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
...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....
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...
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
Cycle Day 25 of TTC Cycle 7 - 10 DPO Every time I sit down to write about how I'm feeling, I panic. I immediately feel flooded with emotions and the thoughts come fast, furiously piling on top of each other, fighting for dominance. I get overwhelmed with the idea of trying to "catch" a… Continue reading Focused on the wrong things.
On cycle day (CD) 9, I was at the gym doing a barbell bench press and, upon lowering the bar to my chest, I felt a twinge of pain shoot through my left breast. Wait. Huh? I completed the repetition and lowered the bar to my chest again, just to be sure of what I… Continue reading TTC Over 40 | Cycle 6 – Day 14: Dropped the ball?!
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