I just got my third period after going off birth control and I'm getting pretty antsy. I really want to have a baby and start a family.
I hate that early pregnancy symptoms are so similar to pms or pre-period symptoms. I hate getting my hopes up and having them come crashing down on me. I didn't realize just how badly I wanted this until this month. My period was a day later than it has been the past two months and I had been having some nauseous feelings and a little cramping. I guess when I really think about it I didn't "feel pregnant" so I shouldn't be that surprised. I'm just tired of waiting I guess.
I think my first step is going to be cutting back on work. I've been working 40 hours a week at my day job plus 20 hours a week at my waitressing job. I need to cut down a little for my sanity and my energy level. I haven't had awake enough to do the baby dance enough. I know my boyfriend will appreciate it to if I'm around more and awake more.
My next step is going to be buying an ovulation detector kit. That way I know I'm timing things right. I was making mental note of things and using an ovulation predictor online, but I want to take it to the next step and really know more exactly when the best time to do the deed is.
The last step I'm going to take now is trying to better my lifestyle. I was doing a pretty good job about a month or two ago, but I've slipped back into my too much pop drinking and fastfood eating ways. Non of that is good for me, nor will it be good for the baby once I do conceive. It wouldn't hurt to exercise a little too since I've gained a couple pounds since starting my full time job 2 months ago. I've spent the past 5 years working active jobs and going to school with little time too sit, and now that I have a desk job I'm seeing how big of a deal an active lifestyle is.
That's about it I guess. I'm going to try all of that this month and see how things go. Hopefully I'll be blogging a little differently in a month or so.