So, I'm back for another month, hoping this will be the one. I used to think I'd hate to be pregnant in the summer (especially very pregnant) and that I'd much rather have a newborn in the winter months. This is still true, but of course, I don't really care. I obsess over what my EDD would be each month, and giving birth in March sounds pretty good. Crossing my fingers for this month.
My DH and I are trying for baby #3! I got my IUD out on Monday and if this go around is anything like the last two I'll be pregnant very soon! My 6 yr old was conceived while I was still on the pill and my 3 yr old was conceived just days after I got my IUD removed.
It seems that I have absolutely no problem getting pregnant, I do however have problems carrying a baby full-term. DS1 was born at 32wks due to pre-eclampsia, a complete abruption, and HELLP syndrome. DS2 was born at 36wks due to a shortened cervix and premature rupture of membranes. My OB told me to count on 8mo of pregnancy at the most with this next one. I'm hoping to get pregnant before my 32nd birthday this summer. Because of my previous pregnancy history I want to be done having kids by my 35th birthday. I'm already high risk, I figure there's no need to add to it.
Good luck to all!
@Violetink and Milasmom, thank you for sympathizing with my insurance woes and medical billing woes. Your posts got me so fired up that I called the healthcare system and attempted to fight the bill. Lol...guess how well that went. Guess who will still be paying a stupid bill. Guess who's in a foul mood now. It's really only a co-pay, and a small one at that, but it's the principle of the thing.
@Whitegold... Do you guys ever feel that? It's not a bad ache, just a mild...sensation. Maybe I shouldn't even call it an ache. It's just a distinct premenstrual feeling in there that always alerts me to my impending period like five days before it comes.
@Rachel, good luck with this cycle!
Welcome, @Mylittleking! I hope you do get pregnant very quickly...and share some of that good luck with the rest of us on the thread! I look forward to hearing your updates.
@Milasmom, Elodie Isis is beautiful. I particularly like Isis. My Name of the Day is a combo I just came up with last night. Nella Vienna. Is it over-the-top vanilla-ie? I texted it to my twin and friend, who both told me that it sounds like a vanilla wafer, but they also both said that they love it. I'd have no qualms about giving my kid a name that sounds like a cookie...and I like how it sounds with our last name. I've loved the name Nella ever since coming across it when I was eighteen in a reference to Harlem Renaissance novelist Nella Larsen.
Sometimes I wish I didn't love the name Narnia so much, because it takes all the fun out of looking for other names. I'll regret it forever if I don't use Narnia, but as a name enthusiast--and a sucker for girl names in particular--it's in my bones to keep dreaming up new options, and knowing that my first daughter is most likely already named just kind of puts a damper on the whole thing. Do you guys feel that way about your favorite names? Do you ever wish you didn't have favorites picked out yet?
Ooh, I love Nella Vienna! We had Vienne & Vianne on our list of middle names when I was pregnant last time :)
Totally get what you mean about needing to use names. I felt for a long time that I *needed* another girl to call Delphine Blythe. Then DH popped my bubble on Delphine... And we just talked about it recently and he reconfirmed that his feelings haven't changed. But there are lots of other names I love... And not picking one name means you can have fun picking out something else :) I really think I need triplets though to use up some of my great ideas! Lol.
@alzora don't worry about not knowing about the cervix movement. I just learned it during my TTC research! I still have yet to "find" it when checking but I do get a heavy/low vagina feeling close to and during my period. It's like it wants to drop to the floor lol I heard this is because of the cervix being low (which can also cause uncomfortable feelings during intercourse)
I love Nella! Not sure about it with Vienna though. I totally understand what you're saying! There are so many girls names I adore that it's almost hard having Eleanor picked out because I won't be able to explore the other options. I still have the middle spot to work on but it's not the same..
If I decided to ditch Eleanor I would go with Wilhelmina. I hope I get to use both of them someday! As for the boys name, we have first and middle picked out.. So if I get pregnant with a boy there will be no name discussions. Kind of makes me sad!
OK, this is what I hate about being in the TWW (do you like that abbreviation Alzora?? I'm learning :)). It is almost freakin' impossible to tell if you are pregnant or if you are about to start your period. When I was pregnant with my son I didn't get a positive pregnancy test until almost 5 days after my late period!! BTW, even though is says it doesn't matter when you take the test, it totally does!! You should take it first thing in the morning, when you have a really concentrated urine sample. I also had terrible cramping when I was pregnant, and it felt just like bad menstrual cramps , & my mom told me that's normal (and she had four, so I figure she would know.) I still think this is more like my period than a pregnancy, but I've already gone through 3 pregnancy tests, even though I know with my history it is WAY TOO early. I think it is the not knowing that is so awful. Like, if I just knew I wasn't, then fine, I'll deal, it is the hopefulness that is so deflating.
PS- just ate 12 Hershey Kisses, so I'm leaning more towards period this month. :)
@violetink I think I'll use this month to lose 10 lbs.... I might as well make some good of it. Also, I took a nap today and blamed it on PMS. So, that was nice ;)