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    Wow, I can't believe I'm finally starting my TTC journal. I love reading others' journals but have never found the time to start one of my own. Now that we are officially TTC, hopefully I'll make the time!

    Background: DH and I are both 28 yo. We have been married 6 1/2 years and have 2 DD's, born 4/99 and 4/02. I've wanted a third ever since our first was a newborn, and now that DD #2 is a year old, we're ready to forego BC and try to add another little one to the family. Currently I'm on CD 6 and AF is on her way out. I've only had two periods since I stopped BFing H, so I'm still not sure what a "normal" cycle is for me. This last one was 31 days, which is longer than my cycles were before getting pg the second time. I guess time will tell if they have gotten longer or if that was b/c I was still BFing once a day until a couple of weeks ago. I'm so excited about recording my thoughts and feelings and being able to read them later - after the TTC journey has ended. It only took 2 cycles to conceive our first DD, but it took 11 cycles and an HSG to get pg the second time. I'm really hoping that it doesn't take long this time (a Feb. baby sounds good!), but I'm prepared for it to take awhile. I'll give more background later as I have more time. Until then, GL to everyone TTC!

    Gina

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    CD 7 - Not much TTC news today, since this isn't exactly an exciting time in the cycle. Can't wait for another week or so to go by so I can start obsessing about whether or not I'm pg! I certainly wish TTC weren't so difficult for some people and so easy for others. It'd be nice for everyone to get pg exactly when they're ready. I have some friends who just had to cut short an IVF cycle. I'm just heartbroken for themand I wish I could wave a wand and she would be pg. I know that things will work out for the best, though, even though I can't understand why these wonderful people have to go through this. For me, even going through 11 months of TTC and fertility testing was hard enough. I can't imagine wanting a baby for 4-5 years with no success. We never found out what was preventing us from conceiving the second time. The HSG was normal, and I got pg about a week after I had it done. I'm certainly not complaining about never having an answer to our infertility, I just hope it doesn't take that long this time around! The kids are stuck inside since it's raining today and they're needing me, so I'll write more later.

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    CD 8 - what a busy day! Oldest DD had her last day of swim lessons today followed by shopping then cleaning my house for a playgroup tomorrow topped off by running out the door immediately after supper to go to church. Maybe not as hectic as it could have been, but I still feel like I haven't sat down all day! Actually, I enjoy days like this occasionally - as long as they don't come too often. Today is the first day since DD #2 was born that I'm ANXIOUS to get pg again. I've known I want a third child the entire time, but today I wanted to be pg NOW. I guess I'm over the ambivalence of not wanting to make H give up her place as the youngest. I think it will still be hard once I get pg realizing she won't be the baby any longer, but at least now I'm not wishy-washy about whether or not to TTC. I'm sure this has at least a little something to do with hearing friends announce new pregnancies. Not that that's the reason we're TTC. We decided right after DD #2 was born to begin TTC by the time she was a year old, then I postponed it one month because I didn't want to have a Dec. baby. But it still makes me want to know there's a new life growing inside me, even if we don't announce it right away. I guess that's enough obsessing for tonight. More later.

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    CD 9 - One of my friends and I were talking about babies yesterday and she related an interesting bit of information. A friend's midwife claims that your chances of conceiving a boy are greater if your husband consumes lots of caffeine (and of course if you only immediately before O). My friend has two sons, so she's interested in increasing the odds of having a girl. That means she's got to convince DH to eliminate caffeine from his diet before they start trying again. It also means my chances of ever having a boy are close to zero since my DH considers caffeine one of the major food groups and it hasn't helped the first two times! That's okay though since we'd have to buy a whole new set of clothes and toys if we had a boy. Less than a week til we're able to do something about adding a third to the family. I love the second half of the cycle when I MIGHT be pg - before the AF symptoms start. I guess I shouldn't be too pessimistic yet! I'll save that for a few weeks from now. More later.

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    CD 13 - I'm finally in an "exciting" part of my cycle. Before my second pg, I O'd on CD 16-17, and based on my CM I've still got a few days before I'll O this cycle. At least now, though, I have a chance of getting pg. I'm drinking lots of water but otherwise not trying to interfere with nature too much right now. If I'm still not pg in a few more cycles I may get more serious about trying to improve my odds. I'm also not telling DH exactly where I am in my cycle and trying not to appear too anxious about this being an "important" week in TTC. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. I know I'll be on pins and needles a few weeks from now, but I'm trying not to get too worked up over these first few cycles (as you can tell, it's not working!). I keep thinking about "when I'm pg again" and I know I may be setting myself up for a long TTC journey but I can't seem to stop! I'll indulge myself during the middle of my cycle, though, then try to put my thoughts on the back burner in a few weeks.

