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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 9 – Day 24

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

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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 9 – Day 15

...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....

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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 9 – Day 5

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...

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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 8 – Two Week Wait Symptoms

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

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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 8 – Joyful Expectation

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

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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 8 – Day 1

Day one. Numero uno. Here. we. go. again... Sigh. I recently listened to one of my favorite pastors preach that it is possible to have faith and be worried at the same time; that faith doesn't cancel out doubt. He quoted something like "faith doesn't mean the absence of doubt". I remember thinking, huh? Does… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Cycle 8 – Day 1

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TTC Over 40 | Day 10: Believing God

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

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TTC Over 40 | Day 29 – 14 DPO: Taking all the tests!

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!