How It All Began - TTC#1 (pg ment)

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How It All Began - TTC#1 (pg ment)

Well, I’ve been thinking that keeping a journal of my TTC experience would be a good idea so I’m very excited to find this forum. Smile

My DH and I were married in October, 2005 and started thinking about TTC right away. We figured the springtime would be a good time to start trying and we stuck to this plan for a little while. Around Christmas, however, my impatience kicked in so we decided that after my birth control pills ended for that cycle we would start trying then.

I finished up my pills and started my last AF on January 21, 2006. Little did I know I wouldn’t be seeing :witch: again for a while! I had been on the pill for 10 years and am embarrassed to admit that I did not know how badly it could screw up your cycles when you stopped taking it. Of course, like many newbie TTC’ers, I got all excited when my period was late the first month. Every twinge, every ache…I saw them all as signs that I must be pregnant. I began peeing on sticks like a woman possessed, but kept getting BFN’s. I reveal to you here, for the first time, the actual number of tests I took – 8! In about a 10 day period. No one else in the world knows that but you and I. :oops:

It was around this time that I began researching online, trying to figure out what was going on. Imagine my joy to learn that saying goodbye to my good friend, the birth control pill, had most likely screwed up my cycles for the next few months. :evil: Oh, I was peeved – had I known this, I would have stopped taking the pill much earlier to allow for a few months of irregularity. The second thing I learned from my research (and again, I’m embarrassed to admit I did not know this) was that the periods you have while on the pill are not “real.” Hmmm…..

I began to get very scared at this point. Several years ago, my older sister had stopped getting her periods for no apparent reason. She was 28 at the time, and as she and her DH did not want children she thought this was great. No periods, no pms….awesome! She went without periods for 2 years, until she had to see her doctor for another reason and he freaked out when she told him how long she had gone without a period. He put her on progesterone, her periods returned, and all has been well since then.

Now, this in itself did not scare me too badly. But my mother had also stopped getting her periods while in her late 20’s and needed progesterone to begin having them again. And even once they returned, she was not ovulating and ultimately needed a fertility medication to become pregnant. It took her years of trying to conceive with both my sister and me.

So here I was at 30, with a missing period and a family history of screwed up reproductive systems. What if my “normal” periods had stopped sometime in my twenties and I didn’t know it because I was on the pill? Would I ever have a normal period again? What if I don’t ovulate? What if my head explodes from all these questions?

So, armed with my 8 BFN’s and my newly acquired knowledge I marched off to my doctor’s office. I was torn between my hope that I was one of those freaky women whose urine doesn’t test positive even though they ARE pregnant, and my fear that I had early menopause (or maybe if I was really lucky, some fatal illness that had kidnapped my period). Oh yes, I was a happy woman.

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As expected, my doctor suspected that my absent period was due to coming off the birth control pills – although he didn’t completely rule out pregnancy. He did some blood work, including a pregnancy test and thyroid, sugars, iron, folic acid….all the good preconception stuff. Then came the line that I hate: “We’ll call if the tests show anything….if you don’t hear anything from us then the results are fine.” Great. I’ll just sit around waiting, not knowing if I should still be expecting a call or not. Grrrr. :evil:

The next few days were absolute hell. I am not a patient person and all this waiting was killing me. I caved in and called the doctor’s office to see if my results were back, and found out they were. Unfortunately my doctor had decided to take a poorly-timed holiday so he wasn’t in the office! The nurse assured me that he would have had another doctor call me if the tests had shown anything out of the ordinary. Sorry, not enough information for me! What about the freakin’ pregnancy test? I really need a yes/no here, lady.

After some shameful begging, the nurse finally agreed to tell me the results of my pregnancy test over the phone (a big no-no around here). And alas, the test was negative. Sad

At this point, I became quite depressed and was convinced that my ovaries were closed for business and I would never be able to reproduce without medical assistance. I scheduled another doctor’s appointment for a couple of weeks later, fully planning to demand some drugs to restore my period. Who cares if it’s only a few weeks late, and this is totally normal when coming off the pill? I had lost all capability for rational thought at this point (something which happens quite frequently with me).

