Yep, it's true, we're thinking about baby #5!
I feel kind of odd with the title of this journal, but what can I say?! It's true. We both really want a daughter and I never thought I'd see myself typing or saying this, but we're going to do everything we can to try and sway the odds naturally to get a little Princess!
Of course, if we are blessed with a 5th little boy, then that's great too! But a Princess, well that'd be the icing on the cake of our family really.
I've had some pretty nasty comments about this. Usually from women who have at least one of each gender, so they can never really understand what it feels like to want a specific gender and when they felt it before or hoped for it before, they've probably forgotten how they really felt because let's face it, pain and wanting is something that disappears once you've got!
It's not to say boys are a disappointment. That's not true at all. I love all four of my boys and I'd love another one just as much. Infact I wouldn't change my boys for the world. But I really yearn for a daughter. I'm jealous, I admit it, of all the things I see and read of other Mothers doing with their Daughters. The kind of things little boys just don't like; Hair, make-up, nails, shopping, pretty things. Girl things.
DH feels the same way too. He wants a little Daddy's girl really badly.
To be honest, I don't think it's anything serious. We would love a little boy just as much as a little girl - but you always want what you don't have right?!
Anyway, we sat down today and discussed it in some depth. We really thought I was pregnant this past month until AF showed up early. :roll: I must admit it was an accident, neither of us really feels ready for a baby right now, but it did get us talking and we did realise that we both do want more children.
So the plan is this!
Get into better shape. Start eating properly. Start charting again and see what my cycles are doing. Start taking supplements and eating a girlie diet to try and sway the odds a bit and then come October we might start TTC properly.
So, this journal will be about the run up and preperation to TTC and then our TTC journey.
I'm currently on CD2 and am going to start charting again tomorrow.
My chart is here - http://ttc.fertilityfriend.com/home/48b95
Am currently just weighing up the pro's and con's of various methods of natural selection. I've heard taking Cranberry tablets can help, as can different positions, so I'll probably be back tomorrow to write more about what I'm going to try!