Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Our infertility journey began more than 3 years ago


This past July marked 3 years since Scott and I began the journey to start a family.  It has been a crazy 3 years, so many highs and a few lows.  Last May I wrote my first blog post opening up about my struggle to conceive and my issues with infertility. 

Here is the beginning of the post, you can read the entire post here:

Scott and I have been trying to have a baby for 20 months, almost 2 years. Enough time to have had a baby and be pregnant with a second. We have not been very successful, as is evident by my lack of a baby bump.

Let me clarify, we haven't been casually trying for the last 20 months, we've been doing every thing in hopes of conceiving a baby. We started to try and track ovulation but I wasn't ovulating, clearly I wasn't going to get pregnant if I wasn't releasing any eggs. I have had a hunch since an early age that I was going to have difficulty getting pregnant. My hunch combined with some medical issues meant after 4 months of trying my primary care doctor was supportive of testing for fertility issues.

My hunch over the past 10 years was correct, I have polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS, which means that I don't ovulate on my own/regularly and that my hormones are slightly out of whack.

I wish I was writing for the next #31days about infertility and was going to end the month with a happy ending, but I am not. I am writing for the next 31 days to share my story.  To share the thoughts and struggles that come infertility.  To share the good as well as the bad that as come from accepting the fact that I might never be pregnant and adoption might be our only hope. 

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm so glad you're sharing about this, Jen! I'm praying for you this month as you open and share such a private and painful journey. God is faithful!

Mandie Segura said...

You are so brave girl! I'm praying for you to continually feel peace and strength.

Charity said...

I read a tweet about your journey and I want to say good for you getting it out there. I came out the closet about my infertility in July after dealing with it for seven years in silence. It's one of the hardest things to talk about but I can testify to how many wonderful women opened up to me about there fears and journey when I came out. I know that your story will be used to bring God glory. I always said that when I was pregnant finally I would tell everyone about what God has brought me through. Within the last year he changed my heart and showed me that he wants people to see the suffering and the strain so they can truly witness the miracle and give him all the glory for it when that way comes. I am adding you to my prayer list and I pray that God uses you in a profound way over the next 30 days.

Charity
The Word of A Nerd

Annie said...

You're so brave to open about this, Jen. It occurred to me once I don't blog about singleness much, and that the reason why was because it was too painful to open up about it all the time, to share how it aches and gnaws and life doesn't feel right. I'm praying this month as you share your story with us!

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

Girl I know your pain. Adoption is amazing and not just a plan B:)

MrsPerfectlyImperfect said...

Looking forward to reading, Jen. My hubby and I are in our third year of infertility as well. I love your posts.

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