Vashti's TTC Journal...Ready to try again

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Vashti's TTC Journal...Ready to try again

It all began Oct 14 2006, the day my sun, my soulmate, my hubby and I were joined. We had talked about having stars, but it all seemed far away we both wanted to wait for that "perfect timing". Hubby is in school now for business and real estate; he's also in the process of starting a business and promoting his music. Currently I have a BA in Psychology but I want to go back to school for information technology so I can work from home eventually, it's always been my dream to be a stay at home mom / work from home mom. In the beginning we wanted to wait until we had both finished school and were more settled in our careers, but something happened in the five months we've been joined. It's like one day I woke up and there were lots of baby thoughts and themes running through my head. Each day I feel more of my mind is taken over by wishful thoughts of bringing a life into this world. Hubby has been right on track with me although he admits to having fears of dealing with "hormones". He's heard horror stories from his family and this will be a first for both of us so we really don't know what to expect. We've realized there is no perfect time and we're not getting any younger. I'm 25 and my DH is 30. So as of the weekend of 3/4 (my last OV) we've been trying. Of course I was hoping that we would get it on our first try, but AF came early on the 16th Sad . I read somewhere that you should only do it every other day when you OV to be sure DH has mature "soldiers". Has anyone else heard anything about the frequency? After hearing that I started thinking DH and I are doing it too much, our regular schedule is normally everyday to every other day unless AF is visiting. This time my plan is to stop doing it a week before I OV and make DH wait until the day before OV to do it, so far we’re both in agreement and hopefully we follow through. Until next time... peace and blessings to all!

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#2 The Waiting Game

:gottago: So now i'm playing the waiting game. As I mentioned before AF is here so I'm just waiting for that to be over with. We try to get out of the house when AF is visiting so we don't get tired of looking at each other horizontally, lol. Dh and I picked up his Dad's puppy pit Desperation. He's the cutest! And we took him to the park for the first time to romp around, I love puppies it definitely took my mind off ttc. We kept him longer than we planned I ended up bringing him home and giving him a bath. And yes I did try to wrap him up in a towel to cuddle but he wasn't having any of that, he’s a little rambunctious thing. I played and played to trying to wear him out for cuddle time with no luck. I gave up and started cooking dinner while DH doggy sat, I noticed it was quiet so I peak in there to see the puppy and him curled up on the sofa it was adorable (even if it was my cuddle time). Lol Any wooo, DH has also been getting me into gardening to help me relax. He already had a broccoli plant going and lots of basil. I planted my favorite flower, sunflowers (and they’re the kind that give off edible seeds yum), blue bells, marigolds, spinach, beets, and cucumbers. I was surprised I enjoyed it so much, I’m your token girly girl but I quickly forgot all about the dirt and my nails. I planted them last week and I’m already starting to see a little green poking through, seeing life begin in all forms is so amazing. I bought some opks yesterday they are from the dollar store so I hope they work, I’m not even sure how often I would test, especially since I started early this month as soon as I need to count on my cycle being regular it starts acting screwy. I’ve been using one of those free tracking calendars, according to that I should OV around 3/29 so I guess I’ll start testing a few days before that. I only snagged 3 opks I think I might need more. I’m on CD 6, is it to soon to start testing on CD 10 just in case I OV early. I never would have thought ttc would be so tricky. I’ve never used the opks before so any advice you girls have is more than welcome. Also does anyone have any recommendations for a good prenatal vitamin, searching the web it looks like FertilAid is pretty popular and it prenatal supplements and help with fertility. I wonder if most couples just us the women’s or if they go all out have the men take them as well. Has anyone here tried FertilAid? My main agenda right now is finding a good prenatal supplement, I hear its best to start taking them before you are prego. Baby Dust! Baby Dust! Baby Dust!

