Cycle 2: Ovulation

I ovulated today!  I felt it.  I always feel ovulation from my right ovary.  Felt it around 3 pm this afternoon.  We bd the last two mornings.  Not yet today but hopefully I can get hubby in the mood tonight while that little egg is still around!  Wish me luck.  The two week wait begins again…


Shouldn’t Even Count

I probably shouldn’t even count this month as trying to conceive.  I have  come down with a UTI.  Yuck!  I am in some serious pain and waiting for the antibiotics to kick in.  So needless to say there hasn’t been any bding going on in these here parts for days and days to come.  Of course this is my fertile week as well.  I may be out of TTC for a while.

Cycle 2: Day 7

There really isn’t much to report here.  Waiting on ovulation.  Mostly I’m just trying to enjoy the last three weeks of summer before heading back to work.  I’ve been school shopping for my son.  We went to the Williamsburg Premium Outlets yesterday.  I found a good deal on some tennis shoes for him.  I’ve mostly been shopping consignment stores and thrift stores for back to school clothes.  Really the last thing I need to do is get underwear and socks and pick up his school supplies.  Which I may wait until next payday to do so.

I’ve also been spending my time, looking for creative ways to decorate my classroom this year.  I used the same decorations two years in a row and I’m ready for a new look. I’m also trying to work out a way to have more centers in my room.  Any cute ideas for the classroom?

Cycle 2

Af started today.  I had PMS from hell, no baby.  the negative test I took a few days ago let me down gently.  I had already mourned and was just waiting for AF.  Now I’ll just be waiting and preparing for this new cycle of TTC.  I plan to get a new OB-GYN, since my current one is two hours away and set up a preconception appointment.  I plan to stay optimistic and pray everything will work out the way I want it to.

11 DPO

I awoke this morning to daggers in my chest.  I was sleeping on my stomach and my chest felt like it was on fire.  This symptom isn’t unusual when I’m expecting AF.  However, this is different.  It is more intense.  Where it is usually a dull ache, this is actually painful.

So, because of that I gave in and went to the Dollar Tree.  I picked up two of the New Choice tests.  I think I will wait until tomorrow and use FMU when I test.  Not sure how I feel about all of this.  I’m excited because if it were to happen now, then this is the best time for it to happen.  But I really wanted to wait until this time next year.  What ever the outcome is, I am excited to be in the moment and enjoy my last pregnancy.  I am also excited to document it in a meaningful way.  If I get a positive test I will take my first weekly picture.

How many days past ovulation did you test?


So we had dinner at Sheena’s house tonight. And Kevin, Sheena’s neighbor came over and said I had a glow. He wondered, What was up with me? Because he felt that I was pregnant. Strange, yes? Do you think some people can sense those things? Sheena wanted me to go to the store and buy a test because she said she is nosy and wanted to know. However I just put my bit of cash in the gas tank and I won’t have any more until J gets back from being out of town tomorrow. Maybe I will take a dollar to the Dollar Tree. I wanted to wait until I miss my period, before I tested so we will see. But I think I am…


I really feel like I am pregnant. My breasts are tender and have been for a few days now. I know this symptom is also a sign of my period coming but I pregnant the first try with my first baby (which ended in a miscarriage) and with No Boa. So I may be pregnant. It only took a while to conceive with Jo Jo and I think that was sex thing. We weren’t bding often enough and just missing the egg. But with my first miscarriage baby and Noah we were bding. Just like now…so I don’t know. But I think so.

I really want this to be the month. That will give me five months off from work to be with my new little one.  This will be the longest maternity leave I have ever had! And the first paid one. Which is always why I went back to work so quickly with my first two. Three months with Jo Jo and eight weeks with No Boa. I would get about 20 weeks with this third baby if I am pregnant this month. If  I don’t get pregnant until August then that cuts my maternity leave back to four months.  So, if we’re gonna do this, then July is the best month to get pregnant.

Mom’s, how much maternity leave do you get?