Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome ICLW!

Welcome to my little space on the interwebs =)

A bit about me:

Started TTC in 2005, and shortly after I was diagnosed with PCOS and my husband diagnosed with moderate male factor infertility.  We tried numerous clomid cycles and got no ovulation, even on the highest doses.  So last year we moved on to injectables with iui's.  Then came the IVF and the Frozen Egg Transfer....and the bills.

After the last failed frozen transfer last Christmas I decided I needed a break.  Emotionally and Financially.  I needed/wanted to start the new year off taking care of me.  Over the years I really ate my emotions and found myself weighing in at 231lbs by the end of the year.  I focused all my energy on getting healthy and the weight started to fall off. 

It wasn't too long that all I could think about was TTC.  Especially since I started to get a period monthly, I hadn't had a regular monthly since I was a teenager.  I started blogging about finding a new GYNO, and figuring out how I was going to approach them and see if they would prescribe me clomid, so I could see if starting back at step 1 after getting healthy would make a difference.  I had my appointment date of June 9th.

It was May 26th that I finally got my 1st natural positive OPK (even blogged that too! ha!)  and not even 2 weeks later I started getting positive pregnancy tests!  June 9th's appt turned into a pregnancy confirmation and I am now just a few days shy of being 15 weeks pregnant =)

The best part is that I got to capture all these life changing events on my blog.  Who knew that I would have a record of some of the most important events in my life just by blogging.  I love it!


  1. Yours is an AMAZING story!!! I am joining in ICLW for the first time and I am so glad I did. I am thrilled for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    ICLW...I don't have a number yet, but will by the end of the day!

  2. Happy ICLW! What a great story. :) I'm almost 17 weeks, myself, and taking it one day at a time ... it's been so wonderful to share this journey with the other ALI community bloggers! Congratulations on your good news so far (except for the root canals, yuck)!

  3. Happy ICLW! I cant believe that you are 15 weeks already! Wow, time really flies. I hope that I can join you soon =)

  4. Huge congrats on your pregnancy and on that fabulous weight loss! 2 absolutely amazing, wonderful things to celebrate.

    #28 ICLW

  5. Happy ICLW! Congratulations on your pregnancy, thats fantastic news! I wish you all the best for the remainder of your pregnancy and beyond.

  6. Congrats on the healthy pregnancy. Best of luck for the future!
    Happy ICLW.

  7. Congrats on the weight loss and BFP! That's the path I'm taking for pregnancy #2 right now.

    Happy ICLW

  8. What a wonderful story! Congrats and I wish you all the luck in the world for the future!

    ~Happy ICLW!

  9. How absolutely incredible!! Congratulations! :)

  10. Thank you for your comment, happy ICLW, and I am SO inspired by your story!! It's just what I needed to read right now. I applaud you for all your hard work - talk about a payoff!

    I am adding you to my blog-list. :)

  11. Congrats on the weight loss and pregnancy!! I remember how I got pregnant after losing a good amount of weight with my son. It was awesome. I need to do that again! I have PCOS as well, so I know how weight loss is a big success. Congrats again!

    ICLW # 106:

  12. Congratulations on both your weight loss and your pregnancy! Yay!

    Happy ICLW!