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I'm back again its pretty slow at work and I'm craving cigarettes bad right now. I quit about two months ago when we decided to really concentrate on baby making. Its been relatively easy compared to other times I have tried to quit. In the past I never made it pass a week, now the time is flying by. It fills nice to say I'm a non smoker after doing it for about 6 yrs. Ttc has definitely made me an even more health concious person. Dh and I were vegeterians, we would only eat seafood. We were concerned about getting enough protein in our diets, I know that's especially important for Dh's :bluesperm: so right now we've allowed chicken into our diets. And I stopped eating tofu and drinking soymilk, I heard soy isn't good for you when you're pregnant, anyone else heard about that?[/code]

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# 3 Thank God It's Friday

:blob5: Yeah, it's friday I made it through another work week. Just waiting for 5pm to roll around and I can start my weekend. DH and I plan to lay low this weekend since next weekend I have off friday but I'll be working overtime throughout the weekend. I'm supposed to O on the 29th or 30th so Thursday evening and Friday well be spent in the bedroom. My plan for this O was to quit dtd a few days before O to be sure DH has optimal soldiers. I told him the 23rd was the cut off day so hopefully we can be good this weekend. I'm still shopping around for another prenatal vitamin I really want to try FertilAid has anyone else tried it?

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#4 OPK, seems like its working

So it’s CD 12 and I was so anxious I used an OPK on Saturday CD 9 and the only the control line showed. I tested again Monday evening CD 11 and I saw a faint line. I was surprised I didn’t expect to see anything yet since it’s one of the dollar store cheapies and I read online some people had problems using them well, so far so good. I only bought three so I’m stopping after work and picking up some more. I’m excited because I’m expected to O around the 29th, I hope it’s on the 29th or 30th because I have off on the 30th so I can devote the whole day to BDing. Like everyone says hopefully this will be the month. I’m still doing great with not smoking but I’ve been getting horrible headaches around my eyes by the end of the work day. By the time I get home I’m very sensitive to light and feeling nauseous. DH thinks it’s because I take such late lunch breaks. I work 8:30 to 5. I have a quick breakfast in the morning around 8 like toast or a waffle and I take lunch around 3 or 3:30 that way by the time I’m back from lunch my work day is almost over. DH thinks I should snack in between I have been snacking on fruit and nuts today and no headache so far I hope it stays that way. I joked with him that it was nicotine withdraws but I think he’s right. DH’s baby excitement has finally matched up with mine. He’s been texting me at work names that he thinks of throughout the day and stuff like he can’t wait til I have a big baby belly (sure he says that now, lol). I’m happy that he is so excited but a little scared. It’s easy for me to get my hopes up and then start all over again, my disappointment doesn’t last too long but I don’t want him to feel that disappointment. I hope he keeps his “it will happen when it is meant to” attitude. Any who I’m in a great mood today I can’t wait to get home to DH, cook him dinner, and relax in the bedroom for the evening. I almost forgot remember I had that O plan where we weren’t going to BD until today, we were supposed to stop 3/23 I gave in on Friday and he gave in the rest of the weekend and Monday morning :twisted: . I know we have absolutely no control, lol. I’m not as concerned as I was before. I recently read that it’s okay to BD a lot if DH has normal :bluesperm: production I don’t know maybe I should at least try to stick to once a day or every other day. It’s weird my drive wasn’t nearly has high before I met DH, I used to be able to go without forever and not even notice now it’s an ordeal to make it pass a day. Tick Tock Tick Tock Come on 5 o’clock….

