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!
Cycle 5. Day 16. Ovulation day. Yay! We have done (and continue to do) our part. The rest is up to our almighty Father God! Lord, I thank You and praise You for blessing me with a womb to bear the fruit of your love. I pray our baby is being knit together at… Continue reading TTC Over 40| Day 16: A Prayer for Conception
We have a setback. It's minor and may not impact our chances for conception this month but it is a challenge, nonetheless. Our only choice is to trust God's timing and believe God will provide what we need. The reality is that if not this month, we will conceive in a future month. God put… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 10: Believing God
Cycle Day 7. Happy and blessed Monday to you! It's one week after we lost our second pregnancy and I'm feeling okay. I'm definitely better than I was last Monday at this time. Better than I was yesterday, too. I am focused on fulfilling my purpose in my career and within my family. I am… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 7: Cycle Tracking and Other Stuff
But as it is written:"Eye has not seen, nor earheard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."1 Corinthians 2:9
The bleeding has slowed down to a trickle. The cramps are gone. My "fertility kit", a box of ovulation and pregnancy test strips, has arrived. The void in my womb has been replaced with the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19). The desperate thirst for peace after this, our second pregnancy loss, is gradually, steadily being… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 4: Renewed purpose
"I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You,Job 42:2 NKJV
Today I am two days "late" for when my cycle was scheduled to arrive. I'm sleepy, restless, anxious (ugh) and oh, so grateful to God for His grace, His blessings, His favor and His love. He is SO GOOD TO ME! We have been trying to conceive our baby for 4 cycles and have succeeded!… Continue reading TTC Over 40 |Day 30 – 4 weeks pregnant!
There's something to be said for the neurosis that follows the acquisition of entirely too much information and having access to tools with which to fruitlessly attempt to determine an outcome that is entirely up to God. Ugh. I want to "blame" the hubster for my neurosis. After all, it was him who expressed cautious… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 29 – 14 DPO: Taking all the tests!
"For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.1 Samuel 1:27 NKJV