I settled in for my very own special 2ww until my doctor’s appointment. The time passed very slowly. Until one day, I started to feel some cramps – not a lot, just enough to get my attention. And the next day, they got a little worse. And the day after that, hallelujah, my period arrived!! Sound the trumpets!! Alert the media!! My period is here!!
:party:

DH officially wrote me off as insane at this point.

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After I finished my happy dance to celebrate the arrival of my period, I became even more focused on getting pregnant. I’m now heavy into temping and charting, and kind of keeping an eye on my CM although I don’t really think I know what I’m doing there. :shock:

I think that brings you up to date on what’s happened so far. I have no idea if I’ll continue to have wonky cycles, although I’m hoping I go back to my usual 30-day schedule. If so, I’m right around the point where I should be starting to ovulate. Wish me luck! Biggrin

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You know, I'm sitting here (at work, and totally not working) thinking about all the stuff I don't know about my own body. I've learned so much in the last couple of months but there is still so much I don't know or understand...I think it's really quite sad that a lot of women have this level of confusion about their own physical health.

I think a lot of it is our own hesitation to talk with other women about things that happen with our bodies. I mean, really - did you ever discuss your CM with anyone before you started TTC? Did you even know the phrase CM existed and that you had it?

Trust me, I know some women with whom I would never want to have this sort of conversation. But it would be nice if it were possible to talk about this stuff with close female friends. I'm sure some people have that type of support network, but for some reason it's not something that my friends and I talk about. And I'm pretty sure it's not a line they want me to cross. Smile

That's why I'm glad that forums like this exist. You're surrounded by people in a similar situation, who often have answers to the questions you can't imagine asking anywhere else! :grouphug:

On a totally different topic, I broke down and bought OPK strips last night. I can't believe how expensive they are - $40 for 5 strips? Ridiculous. I ordered some online cheapies but they won't be here til next week and I think I might O in the next few days. At least I hope I will.

You know, I'm pretty sure if it were men who ovulated these OPK's would be a lot cheaper. But I guess that's a rant for another day. :mrgreen:

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I picked up a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility last night, and so far it's been an excellent guide. I have to say though, the pictures of different kinds of CM have me a bit worried. :-? I can honestly say I've never had any type of fluid that looked either creamy or ewcm based on these pictures.

Well, I refuse to panic about it. If I don't have any CM like that this month I'll get some Pre-Seed to help the spermies get where they need to be.

I'm on CD 15 and my temps are staying low, so I have no idea when I might O this cycle. DH and I are trying to BD every other day, so hopefully that will "cover our bases". DH is recovering from surgery so he's still in a fair amount of pain, but so far he's been up to the challenge!
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I might have to kill my cat. :angry1:

OK, not seriously, but he's definitely messing up my temps. For the last week or so he's been jumping all over us at 4am and he will not stop! Even if we kick him out of the room and shut the door he scratches at it nonstop. WTF?? Honestly, I think he knows I'm TTC and is not happy about it. (He is rather prone to jealousy.) Little bugger. So I am still taking my temps at 6:30am, even though I've been in and out of sleep since 4am. I'm not really sure how being awake affects your temps, if you're still in bed and haven't gotten up or been moving around. :?

I'm feeling a little blue, not quite sure why. There are lots of interesting posts on the TTC 0-12 months board, but I can't find the enthusiasm to respond. I think it's because my DH seems less eager to have a baby than I am. He really thinks we should "let it happen naturally" while I'm all about temping and charting and all that other good stuff. He made a comment last night that he thinks some of the stuff I do is crazy (like raising my hips after BD). He's a great guy and a fantastic husband, but sometimes he needs to think before he speaks.

Frankly, I think he and the cat might end up in the spare bedroom tonight. :bigangry:

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I ended up forgiving both DH and the cat last night, so it was a full bed after all - me, him, and the two cats (yes, we have two, we refer to the 2nd as the "good" cat). Smile

I am still feeling rather down in the dumps today. I'm pretty anxious and confused about TTC. I thought I was having a pre-O dip yesterday but my temps stayed low today. I'm only having sticky CM and as I mentioned before, I don't think I have ever gotten anything other than that. *sigh*

I just wish my temps would go up, even if I didn't get pregnant I'd feel better just knowing I ovulated. I kind of feel stupid being so concerned when this is only my second cycle of TTC and other women have been trying for so much longer. But I can't help the way I feel.

