I am so excited to announce our pregnancy! My husband and I are so thrilled to finally be pregnant! We have been trying to conceive for 3 years now and after everything that we have been through it happened naturally!!! We had decided to take a much needed break from TTC and enjoy the summer. I threw away everything TTC related and stopped tracking completely! I mean everything! (Basal thermometer, ovulation tests, pregnancy tests, charts, preeseed, books, and deleted all the apps from my phone!) No more worrying tracking and checking symptoms for me, I was done with the whole thing and I had had enough!!!!
We found out that I had PCOS after trying on our own for a year with no success. I was then put on Metformin and told I needed to lose 15 pounds to get pregnant. Well I lost 30 pounds after 6 months and still nothing. I had extremely irregular periods which can be heart breaking constantly thinking you are pregnant only to be let down by a million negative pregnancy tests!! We decided to try fertility drugs and went to a specialist and I got put on Clomid for 4-6 months. After 4 months the pills stopped making me ovulate and they switched me to Femera for the last 2 months. These pills were no piece of cake either!!! I have never been so emotionally overwhelmed in my whole life and my poor husband is such a trooper for hanging in there and getting me through all of this! After 6 months of torturous pills and horrible symptoms.....NOTHING!
After that my doctor suggested that I get my tubes checked to see if there was blockage, but after that test there was nothing else he could do for me except recommend me to a fertility clinic for IVF. Well the test was going to be really expensive and just to make the consultation with the fertility clinic was going to be $500 so that is when we decided to take the money we were going to spend on the test and the consult and go and have a fun summer!!!
After a fun filled summer I am pleased to report that I am 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant!!! As for symptoms I have them all!! lol Since I wasn't tracking anything though my early symptoms aren't as detailed because I just figured that my period was about to come. Actually since taking the fertility drugs my periods had become extremely regular! The only reason why I even took a pregnancy test was because I really wanted to have a margarita and I noticed that my period was a few days late and I just wanted to clear my conscience. :) So I took the text very casually thinking that my irregular periods had returned and after I took the test I could have my margarita. Well as soon as I peed on that stick it instantly turned blue and I couldn't believe it! I started yelling "OH MY GOD!" and jumping up and down! I could not wait for my husband to get home so I could share the joyous news with him!
Now that I am thinking back I remember being really tired and having sore breasts even before I found out I was pregnant.
I found out at week 4 and since then I have had these symptoms:
-Extremely sore breasts to the point that I have to walk slower in the halls at work because it hurts if they bounce at all!! And I now have to wear sports bras because I have already out grown my current ones and normal bras just plain hurt!!
-Loss of appetite big time! I have to force myself to eat because nothing sounds good ever!
-So so very tired! I have been taking naps in the middle of the day, yawning all day long and falling asleep at like 9:30 at night which is really rare for me!
-Emotions are running high these days I will cry at the drop of a pin!
-Mild cramping, feels like pulling and stretching with dull pain.
-Slight nausea nothing major so far thank god!
-Lower back pain, my ligaments are moving and it hurts if I am on my feet for too long which is really unfortunate because I am a CNA and I am on my feet and hustling all day long for 12 hour shifts!
So far that is it! I am so very happy and luck to be pregnant and it is such a blessing that we didn't have to pursue further treatments that would have put us into debt! When I was actively trying to get pregnant every month I would patrol this site reading and searching for hope and people like me! This website was a blessing for my sanity and I am so happy to be able to share my story with all of you! Baby dust to everyone and please pray that I have a sticky baby! God Bless!
Mrs. Sarah Little
Expected Due Date June 4th 2015 :)