Oh, a new year and new possibilities!
So a little bit about me...
I am 32, but will turn 33 in April. I have wanted a baby on and off for about 5 years. I was on Depoprovera for almost 4 years and decided I'd better get off of it since it could take a very long time to readjust my hormones. So I went off of it about 5 years ago. Tony hasn't been as on board. He knew I was going to stop using protection, but wasn't fully ready to have kids. Several months ago he decided (soon after he turned 39) he was willing, ready, and wanted them NOW. So I got out the old themometer and went to work recording temps and CM. Five years ago I had bought TCOYF and knew about cycles, TTC, etc. We are currently working on try cycle #3.
Finding time to BD is sometimes difficult because Tony and I work different shifts. I am a juvenile probation officer and am currently assigned as a school resource officer at the local high school. So I work days. Tony is the manager of a Italian restraunt and works evenings. We do see each other most days at lunch, but it is a lot to fit in to a lunch hour!!! We are working on it, though!
I'm trying to stay very positive this cycle. Two cycles actively trying and years of no protection without results is taking a toll. Tony is scheduled to go to the doctor on Friday. I know it's fairly early to have him tested, but I would rather know sooner than later if there is a problem.
I plan to try and lose some weight, eat a little healthier, exercise more, and not let STRESS get to me (yeah, all easier said then done! oops-- not very positive!!!!!!!!) I'm hoping journaling will help with keeping me accountable and help relieve some stress. I have always slacked journaling on paper, so I'm hoping doing it electronically will be better!
So yesterday was a good day, I went to the gym (YEA!!!!!!!!) and ate pretty decently. The kids are still out of school, so work is slow. I still have all the Christmas decorations to take down, so that's on the agenda for the rest of the week.
We are expecting a huge snowstorm here in the mountains. A blizzard warning has been issued and it is so windy today, I just KNOW it's going to be a big snowfall. I'm not too concerned, more worried about the power going out more than anything. It gets cold with no heat! We've stocked up the wood pile just in case, though. I would love for us to get snowed in and do a whole lot of BD in front of the fire. Wouldn't that be a great story....well, you see we got snowed in and had nothing else better to do so....
Well, so far the huge blizzard of 2008 is a bust. It is lightly snowing, so we'll see.
Tony went to the doctor this morning, but I haven't heard from him yet. I feel good he is making this step and shows me he wants a baby as much as I do. He is definately not a "go to the doctor" type of guy. He seemed nervous about going. I can only laugh to myself given all us women go through.
I stocked up on Robitussin last night. I have about 9 days until the big "O". I didn't work out or eat very well yesterday, but I'm trying again today to get back on track. Trying to decide whether or not to order some preseed. I would rather find it in a store than order online. It can't hurt, so I keep thinking, why not?
Last edited by Missi93; 01-08-2008 at 06:31 PM.
Oh, wow. It was a CRAZY weekend.
Friday I got home to find a lake in my front yard. All the rain/snow mix caused major flooding. The cold air return in my livingroom filled with water and I had a major panic attack trying to figure out what to do. Luckily the water subsided without any major damage. The snow came and left us with 3 or so feet. I got my car stuck in my own driveway and had to call a tow truck it get it out. It sunk deep into what was left of the "lake" after the snow covered it. But all in all it turned out ok. We had some friends over for football and chili yesterday and discussed the hazzards of living in the mountains.
In my increasing effort to get more exercise (though I think God might have laughed and sent down all that snow to shovel!!) I signed up for a middle eastern dance class at the local community college. It starts tonight and is twice a week for the next twelve weeks. I'm going to try and enjoy it and not think about all my celulite being jostled around as I attempt to roll my hips in a provocative way!!
Tony's visit with the doctor went well, though she would like him to get an SA. He is very healthy- no longer smokes (last 7 years) or drinks (last 4 years), eats healthy and exercises. He has also started taking a vitamin daily. I'm only concerned about the amount of coffee he drinks (I hate to get on him about this since it's the last vice he has!!) and all the time he spends in our hot tub. I told him he could put off the test until next cycle since I still could get pregnant this cycle. I O this weekend, so I warned him it will be three days of love!
If the cabin is a rockin'....
Last edited by Missi93; 01-08-2008 at 06:31 PM.
Yes, we are getting MORE snow as we speak! Tony was so sweet. He had built a fire when I went home for lunch today and made us some chili and hot tea. It was so relaxing I didn't want to go back to work!
I still gearing up for the big O this weekend. Of course there was a little practicing last night.
The dance class was fun last night. I can tell I'm going to really like it. Tonight if the snow isn't too bad I'm heading for yoga class at the gym. I know a regular yoga practice will help with stress now and be great when I get pregnant!!!
A very frustrating day!
Tony is really feeling the pressure to "perform" on demand and it is taking ALL the fun out of trying for a baby!!! I think I might be ovulating early so I told him to wake me up when he got home last night. Unfortunately, we had gotten even more snow, so he spent 45 minutes shoveling to get into the driveway. Poor guy was too exhausted to wake me up! He has plans with some friends tonight who live out of state and it is their last night in town. ERRRRRR....
I can only do so much (healthy eating, temping, Robitussin, etc.), but you actually have to have S-E-X to have a baby!!!!!!
I really hope we dont miss the egg this month
Tony ended up coming home before going out last night, so we fit in a quicky! I don't know though, my CM was more dry this morning and my breasts are hurting slightly- both solid signs I have already ovulated. I'm so mad at myself because I left my thermometer downstairs and couldn't temp this morning, bad me!!. I hope last night was soon enough to catch the egg. I'm imagining I ovulated overnight, and that would have been perfect timing. I might have to attack Tony tonight again just in case!!!!
My poor hubby is so sick with a cold. He came home last night and zonked out with some nighttime cold medicine. He isn't feeling much better today. I'm going to take him some soup at lunch.
I had more EWCM this morning, so perhaps I'm not at out this cycle as I was thinking. Now if only Tony starts feeling better, I might get in more more shot (oh, yeah, TOTALLY intended that pun!!!!)
I am soooo glad it is Friday!! I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. The snow has melted a bit and the temps are in the 40s with clear blue skies. My absolute favorite Tahoe weather.
I did not stick with my resolve to stay positive this cycle. I definately ovulated early and Tony has been really sick. Last night even though he wasn't feeling well, he woke me up to . I told him it was too late, I had already ovulated. He was so sweet. He counted up and said "it would be an October baby, huh?" I'm glad he feels positive, but I don't. In fact I'm starting to feel sorry for myself. I so want to be pregnant.
We had such a great day today! Woke up and went to watch football at a friend's house. He cooked us a huge breakfast. It was nice to be at someone else's house for a change, because it seems like we are always the ones doing the entertaining.
Tony and I went for a great dinner at a nice place that overlooks the lake. We talked about maternity leave and daycare needs. He says he isn't looking forward to diaper changing. I told him I'm pretty sure it isn't the highlight of parenting! We came home and sat by the fireplace and watched a movie. Nice and relaxing and just being together.
We due to my lack of temping, I have no true idea when I ovulated. I think I am about 4 days past O. I feel absolutely no symptoms except sore BBs, which I have every month. Tony offered to drive down to the clinic tomorrow to do the SA, but I suggested he wait until after this cycle. You never know---maybe we caught the egg!