God, please bless us with a little miracle!
I've been thinking about starting my TTC journal, and now is a good time to do it. My background is that I married my husband, Joe, in December of 2002, so we're coming up on 4 years. We dated almost 5 years before we got married and we knew each other for 4 years before that. I got baby fever pretty much as soon as we got married, which surprised me because I didn't know for sure that I wanted kids at all. It's funny how we can change our minds. We wanted to be more financially secure before we had kids, so we did wait to try. We went through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at our church and became completely debt free except for our house. No more credit cards for us--EVER! Anyway, I went off bc pills in June of 2005 and we weren't really trying, but we weren't not preventing pregnancy either. I was diagnosed with PCOS in college, so we figured it wasn't likely for me to get pregnant either without a good deal of effort. I had experienced problems with my period since I was about 15 and things just got worse from then on. I gained 50 pounds in one year in college. It was horrible! Now I am taking metformin, and some of the weight is beginning to come off. So, a year went by with no form of birth control and I wasn't pregnant. In that time, I think I had only two periods. In July of this year we decided to really ttc and I went on 50 mg of clomid for the first time. My ob/gyn didn't do a progesterone test so I don't know that I ovulated then, and I'm pretty sure I didn't because I went two months without a period and I wasn't pregnant. In August, I had three kidney stones and ended up in the hospital for 5 days! I had a $35,000 hospital bill--luckily, insurance only made me pay $1,000. That kind of broke up our ttc plans for August because I was in such bad shape. After that, my ob/gyn gave me 50 mg of clomid again for September, but this time she did the 21 day progesterone check and I had a 5.7, which is really low! I was super disappointed! They told me to wait until day 35 and see if I had my period by then or if by chance I did get pregnant. Today is day 28 and I've had a very light flow. I started spotting yesterday afternoon. We'll see if it is actually AF or not. I hope it is because it's amazing if my body is working on its own. If it is my period, I'll start 100 mg of clomid this week. Plus, I'm seeing a new ob/gyn who will keep a better check on me. Anyway, that's a brief overview of my history. I'll write more later!