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Kaye's Trying to Conceive Journal


Introduction
~ Meet Kaye

Kaye and AaronHi, my name is Kaye and I am 30 years old. In September of 2007 I married my wonderful husband, Aaron, and I went back to university to try and finish a General Arts Degree. In January of 2008 we decided to start trying to get pregnant, figuring that it would take at least three or four months (if it happened at all), making my due date just after I graduated in December.

In February of 2008 we found out we were pregnant. I had a pretty rough first trimester, I felt sick all the time (although I was really lucky and never actually threw up) and I was so tired that I thought I had Mono - all this while juggling six classes! At the end of my first trimester I started feeling better, although I was still really tired. At Week 16 I got my IPS results back and was told the baby had an elevated risk of neural tube defects and a very high (1 in 5) chance of Trisomy 18. We were told that if it was Trisomy 18 that the baby probably would not make it to term, and if it did, it would not live past one year. I was scheduled for an amnio two weeks later. At Week 17 I went in for a routine check-up with my new gynecologist and he couldn't find a heartbeat. I was sent for an ultrasound right away, and it confirmed the worst, that the baby had died. I had to wait an agonizing 5 days before my D&C.

At that time I was so distraught that I didn't think I would ever want to get pregnant again, but a few weeks after the D&C I couldn't wait to start to trying again. The doctor gave us the okay to start trying after my first period (which took 8 weeks). Unfortunately (fortunately?), my periods have always been irregular which makes it hard to chart ovulation, so my husband and I just have to keep trying several times a week. Our first month trying was a lot of fun, but ended unsuccessfully. I know it's only been one month, but it is still a disappointment, especially when I think of where I would have been in my other pregnancy. My biggest hope right now is that I can get pregnant again before my previous due date at the end of October.

Wish me luck,
~ Kaye

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