Ok that's a decent enough title for now...
So it's time for me to start a TTC Journal. I said I would finally start one if I got AF again, and she came today, so it's CD 1 of cycle #6. This will most likely end up being the place I whine and complain, and become all melodramatic and have pity parties for myself, so that I don't bring down the mood of the boards I visit LOL!!! I love reading the other journals here and figured I'd return the favor by sharing my story...
So anyway, for those of you who don't know me, a little background:
My name is Cherie, and I am 25 years old. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, Damon, and he's 27 years old. We were married January 2, 1999, (when I was 20 and he was 22) and have been married for Almost 5 years. We are TTC #1, and this is our 6th cycle TTC since May 2003. We live in Tucson, Arizona with our 2 cats, Herbie and Meeko.
At first when we were married we KNEW we weren't ready for kids - I wanted to finish college first, and I didn't feel like it was the right time for me to start a family, but by that point I knew I wanted to have kids, just not right away - we both felt there were things we wanted to accomplish first.
I joined up with pregnancy.org in August 2002. My older sister was PG with her 1st, and it was really making me want a baby even more - I'd say I started getting the baby bug sometime around June of that year. At first after joining this site, I used it for informational purposes about my sister's pregnancy, but as time moved on, I came to admit to everyone else (except people in real life) that I really wanted a baby of my own. I know some time in there I finally found the courage to talk to it about DH, and we agreed that a baby was what we both wanted - once I finished college in May 2003.
I joined up with the Thinking of Conceiving (TOC) board not long after that, helped get it moving, became an unofficial host there, and in April of this year, I became the official host of the board. I was getting prepared to TTC the whole time I was on the TOC board. I quit smoking on October 1, 2002, and have been smoke-free ever since. I walk every night, and although my eating could stand to be healthier, I'm doing OK in that department. I saw my doctor in December 2002 for a preconception check-up and was given the green light to TTC when we were ready - we had made a plan for May 2003! I took my last BCP on January 22, 2003, the same day my neice was born, and began prenantal vitamins the next day. I'd decided I wasn't going to chart unless we had problems conceiving. Not much happened after that TTC-wise. I was just waiting until the right time on the TOC board and daydreaming with the rest of the ladies there about the day I'd be a TTC'er. We were using condoms from January to May, and although there were times when we REALLY didn't want to use them, we managed to play it safe.
I think I will take it from there in the next post because this one is getting REALLY long, and I don't want to bore you too much on the first reading of my journal!
Thanks for stopping by!