it was about this time last year that we were getting our BFPs! Come share your story here.
Can you believe how far we've come in just one year?
I didn't get my +hpt until the end of January but what a surprise it was!!!
It was our first month trying but during ovulation, we all got the stomach flu. I guess the hard work we put in before did the trick. I took a test a couple of days before Christmas which was neg. on Christmas, I was bummed so I had a couple of drinks. On a whim I tested on boxing day and it was positive. I felt super quilts about Christmas day.
I was about 3.5 months post partum. I was trying to chart and my chart wasn't making any sense.
We drove 1000 miles to southern California for a funeral in early January, and the whole trip I was expecting a period. Kept expecting. Kept expecting. Kept expecting. LOL
Took a few tests just for peace of mind, negative. Still no period. I gave up thinking I was pregnant and just thought my cycle was messed up.
One day in early February, I was out with a friend. We went to lunch, then went to the outlets to go shopping. I had to pee like crazy! I went potty, came out and said to my friend "I am burping ketchup from lunch and that is how it feels when I'm pregnant. I better go home and pee on a stick." Sure enough, a quick positive. I texted her a picture of the positive photo, and her response jived with my sentiments exactly, "I'm sorry." ....
I spent the whole pregnancy miserable and more miserable. My baby was already a handful. He didn't sleep well. I was exhausted. I had an awful birthing recovery. I had some important health issues. I was NOT ready to experience all of that again. But it was my reality.
Turns out, I had a post partum recovery that was 180 degrees different from my first, and this baby is just fabulous!!! He has an entirely different personality, is very laid back, is not needy, and I am just very grateful that God gave me a much easier baby this time around, otherwise I might be in the psych ward by now.
This is an old pic. And a crappy one. But here he is, only older and cuter.
After 6 years of heart ache and failed pregnancy test, we found a great fertility doctor who ran every test yo ucan imagine just to find out that both DH and i were perfect and had no reason for not conceiving. we budgeted for 4 rounds of IUI and said that if we dont get pregnant after that then we are done trying. I took my clomid, ovulated 2 days early with 2 large follies and had the IUI done on Dec 8th. Dr said to take a pregnancy test in 14 days. i did the math, and told the doc to tell me EXACTLY what day to take the test..she told me Dec 22nd. i smiled and looked at DH and said, "honey, this is gonna work the first time". Dec 22nd 2010 was our 9th wedding anniversary you see. Sure enough, at 3:17am i woke up to tinkle (i was already peeing ALOT after 2 weeks) and took the test. it immediately showed 2 lines. i was in shock and didnt believe my eyes and ran in to DH who was waiting patiently and showed him, all he said was "2 lines". He gave me my anniversary gift and we snuggled up until we had to go to work. I learned that day that good things do come to those who wait, sometimes
I got my BFP December 18, 2010. It was DS's b-day party and I just didn't feel right that whole day. My blood sugar kept falling. The thought of cake made me want to vomit. That was a red flag for me. I LOVE SWEETS! After just being tired and everything else, I came home that night and decided that I wanted to POAS. I got the faintest +. After 9 cycles, I was so happy. It's hard to believe that my baby will be 5 months old on the 12th. He's grown so much and he's so big. Wow! What a year it has been!
DH and I had been trying for several months using Shettles Method to try for a girl, but after a MC in November of 2010 I decided that I just wanted a baby and didn't care! I wait 1 cycle and on NYE I got a + OPK.. we brought in NYE with a bang and on 1/10/11 I got a faint + HPT! Little did I know that we conceived a double blessing that night!
This time last year we were in Dominican republic with 40 of our closest friends and family sitting with the wedding coordinator finalizing all the details. We were married on the 7 th and unbeknown to us we're concieved the next night ( I wanted to be married 1 year before we starting trying...we were married one day!). Exhaustion and boob explosion came almost immediately ( I almost didn't fit into the dress @ outlr reception back home). 5 weeks after the wedding, I peed on a stick. 4 weeks after we had an u/s and found out we were blessed with 2. Although it was a horrible pregnancy I'd do it over again a million times for these babies. Where has this year gone?
I got my bfp on Dec 18th as well. This time last year I was having my betas drawn and was concerned about my RhNeg titers cause my last delivery our incompatible blood types crossed and I required 2 shots of Rhogam instead of 1.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
We had a miscarriage at the end of Thanksgiving so it was our first full cycle after the miscarriage. We were charting and my chart looked eerily similar to my pg chart, plus I had been experiencing a few symptoms. About 7dpo my SIL was over making cupcakes for my niece's birthday and I started getting super nauseous and I told her I thought I might be pg. The next day I took an internet cheapie and got a light positive, but I still wasn't convinced. The day after that, Jannuary 16, was our first wedding anniversary. I woke up, took another cheapie, and then a FRER, and then a digital, all positive. I woke Chris up and gave him the tests as a present. That was a really great day!
Lenora & Chris 01.16.10
DS Brandon 05.13.07
DS CJ 10.06.11
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