Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy baby despite PCOS

You know, I never realized how many people will talk to you when you have a baby. Whenever we go out, Liam is the biggest ham and he has to smile and growl at people to get their attention. He is such a flirt! So, tonight we were at a restaurant where we talked with everyone sitting around us. While we were there, everyone around us left and new families sat down, so we talked to them too. All the while, Liam is smiling and banging on the table looking for attention. When he finally gets the attention, he just smiles his little Liam smile and growls his little Liam growl. As we were leaving, I was stopped by not one, but TWO tables who wanted to tell us how precious he was. An older gentleman said to me, "You have the happiest baby!" And, no kidding, as I passed the next table, an older lady says, "He's so precious!" And of course I smiled and said "thank you" to them. It makes me happy to know that he is so outgoing and has such a huge personality. Seeing him smile in the morning when he wakes up just gives me the best start to my day! He's so happy and I love him for it!

And to think that he's the baby that almost wasn't... To get a little serious, I have to tell you that I have an awful reproductive disorder called PCOS (or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Which is exactly what it says, I have many cysts around my ovaries that come and go. One cyst wouldn't go away and was taken out when I had my c-section. Not only do I have cysts around my ovaries, but this disorder plagues many areas of my body. It messes with my blood sugar and can make my hair fall out. My reproductive system is all out of whack. I had to be on progesterone medicine to regulate my body and then I took Clomid to stimulate my ovaries because I just don't ovulate on my own. We achieved a pregnancy that I miscarried because my progesterone levels dropped. In a normal body, the progesterone level rises and rises until the placenta takes over and keeps it going. Mine dropped and it was lost at 5 weeks 2 days pregnant. Another symtpom of PCOS is obesity. This is why I want to try so hard to keep my weight down. This is a struggle that I face for the rest of my life... On December 5th, 2006, I got a call from the nurse practitioner at my dr's office who told me that I had the disorder. But, a beautiful baby was born with all of that going on!

Okay, so that is all that I want to say during this blog.. Hope all is well with you and I shall write more later!

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