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Mark (34) and I (33) have been married since August 2002. We feel so blessed every day to have a wonderful daughter, Adisyn, who was born January 4, 2012. We lost our first daughter, Ada Noelle, who was stillborn on September 3, 2010. We will never forget holding her in our arms. We had a hard time deciding when to TTC after we lost Ada, but we knew when it was time.

Not long after Adisyn was born, though, we knew we were prepared to TTC again. At first it was a "when it's meant to happen, it will happen", but when we were getting close to a year of trying, I felt like something was wrong. I was still breastfeeding at the time, but I realized pregnancy can still occur during this time. Instead I felt like something wasn't working right. Also, it was well over two years since I menstruated and although this is not unheard of, it's not common.

My doctors agreed and after getting the necessary tests, it was determined that my hormone levels were all out of wack and I wasn't ovulating. I was sent to a Reproductive Endocrinologist to try to regulate everything. The one thing that I was hoping they wouldn't tell me was that I had to wean Adisyn off of breastfeeding before even thinking about TTC. This was devastating to me because not only did I love the health benefits, but also the bond Adisyn and I shared was much more addicting than I ever expected. I knew I wasn't going to breastfeed much longer, but I wanted it to be more on my own terms.

After breastfeeding had come to a halt it took the help of the RE to actually get everything going again. After a few months of injections as well as other medications, I now have "regular" cycles. With the help of Clomid I'm ovulating, so it's nice to know things are on track.

As we are on this journey again of TTC we have had many false hopes and let downs. It's a scary thing to begin this process again. But, we are trying to stay optimistic that we will be pregnant soon and I am looking forward to a normal, healthy pregnancy!


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