First time ever!!.. (pg ment)

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First time ever!!.. (pg ment)

Hey ladies! Smile been lurking but not posting a lot... it's been busy with school and keeping up with homework.. Smile

This past week, for the first time in almost exactly 5 years of JLIH/TTC, I got a REAL BFP!!!!!!!!

Took a digital that afternoon after holding my pee for about 5 hours (was shopping w/a friend) and got "Pregnant"!!!

It's still a little unreal, as you can see from the pic...I took all of these in the first 2 days...hehe.

Sorry for the poor quality - it was taken w/my phone..

This month: I ate crappy, started a strenuous exercise program right around ovulation, I was depressed and moody for the first two weeks because my great-grandpa died right after the husband of one of our close friends was killed in a car accident.. homework and a public speaking assignment had me up til 1 and 2am and kept me nice and stressed out... and basically, I know that God is bigger than all of the things I have worried about for the past 5 years - I am so extremely grateful and every time it feels like AF is here so I run to check and she isn't, I just tell Him thank you over and over....
EDD is likely August 1, 2013! Prayers for this to remain a viable pregnancy would be so appreciated!!!!

Thank you so much for your support on my very long, BFP-free journey (besides when I tested out the HCG post-IUI)... I hope each and every single one of you wonderful women will get your sticky BFP very soon because each of you deserves to be a mother to as many children as you desire Smile

(P.S. - for those of you on my FB, please no posts!!! Smile We haven't told many yet outside of close family.. thanx Smile )

mom2robbie's picture
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So happy for you! Congratulations! Have a wonderful and happy nine months!

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That's amazing. Congrats! Smile

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Congratulations!!! Wishing you all the best for a H&H pregnancy! Smile

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your great grandpa and your friends husband. *HUGS*

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Woohoo! Many many congrats hun! HH9ms! Yahoo

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:jumpingbeans: :jumpingbeans::jumpingbeans::jumpingbeans::jumpingbeans:

Yahoo

OHHHHHH MMMMMYYYYY GOOODNESS!!!!!!

sorry... got a little bit excited there.. :bwush:

Congrats, Liss!!

HH9M!!

----- from fellow previous JLIH member-

I pray for the JLIH crew every day.

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Congratulations! That must be the most amazing feeling in the world! HH9M!

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Congratssss!!!!

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Yay! Congrats! This is AWESOME news!

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So so so so happy!!!!!

Totally overjoyed for you!!!!!!!
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So so so so happy!!!!!

Totally overjoyed for you!!!!!!!
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Aww, thank you, thank you, thank you ladies!!! Smile

It's still a little unbelievable for me and I feel incredibly humbled. Smile Still a little anxious to get through the next few months, but I'm trying just to take it one day at a time and am grateful for each day with this baby.

I am also soooo relieved to know that I actually AM capable of becoming pregnant on my own, something I wasn't sure was possible after our dx of unexplained...

Anyway, I'll pop in every now and then but thanks SO much for your encouragement and your support! You ladies are the best!!! Smile

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YAY!! How wondeful!!! HH9M!! :bighug:

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That is wonderful news!!! HH9M to you!!!!! Biggrin

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Congrats to you!!!! After 5 years, I can only imagine that feeling!!!! How awesome!

I would be very interested in hearing what all you tried... naturally that is... I would LOVE to be able to do this on our own...

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Congrats, Liss!! Such wonderful news...God is good!

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OMG!! Yahoo That is so awesome!! What an amazing Christmas present! Congrats to you! Wishing you a HH9M! Yahoo

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I've said it before and I will say it again..... You ladies really are the BEST! Smile Thank you so much!!! Smile

"JustMeNHim" wrote:

I would be very interested in hearing what all you tried... naturally that is... I would LOVE to be able to do this on our own...

We were unexplained, so I was willing to try any and everything in hopes of finding the "magic formula" lol.
Truthfully, I don't know what did the trick (well... God, of course..) but from a physical standpoint, I'm not for positive. I do know that for about a year and a half leading up to our BFP, we drastically changed our diet. Yes, WE.. lol.. had to convince my husband to get on board, too. We were seeing a really great acupuncturist/nutritionist who did muscle testing and her sweet attitude and optimism and passion for learning/teaching helped us see the importance of both of us becoming as healthy as possible. She kept stressing how important it was to take care of our bodies because pregnancy wasn't just the end of our journey, it was the beginning. She reminded us that we needed to be healthy enough to take care of a baby, too. That perspective really helped me!
She did muscle testing and put us on Standard Process whole foods supplements, in addition to cleaning up the processed foods from our diet. We also incorporated a lot of dark, leafy greens, as she said minerals were so important, especially for men.
I don't know if you have anyone, maybe a chiropractor or naturopath, in your area who does muscle testing with Standard Process supplements, but I highly recommend seeking one if at all possible. Smile I have been on SP products since a baby, and they have really helped me a lot over the years.
The acupuncturist we saw also did a test called the HRV (Heart Rate Variability - this wasn't our doctor but this site had some good info on it http://energyhealingsystems.com/technical/technical-procedure/neurogenic-switching). She was able to see that we were both "blocked" and found the nutrition we needed in order to become unblocked. Once that happened, we both started losing weight pretty easily. A supplement called Chezyn she said was especially crucial for male fertility, as it contained a lot of zinc and was an integral part of building up healthy sperm. I took some too, to help my immune system, but my DH had a double dose lol.

Everything we did was related... by focusing on becoming physically healthy, we had the energy to focus on growing more emotionally and spiritually healthy - I know that you are more than aware of how burnt out you can get after 5 years of TTC...
So that's what we did... Changed our diet/lifestyle... took Standard Process nutrition... focused on becoming more spiritually and emotionally healthy... and focused on growing in our relationship with each other.
Praying you will be blessed on your journey! Smile Feel free to PM me for more/specific info and I'd be happy to help you however I can. Smile

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OMG Liss, Congrats!!! Yahoo

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Thank you, Amber!! Biggrin