Wanted: Family of Three-Cathi's TTC Journal *PG*
From the beginning...
My husband I and I met in September of 2000. By October we were saying I love you and talking about our future. Our future unfolded quickly, as overnight stays became living together and dreams and decisions became "ours." We became engaged in October 2003, and were married in October 2004. It was a long wait, but everything had fallen in to place as it needed to, and THE BEST part about the waiting was that we were finally going to start working on our big dream of having a family.
After quitting BCP and abstaining for the three months prior to our wedding, we were REALLY ready to start having a family. My first few cycles off BCP were long, about 41 days. By the time we were married my cycle had started to shorten, but we couldn't quite hop on the TTC wagon yet. The day after we got home from our honeymoon my doctor called me to notify me that I needed to have a LEEP procedure to remove some abnormal cells from my cervix. While this delayed TTC by a month, I wasn't too devastated. We had planned on waiting until after my sister's wedding anyhow, which was in November. Our weddings were timed perfectly, and we couldn't wait to be pregnant together when low and behold, my sister found out she was pregnant on Thanksgiving Day 2004, not two weeks after her wedding. Turns out she wasn't abstaining like Scott and I had, and she was actually about 14 weeks pregnant when she found out! I couldn't have been happier for my sister, and Scott and I decided, yes...we wanted to start trying so her baby could have a cousin and we could rub bellies together.
December 2004/January 2005 was our official first month trying. I had read up on BBT charting and bought a pack of OPK. I was ready as all ready could be, except for one important piece: my husband was living 2 hours away for most of the month! Scott had started a new job January 1, 2005, and was away working during the weeks while I continued working in our previous town. I was packing up the house and spending a lot of time on the computer, learning all about making a baby. Much to my surprise, I got a positive OPK on a Friday, the same night Scott was coming home. We got busy, but didn't get lucky. A few weeks later I got my period. No surprise, and no disappointment, I never expected to get it the first time out of the gate.
By the time I had gotten my period, I had moved over to be with Scott. Until our house was finished being built we were living in a 25 foot travel trailer at the RV Resort of the golf course Scott was now taking care of. Can you say 250 square feet of fun? Well, it wasn't exactly FUN, and there wasn't really a lot to do, plus it was cold outside, so we really hit the sheets hard that month!
On Friday February 25, I went to the break room at work to finally eat something. I had had two cups of coffee and it was noon, so I was starving and feeling the effects of the caffeine. I heated up a can of soup, Progresso Minestrone, and took a few bites. I almost lost it. I felt like garbage. It took me about three minutes to decided I was going home, er...rather, back to the trailer. Once I got to the trailer I changed in to my favorite sweats and t-shirt and crawled in to the bed. I stayed there until Scott was done working, and he said, "Let's go to Wal-Mart. I need some things for work, and we're buying you a pregnancy test." :shock: I mean, the thought had crossed my mind, but not seriously. I was already feeling better from earlier, and I just didn't "feel" pregnant. But, we bought the test, my first one ever!, a two pack of FRER. I POAS when we got back to the trailer and in about a minute we saw a little light pink line right there next to the dark pink one. Two lines = pregnant, right? Well, to us novice TTCers, we weren't sure. We flip flopped: the picture in the box showed two dark lines, but I remembered reading "a line is a line."