester now, around 11 weeks to go until baby’s arrival. In my timeline you can read in a concise form the different things I tried on the ttc journey: https://helpingthestork.wordpress.com/timeline/

      I don’t know what I did that actually helped in the end. My PCOS doesn’t manifest itself with any symptoms other than irregular periods, which before I went on the pill I didn’t even think were that irregular, hence only finding out when we started ttc. I had a healthy BMI, exercised, no excess facial etc. After a lot of research online I followed a low GI diet and lost about 14lbs, that may have helped, but I wasn’t overweight before so I’m not sure. Plus, during that time I got my blood sugar levels checked as many women who have PCOS have blood sugar issues. Turns out I didn’t. I took liquorice root supplements and drank white peony tea which allegedly is supposed to help.

      I guess I’ll never know for sure what actually helped. During the month I fell pregnant I was definitely distracted by a lot of other things which were going on in my life, and whilst ttc was always at the back of my mind, some other personal matters became more of a priority and it wasn’t consuming every minute of my day like it had been.

      If you have any specific questions please do let me know! Thank you so much again for reaching out 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much for responding. This was helpful. I’m not really overweight and don’t have issues with with blood sugar. Going in for some tests this week. Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂 Good luck to you. 😀

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