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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 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 10

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.

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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 26 – 10 DPO: Testing Early

According to the 3 apps I use to track my menstrual cycle, ovulation and symptoms throughout my cycle, my period should arrive somewhere between the 12th and the 14th. Before we started trying to conceive (TTC), my cycle was only 25-26 days long, at most. There was the rare 27 day cycle but anything beyond… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 26 – 10 DPO: Testing Early

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TTC Over 40| Day 16: A Prayer for Conception

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