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CD13 I think I'm Oing

So it’s CD 13. I picked up some more OPKs yesterday after work and I took a test it showed up a little darker than the day before. We’re going to a seminar by Mercy for Animals; they’re serving a free vegan dinner followed by an informative lecture on animal cruelty in the meat industry with undercover video footage. I’m really excited about that, my love for animals is what prompted me to stop eating meat when I was in high school. When Dh and I decided to ttc we thought it would be best to incorporate a little meat back into our diets. I’ve been able to stomach chicken and turkey but that’s about it. It’s so hard for me to cook it though I cringe and gag the whole time and I can only do chicken breast or ground turkey anything else is just to gross. I cooked chicken legs and wings and couldn’t even eat it. I’m going to talk to my doctor again and see if it’s ok to just stay away from soy products which will be hard but I’ll feel a lot better I’ve noticed my energy level has decreased since I started eating meat again and I’m starting to crave a lot of junk food instead of my normal fruits and veggies. I know after watching the video footage of animal abuse on American farms I won’t be able to stomach much meat. I found FertilAid on sale at Cvs right now I’ve been taking a generic prenatal vitamin and I’m almost out. I think I’ll buy the fertilaid but I won’t start taking it until I know if AF is coming or not that way I can return it if I don’t need it. Well its time for my late lunch. Peace Blessings and Baby Dust to all.

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2WW

Hi I hope all is going well. Things are good for me. I had a great day off on Friday. I took another OPK and it came up positive I’d say at least as dark as the control line. We Bd a few times on Friday, and all the days around it for that matter so hopefully we’ll catch that egg. I had a great time at the mercy for animals seminar, the vegan dinner was great and I learned that I can continue to not eat meat while TTc and when prego so I was very happy about that. After seeing how inhumane all the animals were treated I’ve decided to not just be vegetarian but try to be a vegan. This will be a real trial for me because I love dairy, I am a strong believer that cheese and lots of it makes everything taste better, lol. Anyway I hear there are some good pseudo cheeses out there I hope it taste good. After the seminar Dh and I rid our fridge of all animal based products. We tried to give away a lot of stuff and Dh made cookies with the eggs and milk, he has such a sweet tooth. I was going to join him one last milk and cookie session but when I poured the milk I couldn’t do it I swear my stomach has the biggest conscience. If anyone is interested in seeing the video it on the website. I have it listed on my profile as my website if you are curious or would like to be enlightened check it out. There is nothing like peace of mind in knowing your food came from sanitary humane conditions. Anywhoo its CD 19 and I’m on my 2ww which I know we all dread. Luckily I’m can usually find the brighter side. This month I will be excited even if I don’t get a BFP because I get to start taking the prenatal vitamin Fertil Aid I’ve heard such good stuff about it. Oh I almost forgot Dh wants to move, he has his eye on this house that his friend inherited and wants to get rid of. Once prego we could definitely use the extra space. And I’m definitely getting a puppy when we get a bigger place. Dh wants to move asap possibly the end of May or beginning of June, he’s going to take me to look at the place after work, I hope I love it! Things are still going good with not smoking I haven’t had many cravings lately. Dh talked me into enrolling at his university for summer classes so I can finish my IT degree asap. I’ve been out of school long enough so I agreed that it was time so I’ve been getting paperwork for that together, I want to take as many online classes as possible. Not much else is going on, I’ve been tempted to tell some of my friends that we are trying but I think that would be opening a can of worms, so mums the word until I get a BFP. Well it’s almost time for my late lunch. Peace

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Waiting...