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So it's CD 19 and my temps are still low, although today's is a little bit higher. Now I'm trying to figure out if the temp rise at ovulation is always a spike or if it can crawl up over a few days as mine seem to be doing. I've been looking it up online and some sites say it can go either way, so based on that I might have O'd.

BUT (isn't there always a but??)....I've been using OPK's and haven't had a positive.

OPK #1 (CD 13) - really faint but I wasn't expecting a positive anyway, I was really just playing around because I had never used one before. Smile
OPK #2 (CD16) - still light but darker than the first
OPK #3 (CD 17) - very close to positive, I had to really examine it to decide if it was pos or neg.
OPK #4 (CD 18 ) - back to light again

Now, some people say that a neg is a neg and it doesn't matter how dark the line is - if it isn't darker than the control line it's just negative. But other people say that some women's test lines get darker as they approach O and then lighten again after o. So maybe I O'd overnight (between CD 17 and 18 )?

At this point I would kill to see a huge spike in my temp, or a pos OPK, or even a big pile of fertile CM. I really hate not knowing what's going on!

Someone recently posted a question on the TTC 0-12 months board asking which people found harder, the 2ww for ovulation or the 2ww for AF. Right now, I'd have to say that this wait for O is killing me!! I'm really anxious to see if I even O at all. Here's hoping I get a great big temp rise tomorrow morning!

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There was a little rise in my temp this morning, but nothing significant. BUT.....I had ewcm last night! Woohoo! Yahoo

I was very surprised as I have never had this before. I can't wait to jump DH as soon as I get home from work today.

I still haven't had a pos OPK. I started out using First Response OPKs and had lines of varying colors on those, but none darker than the control. Then I started using some cheap OPKs I ordered online from earlypregnancytests.com. I have no lines at all on those. I'll keep testing, maybe I'll get a pos tonight.

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Last night did NOT go as I had planned. Sad

So I was all excited to BD as I had finally gotten ewcm. DH, unfortunately, was not as eager. To be fair, he had had a rough day at work and a very painful physio appointment. (I don't think I mentioned this before, but he had knee surgery in January and is having a difficult recovery. The pain is severe enough to affect his "performance" and we can't BD as often as we used to.) So he was tired and sore and not in the mood at all. I was so disappointed and couldn't really hide it.

We ended up having a long talk about how we have different approaches to TTC (I'm way more analytical than he is, he thinks it should happen naturally). He's concerned that I'm going to be devastated if I don't get pregnant this cycle and that I will just get more and more depressed if it takes a while for us to conceive.

I do have a history of depression. But I am on medication that works wonderfully for me so for the most part it's not a problem. DH is worried that I will go into another depression if we don't get pregnant as quickly as I hope, and I can't say that he's wrong. I know myself well enough to realize that this could happen. I have been pretty obsessed with getting pregnant and it's only my second cycle of TTC.

So I guess I need to try to be a bit more rational with things, although it seems so hard to do right now. I just feel like we can make this happen if we can get the timing right. One side of me feels like I'm putting all this effort into charting temps and examining CM, and all he has to do is perform when I ask him to. The other side realizes how selfish and unfair of me it is to put pressure on him to BD when there are so many things going on in his life right now.

That being said, I'm still going to chart temps, do OPK's and all that. I'm just going to have to realize that the world doesn't revolve around my eggies, even though I seem to think it does. I am going to be more understanding with DH and I think this will help keep me from getting too obsessed with things that I ultimately can't control.

I'm still as eager to have a baby as I ever was, but I'm going to try to make this a journey for us to enjoy. Smile

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Well, it looks like my dream of returning to a 30 day cycle is just that - a dream. So far I'm on CD 24 with no signs of having ovulated. Either I'm going to have another lllloooonnnggg cycle or I'm not ovulating. Neither is a particularly good option, but I'm rooting for the long cycle.

I feel like I'm stuck in a holding pattern. I've stopped using OPK's because it feels like a big waste of time and money. I'm still temping, so at least that will show if I did ovulate when this cycle is finally over. At this point I am more concerned with knowing if I ovulate than with actually managing to get pregnant this cycle.

