Well, I’ve been inspired to blog about this, instead of just tweeting, by reading my friend Steph’s blog on her TTC journey. We’ve been friends online for like EVER, and I’ve never met her in person, but came close that one time she visited my state but I was HORRIBLY SICK and I’m still really really pissed about that. 😡 Anywhooooo…
So, the Mr. and I decided to TTC a little earlier than we’d originally planned, mainly due to his “I’m never having kids” best friend knocking up his wife. 😉 I kid, a little. It wasn’t accidental, as far as I know. They’re due in October, and wouldn’t it be AWESOME if we had a kid close in age to theirs? So we decided to start trying, as soon as I visited my doctor and got the go-ahead. I had been off birth control pills since February just to get it cleared out of my system after 13 years. I started taking prenatal vitamins the day after that conversation, and had a doctor’s appointment on April 20.
I love my doctor. No lecture about my weight, said I was doing everything right and I was perfectly healthy and should conceive no problem. I may be overweight, but I have NEVER been “unhealthy.” My blood pressure and cholesterol are just fine. So, 2 days later, we tried for the first time. It was right around ovulation time, but I think we ended up being a day late. We’ll call that a practice run. I didn’t really expect to get pregnant on the first try.
Therefore I’m going to call this upcoming cycle Cycle 1. I’m due to get my period today or tomorrow, I FEEL like it’s coming, I spotted a tiny bit last night, but it’s not here yet. I want a beer, goddammit. 😛 If I don’t have it when I wake up tomorrow, I’m taking a pregnancy test just in case.
Like Steph, I’m using FertilityFriend.com. Or more often, just the app. I’ve been taking my temp every morning for 2 cycles now, but I’ve been bad about checking my cervical mucus. I’ll do that regularly this coming cycle. I also need to take my basal temp at the same time every day. I’ll be setting an alarm from now on.
So. Changes I’ve made in the prep to TTC:
- Quit caffeine altogether.
- Quit alcohol between TTC attempts and period.
- Started drinking FertiliTea.
- Using Pre-Seed during intercourse.
- Quit diet sodas, nitrates, and most soy.
- Stopped using salicylic acid acne products.
I think that’s everything. Here’s my ridiculous chart from my last cycle due to inaccurate temp-taking:
I guess that’s it for now. Non-ridiculous tips welcome. 😉