So I'm still in my 2ww, 1w to go. Since we're just waiting not much to talk about on the TTC end. I'm not going to obsess over little sypmtoms until I'm at least a little late. Things have been going very good with quitting cigarettes I think it's been 2 or 3 months now. I'm really proud of that! We're going grocery shopping after this for more fruit, veggies, soy products, beans, and rice. We've done really well with being vegan. I started making alot of mexican and indian style dishes. We both love Indian food especially since alot of there dishes are vegan and vegeterian. My favorite dish is the palak paneer, it's a spinach and cheese dish, I replace the cheese with a soy based mozzorella cheese and it was great! I can't wait for this wating period to be over so I can either be happy with a BFP or be happy to get some Fertilaid on sale!
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Wow, where did the weekend go. Besides laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning I don't even know where the time went. I guess that's a good thing since I'm finishing up my 2ww and trying not to obsess over small symptoms like creamy CM and sore BB. Things are still great for DH and I with the diet change. Our fridge is still meat and dairy free. Last night we had pesto pizza on wheat crust and veggie bird's nest (its like a tempura style onion ring) with a soy dipping sauce. Tonight I think I'm going to make veggie kabobs, brown rice and beans, and a salad. and maybe some fried tofu. DH has the hardest time with sweets like cakes and cookies; and honeybuns are his weakness. I need to find a honeybun recipes that I can tweak to make it healthier. I'm working on getting him to cut down on unhealthy sugars cause diabetes runs in his family. Last night instead of letting him bake I took over for dessert I covered little shortcake cups with light whip cream, pseudo peach frozen yogurt, and tons of fresh fruit (pineapples, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, mango, peaches, bananas, and grapes). It was great it satisfied his sweet tooth and there was so much fruit he was stuffed.
We fiddled around in the garden this weekend. My plants are doing great I can't wait until we move we'll have a much bigger yard to grow even more vegetables and herbs. I want to start growing portabello mushrooms, DH's Dad knows how but I want to wait until we are moved into the house, if all goes well with that. The person who owns the house had a death in the family so things have slowed down but DH is planning on being in there around the end of june!
Since I've been during the vegan diet I've noticed I'm hungrier more often throuhgout the day. I guess because the meals I eat are alot lower in calories and all the other bad stuff so my body processes the food alot quicker. I'm making sure I'm meeting all my DV requirements easily by snacking on raw fruits,veggies, or things made from them and nuts. For breakfast I had toast with peanut butter and instead of my normal strawberry preserves I opted for fresh fruit, I actually liked it better than the jelly, it had more of a fruity taste instead of the sugary taste you get from preserves and jellies. I'm still taking late lunches, so around now it's time for my pre lunch snack, I'm having a fruit salad yummmy...
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CD 26

Well still not much going one. DH had a meeting with the owner of the house we want to buy. She owes about 50,000 on the house, DH wants to rent to own and later use it in real estate as a rental property. The place is huge, on the property there is the house and then an apartment on both sides. We won’t rent out the apartments while living there most likely. We want to turn one of the apartments into a nursery for growing our organic veggies herbs and I figure DH can use the other apartment as his music studio, that way working late in the studio should never be a problem, you know how musicians are about the craft. DH says we can move in now but he would rather wait until at least the end of May, beginning of June. I’m so excited; this will be my first time buying a house! I’m already starting to plan our themes and paint colors. I cooked dinner and finished some laundry while DH was meeting about the house. I marinated veggie kabobs in a Baja chipotle sauce, yummy I stuck red potatoes, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and red bell peppers of the skewers. For a side I cooked brown rice, fried tofu with curry, and chic peas. I had never had chic peas before they were pretty tasty. DH loved it especially since I made sure to make it very spicy. We both love spicy food, I had to eat mine with bread though a little too much heat for me! I had some very light spotting yesterday, last month AF came on CD 26 its been a day earlier each month, so spotting could just be the start of AF. It’s weird though because I never usually spot, and I always get cramps two to three days before AF comes. I’m thinking the changes are due to my new diet, whenever I start to exercise or eat healthy it seems to shorten AF and lessen cramps considerably. I won’t lie if AF comes I will be at ease and may take a break from TTC for a month or two. I’m really excited about the new house and I want to invest as much time and energy as possible to get things organized and decorated how we want. I want to be able to help with painting and everything. That’s actually the main part, I love to paint and I would like to do some African safari and tropical themed murals in the house, my plan is to hand paint some parts and I may use tatouage if I run into something I’m having trouble painting. I can’t wait to get started! Tonight on the dinner menu: garden spaghetti with fresh basal from our garden, zucchini, green bell peppers, and mushrooms and wheat pasta in a garlic tomato sauce, with chicken parmesan. I use fake chik patties and top with tomato sauce and soy mozzarella cheese, and lastly a mixed greens salad. Since we’re doing Italian tonight I may pick up a bottle of red wine, but DH could careless it would be mostly for me and I’m nervous I haven’t had an alcoholic beverage since I quit smoking I automatically associate the two with each other. And I think the answer is a NO, just talking about getting wine has me craving a cigarette. I’ve got to go get some gum.

