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I am a 29 year old teacher of fourth grade. My husband and I began TTC in March of 2008. We conceived our first month, but unfortunately it only ended in an early miscarriage. 8 months later we finally conceived again, and she was our take-home baby! Norah Jane was born on July 16, 2009. 7lbs 0oz 19" long and amazing. We recently had our sweet baby boy, Miles! He was born on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz, 20 inches long, and PERFECT! We are loving every minute of parenthood (even the frustrating minutes!). This blog is an attempt to chronicle the baby steps, foot steps, leaps, bounds, and milestones of this journey.

Friday, June 27, 2008

6 dpo... or 7

Not sure if I am 6 or 7 dpo today. I looked on my calendar, and I Oed on the 20th I am pretty sure, which, I think, would make me 7 dpo. Anyway, I am not testing until at least Wednesday of this coming week, which would put me at 12 or 13 dpo. I'm nervously excited. 

So... in more recent news... we are moving on Monday! Yay! I am so excited! We got a townhouse and I found out today that they cleaned and fixed the carpets, and that we are allowed to paint or re-wallpaper the walls! Yay! This is really good because the kitchen has horrendous flower wall-paper, and the bathroom has a blue door... ew. So, that will be one of the first things to happen when we move in. 

I ordered the Uhaul yesterday. $648.00 later, we will be able to pick it up on Sunday morning and we can have it until Wednesday morning. Oh, for the money we get a car dolly too. Not too bad, but a serious chunk of change. 

DH and I went to an arcade today and played Deal or No Deal. We ended up winning 300 tickets on one game, which was soooo much fun, but the best part was that there was this summer camp for low-income kids at the arcade at the same time. We took all of our tickets, split them up into little stacks, and gave them to random kids. I was so happy when we left there... the kids beamed when we gave them the tickets. They loved it, and I loved it that they loved it. This is why DH and I are going back to TN. We NEED to be around children.

Now to have a child...that's a different ball game... still waiting. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

3 dpo

Today I am 3 dpo. I know I ovulated this month, unless the stupid opk lied to me, on cd 13. My LP is usually from 13-15 days. We shall see what happens. I hate it when people say, "I'm __ dpo, and here are my symptoms." You don't have pregnancy symptoms until after you know you are pregnant! You have body issues that you do not typically have every month. So, my body issues right now are just that my boobs hurt, which they always seem to do every month, and I had a bad dizzy spell in wal-mart two days ago, but that could have just been an ovulation issue or something else. I'm only 3dpo! 

What is really great about this cycle is that we are moving back to Nashville a week from yesterday. The day we move, which is Monday of this upcoming week, will put me at 9 dpo... a day that I would typically start testing (way way early, I know), but because we will be moving that day, moving in still the next day (10 dpo), unpacking the next two days (11-12 dpo), that puts me at 13 dpo until I will probably be able to even FIND my pregnancy tests! 13 dpo is a safe place... there's a good chance a test will pick it up, but then if it is a bfn, there's still a chance I could be pregnant. :) 

So, like I said, we're moving. Up until about 4pm yesterday, I had almost lost all hope for finding a place to live. We are having issues because of our jobs. I cannot start my teaching job until August, so I will have a temporary catering job until then. DH cannot start his job until late July, so he will have a temporary job until then. Apartment complexes do not like this uncertainty. We would wait until late July to move up there, but I HAVE to get up there to interview for my positions, and DH's sister is going to pop out a baby any day now. Well, yesterday around 4pm, we finally got an email from a lady at the office for this townhouse that we were wanting. It isn't the pretties townhouse in the whole world, but it is available, and we were approved for it, and if we want it, then it is ours. I'm so excited! We have a place to live! A friend of mine is going up there to check it out tomorrow, and unless she tells us that it is roach-ridden, then we are moving in on Monday! :) I have to thank God for all of this. I have been praying constantly that things would start to look up for us. Finally, something went right. 

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Either today or tomorrow is O day

So in my best Chandler Bing voice... Could I be that lucky? I took my first OPK yesterday around 12:30pm, and it was an obvious positive. I looked at it at first and pointed to the actual test line and said, "oh, that's so dark, that has to be the reference line"... but then I looked at the directions, and it was not... it was the test line, as dark as could be. So, long story short, my first OPK was a positive. :) ...And so we did what was necessary to make a baby last night. :)

I think I will take another OPK today just to see if I did O already or if I am still building up to it. It is funny though, most people do not have that "normal" 28 day cycle, but according to this opk, I will pretty much O on cycle day 14. My cycles are typically 27-28 days long. 

So I have more hope for this cycle than the last three. We will probably have "sexy time" again tonight for good measure, but I do think that it was overall well-timed with this cycle. Tomorrow will be 1dop... I am NOT going to test until 12 dpo. H and I will be smack in the middle of moving during almost my entire 2ww, so that should help me. 

Friday, June 20, 2008

Going to start the OPKs.

This month I am going to go with OPKs to see if I am ovulating around the time that I think I am. I am very new to this, so we'll see how it goes. 

I had a dream last night that I was about to go into labor with my first child. It was odd though, I looked like I was only about 24-26 weeks pregnant, but in my dream I was full-term. I kept saying in the dream, "This sucks! I can't believe I only got this big!" Weird.

In other news, DH and I move next week. Not this coming week, but the week after. I couldn't be more psyched. We are walking into some unknown territory, and I think it is going to be very hard on us at first, but I know we are going to be fine. :)

Ok, off to buy some opks. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fast forward a month

Ok, so I am going to try to get back into this blogging thing. I was pretty stressed out for the last month or so, and still mildly stressed out, but H and I have made some serious life decisions, which actually make me a lot less stressed.

H and I are moving back to TN, where we both went to college. We both want him to get back into the ministry field so badly, and we both miss TN so much. Both of those reasons point to going back to TN. Plus there are so many other reasons. One of his sisters has two sons that we never see, and the other sister is due in July. We want to be near our neices and nephews so badly... so we are. We are moving around the first of July, although neither of us has a job (mine is almost secured with the school system), and we don't have a place to live yet. I'm trusting God that everything will work out fine.

So about the whole baby-making thing... we are in the middle of Cycle #4. We obviously didn't get a bfp last month, and even though we are making crazy changes, we are still going to try this month. Neither of us wanted to waste a month of trying, and if it does happen, we will just make it work. I always think about the fact that my parents got pregnant with my older sister when she was 19 and he was 21, they had no real careers and no insurance, but they made it. They are happy and all of us are healthy. So we will try this month.

I am so excited about all of the BOTB bfps this month/week. I hope I get mine soon, but for now, congratulations ladies!