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 . 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!
Last edited by Vashti1014; 09-13-2007 at 10:02 PM.
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!
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 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]
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?
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 . 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 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….
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.
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
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!
Baby Dust and Sticky Vibes to all!
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...
Peace and Blessings
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.