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Waiting waiting.....

So I'm still waiting on AF to show up, or hopefully not. Usually I'm on time and lately she's come early so I should have started yesterday. I've had some cramping but it feels different, not as intense as my usual AF cramps. I've had very light spotting the last three days so maybe she's just taking her time. I usually don't spot though. I think my body is acting screwy from cutting out the meat and dairy. I wanted to test so bad yesterday but I know I should wait until I'm really late. If Af doesn't show up today maybe I'l test Sat or Sun morning.

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BFP 4/13

So I went to the store on my lunch break. I was bored an decided to browse around walmart. Of course I go to the baby stuff first and I try to steer clear of the home pregnancy test aisle. I couldn't do it, so I tested and... I'm very happy and can't wait to rush home to tell DH. I called him when I got my double lines but didn't want to tell him over the phone. I'm soooo excited I could just burst. It couldn't have come at a better time. YEA YEA YEA! :preggo: . Impatience finally pays off :clink:

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The End...

So I told Dh as soon as I got home from work. It had to be the longest drive home ever. He was so excited he called his mom and brothers right away. It still feels like its not real like any second I'm gonna wake up. We're still planning to move into the new house no later than the end of july. DH drove me by it last night, its huge we're going to go by again today. I may start a pregnancy journal, but I'm not sure if I'll have the time, we'll see.
Best of luck to everyone, Baby Dust and Sticky Vibes..

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Au Revoir

I just realized I got my great news on Friday the thirteenth, I’ve never been the suspicious type. What a lucky day it turned out to be, thirteen used to be my favorite number. I'm going home to visit the end of this month. The only sad part is that we are so far apart I would be nice if we lived closer so she could share in the experience more but that’s ok its my first but hopefully not my last. Now Dh and I really can’t stop talking about baby stuff. I know it seems to be on my mind every second. I’ve had light nausea but nothing that doesn’t pass in a few minutes and the cramping is there but not nearly as bad as AF cramps. Right now I’m loving every little reminder that there is life forming inside of me. And of course I’m still doing great on not smoking and now I really don’t think it will be a problem. Well I guess this will be my last entry in the TTC section for a while, God willing. I hope I don’t have any complications. I know its crazy but I got so used to journaling I almost feel like if I don’t keep it up something will happen. I know it’s so silly. Any who, Good luck to everyone out there I hope everyone gets BFPs real soon, Baby Dust and Sticky Vibes all around!

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I'm Back....

Well I haven't kept in touch like I should have and a lot has happened...
The bad news first, about a week and a half after my bfp I had spotting with really bad cramps. I didn't want to go to the doctors because I didn't want to hear what I knew they were gonna tell me. After Dh reasoned with me we went, they had me take a test and it was negative. So after a week and a half of finding out we were no longer pregnant. Talk about a short lived celebration. It took me a while to get things together. I ended up quitting my job and taking a vacation to visit my mom for support.

