So, as you all know, me and Mr. A are TTC! We pulled the goalie in October but didn't really start trying until December. We had the mindset that things would move quickly, as I'm sure many people think after watching all the young, teen mom's get pregnant with no problems, but we quickly learned that creating a miracle is well...just that, a MIRACLE.
I bought and read Taking Chart of Your Fertility and learned quite a bit of stuff about our body, charting, ways to increase your odds of one sex over the other (yes, there actually are things you can do...not different sex positions as many people think lol) and a lot of other things. So, I said to myself, "Why not try charting? It definitely can't hurt me."
So, in December (I think), I did just that. I bought a basil thermometer and took my temperature at 5:30am everyday until I confirmed that I ovulated. The way I knew that I ovulated was by using the OPK's (Ovulation Predictor Kits) and then I stopped. Bad idea....the only way to truly learn anything is to keep up with it even after Oing.
So, I stopped doing it because I hated waking up at the same time even on weekends to take my temperature. When March rolled around and we still hadn't had a Positive test, I decided to start charting again. For March, I did the whole month. I really thought it looked good. They say when your temperature stays up for 18 days straight after ovulation, you are pregnant. I had gotten to day 12 past ovulation and it was still up so I had great thoughts even with a negative test. I thought, well, maybe it's just too early for my cheap tests to detect. Nope, I was wrong, I got my period the next day.
I was devistated...the 1st month that I really wanted to, and almost did a few times at work, cry!!! Now, I know what other people have felt like when it takes them months and months or even years to conceive their little miracle.
The next day, I realized that being sad about it was not going to help me at all. I know that when it's our time to have a child, we will! We are taking all the right precautions...I'm taking prenatals and have been for almost a year now, we're exercising, eating healthy, cutting caffeine, etc. I pray and ask God to bless us with a child when he/she feels the time is right for us. I do hope that it's sooner than later because we are SO ready to have a Baby A!
And don't you worry....I will probably announce it here before a lot of my friends and family know.
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