Post # 1
On Thursday DH and I went to the OBGYN to have a preconception interview. We had planned on starting to TTC in August, when I would be working and DH would hopefully be in school. We discussed fertility treatments, because I have PCOS (disagnosed, then undiagnosed, then rediagnosed!), and discussed a plan with the OBGYN about how we would go about TTC and what meds I would be on etc.
Friday my boobs started hurting. This morning I POAS. There is a definate blue line there. I am really, really nervous. PCOS has a high m/c rate, and this baby is really wanted. On top of that, my immigration stuff hasn’t finished so I can’t work, and we are living off DH’s meagre salary with his parents for now – mean’t to be for a couple of months through immigration (we are 27/28), then I teach and he goes to grad school – not sure what we will do now, as baby due around August, so no teaching for me! We will still hopefully move for grad school though, and live off savings and loans for a bit before I try and get a long term sub job.
I’m kind of rambling here. We’ll make it, but nerves are nerves.
ETA: due date September 24 according to online calculators. My birthday September 20. Eeep.
Post # 3
Congrats! Life always seems to get in the way of our plans, doesn’t it? 🙂 It’s lovely that this baby is so wanted, and you and your husband will definitely find a way to make it work.
Post # 4
@farawayviolet: Congrats mama!! Everything will work out just fine- babies don’t always come at the best financial time, but it will all be ok:)
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
OMG! Congratulations! I pray this is a sticky baby for you. 🙂
Post # 6
Congrats! Praying that this is a sticky bean for you! My husband and I went through immigration as well (he’s Dutch) so I know what a frustrating process that is to deal with. I also have PCOS. Don’t focus on the negative possibilities, just focus on taking the best care you can of yourself and the baby. If it helps, I can tell you that I’m currently 10w2d pregnant with a beautiful baby who was waving happily at us yesterday. Keep your hope alive. *hugs*
Post # 7
@dodgercpkl: Awesome! I am always glad to hear of other people who have gine through immi. It’s funny – the sort of process that I am so glad we didn’t know what we were in for when we started!
And congrats 😀
Post # 9
Congratulations! The timing of these things is rarely perfect, but you’ll all be fine 🙂 Exciting days ahead!
Post # 10
Yay! I suggest you call your doctor to confirm and get your hormones tested. I have mild PCOS and my doctor prescribed progesterone injections for me because it was kind of low, which I believe was PCOS related. My husband gave me the injections once every 3 days in the backside during the first trimester. I know other women have been prescribed suppostitories. My son is now 11 months old 🙂
Don’t worry about timing too much, you have months and months to prepare and babies need far less than the people at Babies R Us would have you believe!
Post # 11
Not to shatter anything or be a negative nancy, but I had a false positive blue evap on a blue dye test..that showed up within the time frame, this was back in September. Just make sure first! but in the mean time, so exciting!
Post # 12
@KitKatNYC: I have contacted my Drs office this morning. The nurse is going to discuss with the dr whether I need suppositories etc and get back to me. It is scary though.
@BellaDee: My mother had that a few years back as well. I took 2 tests, 2 hours apart, both positive. My Drs office said that’s fairly reliable. I appreciate the advice though, even if it was really hard for you :).
Post # 13
@farawayviolet: I am so happy for you! Congrats and wishing you a healthy and happy nine months. 🙂
Post # 14
Congrats!!! I also have pcos and I understand the anxiety.
Keep up positive energy, I’m currently 7 weeks pregnant and I never thought I’d be able to get pregnant so easily!
Post # 15
@farawayviolet: I was scared too, I cried so much when the doctor told me I needed to come in for the shots. But I was totally reassured when I talked to her, it is not that uncommon. (Also, she is apparently she is one of the only doctors who does shots instead of suppositories, my OB later informed me). And I had zero bumps in the road after that. As an added bonus, pregnancy really helped some of my PCOS symptoms – my skin cleared up beautifully and my hair became way less oily – for the first time in my life I didn’t have to shampoo daily! I wish you a wonderful, happy 9 months 🙂
Post # 16
Just relax! I too was nervous about mc and my pcos! But I have a beautiful 11week old baby girl!! So happy for you!!