Category: Trying to conceive

The ABCs of TTC

While Googling around looking for information on TTC (trying to conceive), I came across something that stumped me. “BD.” What the hell was “BD”? I figured out pretty quickly that it meant sex, but WHAT did it stand for? Bumpin’ Uglies Duglies? After a…

The month of three (THREE!) big fat negatives

How do you get three negative pregnancy tests in one month?A. You are impatient B. You love taking tests, so you jump at each chanceC. You are stubborn, and don’t believe tests (when they’re wrong)D. You have a stupid irregular cycle that confuses youE….

Two years later …

I can’t believe it was exactly two years ago — January 1, 2009 — that I wrote my very first post on this blog. I was obsessed — OBSESSED! — with getting pregnant and starting a family. I started this blog, in fact, because I desperately…

How did I know? Well, I didn’t …

Monday, September 28, 2009 4 WEEKS, 1 DAY PREGNANT I am like a blog archeologist, going through posts for the month of September, trying to glean any insight on how it felt to be pregnant for those first four weeks. Unlike other months, I…

Fingers crossed

I am not one to get carried away with “potential symptoms.” Ahem. But if I were one of those people to get carried away, I may have noticed … I am super nauseous this morning. Right now, in fact. I am not craving chocolate…

Couldn’t have said it better myself …

So Hard By The Dixie Chicks Back when we startedWe didn’t know how hard it wasLiving on nothingBut what the wind would bring to usNow we’ve got somethingI can imagine fighting forSo why is fighting all that we’re good at anymore And sometimes I…

Songs about trying to conceive, pregnancy and babies

Over the past few months, I’ve started “collecting” songs about trying to conceive, pregnancy, and babies. Sometimes when you can’t stop thinking about something, it helps to listen to songs by people who are going through the same thing. Here’s a list of what…

Apparently parents-to-be love the mall

It’s official … again: everyone in the world is pregnant but me. Let me back up: I had a very surreal experience this morning. Darling Husband and I were just at the mall, picking up a baby shower gift for C‘s soon-to-arrive little one….

Third time’s the charm?

It’s official: I was not knocked up in August. I pretty much expected this, so I’m not super-disappointed like I was in July. This, of course, means I did not get pregnant at age 25 — which I sort of figured I would be….

Back in the saddle

I have a feeling … … I just don’t think it worked this month. Editor’s note: This is the portion of the blog where I launch into TMI (too much information) territory … I am still not totally sure I understand the ins and…

What does it take?

I didn’t want to become one of those people who stress out over conceiving. So of course, I have become one of those people. Two months. Only two months and already it is stressing me out. I thought it was supposed to take six…

Good girl gone bad

First two weeks of July (when I could have been pregnant … but wasn’t): I cut waaaaay back on my beloved Caffeine-free Diet Coke. I went entire days without having any — don’t snicker, this is progress — and when I did have it,…