The Girl behind the Pudge

My name is Ashley Parker, I’m 27 and I’m very happily married to my wonderful husband Randy. Randy and I met in 2006 and started dating shortly thereafter and we’ve never been apart since.  We were married in October of 2008 and I’ve never been happier!  Even before our Wedding day, we’d been discussing trying to start our family.  I had been on birth control for 10 years by that time and we knew it would take us a little while to get pregnant, so I went off the pill a few months before our Wedding.

So we were official no longer “not trying”.  We weren’t yet actually trying to get pregnant, but we weren’t trying not to get pregnant either.   In any case I was pretty confident that we’d end up pregnant in 6 – 8 months maybe a year at the most.  Well as time went on I realized I wasn’t even having normal cycles and at this point it really couldn’t be the fault of the birth control pills, but I just wanted to hold off until my yearly ob/gyn appointment before I said anything.  So in January of 2010 I went in for my annual appointment and mentioned the lack of cycles and our attempt at procreating and we started our journey.

I have since then been diagnosed with PCOS ( polycystic ovarian syndrome).  I personally have fibroids on both of my ovaries and a fibroid tumor on the inner lining of my uterus.  The doctors also now believe that I have a complete occlusion of my fallopian tubes although I’m still waiting to have another test to determine  that for sure.

Randy has undergone two sperm analysis and he has a low count, excellent motility and just below normal morphology.  We’ve been referred to a urologist to see what all is really going on with him for sure.

However, in light of all our individual fertility issues, my reproductive endocrinologist has told us that our only chance at starting our family now is to undergo IVF (in vitro fertilisation).  So this is where we’re at.  On a very strange and bumpy road, holding on to each other for dear life with absolutely no idea where we are going, only where we want to be.

So, this is my journey.


Our Four Legged Daughter, Abby!

DH & I on our Wedding Day!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ReadersHeaven
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 00:49:48

    Hi, nice to meet you !

    Reply

  2. Trackback: Lovely « The fertilely-challenged black sheep

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