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A Dream Come True! (Anonymous)

April 7, 2009

When I was 21, a senior in a BSN program and 5 months away from marrying my high school sweetheart my doctor told me that I had PCOS and that my chances of having children was slim and unknown. In fact, she said we won’t know if I could have children until I tried, so in April 2008 we decided we were close enough to graduating and the wedding date to start trying. As May rolled around I was so wrapped up in wedding plans and graduation requirements that I didn’t realize that my period was late until I was over two weeks late. I doubted that I could be pregnant, it couldn’t be that easy, but I tested anyway. After three positive pink lines I was still in denial! Two days later I tested again and YUP! still positive and I was overjoyed and terrified all at once. PCOS not only causes infertility issues but also a greater chance of miscarriage so I was afraid to do anything for the first 12 weeks in fear that it would “cause a miscarriage”, which I know isn’t really possible but I was so afraid. Well 12 weeks turned to 30 weeks and then 40 weeks and I had done it! My body had created this amazing baby, nurtured her and kept her safe from harm for 10 months and I cannot be more proud. I was induced two days before my due date but after laboring for over 30 hours the doctor decided it was time for a c-section. Julianna arrived on her due date weighing 7 lbs. 7oz and she was 21 inches long. She is perfect and amazing and everything we could have asked for. My husband is so in love with her and thanks me daily for his special gift. I weighed 143 lbs before becoming pregnant and weighed 163 lbs at 40 weeks. At one week pp I was back to my pre-preg weight and by 9 days pp I weighed less than I did pre-preg. I am EBF and currently weigh 135 lbs. I credit the BF for my weight loss, along with the fact that I was back to my normal exercise routine by two weeks pp. I am thrilled with my pp body, in fact I feel sexier now that I ever did pre-baby. I got a few stretchmarks on my belly during my last week of pregnancy but they are fading fast and I often forget they are there. I am so proud of what my body was able to do, so happy to be a mother and extremely blessed to have such a loving husband and sweet baby girl. My pictures are me at 38 weeks pregnant, 6 weeks pp, two at 10 weeks pp, a close up at my strechmarks and finally me and my princess today.

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9 Responses to “A Dream Come True! (Anonymous)”

  1. Sam Says:
    April 7th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Congrats! You look awesome!

  2. shannon Says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    You look great…and your baby is so beautiful! I was wondering, how were you back to your exercise routine by only 2 weeks pp after a cesarean?

  3. E Says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Congrats beautiful. :) your body is fabulous and your attitude is even better. Good luck with your bundle of joy!

  4. Jessica F. Says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Congrats on having the baby and EBF!

  5. Mama Says:
    April 10th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Oh she’s beautiful and you look wonderful!!! Congrats! And great job with the EBF!!! :D

  6. kay Says:
    April 10th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    ur beautiful! and ur daughter looks just like you. :)

  7. Brittany Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I have to tell you that your story made me cry. I am 19 and my doctor also said that he doesnt know anything about my fertility and that scares me. I have PCOS too and your story lifted my spirits and gave me hope that someday this will happen for me. THank you so much.

  8. Brittany Says:
    October 22nd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Congrats! You look great! You give me hope! I have PCOS and I need to lose a lot of weight but reading your story and seeing your success makes me want it all the more!

  9. Fisher Says:
    May 14th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Its good to know that u av a baby inspite of the pcos. Im diagnosed with pcos too and im so stressed out because i really need a baby. Dont ever know if i will ever av one. Were u on treatment before u get preg? What was ur period like before u got preg?

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