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I'm a mid twenties girl. Who has the cutest two boys ever. I'm married to the best hubby ever (aka the Man). I'm also a teacher of sixth grade with a masters degree in Education. I'd rather be busy than bored. I love things bright and beautiful and my family means the world to me.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby Making Month #1

So we've just finished our first month of 'trying'. As stated before we didn't do anything special. I used a simple printed calendar and kept track of the first and last days of my period and the days we 'tried'. I have to say that I was shocked how short my cycle ended up being- 23 or 24 days. My doctor said that the first couple of months after stopping birth control could be shorter or longer than the typical 28 days.

Honestly, I'm not shocked that we didn't conceive the first month. Was I hoping, very much so. But I reminded myself over and over that it wouldn't be realistic to plan on conception in the first month. I'm someone who easily gets excited, and throw myself into things, then sometimes when something doesn't happen I get frustrated or question what went wrong. I'm trying not to over think this, to be relaxed, not stressing and enjoy it all. I'm trying!

This cycle I am going to use something to help us out.
I did some research and apparently never paid attention in health class. I knew that you couldn't get pregnant on your period, but I didn't realize that there were pretty much 2-5 days out of a cycle that were PRIME TIME days. I kind of figured the more you 'try' the more likely you are to get pregnant. I actually did more research, LOVE me some Google! I learned a whole lot about cycles and ovulation and sperm that I never knew!
Following my last day of my period I'll start using the Ovulation tests to help figure out which days are best. Or if I'm even ovulating during my cycle. The kit recommends waiting until days 8 -10 to start but clearly my cycle isn't the normal 28 days. I don't want to think about what I do if I'm not ovulating, or what we'd do then. I was worried at first about buying the kit and finding that I didn't ovulate and it was a waste but the Man who's been SO awesome said that if gives me answer either way it's worth it. And that a baby is worth a few ovulation kits.

So that's where we are. I'll let you know how it goes.

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