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!
So I tried to add a blinkie - hope I did it right! I'm not the best at technical things. Anyway if it did work, youcan see that it says TTC and keeping it a secret, so I'll explain why.
DH and I have so many friends who are pregnant! I think I know like 8 people IRL that are expecting. This is excellent news, and I will most certainly be getting my baby fix. The thing is that none of them had any issues becoming pregnant right away. I'm just worried that it will take a while to get my BFP, and I don't want all of our friends and family to keep asking us how it's going. As it is MIL asks every time we see her, and has since we got married - almost 4 years ago. At first we just figured it was because we were newlyweds, and that it would wear off. We were wrong. I don't really see her that often (she lives about 45 minutes away) but I always feel uncomfortable when she brings it up. I just think if we told her we were trying, she would bring it up even more (ifthat's possible!).
Who knows - maybe it won't take any time at all. On the other hand though, if I go back to having really irregular periods, and only ovulating every few months, it may take us a while. I tend to worry about things enough without added stress from others. That's why I think I feel so comfortable on these boards. I fell like I won't be judged here, and I know there are others here with the same feelings and fears.
Come to think of it, I probably won't even tell anyone until the 2nd trimester (besides DH of course and you ladies) once Iget my BFP. My mom had a couple of m/c in her day, not sure if that will make me more prone to them? Hopefully not. Althought she also never had a day of morning sickness with any of her pregnancies, so I wouldn't mind if I that was passed down!
I don't know - do you think I'm being silly keeping it a secret? Is there anyone else out there that is waiting to tell people?
Not too much new really. Yesterday I went to a friend's shower. She's due 3/6, but not quite sure if she'll make it that far. I'm actually a the backup for her birth team. Her mom lives out of state, and is coming a week before her EDD adn will stay for 2 weeks. She also has another friend that lives a few hours away that will be joining her. This is all in addition to her DH of course. So if either her other friend or her mom can't make it, I'm on standby. We actually had a close one today, her contractions were coming about 5 mins apart, so she went to the hospital, was there for a little while, but was then discharged as the contractions stopped. So we'll see how it goes. I've actually been sick since Wednesday (just a cold), so I'm kinda glad I have some more time to rest up before her labor. I'm really looking forward to it. I have never seen a live birth. I watch all the TV shows of course, but obviously that's not the same.
So I've really spent the whole weekend resting, and am finally starting to feel better. I'm glad this is happening before TTC, because I have been taking some cold meds, which I probably wouldn't want to take if there was a chance I was pregnant.
Oh well, back to work tomorrow. The only good thing about that is that I had posted for some new jobs within the company last week and then was not at work on Friday (stayed home sick) so maybe I'll hear if I got an interview for any of them! Wish me luck!
Had a pretty boring day today. Haven't heard anything yet on the jobs I posted for, but it really hasn't been that long. I'm not concerned yet.
My doctor's appointment is on Friday. I'm getting a little anxious! I'm sure the week will drag by since I am so looking forward to Friday! Oh well!
At least it's supposed to warm up tomorrow. It's supposed to be in the 40's! How sad is it that I'm looking forward to that?!?!?! I guess if it had been any warmer than 20 degrees in the past week or so we wouldn't be so desperate for it! I'll take it however I can get it though! I do so hate the cold!
Ok so, I'm feeling a little better today. Thank God! I also took my last BCP last night! Woohoo!
My Dr's appt is tomorrow afternoon, so I'll let you all know about when I get home. Keep your fingers crossed for me that everything goes well!
My doctor's visit went well. She was very pleased with my blood pressure.
WOOHOO! I was so excited. The only thing that wasn't great was that I have an elevated DHEA-S level. I'm not sure what that even means, but I had more blood drawn to retest for it. If it comes back elevated again, I may have to have a catscan to make sure I don't have a tumor on my adrenal gland. Fun is.
Has anyone else had this problem? If anyone knows anything about it, please PM me - I would really appreciate it!
Tonight DH and I went to the movies to see Ghost Rider. Jim likes any movie that is based on a comic book, so he liked it. I thought it was strictly average, but at least I don't find myself trying to get those 2 hours of my life back!
Off to bed...
Hey Hey Hey!
Well, the witch is coming, I can feel her. She should be here by tomorrow morning. I can honestly say that this makes me happy! I bought my first Basal Thermometer tonight. I really shouldn't have waited until the last minute, and probably should have ordered one online, but for now the Walgreens version will suffice. It was only $10, so I won't feel guilty if I have to buy another!
Since AF should be arriving in the morning, I can begin to chart tomorrow. I am so excited! Our first cycle TTC! Hopefully my cycles will be fairly regular, even thought they never have been without the assistance of BCP. It's been a while, so who knows? It could happen.
The only other thing I'm waiting for is those test results from the doctor. Nothing yet, but it's too early either way. Hoepfully I'll get my little postcard and all will be well. Then we can start the serious BDing!
I signed up for Fertility Friend! I'm all set to go tomorrow!
OK, so my friend who's due next week is in labor! Her water broke this morning! I'm off to the hospital!