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God has blessed me tremendously with an amazing husband, Doug, and two gorgeous little boys, Gavin and Joey. It has always been a dream of mine to have a large family but God may have other plans. I had a series of 6 consecutive early miscarriages when trying for baby #2. We are currently trying for baby #3 after our 7th miscarriage. I am faithful that God's plan is perfect, even when I am not happy about it. I love comments and meeting new followers so please don't be shy!

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Fertility Friday- A Little Bit of TTC Fun


If you have ever tried to get pregnant and it took a little longer than you expected, you can probably admit to some of these.  How many will you own up to?

You have cringed, thought about speaking nasty words, and/or responded through clenched teeth to the words, "Just relax and it will happen,"  "Get drunk!  That's how it happened for us!" or "It will happen when you quit trying."  

You have calculated the exact angle your hips should be in to help the swimmers to be pointed in the right direction.  You have considered or even implemented handstands in the bedroom after the evenings events.  

You have sipped on teas, swallowed supplements, eaten things that otherwise would be considered inedible all with the hopes of getting a better ovulation, improving implantation, or increasing chances of pregnancy.

You can read the next sentences without any issues:  If you are done TTA and are ready to TTC and get your BFP, first you need to determine your O using a BBT.  You should start BD EOD and then when you see EWCM you should BD daily.  When in the TWW is is best if you wait to POAS until at least 9DPO.  Good luck!

You can count on one hand your family or friends who have had a hard time getting pregnant but you need all of your fingers and and some of your toes to rattle off who is currently pregnant or who just had a baby in the last 12 months.  

You bathroom is most likely fully stocked with pee sticks of varying brands.  While most people think peeing is just a bodily function, you consider it a fact finding mission.  

Examining toilet paper is not only uncommon, it would be completely irresponsible to just wipe and flush without inspection. 

You may have been lucky enough to find some other ladies who are traveling this road with you and asking them about their cervical mucus is said in the same breath as, "What are you making for dinner?"

You have mastered the perfect technique for photographing pregnancy test.  You know how to use the macro setting, upload it, crop it, then tweak that photo until you can't see straight.  All in the name of capturing a teeny little possibility of a pregnancy!  

You have had to resist the urge to put this as your facebook status: "So excited that I found the best EWCM ever!"  Because sometimes this is honestly more status worthy than your other random daily happenings.  I mean really what is more exciting, "Boiling hot dogs."  or "I have gobs of fertile CM today!"

Okay... Maybe I went to far with the last one!  

I have posted before about how blessed I have been when it comes to support while I am on this journey.  As a result, I was inspired to work on a very special site that I am excited to announce is now open to everyone! 
 
www.ttccommunity.com is a place for people on the spectrum of trying to conceive, pregnancy, managing a loss or losses, and/or parenting.  While the forums might seem like the most recognizable feature, the community might be your best asset!  You may start a group or join an open group.  You might find people that are on this journey too that might be able to commiserate, support and understand you better than you could have imagined.  Also, for those of you who might have a collection of pictures of various pee sticks, please submit them to the gallery.  Once we get more pictures in there, I think that will be a wonderful tool (or point of obsession) soon.  Also, those of you who chart, please share those in the chart gallery.  Again, once we have a nice gallery, people will be able to search and find exactly what they were looking for! 

Attention bloggers: if you have a blog you are invited to add your blog to the directory!  It can help other people find their way to you especially if you have a common thread! 

Please know that this is just getting off the ground and while there might be wrinkles along the way, I am very excited to get to know you all better and be able to better able support one another.  See you there!

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