- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
I just wanted to come introduce myself to the TTC boards and get acquainted. I’ve been a user of Weddingbee since I was engaged, but I have a new username now. I deactivated my account shortly after the wedding thinking I was done with Weddingbee. Silly star_dust…
Anyway, my husband and I are both relatively young and not necessarily in the financial place that we need to be in order to start TTC. However, day by day, things have been getting better and better and now we’re actively in a place where we are talking about when the day will come when we can TTC. It may be in a few months, it may be in a year from now, I just don’t know. What I do know is that we are extremely eager to begin this phase in our life and it is on our minds constantly as far as goals for the future.
My husband relocated to where I live before our wedding and it was quite hard for him to find a line of work. We’ve had many tough times in the almost 5 months we’ve been married (we combined finances and moved in after the wedding), and there are times that I feel our situation looks bleak. However, two weeks ago my husband got a job that I randomly found on Craigslist for him and it’s been going really great. He’s been picking up the training very fast and the boss has already singled him and one other employee out to move up within the company and has already asked them to begin completing a necessary checklist of job duties in order to do this. As far as myself, I graduated in January and now have a full-time job in my field starting in August. I worked full-time this past year, as well, but this new job pays double because I’m now a graduate.
On top of that, I was diagnosed with PCOS in high school. I just recently met with an adult endocrinologist and I’m now working on getting my weight to a more healthy level, and I’ve decided to use TTC as an extra motivational tool, on top of the PCOS. I have been on South Beach diet since Sunday and I find that it is going extremely well for myself. My husband has also decided to go on it with me, as we both want to be in great shape by the time we do get pregnant.
As far as PCOS with TTC, my mother also has PCOS and she had no troubles getting pregnant with myself or my sister, and I have always had regular periods since I started getting them. I am relatively uneducated as far as ovulation and charting, etc. at this point but because of family history I am thinking that when we’re ready my husband and I will start trying and see what happens. I’ve previously spoken to my gynecologist about my fears getting pregnant because of the PCOS (based on what a pediatric endo once told me) and she helped educate me on the process if I do have trouble and that I shouldn’t prematurely worry – so I’m not going to.
I know that whatever ups and downs my husband and I face during this upcoming period, I can always turn to the bee for support and encouragement – especially since some issues are personal and sensitive and I don’t have many friends I would turn to about this.