ttc / baby
We decided to actively try and start a family in January 2016. After being on birth control for 13 years, I stopped in September 2015. Since then, it was a long waiting game of blank pregnancy tests, waking temperatures, and weekly acupuncture treatments. Contrary to what I previously believed, getting pregnant was no easy task.
Many woman do not talk about their struggles trying to conceive and I never understood that before. Now that I've been in their shoes, I know why. I know there isn't anything to be ashamed of, but there's always that little bit of embarrassment admitting that your body cannot easily do what so many other women's can. You shouldn't feel like a failure, but you do. You don't want to be envious of those those who conceive on their first try (or even accidentally which continues to blow your mind), but you are. You don't want to feel sadness when you hear that yet another friend is pregnant, but you force a smile and a congrats anyways. These things are hard to admit, not only to ourselves, but definitely to others.
During the TTC process, I followed a lot of principals of the book, Making Babies, which is a three month program designed to help you conceive naturally. I also received a ton of information from Taking Charge of Your Fertility, which I highly recommend to all women, not just those trying to conceive. My goal was to get as healthy as possible to try and conceive naturally, but after months of no success, I tried progesterone as prescribed by my doctor. That did the trick and we are expecting our first child in July 2016!
On Babies / May 2015
On Babies, Part 2 / September 2016
TTC: Supplements / September 2016
TTC: Acupuncture / September 2016
TTC: Health and Exercise / October 2016
TTC: 1 Year TTC Doctor Visit / October 2016
and our announcement...
On Babies, Part 3 / February 2017
Petite Maternity Clothing / February 2017
It's a...Girl! / February 2017
20 Weeks / February 2017
Pregnancy Confessions / March 2017
Things I'm Looking Forward To (As a Parent) / March 2017