growing a human

February 13, 2010

Last week I visited a reproductive endocrinologist to begin fertility treatment. After a long consultation, the doctor said we’d start by doing an ultrasound to see if there are any abnormalities. There were two. First of all, like she thought, I have polycystic ovary syndrome, which explained a lot. Secondly, there was this:

Yep, I’m pregnant! It’s just a little blob, but it’s ours. I’m only five and a half weeks along, with a tentative due date of October 12. I have zero symptoms, and it doesn’t feel real – I guess it is, though. I don’t know the first thing about this except for what I remember from nursing school, which isn’t much. Women have been doing this from the beginning of time, though, right???

If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll try to answer them for you soon!

Posted in: motherhood, infertility, motherhood, motherhood, pregnancy

Comments on growing a human

  1. 1

    From Emily Jane:

    OH MY GOSH!!!! I’m so happy for you!! :) :)

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    From AshleyD:

    OMG! I’m so excited for you! Congratulations!!

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    From Brandi:

    Super congrats! I hear giving birth totally sucks but having a child is totally amazing. And I know David and Barry are stoked. That baby is going to be born into a good family for sure.

  4. 4

    From MelissaOK:

    So you went in for a fertility treatment and they found out you were pregnant during your appointment! HA!!! Perfect!


  5. 5

    From Qcait:

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!

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    From Erin:

    I am so very happy for you. I have zero symptoms either, which makes the whole thing feel so unreal.


  7. 7

    From Scott:

    11th boy in a row, or will the streak finally end?

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    From Tabaitha:

    What a nice surprise! I bet you were so excited when you learned the news. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome as well. I was diagnosed with it at 13. The good news is that you didn’t have to undergo any fertility treatments. How did you share the news with your family? I bet your parents were over the moon!

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    From Marlena:

    That is SUCH an amazing story!!! What a miracle! Sooo immensely happy for you guys.

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    From jimaiemarie:

    omg, what an amazing story!!! You must’ve been BEYOND excited to hear that news, I’m so happy for you :D CONGRATS!!!

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    From Uncle David:

    In honor of your husband and brother, I think the boy should be named “David”. Just a suggestion ;^D

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    From Sara:

    Congratulations! What an amazing way to find out, that’s definitely a nice story to tell! And not only that, but it could be considered as the best birthday gift ever.

    Mine was that my mother didn’t even know she was pregnant with me until she was four months along. She never had any symptoms until she noticed the changes on her belly. Luckily I turned out fine. :)

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    From Misti:

    Woo-hoo! I am SO excited for y’all! I have to tell you that the day Bryan told me (David called him the day you found out) I had just prayed that very morning for God to bless you two with a child! I’m not in any way saying I had anything to do with your getting pregnant, just love it when God answers a prayer almost immediately!!! I’m glad you are not feeling any of the symptoms “yet” and I really hope you don’t! Please let me know if you need anything! We love y’all and again, CONGRATS!!!

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    From emily:

    I am so excited and I love that you found out when you went to get infertility treatment! That will be such a great story to tell him…or her. Love you, Kathleen!

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    From Krista:

    Wow! Congrats Kathleen! Wishing you a healthy and peaceful pregnancy!

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    From Megan:

    I’m abnormally happy about this. The combined genes of two of my favorite people on this planet into one little gumball of being… how awesome is this kid going to be?! I can’t wait to know.

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    From Naomi:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you two. I just finished picking my jaw up off the ground.
    Way to go!

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    From Girl w/the Red Hair:

    CONGRATS! What an amazing surprise!

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    From DeMo:

    Congratulations! So happy for you!

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    From Stephany:

    I totally love how you went in for fertility treatments and found out you were PREGNANT! What a total God-thing! Congrats!

  21. 21

    From Cio:

    Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Yay! So happy for you guys! Congrats!

  22. 22

    From Katy:

    Yay! So happy for you guys!

  23. 23

    From Holly:

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic news :)

  24. 24

    From Allison Blass:

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting. :) The twentysomething blogosphere certainly seems to be fertile these days since Erin from State I Am In is preggers too!

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    From Ashley:

    Yay! Congrats. That sure is a joyful abnormality!

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    From Kyla Roma:

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to hear all about this, what an amazing Valentines day gift ;)

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    From nicole:

    SO awesome! What a wonderfully surprising way to discover you’re pregnant! Congrats you guys!

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    From steph anne:

    Congratulations!!!! I’m so excited for you both and this is awesome news especially after getting a new dog & car!!! What a wonderful way to begin 2010 for you and your family. :)

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    From Kelly:

    Congratulations!! You’re going to be a great mom!

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    From Nora:

    So this is what happens when I don’t check my google reader for a week: I miss out on fabulous news like this! CONGRATULATIONS! I’m loving all the baby announcements on twitter/blogs lately. Makes me so happy for all of you :)

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