I do think I ovulated last cycle, even though I only started temping at the very end. My temps were high and then dropped before AF, and none of my temps since AF has been as high as they were prior to it. Which leads me to believe they will become high again at some point, I just don't know when. Aarrgh!

As frustrating as it can be, I would KILL to be in the 2ww for AF right now. This stupid wait for O is taking forever!

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And the cat strikes again.

At 4am this morning, my demon cat decided it was time to play "how long can I walk all over Mom before she goes completely insane". I finally got him calmed down and curled up beside me, and about 20 minutes later he started again. This totally SUCKS! I do my temps at 6:30am so being awake at 5am is not good.

That being said, my temp was higher this morning than it has been in the last 9 days. It's up quite a bit (from 36.3 to 36.5 Celsius) but still not higher than my temps right after AF (36.6). So I don't know if this is because of my lack of sleep, or if I might be ovulating soon. No fertile CM at the moment. I also feel like I might be getting a cold which I'm guessing would throw off my temps.

This is very frustrating. I feel like this has been the longest three weeks of my life. I can't even bear the thought that it might be another three weeks (or more!) before I finally get AF. A large part of me is very angry at myself for staying on the pill so long and screwing up my cycles.

I know it's been said before, but I find it so bitterly ironic that I spent so much time being petrified of getting pregnant when I was younger. Now that I actually want to have a baby, I couldn't find my eggies with a flashlight and a map. :-?

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Woohoo! HUGE leap in my temps today, I'm up to 36.7 which is my highest temp this cycle. Now I'm just praying they are still up tomorrow, three high temps and I might finally see some lines on my FF chart! Biggrin

The only downer to all of this is that I did not have any ewcm at all, except for a tiny little bit last week. I guess being on BCP for so long might have screwed up my cm. So the chances of actually having conceived this cycle are probably pretty slim. (We didn't BD all that often this week either, we've both been really tired and I had no clue when I was going to O.) So, I am going to buy some Preseed for my next cycle. Hopefully that will increase our chances.

God, I hope my temps stay up. I really want this to be from ovulating. I have been so nervous that I'd be like my Mom and not be able to O without meds. I don't have anything against taking fertility drugs, I just don't want to have to go through a bunch of annovulatory cycles before my doc will acknowledge a problem.

Anyway, I'm crossing my fingers to see another high temp tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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I HAVE CROSSHAIRS!!!

:jumpingbeans:

OK, so they're only dotted ones...but I'm happy to see them anyway! My temp was 36.8 today and when I put it into FF my lines appeared. Wheeee!

But, because of my lack of fertile cm the lines are only dotted. Definitely picking up some Preseed for next month. I was looking up info about Robitussin but apparently that only thins the cm you already have. Since I don't have any, that won't help!

FF also said my "intercourse timing" was good. For anyone who doesn't use FF, they rank it as either low, good, or high in relation to the timing of your ovulation. Not too bad considering we didn't BD all that much and I didn't know when I was going to O.

I have no idea how long my luteal phase will be, but I'm hoping it's normal so my 2ww doesn't turn into anything longer! Even though I said I'd be happy just to O this month, of course I'm still going to be hoping that maybe we got lucky and caught the eggie. Smile

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My charming kitty had me up bright and early this morning, so I figured I might as well make a quick update in my journal. After the last few days of increasing temps, I was surprised to see my temp dip today. It went down to 36.8 from 37.1 (yesterday's temp). Now of course, like any rational TTC'er my first thought was "implantation dip!" But I'm only 6 DPO so it might be a little early to see a dip. I'll see if tomorrow's temp goes back up before I get too excited.

I'm not having any PMS symptoms yet so I think my luteal phase is going to hold out for another week or so (that's how early I usually start getting PMS). I'm trying my best to be level-headed during this wait, but it's so hard! Right now I'm just hoping that my low temp today is either an implantation dip or a normal variation, and not a sign that AF is on her way. :roll:

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Well, crap. I mentioned in my last post that my temp had dropped and I hoped it was an implantation dip because I didn't have any PMS symptoms. Well, my cramps started about two hours ago. Sad

I'm feeling very sad and disappointed. Part of me wants to hope it's implantation cramping but the realistic side knows it's probably just PMS. If it is PMS, I hope the cramps last a few days before AF arrives. They usually do but I feel like I don't know what's going on with my body anymore. All I know is I don't want to have to deal with a short luteal phase problem.

