Monday, September 22, 2008

More about TTC

*What brought all of this up was that I finally had my period last week. Well, we'd been talking about it for a while and planning to start trying to have a baby soon. But my period is very irregular (always has been), and I hadn't had one since June.

*I can still get pregnant with an irregular period...this I know. I hadn't had my period for 2 months when I got pregnant for Zachariah. So, can you ovulate without a period? For me the answer is obviously, yes.

*Matt is really getting excited about me being pregnant again. He talks about it a lot at home now. He thinks a pregnant woman is one of the most beautiful things. And he treated me like a queen when I was pregnant. (Not that he doesn't now, but he really spoiled me. Come to think of it, that will be nice again.)

*Ashley mentioned that her biggest worry while trying to conceive was miscarriage. I agree with that. It took us a while to get pregnant the first time, but one of the things I prayed about was not having a miscarriage. I knew that I could wait longer if I had to, but I didn't want to go through a miscarriage. I know many of you have been through this, and you are stronger women because of it.

*Ashley, Bananafana, Sarah, Kelsey, I'm also right there with the relaxing and chilling out. That's what worked for us the first time. I feel like when I finally relaxed and realized that things would happen on there own, is when I got pregnant. So that is our primary approach this time.

*Jen, Jana, actually I'm not too concerned about ruining things for Zachariah. I don't know if I came across that way, but I'm not worried about that at all. I just know things will change, but I think change is a good thing. In fact, there have been times in my life when I have craved change, and I'm there again.

*And thanks for the idea of reading "Waiting for Birdie". I think I will try to get a hold of a copy of that.

*And thanks to everyone else (wanted to link you all fairly) who encouraged me: Devan, Heidi, Pam, Erica, Mommy Brain, Alli, Kel, Ohio Mom Musings, Shelly, and Jen. All the advice everyone gave to me means so much. And I love all the support of other mothers through this time.

*This could be a long journey. It may be short. I decided to write about it here before it kills me. I know that I will share with you all rather quickly when I am expecting. I just won't be able to keep a secret for long. And I really do appreciate your support so much.


Anonymous said...

Sorry you got your period, but at least you can vent to the rest of us who totally get it and are right there with you.

Nowheymama said...

Talk about whatever you want whenever you want. It's your blog and we're here to listen.

Jess (from church) said...

I have a copy of Waiting for Birdie that you can have. I just finished reading it. I can bring it to church next Sunday and look for you if you want it :)