After being married a year in June 2009, Bryan and I started talking about when we would try to have a baby. We decided to start trying in September. We tried for almost a year only to get increasingly frustrated with how not only was it not working..but once I started trying to track ovulation, the elusive positive on those tests seemed to get farther and farther away. My cycle was doing weird things that following summer (2010), and so we decided to see a specialist. I had at least one friend go down this road, and so I thought "this won't be a big deal, we'll take some meds, and get this going". This was only just the beginning. Our first step was removing two lemon sized cysts that were growing around my fallopian tubes. They weren't preventing pregnancy..but were definitely not healthy to have in there as cysts can always pose a risk of rupturing and causing damage to something else. I had surgery in August of 2010. Our doctor told us we could discuss our first treatment options after recovering from that. She determined I had PCOS based on symptoms I had, and based on sonograms of my ovaries indicating ovulation was not happening regularly. And so...our fertility journey began. And so did a journey of the deepening of our marriage, and more importantly our relationships with the Lord, and our understanding of who He really is and how He operates. This is a life-long learning process...but nothing pushes you to the Lord quite like challenges and life just not handing you things as easily as it once did.
8 months ago