Preparing for Pregnancy

More sex

So far so good in not having our sex feel like a chore. We are just taking it slow. Besides I read that there is only like a 10% chance of getting pregnant anyway. Which actually bummed me out a little. Not that I thought it would be so so easy or anything, but I thought it might be a little easier!! Oh well. Like I said it my earlier blog, I'm really trying hard not to get mesmerized by the possible very early pregnancy symptoms. I do have to admit though I really hope it happens soon =)

Decision

So, my husband and I have decided to start trying to conceive! I'm super excited, very nervous and full of wonderment. I mean...me a MOM! According to my cycle I am ovulating this week so we have been giving it a go. I think we both will be surprised if it happens on the first try, but also very excited. We don't have a huge amount of income and are in the middle of moving to a new house, but we just didn't want to wait any longer. I haven't told my husband yet, but I really really really want twin boys!

AntiDepressants during pregnancy

I recently read the entry regarding antidepressants and breastfeeding, which was tremendously helpful. I am not pregnant yet, but I will begin trying soon. I am currently on 5 mg of Lexapro for anxiety (I am only 95lbs, so this dose really does help). I will need to stay on the medication during pregnancy and mostly likely beyond. I've been reading that there are certain antidepressants that are noted to be safer than others for the baby. I haven't seen anything on Lexapro. Do you know anything about this medication and its safety?

Thank you!

BUEATIFUL WONDERFUL

happiness Ukoha's picture

HI,
WELL I WISH I DID JOIN THIS AS A MOM, BUT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT FOR ME NOW. I REALLY DO GET PREGNANT, EVERYTIME WE TRY BUT I DONT USUALLY STAY SO FOR LONG. I DO HAVE A CONVICTION IN MY HEART THAT I WILL STAY PREGNANT THIS TIME FOR THE DURATION AND HAVE MY BUEATIFUL BABY. MY HUSBAND CANT WAIT TO CARRY HIS CHILD AND I AM BESIDE MYSELF AS WELL. WE TRUST GOD FOR A STAY POWER. I JUST NEED ADVICE FROM MOMS AND MOMS TO BE ON HOW I SHOULD GO ABOUT STAYING PREGNANT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION ON HOW TO STAY PREGNANT AND WHAT I OUGHT TO DO TO KEEP FIT.

Deadline....

Well....this is my first blog entry. Things at my house are getting a little interesting and anxious-feeling. I guess you would need some background info to really know the story...I have really bad arthritis, ddd (Disc Degenerative Disease), and scoliosis for years...and I'm only 23. Its a progressive type issue and it will only get worse over time. And because of these conditions its having to speed up the when I will be able to have children.

TTC month 2

Well This is the beginning of my second TTC month/cucle. Last month I learned how to chart my cycle, use my BBT & tempature to help determine ovulation, and research times of fertility. This month I am taking all my learned/gathered information into practice. I began to use fertilityaid supplements and prenantal vitamins this past weekend. Should I be taking both supplements or just one supplement at a time? I stopped taking any medications that are not safe to take while pregnant and I am buying books, budgeting and so forth.

Hello Mummy!!!

At 2045 this evening my mummy found out I am here!!!
Mummy was 2 days late for her period and has had some slight spot bleeding so decided to take a test.
Mummy and daddy have been trying for me for the past 10 months since they had my brother.
Mummy is going to keep me a secret for the next couple of weeks so only me and her will know I'm here.
My mummy is very happy about me being here and already can't wait to meet me, oh well mummy, 36 weeks to go!!!

the beginning of the journey

This is the very beginning. I am 36. I have been married for 2 years... our annivarsary is in 9 days. Hard to believe. We have been discussing having children for almost a year, timidly and abstractly at first, and then talking dates and plans. My husband is in graduate school and I am a teacher. I never thought, in a million years, that I would be this old! I will be at least 37, if we are lucky and able to concieve easily. So, I have some fears that I don't think I would have had 5 or 10 years ago.

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