You would think that by now I'd be used to getting a positive pregnancy test, seeing minimal line progression on my subsequent (and ample) pregnancy tests and bleeding beginning withing 3-7 days of the first positive test. I should be used to it, right? It's been four times now. Four. I am 1 in 100… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Cycle 13 – Fourth Chemical Pregnancy
Test date: 12/25/2019 Finally! We had finally conceived. After 10 cycles, 2 miscarriages, countless pee sticks (ovulation test strips and pregnancy tests), consistent monitoring of every symptom, basal body temperature tracking at 5:50 am every morning and endless hours of praying, hoping and believing. We did it! I got my first positive home pregnancy test… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Cycle 10 – Our Third Early Miscarriage
quick update + VENT Today I'm either 7 or 8 days past ovulation (DPO), depending on which app I check out or which temp I entered for cycle day 17 (I took my temp twice that morning). Either way, the madness that has blissfully evaded me for most of this cycle has returned and I'm… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Cycle 9 – Day 24
"The Lord has given MeThe tongue of the learned,That I should know how to speakA word in season to him who isweary. He awakens Me morning bymorning, He awakens My earTo hear as the learned. Isaiah 50:4 NKJV
...while I am on this journey to conceive at child at the "geriatric reproductive" age of 44, I am learning so much about the struggles that women and couples have with natural conception....
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in… Continue reading faithful in the least
At no point along this journey has my faith in the Lord wavered. Any disappointment I've experienced has arisen from my impatience and unrealistic expectation that things would happen in my timing. God is so, so good. All the time.
Up until that point, I had not surrendered this process to God. I had prayed every day for His grace. I had prayed for an open womb, for a healthy body, for direction, for wisdom, for strength and for courage. I had prayed...
cycle day 22 - 8 dpo If there is ever a time where my talents, skills and abilities are entirely wasted and useless, it is during the week before my cycle is predicted to begin. During the final 7 days of the two week wait (TWW) to find out if we're pregnant, I tend to… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Cycle 8 – Two Week Wait Symptoms
TTC Cycle 8 - Day 8 Every two or three days I pray over my Bible and ask the Lord for a good Word to meditate on. I may pray for a specific Word for whatever I'm going through at that moment but, mostly, it's a general request for direction. After my prayer, I open… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Cycle 8 – Joyful Expectation