Friday, January 25, 2013


So here we go...
Alex's and my life as we know it will never be the same.
And as much of a shock factor it was in the beginning, we are starting to settle in to the idea and are excited for this new phase in our lives together.
So I'll just start from where it all began...

When I was 19 my doctor at home diagnosed me with PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.)
I had one period at the beginning of my Freshman year at BYU, but then never again that school year.  When my mother found out, she was obviously concerned and took me in to see what was going on.
They did some ultra sound work and went ahead and told me I had PCOS.  She told me that having children was possible, but would not happen easy.  She told me it would take a long time to get pregnant and just keep trying.  So I have lived with that belief for 6 and a half years.

I get married at 24.  Now the option of having children is obviously real.
Not too long in to the marriage I tell Alex I want to go off birth control.
He says no.
I explain to him that this could be a many year long process to conceive and that I don't want to waste too much time before we start trying.
He still says no.
I cry.
He still says no.
I ask a couple months later.
He says no again.
I cry some more because I'm terrified.
He tells me he knows everything will be fine and that I don't need to worry so much.
  I wait a little bit longer and ask again.
(I could have been a crazy person and just stopped taking the pill without telling Alex, but I would have never wanted to start trying until we were BOTH ready.)
Finally, we come to an agreement that my pill package I take for October 2012 will be my last one.
So right before Halloween I have my period. (Sorry for you men reading this...)

We just decided that we would stay calm and not get discouraged when I did not get pregnant.
Well, little did I know that I would not have another period.
Thanksgiving came and went.  Still felt normal.
Except for one thing...I was a week late.
I just thought it was the birth control getting out of my system and throwing off my cycle.
I did not want to freak out so I just kept thinking it was going to come at some point.
Finally once I was 2 weeks late I decided to take a pregnancy test at work.
I read the instructions on the how to take it like 40 times!
Like it's rocket science or something to pee on a stick...but I was SOOO nervous.
So I did it.
Then I set it aside and waited.
Then all of the sudden I saw it come up positive.
But I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.
So I looked from the paper back to the stick over and over just to make sure I was seeing it right!
Once I realized it was actually positive my heart started racing, I started sweating, and I just kept saying repeatedly, "Oh...Ohh...Ooohhhh..."
I couldn't figure out if I wanted to laugh or cry so I think I did a little bit of both.
Though I'm not entirely sure...I felt like I was in a bubble.
Once my head stopped spinning I had to then figure out how I was going to tell Alex.
The week I found out was a CRAZY week!
Between two jobs I had to work 65 hours, teach 2 dance classes, pack up our apartment, and move!  I was already running on low.
So the thought of trying to figure out some cute way to tell Alex made me anxious so I decided to get rid of that anxiety and just tell him.
Unfortunately I was not able to see him for another 8 hours!
But when he got home I showed him the test and our conversation went like this:
A: See!  I told you! (meaning: I told you it wasn't going to take long.)
K:  How did you know?!
A: I don't know.  How did I know I was going to marry you the moment I saw you?  I just know things.

And there you have it.
I am pregnant.
I was totally thinking I was so lucky to not be sick!
Week 6 rolled around.
Since then I've been ill.
I'll have one good day and think I'm in the clear, but then the next day hits me like a beast.
I'll be 14 weeks in 5 days so I am just praying so hard that I'll be one of those blessed women and not be sick anymore come my 2nd trimester!
(Your prayers are appreciated as well.)
I had my first ultra sound when I was 11 weeks.
Our baby looks good and everything looks normal so far!
So remember that PCOS thing?
Well, my doctor says he's pretty dang certain I do NOT have PCOS!
He says it's not uncommon for girls to have problems with their periods when they go away to college and really wishes my old doctor had explored other options for what could have been going on.
He says that I do not have any other signs for PCOS besides my period going out of whack.
Especially since it took me like a week to get pregnant.
HOORAY!  It felt amazing for him to release me from that diagnosis.

We are looking to have a baby come August 1st!
We won't know the gender until March and we can barely stand it!
I think I've covered all the questions people have had.
If there's any more let me know!


Aimee said...

Congratulations to both of you! I sure hope that when we start trying I get pregnant as quickly as you! Haha, what a cute baby it will be :)

freya said...

Congrats Kaycie!! Such a great story!

Glenna Bartlett said...

Aaaaaaaah!! Congratulations! That is SO exciting! And what a relief to know everything is more than fine. So excited for you 2! You'll be adorable parents :)

brooke elyse said...

oh congratulations Kayc!!!

what a blessing that you it didn't take long (as someone who has very irregular periods/deep fears of never being able to conceive).


Shauna said...

Yay, Yay, Yay! I am so so so happy for you guys! :) Can't wait for you to post some belly pics...eventually. Sorry you're sick! I was too. No fun at all. I'll keep you in my prayers! But congrats to you! Such exciting times!