When DH and I started dating in September 2001, marriage and children was the furthest thing from our minds. He was just getting out of a bad marriage and I was enjoying the single life and "playing the field." Therefore, I was not concerned nor upset when he chose to get a vasectomy reversal a couple months into our relationship. He already had children and after court battles and child support, was not really wanting to have more.
By 2002 we were living together and discussing marriage and spending the rest of our lives together. I realized that I would not be happy nor feel fulfilled if I had to go through the rest of my life without a child of my own. We got engaged in the summer of 2002 and had a meeting with a urologist about having a vasectomy reversal. Needless to say, we had much discussion (and a bit of arguing!) about the topic of a vasectomy reversal.
We were married in January 2003. Three months later my husband's National Guard unit was deployed. Fortunately he did not end up having to go to Iraq, but it was a wake-up call for both of us that we needed to start trying if we were going to have a baby.
DH had his vasectomy reversal in September 2003. The procedure went well and the doctor said that he felt that it was a success. DH submitted a semen sample to the doctor in December and was told that he had a good number of motile sperm. Naively, I thought that I would be pregnant within a few months.