Infertility – First Child 2004

My life was going amazingly! I got married in 2001, graduated from law school in 2002, had a job, active lifestyle and was happy! In 2003 I was diagnosed with cysts and fibroids. We didn’t do anything about them until my husband (Christian) and I started thinking about having a family. We tried for about a year before we went into my OB/GYN to discuss options. We did ultrasounds to verify if/when the cysts/fibroids would rupture, then would track my menstrual cycle to find the opportune time to become pregnant. We ended up meeting with the doctor and decided to have Christian tested to see if he was maybe the cause of our inability to become pregnant!

Well Guess What? After he completed his test (That’s a whole different and humorous story…don’t forget to remind me to tell it), we ended up getting pregnant!!

My pregnancy went amazingly! The delivery on the other hand was a bit challenging. Well actually, it was long and it hurt!   52 hours after being admitted to the hospital, two epidurals (second one didn’t take), 5 hours of pushing, I ended up with an emergency C-Section.

Ella McKenzie Paul, 9lbs 1 oz, 21 inches long was born! Whoo – she was big!

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