Primary and secondary infertility. Recurrent pregnancy loss. PCOS. Insulin Resistance. Low progesterone. Vitamin D deficient. 3 1/2 years and 3 (more) clomid cycle cautiously expecting #2!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Welcome ICLW!!!!

I think it's been a few months since I've done ICLW. I figured it would be good to introduce myself to all the new people checking out my blog and tell a little bit about what's been going on lately.

Well my name is Krystal, I've been married almost 9 years (December 29th) to my Navy man Aldon, and we have a son together who is almost 5 years old. It took us 2 1/2 years and one miscarriage to get pregnant with him, and he's truly a blessing. During the time it took trying to conceive him I was diagnosed with PCOS - long absent periods, some facial hair, weight issues, etc. In fact when I went off birth control to start TTC #1 I didn't have my period for about 10 months until I had to induce it with provera.

In April 2006 I stopped birth control again so we could start TTC #2. I didn't have my period for 9 months and finally when I was about to go in for provera it started up. In September 2009 I found out I was pregnant, but miscarried around 6 weeks. April 2010 I got pregnant and miscarried 8w3d. With low levels of HCG and slow growth I knew it would end out bad, but never expected it would go that long and see the heart beat a couple times before things failed. It was heartbreaking. During these 3 1/2 years I was diagnosed with low progesterone, insulin resistance, and vitamin d deficiency.

A month ago we found out I'm pregnant again, after being on 3 horrible cycles of clomid. The last cycle I actually stopped clomid 3 days into it since I became so emotional, which ironically is the cycle I became pregnant. I'm currently 7 wks 4 days pregnant and everything is going well. You can check for my pregnancy updates on the tab above, I'm updating it often. I was charting for the last 13 months to make sure I hit ovulation on the nose, and so glad I did. I learned so much reading the book "Taking charge of your fertility".

My ob/gyn I have now is very proactive. She's a wonderful lady and I'm glad I changed from Tricare Prime to standard so I could see her. Navy doctors and nurses treated me poorly when I've dealt with recurrent pregnancy loss I couldn't take it any more. And I haven't regretted it at all since I downgraded the insurance.

I'm sure I've left some details out, my history is also on the side.

Welcome to my blog!



Rochelle said...

Nice to "meet" you! I also got married young and it was hard to feel like my infertility was taken seriously and the callousness I received during my miscarriage was outrageous. I'm glad you're happy with your insurance now and congrats on your pregnancy! ICLW #110

Kristin said...

Huge congrats on your pregnancy. I've been through multiple losses myself and know how very nerve wracking it can be to be pregnant after losses. Hoping and praying this one goes smoothly for you.

ICLW #29

AP said...

Hello from ICLW! So glad to see everything is going well. The more I read about others' experiences with Clomid, the more nervous I get. I, too, have a period that isn't punctual and think I'll be put on Clomid soon. Yikes! Hopefully I can maintain my sanity. Congrats on your pregnancy.


Calmly Chaotic said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog Krystal! Congratulations on your Pregnancy!!! I look forward to following along! Happy ICLW!

Jem said...

Oooo, I love a happy ending to a sad story. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well.

~Jem (ICLW #5)

Kim said...

Hi, stopping by for ICLW! First off, congrats on the pregnancy!!! Great news!Second, thank you for serving on country (on the home front) and a big thanks to your hubby as well. My hubby used got out of the USMC. We were stationed on a Navy base the last 3 years of his 5 year enlistment though. I know how Navy medical can be. Best of luck to you for a smooth pregnancy. ICLW #69

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