About Jamie & JP

I'm Jamie, I'm 32, married to my best friend JP (38, no male factor).  Summer/Fall of 2010, we went through 3 failed IUIs which came after approximately 4 years of no BC, and no periods.  While my RE never attributed my troubles to my weight, I'm a smart enough girl to know that it, and my PCOS, are the source of my problems.  In February I went for my initial consultation at the Bariatric Center and began changing my habits, and on July 20th of 2011 I had RNY Gastric Bypass surgery.  In total I have lost 145 (and counting, all the time!) pounds, but I still have many more to go.  My cycle finally made an appearance about 6 months post-op.

In March of 2012, I braved my long-feared, and long-denied Adrenal problems, and went to an adult Endocrinologist.  She confirmed my diagnosis via blood tests, and put me on meds.  3 months and several blood tests later, my hormone levels are normal, and I am showing zero signs of PCOS.  I am thrilled, and terrified.

In May/June of 2012, I (apparently foolishly) wanted to see if I would cycle on my own, without birth control, so I stopped taking it.  I never found out, because on cycle day 37 I took a home test, and it was positive.  

We first saw our little Gizmo's heartbeat via ultrasound on 7/30/12.  Though we experienced placenta previa, IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction), and an emergency c-section after not handling induction drugs very well, I delivered a healthy and gorgeous baby girl on 2/20/13.  She is the light of my life.

We plan to start trying for a sibling sometime after February of 2014...

Wow, talk about a TMI introduction!  We're all used to that by now, right?


  1. Congrats on 145 lbs lost! That is awesome.

    We hopefully will see our little one's heartbeat on Dec. 31st. I can't wait!

  2. What a great success story!!! Congratulations on all the hard work done and the reward of your little girl!

  3. Wow, congrats on your weightloss! What an incredible journey, good for you! Congrats on your daughter and I hope all goes well with your current pregnancy and your son is born healthy and happy in February. My sister is having this surgery on Nov 28th - so it's nice to see someone who has had it and is doing well. I look forward to following! Here via ICLW.