Yes, you read that correctly. I love my gynecologist!
Today I had my yearly lady-physical. And aside from the normal "procedure" everything went wonderfully. My doctor is a very straightforward, kind and honest lady. Last year we discussed the fact that I have PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome); I've mentioned that before. This is likely to make it difficult to get pregnant but she said the best thing I could do was to maintain my weight, work out and try to be as healthy as possible. That was my focus and mission this past year and will continue to be -- it is a lifestyle.
So after the physical we sat in her office and had a chat. My doctor was very happy with all I had done and even commented that I had lost a few lbs from last year. She said there was nothing else I need to do but continue the track I am on. These changes aren't going to mean I'll get pregnant without drugs or procedures but it could help. And of course the healthier I am, the better my pregnancy may be. She also discussed with me the plan and the steps that we'll take once Husband and I want to get pregnant... in about 1-2 years. Once we're ready the plan will begin and that is a such a joy for me. I have a doctor who understands my concerns and needs and it taking them seriously in order to aid in us having a baby. She is giving me hope and a plan. I need both.
Driving home it hit me. This past year I have met many milestones. I have lost pounds, ran miles, changed my eating and ran races. But even more exciting that those things is the joy and the acknowledgment that these changes will help me to be a Mommy and I don't think any joy but that can compare.