My goal was to start "trying" to get pregnant again around my son's first birthday. When I night weaned him at 7 months, I was surprised with a menstrual cycle a few weeks later. This left me hopeful that I would become "regular" on my own. Unfortunately, that period seemed to be a fluke. I fully weaned my son at 11 months old. I had hoped that by fully weaning him my menstrual cycle would return, be regular, and we could conceive on our own. Again, a few weeks after weaning, I was surprised with a period. Hooray, right? Turns out it was more of a tease.
Where we are now
Here I am, 7 months after weaning and no period. I had hoped to be pregnant by now. I saw my OBGYN at the beginning of the year for a annual physical and we discussed our plan. She wants me to try Metformin for 3 months in hopes that it will bring a regular cycle. I'm 7 weeks in on this plan and nothing. I didn't really think it would work. I had been on Metformin for a year and half before trying the Clomid last time without success.
I have been an emotional wreck lately. Pregnancy announcements seem to come daily on Facebook and Twitter. I struggle with the emotional battle of having my feelings hurt every time someone announces they are pregnant. Why not me? These feelings were really bad when I was trying to conceive last time and I had hoped to avoid them this time. It doesn't appear that is going to work.
I called my Dr. last week and asked her to induce a period with Provera. My thought was that an induced period would help me deal with some of the emotions I was feeling. Within 24 hours of taking the Provera I felt better, like my normal, happy self. I'm beginning to think that (thanks to the PCOS) my hormone levels are way off and I am running low on hormones. Provera can be used as a hormone replacement therapy and it seemed to solve my emotional issues (at least for now).
I'm still on the Provera. It's a 10 day treatment. Hopefully, this will be followed by a period. I've begun charting. My plan is to look for ovulation on my charts and hopefully conceive without the Clomid. I say hopefully, but I'm more of a pessimist when it comes to this. I've pretty much resolved that it probably won't happen and I'll be calling my Dr. for a Clomid soon. She wanted me to try the Metformin for 3 months. If it doesn't work, she said we'd move on to Clomid. So April 1 is my deadline. If nothing happens (no regular periods, no baby) by then I'll start the Clomid.
I really enjoyed the comments and emails I received from the last post. So many of you seem to be struggling with the same issues. It's hard for me to keep these posts focused because I just want to share all of my thoughts at once! I promise to touch more on things like emotions, charting, medications used for TTC, and alternative routes. What are topics you'd like to see covered?
I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival. I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad. I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.