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.

 

Waiting Monday 15 October 2007

Filed under: down,dpo,positive,testing,things to do — timeforanother @ 12:45 pm

15dpo or CD1?? Still waiting for period to start, all signs point that way, although a teeny tiny part of me is still holding on to the hope that I may just be pregnant. One last pregnancy test left in the house which I absolutely am not going to use unless my period doesn’t show up by Wednesday – which would be 2-3 days late (and I’m usually like clockwork, 28 days spot on). Hate this waiting.

Had a good old cry on Saturday night about it all, and feel marginally better for it. Things learnt this month have been useful – I’m more aware of my body and it’s cycle; I know I have no will power when it comes to taking pregnancy tests, so I will limit the amount in the house; I will cut down on drinking; I will accept that I will get slightly obsessed with it all but try and take it in my stride.

 

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.

 

Wahey! Sunday 30 September 2007

Filed under: fertile dates,ovulation,positive,testing — timeforanother @ 12:44 pm

Boy am I like clockwork! Exactly 14 days from 1st day of period, I’m ovulating. Those 2 little pink lines came up clear as anything today, after days of single line, negative results. And we’ve already taken advantage (and very very nice it was too!) Swim hard little fellas and make us a baby 🙂

 

Testing, testing Tuesday 25 September 2007

Filed under: basal temperature,bounty,chocolate,ovulation,testing — timeforanother @ 2:19 pm

As expected, only a single line today. Feels exciting to be on this stage though, this month has dragged on and on. I’ve already succumbed to the wretched http://www.bounty.com forums, although I’m only reading them rather than getting involved (yet!).

Have completely given up on basal temperature taking – which is a bit crap isn’t it?! Oh well, hopefully my cycle will stay nice and steady and the testing strips will be enough.

On a completely unrelated topic – what is with the cadbury’s chocolate ad with the gorilla??? Very disturbing if you ask me, it almost puts me off chocolate. Almost.

 

Still thinking ahead Friday 21 September 2007

Filed under: 2nd child,testing,things to do,worries — timeforanother @ 11:15 am

And even got my husband doing it too! NCT classes, hypnobirthing, maternity wear, unguents, swimming, sleeping, you name it, we’ve discussed (and continue to discuss) it. It’s so great that we’re both really excited about this, as usual I have my paranoid moments of thinking he’s just going along with it to keep me happy. But I truly believe that isn’t the case and we are both looking forward to being parents again.

OPK use starts on 25th, counting down.  Can’t wait to see those two pink lines agan!