I'm new here, but have been lurking for a few weeks to get a feel for the boards. My name is Jaime. DH and I have been together for almost 8 years, and married since May 31, 2003. I'm 28, he's 30. We have both always wanted kids, but wanted to make sure our timing was right. I wanted to be a bit more financially stable, and I wanted to own a home first. We bought our house on July 14, 2006, and have been loving every minute of being a homeowner! We found the perfect house and I think it will be a great neighborhood to start a family in.
With that out of the way, the next thing to conquer was my health. While I do not have any serious medical conditions, I am quite overweight and have had high blood pressure for a little while. I have been on BCP for 11 years (with no breaks). I was put on it in my teens because I had an irregular period. I have been perfectly regular since taking them, but have a bad feeling that when I stop taking them I'll go right back to the way I was. Anyway, I went to a new PCP in my new town a few weeks ago. I liked her very much. She did a complete physical and blood workup, and my blood pressure wasn't even bad! I was shocked! I had been really worried that the blood pressure issue would stand in our way of TTC. DH and I have been trying out the South Beach Diet for a few weeks now, so maybe the small amount of weight I've lost so far has helped with the BP? I'm also hoping that once I go off the pill it will go down even further. The Dr recommended that I buy a home BP monitor, so DH has been taking a reading for me every evening. I have my followup appointment with the PCP on 2/23/07 (next Friday) so I'll bring my readings with me and we can go over that and the results from my bloodwork.
As long as there are nothing weird comes up, we'll be TTC the next week!
I'm almost through TCOYF, and am loving it so far. I'll start temping once I'm off the pill. I think maybe I'll go out this weekend to buy a better thermometer. Once I do that I'll put together a signature with a FF link. I'm sure I'll need help in the beginning though!
Keep your fingers crossed for me!