Time for Another

the diary of our quest for baby number 2

Hoo-fucking-ray!! I’m pregnant! Tuesday 13 November 2007

After an uppy-downy kind of November where I had no pregnancy symptoms, a horrible throat/cough thing (still ongoing), a bad back and a very crotchety toddler daughter, all things pointed to another bfn. So, when my period didn’t show up yesterday – with none of my usual tell-tale signs – I thought maybe I’ve miscalculated, and it was due today… so I held off testing until this morning.

After a complete faff with the test (I’m not at my best in the mornings), it looked like I’d got myself a duff one as no lines at all came up. I tried to squeeze a few more drops out into a pot – oh the glamour!! – and nearly dropped it in the bath 😀 Anyway, after all the fumbling around, I took another look at the test, and two incredibly faint pink lines were appearing. They’ve got stronger and stronger and are now the positive one is thicker and darker than the test one… So, I’m pretty certain that counts as a positive result. My god, I’m pregnant!!

It’s funny how since deciding to go for number 2, it still feels quite strange when you see the positive test for real. Not nearly as scary as the first time mind you, but strange how yesterday it was a possiblility and today it’s real.

Now to start the merry-go-round of appointments, scans and myriad worries that all pregancies bring. If all goes well, we’re due our 2nd bundle of joy somewhere around 22nd July 2008. Whether we’ve made a boy or not is way down the list right now, having made the starts of a baby is plenty good enough for us 🙂

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Back to CD1 Tuesday 16 October 2007

Filed under: bounty,fertile dates,ovulation,period,positive,sperm meets egg plan,testing — timeforanother @ 2:13 pm

At least the waiting is over. Period arrived with a vengeance very late last night so I guess today is technically CD2, but what the hey?! Someone over on the Bounty forums mentioned the ‘Sperm meets egg plan’ which sounds like a good, errr, plan – so long as we can maintain the stamina required for all that “trying” ;-p

Fertile dates this time around should be 23rd – 30th Oct (should ov on 29th) and we’re looking for a BFP (big fat positive) pregnancy test on 12th or 13th Nov. Fingers crossed for a successful (and fun!) month ahead.

 

Feeling down Wednesday 10 October 2007

Filed under: 2ww,bfn,bounty,down,nausea,odd taste,period,ultra early test — timeforanother @ 2:28 pm

This is so much worse than the first time around when we just stopped using condoms. It was only the strange metallic taste and nausea that made me check dates and I did a test as I realised I was a couple of days late. This time, I know when I ovulated, when we did it, what cycle day (CD) it is, what tests are considered ‘good’ for early testing etc etc. This has been the longest 2 weeks ever I swear. I’m driving myself insane with testing (even though it’s probably way too early but I have lots of ultra early tests, and now a First Response Early Result) and reading pregnancy signs into every ache, feeling etc. These are more than likely just pre menstrual symptoms and period will turn up bang on time 14th Oct 😦 What’s really crazy is this is the first bout of ‘trying’ and already I’m feeling down about it and feeling like it’s not happened this month. The month isn’t even out yet!! I guess it happened so easily with our daughter…

Over at the Bounty forums it’s like exquisite torture. Supportive yet also obsessive – I find myself desperate for answers that really no-one can give me. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone though, there are plenty of ladies just like me who are driving themselves crazy with the famous 2ww (two week wait, from ov to due period date). Currently all signs point to a bfn (big fat negative) result, and a most unwelcome period, to go through it all again next month. But, then again, the nausea and odd taste have reared their heads over the last two days, so who knows. I’m definitely going to hold back from testing until Friday, then Sunday or even Monday – obviously no need to if period shows up.

 

Impatience Monday 8 October 2007

Filed under: dpo,negative,period,testing,ultra early test — timeforanother @ 10:53 am

I’m at 8 dpo (days passed ovulation) and on track for either my period or a postive pregnancy test on 14th October. Already I’ve tested for pregnancy using one of the Ultra Early tests and it came up negative which I was expecting but having the tests around is just too tempting. Every little ache or twinge is, in my head, a sign of early pregnancy or of being due on and I’m sooooo impatient at having to wait another week before we know either way.

Having said that, today I feel quite queasy, which was what gave it away last time, so maybe, just maybe something’s going on in there?! Thank heavens for the ladies on the Bounty forums, it’s good to talk to people going through the same and all supporting each other.

 

Time of the month Monday 17 September 2007

Filed under: fertile dates,ovulation,period,testing — timeforanother @ 12:34 pm

Oh yes, bring it on! Almost exactly to the day as well. I really don’t think I’ve felt quite so delighted about having a period before, but really this feels very exciting. I’m definitely on a 28 day cycle which means I should be able to predict almost to the day my next ovulation date. With a bit of help from the strips (I fear my temperature taking has been a bit lame) we should nail it. And then husband dear can nail me 😉

Shopping later and the intention is to stock up on lots of ‘good things’. Not that we eat particularly bad things generally but I should have lots of leafy greens and steak. Mmm steak.

Roll on the 30th (or thereabouts) 😀

 

Feeling yuck and making some early plans Friday 14 September 2007

Filed under: birthing pool,midwife,period,TENS — timeforanother @ 4:51 pm

But it’s nothing to do with periods, ovulation or early pregnancy – just an upset tum 😦  Nothing much going on at the moment, period due around the 16th and for once I’m looking forward to seeing it as I can start counting the days until the next round of OTS. And getting down and dirty 😉

I’ve already started making enquiries into midwifery care. We got on so well with the one who saw us through No 1, but I’ve since moved to a different GP surgery and it looks unlikely that we’ll be able to book in with her. Oh well, at least it will mean more local antenatal appointments. Last time, it was ok at the beginning but as I got bigger and bigger, it became quite a drag to get to the appointments – taxi!!

I’ve also started to look at the price of birthing pools on ebay, still not sure if it’s what we’ll end up doing but it’s good to have an idea of prices/makes etc. For sure we’ll use a TENS machine – it was a godsend last time (apart from when one of the pads came loose and I thought my leg was being shocked!). At this rate, I’ll have everything sorted without actually being pregnant yet!! Must be more patient…

 

Waiting Wednesday 12 September 2007

Filed under: basal temperature,belly cast,folic acid,period,testing — timeforanother @ 10:23 am

I’m growing increasingly impatient as the month limps slowly along (or so it appears in my world). For once, I’m actually looking forward to getting my period, although it’ll probably show up during our weekend away, just like the cold I’ve nearly got will probably explode nicely! Next month of course, I shall be hoping that there is no period at all…

Haven’t managed to check my temperature for the last 3 days as daughter awaking early (and screaming) makes for a leaping out of bed without a thought for the whole, reach-for-thermometer, wait-for-it-to-be-ready, lie-with-thermometer-under-tongue-for-a-couple-of-mins-to-get-the-most-accurate-reading, log-result shenanigans. Maybe tomorrow… At least I’m managing to keep up with the folic acid though.

Just remembered another thing I’d like to do this time – make a belly cast a few days before the due date.