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Our Journey Trying to Conceive Our Baby [Video]

Our Journey Trying to Conceive Our Baby [Video]

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No, I’m not pregnant! This is about our TTC journey with my sweet daughter Willow.

I’ve talked about trying to conceive Willow before but I don’t think that a lot of people know just how long we waited for her. We tried for a long, long time and three days after our appointment with the fertility doctor here in Ottawa, we found out that we were pregnant. On our own. Completely a miracle. I did this video awhile back explaining our TTC journey for those of you who are curious.

Did it take you awhile to conceive your baby or did you conceive your baby(ies) quickly? Leave your story in the comments below!


Erin is a mom to a very outgoing little girl named Willow. Willow was born on November 24, 2010 – three years after Erin and her husband decided to start planning their family. Erin is the owner of an online media agency and also vlogs much of her life on YouTube. She loves reading, writing and sharing her life with others.

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Comments (6)

  1. sandra Tuesday - 22 / 01 / 2013 Reply
    My long time friend Son needs a Kidney ASAP,could u put is link on your sit,its,and #kidney4craig
  2. Julie Tuesday - 22 / 01 / 2013 Reply
    The first one was conceived quickly and unexpectedly and ended up being an ectopic and that was very sad. After that it took six years of trying and fertility treatments and artificial insemination and even trying a couple of rounds of in vitro and finally just by luck after six years conceived my first child to be born the regular old-fashioned way. I do think it is particularly special to those who have had to wait and work for it, though of course it is always special. And then after another six years of just not doing anything to conceive or not conceive, number two came along, also very special after all that more time had passed! By that point I was getting a little old to be thinking of more, particularly at that rate, so that was it, a boy and a girl so it was perfect and a nice size family for us!
    • Erin Thursday - 24 / 01 / 2013 Reply
      Julie, thank you so much for sharing your story! I think the universe works in mysterious ways and, at least in my own experience, it ended up being perfect timing.
  3. Lara Tuesday - 22 / 01 / 2013 Reply
    We started trying in Sept 2002, first day of our honeymoon. We'd already been together almost 6 years and I was off the pill for a few months beforehand but not trying/not avoiding. I got pregnant 8 months later that ended in an early miscarriage at 5 weeks, got pregnant again 3 months later ended in another early miscarriage at 5.5 weeks. After a year of trying we were referred to the Ottawa Fertility Clinic mainly because my cycles were irregular, I'd had high hcg levels and 4 years earlier I'd had precancerous lesions removed from my cervix so wanted to check things out. After ultrasounds and blood work they determined I had PCOS and recommended a few cycles of clomid. Thats when we found out I was pregnant again. This time we got to 10 weeks before ultrasound determined things weren't progressing right. I had 2 more ultrasounds over the next 2 weeks found out on Christmas eve it was a missed miscarriage. I decided to go wait until after Christmas to have the D&C. I had swollen breasts and morning sickness for 3 mote weeks even though everything had been removed. After that we took a break for 3 months and then got huge blood work - they suspected an auto-immune disorder like Lupus. They also did genetic testing on both my husband and myself. Tirns out I had an issue with C reactive protein levels. They repeated the test 3x - sometimes my switch was on and sometimes not. The endocrinologist consulted with hemotoligist and OB and were debating that I should go on baby aspirin and heperin injections should I get pregnant again. Well, they did another test and turns out I was pregnant again but we had been told we were supposed to hold off trying. We thought we were but I had travelled and turns out my cycle was delayed. In the end they decided I should just take progesterone for the first 3 months as they were concerned the effects of heperin on the baby. Of course my whole pregnancy I was stressed that at any point I could pass a blood clot and my baby would die, but she was born at 42 weeks fairly healthy. When she was 17 months old we unexpectedly found out we were pregnant again and now we have a girl and a boy. We are so very thankful we did not have to go through injectables IUI or IVF. I know several friends who have had to and some were lucky others not. I'm happy that part of becoming a mother is over but do wish it could have been more carefree so I could have enjoyed my pregnancies.
    • Erin Thursday - 24 / 01 / 2013 Reply
      Lara, that is such a heart breaking journey that you've been through but one that ended in such happiness and bliss. Thank you for sharing it with me and the other people who have read this post! We did Fragmin during our entire pregnancy as I had a hormone related blood clot from the birth control pill in my early twenties. Afterward, I went to see a hematologist and it turns out that I only have one thing that would factor into any future pregnancies but I'd only need to do blood thinners post-delivery and not during the pregnancy again. I'm so happy that your story ended so positively. xo
      • Lara Thursday - 24 / 01 / 2013 Reply
        Did you need to take it by daily injection? I was so worried the whole pregnancy what if I should be taking blood thinners. People didn't understand why even at almost full term I was still worried on a daily basis, especially when she stopped moving regularly throughout the day. There is this assumption miscarriages only happen early so if you made it to your second tri just relax din't worry and be happy. My sister in law and brother lost 2 babies (little boys) at 23 weeks in between baby 1 and 2 and just after baby 2 and she had to go through labour to deliver them. I think there is so much we can't control but as successful young women we want to be able to do so. I think positive energy goes a long way - looking back now had I had a more relaxed outlook it would have maybe been easier to deal with the loss but hindsight is 20/20. I age mysel now because I just tell other women regarding their fertility what I always hated to hear, "relax" and try to enjoy. Every experience is different. Honour it for whatever it brings you. That your veggies and exercise. lol

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