Post # 62
I’ll join (again!) LOL
Age: I’m 20, DH is 30.
When will you TTC?: We’re hoping to begin December 2014.
What are you doing to get ready to TTC?: Saving, saving, saving. I also take prenatals, but it’s to help with my hair/nails for now. I’m working on getting physically fit and have started making healthy food choices.
Do you chart? Link to the chart: I haven’t started charting yet.
What are you most looking forward to now that FALL is finally here?: Hoodies, bonfires, homemade chili, roasting marshmallows (erm- I mean, I’m making mostly healthy food choices, lol), and hiking!
Post # 63
Holy update batman! This is going to be long, sorry! Some Too Much Information included too :/
DH has been out of town since Thursday. My cycle looked really normal but I felt like complete shit: bloated, nausea, migraine, ugh. I’ve never really gotten headaches around AF and I was curious, so I tested. I got a very faint BFP.
Of course I was over the moon, but then I tested Friday and it was stark white. I figured it was a fluke and I started spotting that night and just treated it like my normal period. Saturday my cramps were so bad I went to the clinic. they gave me some pain meds and did a blood test.
Results are in. Chemical pregnancy. Whomp.
i tried not to let it get to me, but I had a minor breakdown when I told DH (the poor guy didn’t know anything was amiss, I was going to surprise him today with the news). I’m really not freaking out that badly, it just stings. Had we been trying I might have been more broken up, but I was still in shock by the time everything went down.
So sweet DH comes home and we were enjoying some much needed alone time, when he pulls the goalie without telling me (sorry for the TMI!)!
Long story short: I had a CP and that sucks, but it made DH realize that he wants try now! So I’m a grad 🙂 NTNP for now, if we don’t get a BFP this cycle we will step it up a notch in November!
Post # 64
@Emma20130601: I love your Italy plan! Sounds awesome.
Thanks! And OMG, what a roller coaster. Congrats, though, sounds like an exciting time for you guys! Fingers crossed!
I love pumpkin everything too.
OMG, that is so exciting on the dress! Crazy to think ahead to then.
Ahahah, I love all of the metaphors together! Good luck!
Post # 65
Now that the wedding is over I am trying to focus on all of the things I didn’t have time to do… like cook/bake, clean/organize the apt, etc… but the baby fever is creeping in! To be fair, it has been pretty strong for about 4 years, but I’d been trying to ignore it. Now I feel like, okay, married now, what’s next???
Part of me wants to hold off for awhile, since it’s such a huge change, and part of me wants to be PG immediately! It probably doesn’t help that this past weekend I had a baby shower to attend, and next weekend a christening…. so baby stuff everywhere. After the shower I was hanging out with a few girlfriends (all of whom got married recently) and one of them said, okay, nobody get pregnant for awhile so we can keep doing fun stuff! I guess I am feeling torn…. though I feel like the baby fever always wins, lol.
DH and I looked at health insurance stuff tonight, and determined that we are both going to use his insurance. In picking a plan, I decided that I want to get more info on maternity coverage…. it seems silly not to find out since we are picking plans right now anyway. I’m happy to find out these details (I’m a planner) though I think exploring that with the insurance company may make me feel more antsy about TTC.
Post # 66
@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d: OMG! I’m so sorry about your CP, but YAYAYAY for TTC now! Congrats!
Post # 67
@SadieBee: thanks! it’s been a crazy weekend. It was really hard not to post the BFP, but I’m sure glad I held back now!! Maybe I’ll get a sticky one soon!
Post # 68
@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d: Wow! Sorry to hear about the CP, but congrats on TTC!! That’s so exciting! 🙂
Thanks! I feel like that sometimes too. Sometimes I think that we should wait a while longer to accomplish the things we need to get done (house renos, etc). But then I see a cute baby pictures on the baby or one of my friends gets pregnant and it’s like I want to get started now! lol
Post # 69
@littlebee3: my gyno told me all you really need is a multi vitamin and folic acid. It’s cheaper to do it that way since prenatals are sooooo expensIve!!
Post # 70
@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d: so sorry for the CP. What a way to play with your emotions! But I’m glad you are officially a grad and that your DH is as excited as you are.
I thought I wanted to get preggo ASAP too. But you really cant spend that quality time drinking and hanging out with friends when you are preg or with a kid. So enjoy it while you can. i definitely am because I want it out of my system and not to feel like I’m missin out when we TTC. And I’m having a blast right now anyway. I think DH is too and loves that we are making the most out of our time before baby.
Post # 71
I apologise for not properly participating with the details! I just wanted to say hello.
I wish I had time to TTC at our leisure but I feel that because I will be 32 when I TTC I don’t have that luxury! So my plan is go of BC next month, and start taking prenatal (folate, iodine etc) pills same time. Then I hopefully will have time between nov and jan when the wedding is to work out the length of my cycles and the ovulation day. Then! After the wedding we can start properly trying and hopefully will nail a BFP within a couple of months. i don’t want to waste time by getting the day wrong by one day!
I sorted out my insurance to cover obstetrics so that when the time comes I will be able to have my obstetrician of choice.
Post # 72
Anybody else having a really really hard time focusing on anything other than wanting a baby? I try to keep myself busy but I feel like a crazy person! I’m trying to finish decorating the house, but funds are limited for that because we’re trying to get in a better financial position for kids. I can only work so much, and my job is stressful as it is. What else can I do to distract myself?
Post # 73
@emelee: Yes. This. I wish I had an answer, but I don’t. Just sympathizing as I’m in the same position and also feel like a crazy baby-obsessed person. I have a job that keeps me fairly busy and I really can’t imagine increasing the hours. We live in a rental for another year and a half because of DH’s job (we’ll be moving for his job then and buying a house when we move), so I really can’t put much effort into home decor projects. I’ve tried picking up other hobbies– I’m learning to play the piano– and I’ve planned a few short trips for us, but I still have *so much* free time that I sit around thinking about babies. It doesn’t help that I’m still 2 years away from TTC and that EVERYONE around me is having kids. I’m 29, and way past the days of going out partying or enjoying the bar scene very much at all, so I don’t even feel like there’s much I’m taking advantage of by not having a baby right now. So… anyway… sorry, I’m not much help. But would love to hear what other people suggest.
Post # 74
@MissKonaCoffee: At least it’s not just me!! I just feel like even when I’m at work or busy doing something else it’s all I think about! Anyone else have suggestions??
Post # 75
- Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour
@emelee: yeeeessss – I got into a horrible habbit of searching for youtube videos of how to surprise your DH/family with the news. I need to chill the F out!!
Post # 76
@emelee: I wish I had some type of advice but I’m in the same boat as you right now!! I’m having MAJOR baby fever this week. Looking at nursery pictures and newborn pictures isn’t helping much!! :S