Hi everyone, my name is Aislinn and I'm a 24 year old Canadian living in small town Mississippi. I've been married to my husband, Keegan, for a little over a year (anniversary on August 4,) and we have two cats,
and our newest addition, Carbon.
After 5ish months of a mysteriously disappearing period after coming off birth control, I finally went into my OB/GYN and got diagnosed with PCOS on September 4, 2012, exactly one month after our wedding. Since then, I've been put on Metformin and a low carb diet, which, who am I kidding, I'm not following all that well. Even so, I've managed to lose 30 pounds in the last year as well as get the return of my monthly visitor.
January 2013 marked the first cycle that we were actively trying to get pregnant. Since then, I've had 7 failed cycles, an HSG which showed clear tubes, and thrown away more money on sticks I pee on than I'd like to admit to myself.
After my HSG in June, my doctor suggested trying naturally since clearing out the tubes has been shown to increase conception chances for the next three cycles. If this third cycle is yet another negative, then I'm marching my way into his office and demanding more effective treatment...actually, I'll probably just sit there while he tells me what the next plan is. I've learned that I have trouble telling doctors what treatment I want; I mean, they're the ones who paid the big bucks to go to school for eleventimillion years, right?
Anyways, I'm not 100% sure what my next course of action will be. Dr. B has already said he doesn't want to put me on Clomid since we've gotten my body to ovulate on its own and Clomid will only increase the chances of multiples (which doesn't sound too bad right about now.) I'm thinking our next step will be IUI, but Dr. B's switched things up on me before.
Besides worrying about my lady bits, I have hobbies! I went to school for fine arts (specifically fibers,) and actually used my degree when I got a job at an art gallery. I'm what most consider a nerd (or geek? I never really understood the difference between the two...) and can be found most nights in front of my computer reading blogs or gaming with friends. I also share the same birthday as Daniel Radcliffe and thought I was the coolest kid on the playground when I learned I shared a birthday with Harry Potter. I'm a huge music lover and have been known to trek to far off towns to see my favorite bands (example: drove 6 hours to Atlanta to see Dropkick Murphys and got a tattoo, all in one expensive weekend.)
If you want more details about my lady bits, feel free to click the "Our Journey" tab at the top.
Assuming I haven't scared you off already, I hope you decide to stick around for our baby makin' journey!