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My Story

Posted by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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I don't normally just go out there and tell people who didn't ask, what my story is. I just felt the need to talk about it though and I hope you lovely ladies don't mind. 

For 11 years, my husband and I have struggled with infertility. I was morbidly obese and had lost almost 40 pounds. At that point I got pregnant (in 2006) but had a miscarriage. That was six years into our marriage. After that, I gave up on trying and gained back the weight, plus more because of how depressed I was. 

We went to some fostering classes in 2007 thinking that maybe we could end up adopting a child that way. Even if we never adopted, at least I would have children in my life. I was okay with that. At that point I had given up completely on having a child of my own. 

At that point we were talking about gastric bypass surgery. It had been brought up before but I never wanted to give up on the idea that I could lose the weight myself. I had tried and tried. Every diet, even some pills. Nothing ever worked. Finally in 2009 I said, "Let's go for it." I had lost 170 pounds and even after that, I couldn't get pregnant. 

Then we started the fertility treatment process. It took nearly a year to get things in order. Blood work, tests, meetings; all of that sort of thing. We couldn't do a fertility treatment at my husband's job at the time, so part of that wait was due to him looking for, finding a job and waiting for that insurance to go through. To be honest, I had absolutely no faith that the treatments would work. I was only going along with it for him. 

We finally had gotten to the point where it was time to start my fertility drugs. This was in November of 2011. I was waiting for my period to come so that I could start the drugs. It wasn't coming and it wasn't coming. Finally after 8 days I called the fertility people and asked if something might have gone wrong with the sonohysterogram that they performed. She said that wasn't likely, and that she would order a blood test to find out what was happening. 

I got the blood test but they did the wrong blood work! So I had to go back again. In the meantime, my mom encouraged me to get a pregnancy test but I didn't want to. Finally I gave in and got one, just so I could eliminate that possibility from my mind. I wanted to tell her and my husband that I was right: I was not pregnant. Well guess what? Two pink lines showed up! One was extremely faint, barely even there so I still doubted it. However, the woman at the fertility clinic confirmed it: I was pregnant and got pregnant WITHOUT drugs! 

Throughout my whole pregnancy, I still couldn't believe that I was pregnant. I couldn't believe that we created a miracle. A true miracle. Now my little angel is here, and she really is perfect. She is almost three weeks old. 

I guess I felt the need to write this for those who have lost hope. I know I did, but my faith has been restored. 

Here is my sweet angel, at two days old: 

Athena Curie <3

by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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steveiguana
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM

congrats and ty for sharing

Barabell
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM

She's beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your story. It's very touching.

MaskedMomma
by Bronze Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM

 congradulations!

My EX husband and I struggled with conciving also. We tried everything possible on our own, and finally after 5 years of trying we made an appt. w/ a fertility clinic. Well the day before the appt. 3 different friends made comments or told me to take a test. I did, and I was. I had multiple miscarriages before that. I had 2 miscarriages between having her and her sister, and almost lost her but the protogone shots kept her safe. I've had 3 miscarriages since then and am also w/ a different man now. But I'm currently 9 months pregnant w/ this one. Plus I have 2 stepkids too! It's amazing thinking how at one point and time I didn't think I could ever have any children and had given up hope. I'm so blessed as are you!

witch_e_woman
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 6:18 PM
She's beautiful hun...congrats!!!
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merryvoice
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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Thanks everyone, for your responses. I definitely am very blessed, and thanks for the lovely compliments on my little girl! 

Courtney610
by Courtney on Aug. 8, 2012 at 9:18 PM
What a beautiful baby! Hank you for sharing your story!
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hkcason
by on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

What a beautiful little miracle. Even tho i'm not ttc thats an inspiring story! Enjoy your special little girl!!

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kkillette91
by New Member on Aug. 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Beautiful! An amazing story im glad you got your sweet baby girl!
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LyTe684
by Tasha on Aug. 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Pretty girl. Congrats!

twokids0407
by Member on Aug. 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM
That is awesome and absolutely a beautiful little princess, love the name too.
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