Dh did get the house he wanted but because of everything it took longer than expected to get it all together. I did have fun painting and starting to decorate. In our bedroom we did an orange and then I got creative and sponged in some white for a cloud effect. So our bedroom looks like a sunset with some clouds for you to stare at and see shapes or whatever. We have a fireplace in the bedroom . I have lots of space to set things so I told her to keep them coming. I just finished setting up the bedroom and kitchen this past week. Dh painted the kitchen yellow while I was visiting my mom. I was worried at first because I’ve always been funny about yellow but I actually love it. My motivation to unpack right now is mainly for my preseed, I bought some on ebay and now I can't remember where we packed it!! If I don't find it tonight I'll probably just buy some more and hope it gets here in time for O, whenever that may be. As forewarned by the doc my body is a little out of wack Af came 6/4 and seemed to last forever. Usually she stays no longer than 5days. I'm heavy for about 3 days and the rest is cake. This time I was heavy for five days and she stayed for eight days!!! And I had the worst cramps I have ever felt, normally I may cramps slightly the day before and the day of this time it hurt to the point that I had to take something, which I never do I'm one of those people who are funny about taking meds, if I can't fix it with my diet then I try to just deal with it but this time there was no way, and it lasted the whole time I was heavy. So that was by far my worst Af experience ever. Dh has been very supportive, this is new for both of us at times we just don't know what to say to each other so we curl up in each others arms and leave it at that. I was also super moody but I'm not going to blame it all on Af, alot of it is probably stress from our situation.
So now I'm job hunting looking for something closer to our new home, my job was an hour away and between gas prices and traffic it was getting a little out of hand.
Through it all I must admit I did slip up and take two puffs of my cousins cigarette when telling her the story : - ( I know I had been drinking and felt horrible about it the next day. I confessed to Dh when I cam home, Dh and the journal are the only ones who know. My mom was so proud of me for quitting I couldn't bring myself to tell her, and it won't happen again! The doctor said it was ok to TTC again but I don't know. Dh says he is ready to go he bought me one of those clear blue easy fertility monitors because the doctor had suggested I start temping to get to know my body better even if we decide not to try right away but I'm not a morning person and I coudn't see myself trying to get up at the same time and fumbling with a thermometer. We found one un-used for a hundred bucks on Ebay that came with a pack of sticks. Oh yeah that's our latest thing buying and selling on Ebay. Well Dh does some selling I do a lot of buying. I had been thinking about getting the monitor and Fertil Aid before we were pregnant. I think I may play with the monitor but for now I'm going to steer clear of TTC. I still want a baby more than anything, but I don't want to have another mc. Especially when I think about people having them over and over just getting a little further along each time, I don't think I could go through that. We'll see maybe my feelings will change but I don’t think Dh will mind holding off this cycle too much. I think its easier for Dh to get over because it wasn't in his body. I feel like I try very hard to be healthy and treat my body good so its good back to me but I failed this time. I quit smoking, watched what I ate no eating meat or dairy , I have always done my yoga and tried to keep things simple and natural.
I don't know writing about it puts me in a sad mood all over again which is why I had avoided my journal....
Dh is walking in... I think I could use some cuddle time.
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Just woke up from a nap with Dh :love3: I feel so much better wrapped up in his arms. I played a game with myself that if I found it we would try and if we had to buy more we wouldn't try. While I was having some tea I found the preseed in yet another box of stuff I didn't know I had. I never knew how much stuff we had until we moved. Our next mission is to tackle the living room. I'm thinking of painting in there tonight. Dh painted it this cool green color its a green blue color but has way more green than blue, I love it, it makes the room feel cozy. This room has a bigger fireplace than the one in our bedroom and a huge mantel with wood cabinets and shelvesbuilt into the wall as well. I've decided to be creative again and paint the section that is cut off from the rest of the wall by the mantel and cabinets blue. In the can it looks like a blue green with more blue than green, so I'm hoping the colors play well off each other and this area should make a nice back drop for more of my grandmoms art and other things we have collected.
I bought a fuji digital camera off ebay I can't wait for it to get here so I can send my family pictures of the house and how its coming along. I"m thinking of setting up a myspace so both of our families can be more involved in our lives. This will actually be my first time owning a digital camera, normally I just buy disposable cameras I always forget about taking pictures but hopefully that will change and I pray it is user friendly because Dh isn't much better when it comes to electronics.

