Monday, February 28, 2011

So my sex ed teacher was right?

I don't think I ever told you about my last visit to the midwife after Nati's birth, when she said "we'd love to see you back again, but preferably not within the next year..." and then asked about birth control, to which I responded that not paying $10K for fertility treatment seems to work for me. She launched into "it could happen, blah blah blah" and I assured her that no, it probably wouldn't.

But it did.

Apparently, if you've got polycystic ovaries, require ovulation stimulation, and have an abysmally low fertilization rate with IVF (but no ICSI), you can still conceive spontaneously while you're exclusively nursing a six-month-old baby.

I'll spare you the long narrative about how I asked Mr. December to bring an HPT down with him, wherupon he sighed and reminded me that we've been through this before (we have, and the HPT is always negative). How I finally took the test a few days after Mr. D arrived, just for the heck of it, how the test line came up immediately, and how Mr. December excused himself for a moment to scream in another room before coming back, hugging me, and speaking the words I'll never forget:

"We are in so much trouble."

17 comments:

BigP's Heather said...

HOLY COW!!! That is full of the AWESOMENESS!! I'm so excited for you guys.

Amanda said...

WHAT!!! hahah. That would be my dream come true....getting pregnant the old fashioned way. :)

Congrats

Adam Spitz said...

You two and your wacky fertility adventures... what a hoot!

FosterAbba said...

What??? You are pregnant?!?

Congratulations!

E. Phantzi said...

Congratulations! Spectacular!

Wishin4bb said...

Congratulations!!!! That truly is a miracle, such a happy one. Please keep us posted on your adventures. Do you know how far along you are?

Gil said...

OMG... you're kidding??!! Isn't that amazing!!!?? I'm THRILLED for you!

Lisa Interlandi said...

Wow! thats awesome DB! when do you think you might be due?

Tasha said...

OMG, yopu are about the 10th person I know to get PG on their own after IVF, many of them with even bigger problems! Congrats : )

Nancy said...

What wonderful news! If two are wonderful, three will be spectacular! What a special surprise for you :-)

Caro said...

Congratulations!!!

Dora said...

Woohoo! Congratulations. Ummm, yeah, I think you're in trouble. ;-) Then again, I'm completely overwhelmed with one.

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

OMG, omg, omg, omg. That is SO so funny and amazing! Nothing enhances the fertility like those sleepless nights with a preschooler and baby! B'shaah tovah!!!

Lena K said...

its super common with PCOS to get pregnant on your own after you have help the first time both my sister and I have PCOS Im not quite ready for kids just yet but my sister had IVF ect and has 3 kids aged 5, 3 and 2 busy house!! congrats to you!

Bryan Perret said...

All I can say is congratulations!!!.



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