Best case scenario - my temp shoots back up tomorrow and the cramps go away. Worst case scenario - AF shows up.

Thanks for reading - I'll keep you posted.

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Well, I just don't know what to think. I got my "best case scenario" this morning - my temps went back up to 37 and my cramps seem to have gone away. But, I really don't think yesterday had anything to do with implantation. The cramps were just too intense and they lasted about 10 hours. I can see getting some pain from implantation, but I don't think it would be as severe as the cramps I had yesterday. Sad Plus, there was no implantation bleeding.

When I was on the pill I used to get one day of mild cramping, then a few days of no cramps, then one more day of strong cramps before AF would show. Yesterday was far from mild, but if I had to guess I would say that I'll now have a few days of no cramps and then they will return by the end of the week - with AF hitting on the weekend.

I really admire people who can go through this month after month and maintain their sanity. I am so impatient that all this waiting just kills me. I am also a huge control freak so that's not helping! Why can't my eggies just do what I want them to do?? Wink

Anyway, for the most part I've accepted that I'm out of the running for this cycle. But a small part of me is still hoping there's a chance....

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Why can't I just accept that I'm not pregnant and move on?

I started getting cramps really badly around noon and although they only lasted for about 30 minutes they practically screamed "AF is coming!" These were the kind of cramps that take you out at the knees and it's all you can do to stand up without hunching over in pain.

And yet, can I convince myself that I am 100% out of the running this cycle? Of course not.

To add onto this, my temp dropped today back down to 36.8. Still above the coverline, but nowhere near as high as it's been. Most likely going to keep dropping until AF hits in the next few days.

And yet, can I convince myself that I am 100% out of the running this cycle? Of course not.

Rationally, I know that it can take a long time for this to happen. It could be months, even years. We might need medical assistance. The odds that we would conceive so soon after starting to try are pretty slim.

And yet, can I convince myself that I am 100% out of the running this cycle? Of course not.

I hate that I am setting myself up for disappointment. What the heck is wrong with me? Sad

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OK, so it's a brand new day and I'm going to try to stop feeling sorry for myself. Yesterday's post was pretty bleak. I need to shake this off and look ahead to possibilities of the next cycle.

I'm 9 DPO and just praying that AF holds off for another couple of days. I'd really like to have at least a 10 day luteal phase, as that seems to be the minimum considered "normal" by the research I've done. I had really bad pains on my left side overnight, I think it was my ovary. The pain actually woke me up and then kept me awake for awhile. It wasn't cramping, it was a very sharp pain. So far today I haven't been having this pain or any cramps, so I'm hoping AF is still a couple of days away.

While I was awake with my ovary pain last night I started thinking about the positive things that happened during this cycle, even if pregnancy wasn't one of them:

1. I ovulated!
2. I learned a lot more about temping and charting.
3. I learned that I don't produce a whole lot of fertile CM (which isn't a good thing) but that I can compensate for that with Preseed (which is a good thing).
4. DH became more involved in the process, realizing that perhaps his "waiting for it to happen naturally" attitude was not the TTC approach I wanted to take.
5. It looks like I might manage to pull off a normal luteal phase length.
6. I haven't gone POAS crazy. No peeing here!
7. It looks like my cycle might be returning to a more reasonable length.

So all in all, there have been a lot of good things gained this last month or so. Smile

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I am sick. Sad I woke up with a terrible sore throat this morning and it's still bothering me. I absolutely hate the taste of cough drops (no matter the flavor, they all taste like cr*p to me) but it hurts so much to swallow that I might have to break down and have some. In the meantime, I'm sitting here trying to see how long the human body can go without swallowing.

In addition, I apparently have developed contact dermatitis in a rather unfortunate location. My DH dragged me to the doctor last night after I asked him to look at this "location" and give me his opinion. His opinion was that he didn't know what the hell it was, but we were going to the doctor immediately. The doctor quickly diagnosed it as contact dermatitis (big words for skin irritation) and suggested I switch my soap, laundry detergent, and toilet paper - which should be a BIG hint as to exactly where this location is. Like I don't have enough to obsess about in that general area.