I think I'm going to join Dh in the garden well not a garden yet right now Inguess its still just a yard. We have so much land now we've got to get as much in the ground as we can before its to late in the season. We have a rose bush that was here when we moved in I've been trying to nurse back to health and there are lots of flower bulbs (I'm not sure what they are yet) that Dh was able to pull up and we can plant them elsewhere in the yard. We decided to give our brocolli plant away it was just to big for us to worry about moving. I'm going to miss picking fresh brocolli for dinner. Hopefully we'll have lots veggies, fruits, and flowers soon!
I didn't realize how much I missed writing in here until I saw how much I've written.
Oh, Dh is calling I'm going out in the yard to do some work and enjoy the sun. I hope the bugs don't run me in!

Peace, Blessings, and Baby Dust

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Dh and I fell asleep around 6pm last night. I guess it was all that work in the sun. I woke up with so much energy at 10pm. He was still knocked out so I got to play my Sims for the first time since moving into the new house. When Dh finally woke he realized he was supposed to perform a few songs at this college spot so we headed over there. It was nice since I'm not working I could relax and not worry about how late we were out. And since I decided against actively TTC this cycle I got to enjoy some of the perks of being with the musician, FREE BEER! I had so much fun it was so relaxing I didn't have to worry about the time or what I was drinking or what Dh was drinking. My tolerance is really low usually I'll have a glass of wine every now and then but not even that lately since quitting cigarettes. I had two beers and had the giggles for the rest of the night. I think Dh was more relaxed to this was the best I've seen him perform, or maybe I was able to allow myself to enjoy it more either way I had a blast and it was a great crowd I've never seen so many people try to talk to him at the end of a set. Someone from a local magazine wants to do a review on his song and some freestyle he did that night, I'm very excited for him!

As far as the house goes finding the preseed is the only unpacking I did yesterday. I know I'm such a slacker. We're supposed to pick up Dh's son this evening he just turned five, he is the cutest little thing. My goal is to try not to be emotional around him, he's a hugger and I'm scared he'll surprise me with a hug (like he always does randomly through out the day) and I bust into tears. He is also good for asking me when I'm going to have a baby for him to play with; he's doing that before we were even TTC. I think having him around will be a much needed distraction. Between that, job hunting, and finishing the house I think I can stay pretty busy. The house alone has kept me plenty distracted. Needless to say I didn't get to paint in the living room hopefully I can get that done today or tomorrow. So much to do and so little motivation to do it.

My digital camera didn't come yesterday hopefully I'll get it before the week is over.

We were up til 3 or 4 in the morning; I think I'm going to take a nap before I try to accomplish anything.

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Well I was semi productive yesterday. We weren't able to pick up Dh's son :cry: , his mother never called us back we've been calling for like two days! I was still able to distract myself since I had been so lazy the other days yesterday I finally finished painting in the living room and even got to decorate and set up my ceramics. So that room is done except for some things that were too heavy for me to move, Dh will handle that. I love to paint its so relaxing and I was able to pass some hours. I can't wait to get the apartments set up so I can have my creative room and buy an easel and some paints. I have not painted a picture in a long time. The rest of the day Dh and I basically hung out in the bedroom. I'm not checking for when I O, I haven't even opened the monitor yet. But I figure for this month if it happens it happens, I'm not going to avoid being intimate with Dh because I'm a little scared. So yesterday was great, very relaxing my phone was ringing off the hook. I interviewed a lot last week and they're starting to call me back so I'm excited and thankful for that. Dh treated me to Thai food, it was my first time having it and I love it. He brought home some tofu pasta dish, Yummy!
Oh and my camera came yesterday too!! So I've been snapping none stop, really just pictures of the house and Dh of course, he's so handsome. I haven't figured everything out yet, but hopefully I'll have a myspace with lots of pics to share soon!

I'm getting hungry, I'm gonna see what Dh is in the mood for.

