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Meow Bears, made with love to fund an adoption

Through a friend of a friend of a friend (haha) on Facebook, I found out about a woman raising money for an international adoption by making and selling stuffed animals called "meow bears." She has one "miracle infertility" baby and they are hoping to adopt a child to add to their family since they still struggle with infertility. This story touched me, and I figured I would share it here because who better to understand than the TTC community? The bears are really cute too. May buy some as gifts for all the people having babies besides me ;) lol. I don't know about you,  but I could definitely use some good karma related to ttc. 

The friend of mine, who has one for her daughter, had lost two babies to miscarriage before conceiving her daughter. I love to see women forming a community like this - in a perfect world everyone could be open about their ttc struggles and support each other, but in the meantime at least we have the TWW connecting us with people who understand! 

Anyway, you can look up Meow Bears on Facebook if this interests you. I just thought others may be uplifted by this story! 

**I am in no way affiliated with Meow Bears. 

May the odds be ever in your favor

AF has officially ushered in the start of my fifth cycle ttc. Another 33 days of hope! The good news is I should O the day dh goes out of town for a few days, so we're going to dtd the days before and the morning of and hope for the best. That's assuming my ovaries don't decideto play a trick on me and hold out a few days. But here's to hoping I'll get my bfp in 2014!

How are your last efforts for 2013 going? Have your charts given you any new insight? We're currently working on being more proactive about bd timing and taking advantage of fertile days more. Every month is a learning tool and puts us one month closer to that bfp!

Happy BDing!


5mo ttc - 6mo off bcp - cd2 and AF has come with a vengeance

Cmon AF let's get cycle 5 started already

Today I'm cd33 of a typical 33-day cycle, so usually that would mean I would start spotting by tonight and quickly transitionto cd1 of cycle 5. (Cycle 5 makes me think of it like America's Next Top Model or something... lol). Anyway I calculated O at cd18-19. Well on Sunday (cd31) I started spotting and was thrown off but just expected AF early on Monday but nothing! Just the tiniest bit of spotting! This morning there was even less! This is really unusual for me, and at this point I just wish AF would come on with it so I can start cycle 5, which I'm actually feeling really optimistic about. I'm in a GREAT mood today. I don't feel bloated and my bbs look awesome, lol. I'm anxious to see when cycle 5 will start exactly because the hubbs will be out of town right around my O and the sooner we can get this started the better lol. We've already made a plan to bd a lot around xmas and I'm super excited. Makes me think of the early days when all we did was stay in bed. ;) 

Anyway I took an hpt on Sunday and got a bfn so I don't have any reason to think this weird spotting is baby related. Hilarious to be ttc and wishing my period, but I'm just grateful I'm smiling and not crying this month!  :) 

Baby dust to everyone. Hit me up with your comments and insights if you have any! 


4mo ttc - 5mo off bcp - 14-15dpo and where the heck are you AF this spotting is annoying

I just haven't met you yet

Michael Buble's song "I Just Haven't Met You Yet" came on during my commute and whenever I hear it it makes me super happy because I have always thought it could be about having a baby / ttc. If you haven't ever listened to it in this way you should. It will give you warm fuzzies. :)

"I might have to wait, I'll never give up. I guess it's half timing and the other half' s luck. Wherever you are, whenever it's right, you'll come out of nowhere and into my life." ♥ 


Early spotting but is it AF?

So I am usually a 33 day cycle and it seemed that O was cd18 or 19 this time around so I was expecting AF on Wednesday. Last night (Sunday) to my surprise I had brownish spotting. Usually I may get pre-AF spotting but it's usually shortlived. I use soft cups so I'm very up close and personal with AF, but this morning revealed a tiny amount of brown spotting still. Should I accept this is AF or is there hope it's this elusive implantation? Would implantation occur as late as 12dpo?

Last night I had accepted my fate and charted Light for today to prepare for cd1 of cycle 5, but I realize now that may have been premature. Can't wait until I get home to see if AF is still eluding me. I never spot this early or for any significant amount of time. I thought I had a few days left. Any insight? 

Baby dust. 


4mo ttc - 5mo off bcp - 13dpo and waiting...

Testing early & fmu

I'm finally 12-13dpo, and today is the Immaculate Conception (which will be celebrated tomorrow). I got super hopeful that it would bring me luck but just tested a bfn. I'm debating testing in the morning with fmu. Will it make a difference? I bought a 2-pack of tests, and I really don't want to waste another. If I were patient this whole process would be a lot cheaper.

I know that everyone will say "you aren't out until AF," and I'm notorious for saying it as well, but I have a pretty good feeling I'm out this month even though I don't necessarily have AF symptoms. I've felt pretty terrible since about 4dpo (flu feeling, fatigued, bbs sore on sides, mouth ulcers, nose bleeds, random nausea, etc.), and I was hopeful I could blame all of this on a bfp instead of just having to come to terms with the fact that I'm sick and that tricky hormones suck, haha. Better luck in 2014?

A few things: I don't think our bd timing has been great since ttc. We're getting about one good bd per fertile period. This was also my first month of ewcm, so it could indicate that in previous months I may have suffered from a hostile vagina, lol. My bbs just look weird the past few cycles, and I have no idea why. They'll look totally normal then look all nipply for a few days. They're probably plotting against me, haha.

I'm going to take a nap and then make NYE plans. This will hopefully be our last one as a family of two. I hope the IC brings SOMEONE out there bfp luck!

If anyone has any advice on whether fmu might make a difference please let me know, but I feel like if I was plus one then the test would have shown it by now?

Baby dust.



4mo ttc - 5mo off bcp - 12-13dpo   

P.S. It's good to be back. ;)