15 weeks

Today I am 15 weeks pregnant. We finally got our very first BFP on cycle 6 doing at home insemination’s. This post is all about the first 15 weeks.

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I first tested at 10DPO and got a BFN, however, I had some slight body changes so decided to test again on 12DPO and got my first BFP. It was very exciting and I actually cried when I saw that second line.

I experienced horrible morning all day sickness the first 14 weeks but now at 15 weeks I feel like it has settled down.

We had our first midwife appointment at 8 weeks but it was just a general appointment with paper work. Our first scan was a week or so later and we got to see the heart beat for the first time (we still haven’t heard it though!).

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At 12 weeks and 6 days we had our second ultrasound. The baby had a perfect heart beat above 160bpm and was moving around and kicking me (although I couldn’t feel anything).

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After this ultrasound we decided to announce our news on Facebo.ok (we had already told our immediate family and close friends). I also let my work know the next day who were very happy for me.

Here is how we announced on Facebo.ok-

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The only problem I have is I can’t get in contact with my midwife. I have been calling for the last 2 weeks trying to get an appointment after our first 2 scans and she is either not at work or away. I haven’t seen her since the first appointment at 8 weeks and now I am in my 2nd trimester. I am honestly thinking about requesting a new midwife. I called again this morning and left another message for her to call me so let’s see if she does!

I can’t wait to find out the gender (although I feel like it is a girl!).

 

Good luck to all those trying for their BFP with at home insemination’s. Patience and timing are the key’s in this journey 🙂

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Baby Dust

We decided to try at home insemination again this cycle.

I started POAS on an OPK on CD17. I thought for sure I wasn’t going to ovulate until between CD22-CD24 as recently my cycles have been quite long. Something told me to POAS and it came up negative but I had a feeling to call our donor and ask for an insemination that night. I can’t explain it but I just knew we had to. The next day was a Friday morning (CD18) and while on my morning break at work (about 10am) I decided to POAS again and it was positive! I couldn’t believe it as I had previously had such long cycles. So of course I took another at 1130am (positive) and 3pm (positive)- Just had to make sure lol.

We inseminated again that night. Saturday morning (CD19) about 10am I took another and it was positive again so we inseminated that day about 3pm. I also had cramps this day that started about midday.

Sunday (CD20) comes and I had another positive OPK. So we inseminated that night.

Monday (CD21) and finally a negative OPK. Although we did inseminate (just to be sure lol).

I believe I ovulated on the Saturday (CD19) just because it was 24hrs after the first positive OPK and I had cramps also. But Fertili.ty Frie.nd put my ovulation at CD20 (the day after). So I don’t know. I actually didn’t temp this cycle as I wasn’t even sure if we would go ahead this cycle and also I always forget to do it lol!

So we are in the TWW again. I am either 4DPO or 3DPO and we got 5 donations this cycle.

Fingers crossed x

DPO means we are in the TTW

A quick post today to let you all know we are officially in the TTW!

I finally got my peak on both the Clearbl.ue and a normal OPK on CD23 with Fertili.ty Frie.nd putting my ovulation at CD24 which is in the normal range for me.

I am eating a piece of pineapple core from 1DPO-5DPO this cycle. Not sure if it really works or if it is just an old wives tale but hey it can’t hurt.

As of today I am officially 2DPO and now we wait….and wait… and wait!

I’m back!

Well after a 3 month hiatus (longer than originally thought) I am back and we are officially TTC again.

Originally we were only taking 1 month off but we ended up taking 3! As I mentioned previously our donor and his partner went away on holiday (a one month long holiday), we then had ur eldest foster daughters 4th birthday, Christmas, New Years, Ts 30th birthday (lots of family traveled interstate for this), my best friend came to town and stayed for a fortnight, and our donor came back to town but moved house… So as you can probably imagine we were busy.

I am now CD10 and waiting for Ovulation. I went and bought the Clearbl.ue digital ovulation test (I used these the first cycle we tried but haven’t since then). I used it for the first time today and got the low sign of a solid circle- which is fine as we want that to obtain the baseline. Now I will keep testing everyday so we don’t miss it. I have also decided this cycle to give up caffeine- eek! Fingers crossed this is the first and only time we have to do this for 2017.

Also for the last 10 weeks we have had a baby (foster child) staying with us. He is nearly 10months old and such a happy baby. At the moment we have 3 foster children. Our eldest who just celebrated her 4th birthday has been with us the longest and will be staying with us permanently. We have also decided that when I fall pregnant we will go back to just having Miss 4 with us as 3 kids can be stressful- the other two are on short term arrangements.

I am glad to be back and will be posting updates regularly 🙂

E.

The dreaded 2ww…

So I am in that awful 2ww between ovulation and aunt flow showing up. I am trying so hard this cycle not to symptom spot but am failing quite miserably at it!

Some days I feel so confident that yep this is our month I am going to see those two pink lines on the pregnancy test. But then other days I don’t feel as confident. I doubt myself, I doubt our process, I doubt how many times we did it, I even doubt if we did it on the right days! Sometimes this whole process can really mess with your head.

Our donor goes away the first week of December for a whole month so we won’t be able to try again until January if it doesn’t work this month. I am 5 days away from aunt flow being due and I am just hoping and hoping that I get a positive pregnancy test.

Because I am terrible at not symptom spotting or worrying if we are pregnant or not I have decided that I need things to distract myself. So I am a few episodes into a show I found on Netflix called The 100, which I am pretty sure has been around for awhile and I am just behind times. I am also reading the Throne of Glass book series by Sarah J. Maas. I am on the second book and loving it (this book series has also been around for awhile and again I am behind times). I haven’t read a “real” book in ages. I am at school and for the last two years have only read textbooks but I am currently on end of year break so able to finally read all the real books! Oh wow, that did just help in distracting me!

Until next time,

E.

Cycle 4 & a Supermoon…

We are currently in cycle 4- 3 inseminations down with 1 more to go.

I am feeling really positive about this cycle, actually more positive then I have been throughout this whole process.

We have changed things up, tried new and different things.

Whats different about this cycle:

  • I started using pre seed.
  • I have been using a Lunette (Moon, Diva, etc) cup 20 mins after insemination.
  • I have been trying to stress less so have been doing meditation each day.
  • I am really focusing on and envisioning ourselves with a little baby.
  • I am seeing babies and pregnant women EVERYWHERE.
  • One of our inseminations was on the Supermoon night which I believe to be a good sign!
  • We will be doing more inseminations then usual.
  • We started inseminating earlier than normal.

I really hope that all these different things/ changes help me conceive this month. I would love to be able to tell my mum that I am having her first grandchild on Christmas Day. What a wonderful present it would be.

Well I am off to focus on conception. We have one more insemination to go and then we are done for this cycle.

Fingers and toes crossed!

E.