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
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
Weekends are hard for us since we’ve been in our baby-making season. Every weekend for the past 9-10 months, the hubster and I have stayed on the go with family outings, hiking, church, working out and whatever other fun stuff we can squeeze into those fleeting 48 hours between Friday and Monday. There’s barely any… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Day 14: “Just relax and it will happen” – Part I
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
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
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…
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!