Peace

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Ready to try again... let's play catch up

So it's been a while, longer than I realized but I'm finally ready to start actively TTC again... man I missed this site and journaling. I'm excited to be TTC again too!

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Predictions

I went ahead and got a Cheri and a JennyRenny Prediction according to them I should get my BFP in November and I will get to hold my baby in July, they say she comes early....we'll see...

I don't have much time but I wanted to post the predictions in my journal:

Cheri says, "I am seeing GIRL and JULY so this is either birth month, concieve month or the montyh you find out in."

JennyRenny says, "Your reading reveals that your BFP news comes the month of November 2007, from a cycle that starts towards the end of October 2007. The baby shows as a girl and her EDD is indicated the first few days of August 2008; though her birthdate looks to be in July - so she's early."

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First time camping...

Well I have not been all that motivated to post here as you can see. We were still trying this cycle but now I'm excited to get to my end of October O to see if my predictions are right. I've been pretty busy last week Dh had his 31st B-day on Friday we went camping it was great. It was my first time and I can't wait to go back I already love to cook but cooking over an open flame was wonderful. Here are some meals I made: For lunch I made turkey hoagies while Dh was setting up the tent and campfire. For dinner I made baked potatoes, corn (from our garden) I found a recipe to cook it in the husk it was yummy and soo sweet, and fried curry tofu. For breakfast we had turkey bacon, scrambled eggs with mushrooms,onions, yellow squash, green pepper, and cheese, apple cinnamon pancakes, and diced hash browns with onion and red peppers. YUMMY!!! We had the perfect simple relaxing weekend.

As far as ttc I’m just waiting to see if AF shows up. If she does then next cycle my goal is to Bd every other day around ovulation. I know usually Dh and I fail at this terribly and Bd at least once a day. We both seem really dedicated to buckling down to this new schedule and we both know its well worth it to loose out on some Bding to catch that egg. Other than that nothing else new just waiting….

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Well AF managed to find me this cycle so on to the next one. Of course I'm not crushed or surprised because I'm putting way too much hope into my Cheri and JennyRenny predictions. I'm anxious for my end of October O! :pinksperm:

And more happy news Dh and I are counting down to our one year anniversary 10/14!! We're still trying to finalize our plans, but we're thinking of renting a cabin and hiding away. That seems to be a popular theme for us, we always like to go quite private places where we can fully enjoy each other without a lot of distractions peaceful and simple.

I'm glad I have some other things going on to distract me to help this cycle go by quickly....:cloud9:

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Well not much going on we had a great time with my family it was sooo good to see everyone. We kinda got off track with our schedule for DTD and i think we probably did it too much too soon we just couldn't keep off each other once we got back from our road trip. I started my new job this week, I'm sooo happy I got the position I was worried because it took so long for them to get back to me. I'll be working for The Limited Brands Company which means I get 40% off at Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works, I get the discount at other companies that are apart of Limited Brands but these two are my faves. I get my discount card on Friday I can't wait to go shopping, it's been long over due!!! I have to go through like for weeks of training but its paid so that's cool.

We're still getting our anniversary celebration plans together. I asked Dh if we could just lay low this weekend I'm thinking of some candlelit dinners, I want to make an Indian dinner one night and a Japanese dinner the other. And Dh has his own chef knife set because he's taking cooking classes to finish up his business degree so I'll let him help me with some of the prep work we always have sooo much fun when I let him cook in the kitchen with me. The rest of the time I want us to just pamper our spirits. Maybe some reading and reflection time.. Oh if I can get him to do some yoga with me that would be great and he likes to do couple's meditation so we can end with that. Then I want to celebrate again... we have some points we can use at a resort and spa to pamper the physical. We just have to decide how far we want to travel, we both really don't like to fly but we love road trips I'm thinking of maybe taking a short one to WV maybe do some horseback riding and visit the lake. I'm hoping Dh can book the weekend I'm Oing. We'll see...