So, I have been browsing tis site for quite some time and thought I would share abit about my journey.
I am 36 and have been married to my husband for almost four years. He has a beautiful 12 yr. old DD and I have 3 boys and I dd from a previous 10 year relationship. Their ages range from 9-16 years. When my DH and i got married we chose not to have kids, both students, traveling, starting a farm and just being in absolute love- besides btwn the two of us we have 5 kids already. However in Dec of 2013 on our trip to a conference in Florida, we had a nudge to have a baby. Okay, no worries, BDing is fun! We had been using the rythm method and abstaining on O days. I got pg in March but had a m/c around April the 6 at 5-6 wks.
We waited for my cycle to return which did later that month. Then again on May 29 and once again on June 27th. My cycles are and have always been very regular at 29 days. No cramping or PMS, lasting about 6 days. I have always been very in tune with my body, watching my cm to know when I am at my most fertile. However, since my m/c I have become a bit of a nut. Stalking ttc sites and looking for any signs of early perganancy and so forth. With my other 4 children, I sneezed and became prego. The moment I stopped BFing one, whammo another to arrive. My pregnancies were easy and my births were naturally and at home.My lifestyle was different, I was primarily a vegetarian, no alcohol, smoking or caffein. I live in Oregon now so my coffee consumption was way above the rest of the countries standards, I only ate once a day and am constantly on the go. Since my m/c, I have taken measures to change these habbits. Down to 2 cups of coffee instead of 9(throughout the day) eat more and take a prenatal. I am in the 2ww window now. Due to exhaustion, my dh and I missed a day or two during my fertile phase but definately got some BDing in during the window of opportunity. BD on July 8, 9, 10 and 14. According to different websites I O'd on either the 12 or the 14th.
July 10th, sharp ovarian pains on right side, different side from last month. Since m/c CM is there but not as exteme as it used to be.
7/11-14 sore npp.
7/16- 19 lower abdominal cramping. sore npp gone. Breaking out a bit on my chest and face, but its summer.
7/20 started having to pee all the time, but I think I do anyway:)
7/21 (today) feeling calm with whatever happens this month, esp. since AF is not due till the 26th. So, patience is the key. Few abdominal twinges.
I have been gassy and bloated for a week now, a bit odd maybe it is my system regulating itself to the new routine of blended shakes and constant snacking and vitamins, but whatever.
Its funny or maybe not;) But in previous pregnancies I had almost no symptoms, quite the same with my cycles but now I make mental notes of every twinge or oddity that is slight. I suppose this blog thing is more a catharsis for me to ramble to the unknown rather than keeping iit a primary focus of every moment. I intend to be in the now moment at every moment, but then there are the moments when my mind wanders and i wind up searching for clues or writing this tid bit. I quess this is my personal journey journal to clear the clutter.