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MistyAutumn
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I really didn't think I was ever going to get to do this!!!!
Me - 36
DH - 36
DS - 13
DD - 11
How long TTC - 14 Months
Story - DH have been married for 13 years and after we had our DD we decided we were done. DH had a vasectomy when she was only 1 month old. About 8 years went by without any regret and then it set it for me but I didn't think DH would ever be on board to do anything about it. Our kids were already halfway grown. Four years ago, our marriage was at rock bottom, we didn't have a purpose or meaning to our lives. Then the Mormon missionaries found us and we joined the Mormon church. It saved our marriage, brought us closer as a family than I ever though possible. It has been the best thing that has ever happend to me/us! Our views on family drastically changed. DH saw how strongly I felt that our family was not yet complete and he started praying about it. We both recieved strong answers that we should have more children. It took a year to save the $7,000 for the vasectomy reversal which was done in November '09. We weren't even going to do follow up tests because we felt so strongly that it was meant to be and it would happen. About six months into TTC I got very frustrated so we had an SA done. Surgery was a success, DH was good to go. So what was going on. I have extremely regular cycles and just never thought the problem was me. I buckled down and lost 25 lbs (wasn't overweight to begin with, but was willing to try anything and needed a focus change). I don't drink alcohol or caffine and eat really healthy, exercise regularly and am generally really healthy. Went to an OB back in July '10, he told me I was overeacting and that my body is working just fine and just to give it time. We tried FertilAid for men and women (totally wacked my cycle out). Did accupuncture from September to November '10 with Chinese herbs to help build uterine lining because my periods are extremely light (wich the OB did not think was an issue). Tried a new OB in October which I really liked. She looked at my temp charts and called me "text book" and really thought this would happen for me. She did presribe me Clomid just to increase our odds and said I could do an HSG if I wanted. I took the Clomid in October. Nothing, did the HSG in November and was told that my left side was "questionable", meaning blocked. I really lost hope then. Did Clomid again in December, but felt my O on the left side so knew it would be nothing. At that point, I stopped taking my temp and relaxed a little. Gained about 10 pounds back, which put me at a much healthier weight. January was my last ditch effort with the Clomid since this would be my third cycle after the HSG, I really thought it wouldn't happen if it didn't happen then. I was, cruelly, 5 days late in February and that put me over the edge. Meanwhile DH has never lost hope and has been nothing but loving and supportive (best guy ever!). At this point, I really thought it was over.
So, February cycle was very strange from O till BFP. I O'd almost 4 days early. It was so strong and definately, without question, on my left side. So I really thought there would be no chance. BB's were so sore right at O for about 4 days (not typical for me). I was really pinchy, crampy from 6 DPO to 8 DPO, kind of fellt like a burrowing sensation in my womb. 10DPO the dizziness and strong smell reaction started, but BB's not very sore. I totally thought AF would be coming really early because of the really early O. Started AF cramps right on time at about 7DPO and had all my normal PMS symptoms. The day AF was really due, all cramps stopped, but I really thought she was still coming. As the days passed, I really just thought I was late. At 19 DPO and 4 days late, I had a little nausea in the evening but didn't think much of it because this has happened before with AF. Did not really have sore BB's (still dont'), just a little swollen and nipples are definately more pronounced. I was really going to try to make it until Friday to test when I would've been 6 days late and 21 DPO which would have been a sure thing at that point. But I just couldn't do it. All week DH had been looking at me a little funny. He's pretty in tune to my cycles and he knew I was a little late. When he would look at me, I would just hold my hand up and say, "we're not talking about it, don't say a word" and he would smile. So Wednesday afternoon I got home from work and couldn't take it anymore. As I started to dip the test, the phone rang so I walked out of the bathroom and answered the phone, it was DH. I walked backed in and as I watched the test instantly turn strong positive, I tearfully told DH, "remember that thing we're not talking about? We can talk about it now!" DS was super excited and DD was at camp all week so yesterday when she got home, we set up the camcorder and told her we wanted her to tell us all about camp. When she was done talking, we told her and she burst into tears and jumped into DH's arms, she was so happy. It was the best! I have been on cloud 9 ever since!!! Since I found out three days ago, nausea has become much worse (memory from my last PG almost 12 years ago has come back strong and it feels the same), dizziness continues, no cramps, very tired, very hungry, lower back ache. Bring it all on, I will gladly take it all! Now I'm just hoping that all of this is good news for a strong, sticky bean!
What we did different this month - Nothing! Only took prenatal vitamins, Emergen-C and calcium. Didn't use any pre-seed. BD'd on CD 10 - 14. O'd on CD 12 or 13 (positive OPK on CD 11 & 12). Didn't think it could happen because I O'd on my left side wich was supposedly blocked, apparently not!

I know this is not what everyone wants to here, but I think I was just doing to much to my body with all the supplements, accupuncture etc. When I just let go and let my body do what it was supposed to, it worked. I know that is not what anyone wants to hear and with my type A personality, it was really hard. I felt like if I didn't take this or do that, it wouldn't happen. I definately did not totally give up, though. I still OPK'd when I felt O because it was so early and still definately gave the BD a good try. Just hang in there, I know how hard this is, but when it finally happens, all the difficult months just disolve away and it is all worth it!!! Baby dust and good luck to you all!

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shan13
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Congrats to you and your family!!!!!

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totally...crying...so happy for you!!!!! YAY Misty, congrats on your new chapter of life...how exciting. Smile Thanks for sharing your story. Blessings to you for a sticky bean and a healthy pregnancy. Prayers and hugs to you!

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Yahooooooo! Congratulations Misty!

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Misty, I already said it before...Congrats again!!! Im so truely happy for you. I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months!! Smile

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Congrats Misty!!! I have been following your story & I am so Happy for you! Smile Take care of yourself & have a Happy and Healthy 9 months!!!!

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Thank you so much! I just can't tell you how excited we are! DH said the day we found out that he just wanted to go out to the front porch and yell it to the world! It's soooo worth hanging in there! From one who had given up hope.

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OMG Misty!!!!!!
I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!! What a blessing.

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Yeah Misty!!!

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