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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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I am a little less bitter about not being pregnant since Af showed a few days ago. I am kind of happy that my period was only like 4 days long this month. I'm pretty sure it is over now. Only 11-14 more days until Ovulation...probably...we'll see. My temping so far this month has been a pain. I'm only four days in too. Last month I wrote my temp down in the morning. Now, for some strange reason, I keep believing that I can remember my temp...and eventually, I do, I just have to go back and change temps every now and again.

I REALLY hope this is our month. Unfortunately we would be due in August, which is when I would return to school next year... not the most ideal, but anything for a baby.

In non-baby related news, my mother is amazing! She paid my student loan payment for me this month... out of the blue! She is incredible some times. :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cycle 9

This morning at 5 a.m. AF came... I knew it was coming, but I didn't want to believe it. I am telling myself that I had a false positive since I never got a second real positive. I can't tell myself anything else for my sanity.

So that brings us into cycle 9. Cycle 9 will be MINE! Rhyming means it's true. :) I think this month I will try mucinex or preseed, and I am going to use opks and try the pineapple core thing. I really thought last month was our month. Hopefully this will be our month.

Friday, October 24, 2008

"Not Pregnant"

Digital said Not Pregnant this morning. Piece of crap. I took the second blue test out of the box, and it had a lighter line than yesterday. Cramping has subsided completely and I am barely spotting at all. I would be hopeful, but I had a HUGE temp drop this morning. Right on time. :( There is really no hope at this point. I am waiting for AF, and I wish she would come on so I could get onto Cycle 9. If for some reason I don't get AF by then, I do have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. If she shows, I'm cancelling it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Started spotting.

Nothing large yet, but it is red, and I'm cramping. Must have been a false positive.

REALLY trying not to get my hopes up

Took another $tree test this a.m. at 13 dpo... still that light freaking thing that looks like an evap line. So on my way to work I was really irritated at not knowing, so I stopped at Wal-greens and bought a two pack of their tests. I took the test with the tiny bit of urine I had in me (obviously SMU), and within one minute a light but there line showed. I am trying not to get my hopes up for a few reasons:
1. It is a blue dye test... these are notorious for false positives.
2. The $tree tests haven't been getting any darker.
3. It is light. But I can see it...even without squinting.

I went ahead and called the doc. They can't get me in until Tuesday for a blood draw, which is good, because IF I am pregnant, then my hcg will be higher. If I am not, then AF will come by then and I can cancel my appointment.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

11 dpo... bfn

"Not pregnant" are the ugliest words anyone ever put on a digital anything. That's what I read this morning. I *thought* I saw something on a FRER yesterday, and I *thought* (like I always do) I saw something on a $ tree yesterday as well. Oh well. I'm 11 dpo, I still have three days (or until AF comes) to obsess. i just want that second line to show.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Yes! I Oed!

The wait is over! I Oed.... I think on CD18. I'm 5 dpo today. I am not going to test until Friday of next week. I'm determined to wait this month. I need to wait. And now I wait.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

CD16... no O yet.

Irritation has set in.

Seriously, CD16 and no O yet? I know that people go throught CD40 and CD99 to get to O, but I always thought I Oed around CD14. I am beginning to wonder if I am going to have a super short LP. That would be bad. I finally found some OPKs I was willing to pay for, and I took one about an hour ago and it was barely negative. Suck. I'm not sure if the temping and charting is helping me or if it is making me more anxious. Hopefully I Oed either yesterday or today and my temp will shoot up tomorrow.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Charting doesn't suck.

I am in my eleventh day of charting and I have discovered a few things:

1. It is really not that difficult to take my temperature every morning. I thought it would be a pain in the butt, but my alarm goes off every day at 6:20, I take my temp, and go back to sleep for ten more minutes... or sleep in if it is the weekend. I haven't missed a day.

2. I have very low temps. I knew that my resting temp was in the upper 96's, but I had no idea that my temp dropped to the 95's at all. It has twice this week. Crazy.

3. Charting has made me anxious. I am waiting for those three temps above the cover line, and I am getting nervous. I am crazy sick with a sinus infection right now, so we didn't have sex last night. When my temp shot up today, it made me wonder if I missed my window. I am going to give it a go tonight and see if we can still hit it!

So, that's about it for now. I am on CD 11, I should O in the next few days, and hopefully in July we will have a healthy baby in our arms.

Oh! Our one year anniversary is next Monday! I can't believe it! :)