    DD's both have well child appts today. I'm anxious to see how much DD #2 weighs since she's always been in the 10-15 percentile and I haven't turned her carseat around yet. I hope she's reached 20 lbs b/c I know she'll travel better if she can see where she's going and not just look at the back of the seat! I do dread the shots, though. I'm also going to talk to the dr. about H's lactose intolerance. She started spitting up milk/ice cream/yogurt after she caught an intestinal virus. She's been on lactose free milk since then and according to the dr's office she should have stopped being lactose intolerant about a month after the virus. So far she's still not digesting milk products and I hope this doesn't mean the condition is permanent (esp. since lactose free milk isn't especially cheap). That's all for now.

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    CD 15 - Well, I'm somewhere around O time. I think I'll probably O tomorrow, or maybe I did today. Since I'm not temping the only thing I'm going by is CM, so I'm really not sure. This is my favorite part of the cycle. Aside from the obvious reasons, now I can think that I might be pg w/o analyzing every imaginary symptom. So for the next week I'll enjoy thinking "maybe it worked the first month" and not wonder if AF will greet me in the next day or two. Other than getting on the computer, I don't have much time to BO. With two little ones I stay so busy I hardly have time for a thought of my own, and I know my life will only get busier when we add a third child. I would write more tonight, but I'm tired (even though it's only 9 pm). I think stop and try to catch up on my sleep.
    Gina

    DH - 8/3/96
    DD #1 - 4/99
    DD #2 - 4/02
    Wilson Reid is here! 1/16/04

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    CD 16 - Just a quick update. Based on CM (or lack of CM) I think I'm 1 DPO today. It that's true, I O'd earlier this cycle than I have in 5 years or so - at least since I've been keeping track of when I O. Maybe this last pg changed my cycles (hopefully for the better!). Before I had DD #2 I O'd on day 16-17 and had a 12-13 day LP. I'm hoping I have a 14 day LP now. Better yet, I hope I have a 9 month cycle which ends with a beautiful new baby! Not much else going on. We timed things as well as possible if I really did O yesterday, so we'll see what happens in a few weeks. I'm sure the time will fly by with two active girls to keep me busy.
    Gina

    DH - 8/3/96
    DD #1 - 4/99
    DD #2 - 4/02
    Wilson Reid is here! 1/16/04

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    Okay, so I was wrong! Even with my kids to keep me busy, I'm still so anxious to find out if I'm pg I can hardly stand it! I'm sure it doesn't help that I know so many people who are newly pg, and just reading about others' BFPs makes me so want 14 dpo to get here so I can waste $$ on an HPT. Let's see... if my cm didn't lie I O'd on the 15th so I'm 3 dpo today. I really have nothing to get excited about yet. At least we have lots of activities lined up over the next few weeks - dinner at friends' house (tomorrow), MDO end of the year party (Tues), trip to TN (Fri - Mon), playgroups, etc. I'd forgotten how exciting it is to begin the TTC journey. Now I've just got to calm myself down for the next week and a half.
    Gina

    DH - 8/3/96
    DD #1 - 4/99
    DD #2 - 4/02
    Wilson Reid is here! 1/16/04

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    Today I'm feeling kind of negative about our attempt this month. I had some (very) minor cramping earlier today and my face has broken out a little. I know it's too early to be AF cramping, but I still dread reaching 13 dpo only to be met with AF. I guess my experience trying to get pg last time is coming back to haunt me today. I was hoping I could just think positively the first few cycles and not think about last time, but I guess that's not how my mind works. Once burned, twice shy. On the brighter side, I really would prefer to have my third born in spring/early summer, so at least I can console myself with that thought if AF greets me next week. Another thing that has me down is some close friends that have been trying to get pg for 5 years or so. They just had to stop their current IVF attempt midcycle and they are now looking into adoption. I believe God has children for them, I just wish they didn't have to go through all this heartache to start their family.

    Sorry to be so depressing today. I hope I'm wrong about this not being the month. At least I'm 5 dpo now, so I only have about 9 more days until AF begins to show or I test. My lp before my last pg was 12 days, so I'll test on 14 dpo if she hasn't shown up by then.
    Gina

    DH - 8/3/96
    DD #1 - 4/99
    DD #2 - 4/02
    Wilson Reid is here! 1/16/04

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    7 DPO- Still waiting, and trying not to obsess too much. I've manages to stay busy with playdates, cleaning house, and preparing to travel to TN for the weekend. It really has helped, but I've still got another week to go! I've also started reading a great book - "At Home In Mitford" . I know it's old, but Ive never read it and I'm really enjoying it. I've already got 2 HPTs just waiting for me next week, and if this isn't the month I think I'll bid on some on Ebay. I'm already preparing myself in case AF comes. I've got plenty of reasons that it would be better to pg in a few months. If I'm pg now, I won't get to travel over Christmas (can't travel after 2nd tri for medical reasons), I really don't want to have a baby in the winter, there will be another month (or more) between #2 and #3. I still know I'll be disappointed if she shows up, though. Not much else going on. I'll update more later.
    Gina

    DH - 8/3/96
    DD #1 - 4/99
    DD #2 - 4/02
    Wilson Reid is here! 1/16/04

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