Welcome to my blog! I’m Holly, 24 years old, and married to my wonderful husband Mike. I don’t know quite how to describe my personality, except that I’m quiet until you get to know me, incredibly trusting with people who are close to me, and try to always look out for others. I’m also a perfectionist, and like things done my way (which drives my husband crazy). Mike and I have been together for 4 years now, married for 3, and we are trying for our first child together. We made the decision in September 2006 that we wanted to have a baby, and quickly found that my body did not want to cooperate. Little did we know that my husband’s body doesn’t want to cooperate either.
Of couples that have infertility problems, 15% of them both have issues. We happen to fall within that category. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, which does not allow me to ovulate and my husband was diagnosed with severe male infertility after having 2 semen analyses come back with around 1 million sperm count (per millileter). We’ve been told that our only option is IVF with ICSI.
I’m using this blog to share my experiences with infertility, and hopefully others can gain some knowledge through my writings. I also love reading about others parenting styles, and I am trying to learn as much as I can in preparation for my own child. I encourage people to leave me comments, even if you disagree with me, but please keep it tasteful. I moderate all my comments, and will not approve them if there are insults towards me or anyone else reading my blog.
My sister is ewokmama, who became a mother in July 2006 to my awesome nephew Jack. She is who inspired me to want my own child, and I hope to be as good a mother as she is one day. If anyone is seeking advice on parenting, including breastfeeding, please check out her blog. She loves sharing her experiences and offering up advice to anyone who is interested.