So, we’ve decided it’s time to expand our family by one more – a brother or sister for our first born. Corny as it may be, I’ve decided to blog the journey right from the very start. I had meant to keep a diary of my pregnancy with our first but somehow never got around to it – this time, I’m more determined, especially as this is likely to be my last pregnancy (we think 2 kids is enough for us).
Now to the beginnings… First Born is a beautiful 2 year old girl, and being creatures who like a bit of balance, we are going to try and conceive a boy! Obviously we will be delighted with another daughter but we thought we might as well have a go and try to maximise our chances of having a boy.
This month (Sept 07) will be the ‘science experiment’ stage. Yesterday the ovulation testing strips, very early pregnancy testing strips and the digital basal thermometer arrived (thank you www.babymad.com). Husband looks at me oddly. I immerse myself in the instructions and start filling in forms, checking back on the calendar for various dates – if I’m going to do this, I want to do it right. I calculated that I was probably due to ovulate around this date so tried the first OTS at midday – negative.
Temperature was taken and logged first thing this morning. Husband tells me ‘Wow, the things you do for me’. Later in the day it’s time for the second OTS – two lines appear meaning it’s positive! My calculations are spot on so far…
And so a month of checking on ovulation and recording my temperature before we start to ‘go for it’ or should that be go for him.