I'd love to open up conversation on fertility issues. It seems like so many couples have to deal with this, but it isn't always considered 'polite' conversation. We tried for 9 months with our daughter, and we've been trying for about that amount of time this go round. I had a feeling something was "off" and went to the OB. She really didn't seem concerned because it had been less than a year of trying. I asked for testing, and go figure, my thyroid levels are really low. She asked me to go back and repeat the test to verify the diagnosis before we look at treatment. My mom had trouble conceiving, too. She had my sister at 19, and then was unable to get pregnant. She had two surgeries to remove scarring in her fallopian tubes, and finally conceived me when my sister was almost 8. They thought that was it, but were pleasantly surprised to have my younger sister two years after I was born. We started the foster-adoption process awhile back, but we ended up very disappointed with the agency. Eventually we would like to adopt, but it just isn't the right time for that. We would like to wait until our children are older if we adopt through foster care for many reasons. If you're open to it, I'd love to hear about your experiences.