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
...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....
Today is the first day of the dramatically drawn out, anxiety-ridden, obsessive, irrational behavior driven “two week wait” (TWW). Yay! More specifically, it is the beginning of the luteal phase of my menstrual cycle. The first day after ovulation, when my body is preparing for pregnancy by thickening my uterine lining and increasing my estrogen… Continue reading TTC Over 40 |Day 17 – 1 DPO: So, it begins… again!
Weekends are hard for us since we’ve been in our baby-making season. Every weekend for the past 9-10 months, the hubster and I have stayed on the go with family outings, hiking, church, working out and whatever other fun stuff we can squeeze into those fleeting 48 hours between Friday and Monday. There’s barely any… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 14: “Just relax and it will happen” – Part I
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 1 Timothy 6:6
"I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You,Job 42:2 NKJV
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season,Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psalms 1:2-3
Ok, to be totally transparent, yesterday I wrote a long blog post detailing how we found out we were no longer pregnant, the days leading up to it, how I am feeling, how the hubster is feeling and next steps... but somehow the post disappeared and, right now, I don't have the same raw emotion… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 2: Second Chemical Pregnancy (Very early pregnancy loss)
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.Psalms 127:3
This morning I woke up hopeful and praising our GOOD LORD! I am so grateful for breath and life, for the ability to use my five senses, for a fertile, fruit-bearing womb, for a wonderful family, for the opportunity and courage to share my journey with you, whoever you are. I'm grateful, blessed and highly… Continue reading TTC Over 40: Day 24 – 9 DPO: Negative test + the turtle in the road…