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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 13 – Fourth Chemical Pregnancy

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

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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 10 – Our Third Early Miscarriage

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

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TTC Over 40 | Day 4: Renewed purpose

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

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TTC Over 40 | Day 3: Be anxious for nothing…

My anxiety level is at a record high today. I cannot recall a time in recent or distant memory that I have felt as anxious, powerless, confused and disoriented as I do right at this very moment. I am breathing deeply. I'm reading scripture. I'm doing all the things I'm supposed to do to relax… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 3: Be anxious for nothing…

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TTC Over 40 | Day 2: Second Chemical Pregnancy (Very early pregnancy loss)

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)