In TTC news, my temp went back up this morning although I figure that's from the sore throat. Still no sign of AF and no more PMS symptoms. My lower abdomen has been feeling a bit weird lately. Not cramping. It's almost like when you do a lot of ab crunches and the next few days your abs feel a bit abused. Just like that, except I'm feeling it low in my belly (around where I figure my uterus is). It's not painful, but there's definitely a sensation. This started after the ovary pain that woke me up a couple of nights ago ended.

I am very relieved that I have made it to the bare minimum number of days for a "normal" luteal phase. I hope this pattern continues in the future!

PS - I didn't swallow the whole time I was writing this! Eventually I'll have to do it, or else I might drown in my own drool. Wink

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So, lots of news for everyone today.

Remember a couple of posts ago I said I wasn't POAS crazy this cycle? Yeah, you can toss that statement out the window. The insanity has begun.

I don't even know why I tested this morning...there was no rational reason. I am only 11 DPO. But I did it. And nearly passed out when I saw a very faint line.

That's right, a BFP. I even peed on a few more sticks to confirm it. All showed faint lines. Holy cr*p.

So why aren't I jumping around for joy, I ask myself. Because I tested too darn early, that's why! I could kick myself. I am petrified that this will turn into a chemical pregnancy. I should be so ecstatic but instead I am so scared. Should have listened to FF, which told me not to test for another week.

Actually, to be honest, there's another reason I'm not as happy as I should be. My DH is in the military and he just found out yesterday that he's being promoted. This means that we'll be moving this summer and we don't know where yet. I am scared to death that we'll end up somewhere with a doctor shortage, and I'll be pregnant with no doctor. (I currently live in Ontario and it took me 10 months to find a doctor here because of the shortage.) I am freaking out over this possibility.

Well, the current plan of action is that I am going to test tomorrow morning with a different brand of hpt. This morning's were all internet cheapies and I don't trust those 100%. First Response will be used tomorrow! Then, if it also shows BFP I will go to my doctor near the end of next week for a blood test. I think DH and I will feel much more confident in the viability of this pregnancy once we have positive blood test results. As you can tell, neither of us likes to get our hopes up too high!

What a weird mood I am in - I feel guilty for not being happier over the BFP, but I don't want to get my hopes up too high in case it ends up a chemical pregnancy. I am so proud of my DH for his promotion and looking forward to moving, but I'm petrified I won't have a doctor. It's like half of me wants to be dancing in the streets, and the other half is determined to be unhappy!

Oh well, the only thing I can do now is wait and see what happens. I'll keep you posted on test results.

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First off, I sincerely apologize for not putting "pg ment" in my journal title yesterday. It completely slipped my mind and I truly hope I did not hurt anyone by posting about my BFP without this advance warning. I am so sorry. Sad

I haven't switched over to a pregnancy journal yet because I'm waiting to get some bloodwork done to confirm my hpt's. I'm a bit of a nervous nellie right now and to be honest, I feel like starting a pregnancy journal might jinx me. Stupid, I know, but I guess I'm just being extra careful right now!

Anyway, I did the First Response test this morning and got another BFP. I'm going to try to get in to my doctor on Monday (originally I thought I'd wait until the end of the week, but who am I kidding - I'm nowhere near that patient).

Crossing my fingers!!

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So, I guess this will be my last post here in the TTC section. I had my doctor's appointment yesterday, which was actually somewhat disappointing. He didn't do any bloodwork, stating that they only did bloodwork if there was any doubt that someone was pregnant. Because I peed on about a million sticks over the weekend and they were all positive, he didn't see the need for bloodwork to confirm the pregnancy.

I initially was concerned because it seems like so much emphasis is placed on HcG levels. But, he wants to see me again in two weeks so I guess that's when I'll have blood work done. After thinking about it, I'm almost glad he didn't test my levels. I don't think I'd want to know if they were low and it looked bad. I'd just worry more. Also, I'm very early into this pregnancy so it makes sense to wait until I'm 6 weeks to start getting into all of that stuff.

I'm going to start a pregnancy journal on preg.org if anyone is interested in reading about my adventures. Smile I'm really hoping that everything goes well.

I wish everyone the best of luck with their efforts and hope you get your BFP's soon! Thanks for reading!

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