|Hi, My Name is Cyndi|
Hang on, grab a chair, this was longer than I thought...
We both knew immediately that we wanted a family, so it began. and we were told that it could take 6 months to a year.. you know the drill. A year went by, and nothing. So I really pulled out the big guns, and started temping, and timing and charting, hoping, praying, wishing.... nothing. and come to find out I was never even ovulating! My Dr. prescribed Clomid and we thought, this is it! this is going to work and we are going to have twins! hmmm...not so much. we were so limited on funds and we were starving students living in Hawaii that we just continued to do the clomid, for 2 whole years! (I don't think it is meant to be used that way?) So my Dr. finally said that I could only do 1 more month of clomid then we would have to try another avenue. And guess what! BFP! we were shocked! I had a good pregnancy till 36 weeks when I developed pre-eclampsia and had to be induced. And after 18 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing! we welcomed our first son Milo, in July 2002.
After the birth of our son, everyone said "oh! now you will get pregnant right away, your body just had to get pregnant once" Really? really? so we went right back into trying for #2. We tried the clomid again for another 3 years (off and on) Then I was finally diagnosed with PCOS, I was given metformin and told that I would probably get pregnant once I take that for about 6 months and get my PCOS under control.. nope. I went through the homeopathic route, and tried every herb and concoction that everyone swore worked for a Friend of a friend... nothing. By this point our son was turning 5 and I was beginning to lose hope. We had even put our adoption papers in, we wanted to keep all options out on the table. We finally took the plunge and went to a RE and did IUI #'s 1,2,3 and 4 only to find out each time that I never ovulated even with the meds.? So we were told that our only option at that point was IVF. So we saved our precious pennies, and went for it! They retrieved 46 eggs! and 28 of those fertilized! I had a case of OHSS which held off the transfer to day 5 instead of day 2 or 3. By that point of the 28 embryos only 6 survived to blastocysts, so we transferred 2... and 2 weeks later BFP! there was a good beginning of pregnancy, then I had to be put on bedrest at 30 weeks due to pregnancy induced hypertension, and ultimately was induced at 35 weeks due to the hypertension, and gave birth to beautiful baby boy August in January of 2008.
Here we are 12 years into this crazy thing called marriage. Just trying to figure out how to raise our kids right, and still remain best Friends while doing so.