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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 | 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 | 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)