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AshleyO February 22nd, 2013 12:20 PM

Ashley's TTC #1 Journal
Well ladies here it goes. I am a little nervous and excited to start keeping my journal. I am excited because I have lots of good thoughts and prayers from a lot of people but I am nervous in general. I am definitely a worrier. I haven't been on BC for about 5-6 years. So today is CD 9. Nothing out of the norm for me.

Doctor said I have to learn to control my stress because that is whats causing my 45 day cycles. If I cannot control it naturally I will have to get on some medication and I do not want do that! I did good last month, a normal 35 day cycle for me yay! :D

We have put the fertility blanket that Joe's grandma hand quilted for us per her orders :wub:

This month I am temping daily, using OPK's, checking CP and CM, taking prenatals and will be trying pineapple core after Oing. Fingers crossed that this will be our month and we will get a BFP!

I am trying to lose a couple pounds while TTC.

BabyBirdies February 22nd, 2013 12:28 PM

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Hi Ashley!

What are you trying for controlling stress? I have heard good things about exercise, yoga and acupuncture :hug:

Good luck!

AshleyO February 23rd, 2013 10:54 AM

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Hey there! Right now I am trying exercise. I used to love running so I am slowly getting back into that! Signed up to do a 5k in april so that should be fun!

We just found out last night that come mid this year we will have to short sale our home that I had planned on raising our children in so I am a little upset about that but it's all for the better.

I have been looking into some yoga! I heard its fun!

[email protected] February 23rd, 2013 01:39 PM

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Yay for starting a journal Ashley! I found it really useful and a good stress/anxiety reliever to get my thoughts and worries out of my head and onto paper (so to speak..)

Im sorry to hear about your house, is there any chance you wont have to sell?

Are you using an app/website or paper form to track your temps? If your using fertility friend you should put a link to your chart in your siggie so we can stalk your chart! :smile:

Nicholle ttc February 24th, 2013 06:25 PM

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:welcome: to journalling! I'm so sorry about the stress! Working out (high impact cardio and jogging) helps me a lot. Also, deep breathing exercises and yoga. I've tried to do meditation, but I, like you are a bit too anxious for this one to stick!

I'm so sorry that you have to short-sell your house. :(

Hopefully this will be your cycle and you'll see a bfp very soon! GL and KUP! :dust:

AshleyO February 25th, 2013 10:53 AM

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Thanks ladies! That means alot to me that ya'll are on here calming me down so to speak. As for the house...I feel like it is a blessing in disguise. Right now we are house broke and it is killing us. When we move into something more affordable it will be better. This house has brought nothing but bad juju on us! Three weeks into purchasing it we were broken into and I walked in on them while being held at gunpoint.

Our house is about 1600 square feet, we have had 2500 dollar water bills last year, 1000 electricity bills, etc. I think that the house was built on bad land honestly. So we are going to put it on the market in April. This way we will have more room for expenses when we get pregnant with our little one!

On a different note. I have a good feeling about this month being our month. Joe's grandma died last year on March 1st, coincidentally Joe's other grandma found out we were TTC and made us put the Fertility Blanket on the bed also. So we shall see. I have been feeling kind of down lately about TTC. I know we haven't been trying for very long but I guess I assumed because I hadn't been on BC for so long that it would be easy and fast :mad:

How naive of me! Oh well. Everything happens for a reason and DH has been trying to find ways to get my mind off of TTC. I am pretty sure that it is working!

momology February 25th, 2013 11:01 AM

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Oh wow Ashley I am so sorry for all your house problems!! I can't believe you were robbed that must have been so scary I am glad no one was hurt!!!!

I started out the same way - thinking it would happen fast and then we couldnt even start trying for 6 months once I came off BCP. It is one of those things in life that you have no control over which makes everything so frustrating!!!

I hope this is your month and everything works out with the house!! A good distraction is always nice - glad DH is able to help you out!!! :smile:

butterfly721 February 25th, 2013 01:40 PM

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Exercise is the best stress reliever, in my opinion!!! :smile:

I'm so sorry about the house situation. The robbery sounds terrifying. I hope that the robbers were caught and sent to jail. I hope that you and your DH are able to find a new house that you love.

AshleyO February 25th, 2013 01:54 PM

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Thanks ladies! I am temping but getting super frustrated because I don't understand my chart. I am going to try to post the link to my chart!

momology February 25th, 2013 02:00 PM

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Yayyy post the link to your chart!!!! I love chart stalking :D

AshleyO February 25th, 2013 02:08 PM

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I can't seem to upload the link right for my chart! HELP! lol

Nicholle ttc February 26th, 2013 06:21 AM

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Hey Ashley,

I so know what you mean about thinking that you would get pregnant right away. I thought the same thing. Most people in my family are fertile, so I thought, no problem, I'll be pregnant in 3 months, 6 months at the most. When I wasn't pregnant within the year, I was worried. Hopefully, that will not be the case with you and this will be your month! GL and KUP! :dust:

AshleyO February 26th, 2013 11:15 AM

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Thanks Nicholle! I feel a little down this month with TTC. I have a lot of stuff going on so I have definitely not been obsessing over TTC like the last month!

Things going on right now, I am feeling very angry towards my SIL. With all the things wrong with her, I found out that she was trying to get pregnant all along!!
GGGRRR!! She has no job, barely got her GED, smokes pot all the time, doesn't have a reliable vehicle, her parents pay for everything, etc. Why does she get to have a baby and I don't?! I say things like this but then I just feel bad for feeling this way and I cry. Emotional much? Same thing with my sister. It's like they are twins in the same situation!

I am not a mean person at all. So it hurts me to feel this way but right now I can't let this go! I do believe and I try to remind myself that everything happens for a reason but in this situation it is hard! Then you have these women that are like oh i just had unprotected sex once and boom! What are the odds?!

Anyways, I didnt mean to rant but I needed to get that off my chest! All I want is to see two pink lines on a test! Oh well!

Nicholle ttc February 26th, 2013 11:43 AM

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Totally know how you feel!


butterfly721 February 26th, 2013 12:30 PM

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I completely understand how you feel. It's very frustrating that life isn't fair.

AshleyO February 27th, 2013 03:20 PM

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Well today is not a better day...I had some O pains yesterday along with EWCM. Not going to O yet but still. I need to bust out of this little sad cloud that I am hanging in! OPK's are getting darker so thats good. I have my written test for the sheriff's departmwnt this saturday so I am nervous.

SmilingSam February 27th, 2013 04:17 PM

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Good luck with your test!

butterfly721 February 27th, 2013 06:14 PM

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GL with your test, Ashley! I'm sure you will do well.

I know what you mean about being stuck in a sad little cloud. I struggle with depression/anxiety, and it can be very hard to feel better. :heart:

AshleyO February 28th, 2013 05:38 PM

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Today was definitely a better day! Maybe I just needed a day off to relax?! Started yoga today, man that stuff is hard! Hoping to knock some pounds off quickly for TTC!

Talked with a Financial Advisor yesterday about the house and he agrees with the non profit org. thats helping us situate the predicament were in. He thinks we should sell the home and hopefully we might break even on the house. I want to start packing but I think it might upset DH. Quite honestly I might cry but we have a lot of stuff to sell and pack.

Got some more EWCM today I am pretty sure O is right around the corner! Trying to not get super excited but sometimes I can't help it! DH is crossing his fingers that this month is our month! He is absolutely adorable, I love him so much! :heart:

Nicholle ttc February 28th, 2013 06:02 PM

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Yay about EWCM, yoga and your awesome DH! Get to bding! :giggle:

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