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the space between

blog,conception,photos,pregnancy,trying to conceive 28 October 2010 | Comments Off

Tonight I imported the entries from 2007 when we were trying to conceive. There weren’t many, and there is a huge gap between them and my pregnancy. The process was nerve racking to blog about, and felt too personal at the time. We tried for about six months and it wasn’t happening. I had never paid much attention to my cycles before and I was frustrated at how long and irregular they were.

Then after about five months, I got a bacterial infection on my leg (be careful where you get a pedicure!) and the doctor gave me antibiotics that weren’t safe for pregnancy. I would take them for nearly six months! When I finally stopped them and we started trying again I was sure it would take another six months or more, or that it would just never happen.

Impatient already that my first cycle was taking too long, I planned to call my midwife (who was my ob gyn) the following day to make an appointment to see what’s wrong. I thought, well of course she is going to ask if I’m pregnant so I’d better take a test to show her that I’m not. I took the test as I was getting ready for work, a day when I had an early meeting. My husband slept while I peed on a stick, my solid belief that the outcome was going to be the same as it always was before: Sorry, please try again. When I saw the results–Pregnant–I gasped loudly and my husband woke up. “It says… It’s… It’s…” I stammered, in utter disbelief. “You’re pregnant,” he said plainly. Me: “Yeah! Why aren’t you surprised?!” Him: “I knew it.” Well, that made one of us. I had to take another test but there was no time. I could barely process the results before I was out the door to my meeting. I don’t even remember how the meeting went, but I’m quite certain I smiled a lot. I’d planned to go home during lunch to take another test, but I couldn’t wait. As soon as my meeting was over I returned home and got the same beautiful results.

baby on the brain

conception,pregnancy,trying to conceive 3 July 2007 | Comments Off

I know it’s impossibly early for me to have any symptoms but I felt briefly nauseous today and couldn’t help smiling to myself about the possibility. Could have been the chalky protein Naked Juice I was gulping on the way to work! :)

My husband just registered on Word Press so he can blog also. Of course, he will be posting from his nifty new iPhone so his will generally be more cool and interesting than any of mine.

we have an egg!

conception,photos,pregnancy,trying to conceive 1 July 2007 | Comments Off

peak fertility

We’ve been using the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor to determine our peak fertility. It’s so exciting to see when we have an egg.

The hardest part about trying to get pregnant is not being able to talk to everyone about it. It’s pretty much the most important decision of your life, and a time when you have so many emotions and questions swirling around it would be nice to share them. That’s why I started baby foo.

A lazy Sunday seems like the perfect time to conceive… stay tuned!

first things first

conception,pregnancy,trying to conceive 1 July 2007 | 1 Comment

baby a human child at the youngest stage of life

foo a variable used to represent concepts abstractly

My husband and I are trying to get pregnant! We’re in our early 30s, and after a year of wedded bliss, we decided it was time to start a family. About two months ago I stopped my birth control and started taking pre-natal vitamins. Wish us luck!