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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.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

After 7 cycles of doing it the "easy way"...

I am now charting. I am quite surprised at myself. Four days in a row I have taken my temp immediately upon hearing my alarm go off. Maybe this will give me some insight. If nothing else, it will help the docs understand that I'm serious when I go in for an infertility exam.

Monday, September 22, 2008

AF Arrived.

Cycle 8 begins today. I am so frustrated at TTC. Why on earth is it this F-ing hard?!!?!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Birthday BFN

I got a bfn this morning on a FRER. I held it up to the light because I thought I saw something, and there was a shadow line in the light. I'm not sure if that is supposed to happen or not. I am just so upset about it. I shouldn't have tested on my birthday... kinda bums me out. 7 cycles... we should have a plain as day bfp by now. She is supposed to show on Sunday. If she doesn't show by Monday, I'll test on Tuesday. I've only got three FRERs left.

In other news, H got up super early this morning and cooked me a wonderful breakfast! He is so sweet. :)

11 dpo

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 25. I always wanted to have my first child at 25. My mom had incredible complications with her last child at 28 (she had 4 kids between 20-28), and I'm thinking I've inherited that (but not her fertility!!). I'm hoping for a birthday BFP tomorrow. Please please please... that's all I want for my birthday!

I tested yesterday and today and got a crazy light line (not even sure if it was pink) on them both... dollar tree. As per my prior experience with $ tree tests, I'm not trusting them at all. I honestly am thinking that they are evap lines.

I am cramping though, which I can't recall ever doing before af. Maybe it's a sign of good things to come. I just can't wait until it is my turn to say, "BFP!!"

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Late Night... can't sleep

I want to be pregnant so badly. I want a baby in my arms in 9-10 months. I want to be responsible for that little human being. I don't want to keep trying over and over for years.

I know I'm only on cycle 7, and I know I complained about this in my last post. I just thought it would be easier, ya know? Like everyone says, "It's not as easy as they told you in sex ed!"

I wish I knew why teenagers are able to get pregnant (and stay pregnant) so much easier than adults. I know that it can't be because they are having sex more often, because plenty of people on the nest baby are having sex every day or every other day around O to conceive. It can't be because they are tracking their CM better, or charting their temps more accurately, because we all know that not a one of them has done that. In my opinion, I think that teenagers are biologically able to get pregnant more easily than adults. I believe that our bodies are still adjusting from how things used to be. It used to be (many years ago) that girls were expected to marry and get pregnant around 13 years old. There were many many years of that, and I think we are still adapting to the "newer" lifestyle of later pregnancies... who knows.

It's 2 am and I am rambling. I am Oing very soon, so I'm crossing my fingers that my body acts like the teenager it was once.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

We finished our 6th cycle last week. BFN, then AF. 6 cycles and no viable pregnancy. I got pregnant on our first cycle, miscarried 5 days later. 5 cycles post m/c and no bfp... I know 6 cycles is nothing compared to what some women go through, but I just feel so different from the rest of my entire family. My mother, aunts, and grandmothers all got pregnant many times and had many babies very easily. M/Cs are not at all common in my family. Not only am I having a hard time getting k/u, but I also m/cied my first pregnancy. Le sigh...

We're on 7th cycle now... I'm waiting to O. I took a couple extra pg tests this week to be sure I wasn't pregnant. When af came, she was here for two days... not even that crampy or heavy, then left. No trace since. That has never happened to me before. I took some $tree tests and a wal-mart test... all I saw were gray evap lines. Stupid $tree tests.

Waiting to O is so obnoxious. I feel like it is two wasted weeks. Although, IF I get pregnant this month, then I could get a bfp on my birthday. My 25th birthday is on Sept. 19th, and I will be 12dpo (If my typical cycle calculations are correct). I plan on testing on my birthday morning. What a wonderful present that would be... :)