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Thread: Ttc 2013
June 14th, 2013 01:51 PM #1356
My period came yesterday. I feel stupid for having held out hope this cycle, because after so many failed attempts I think it is darn near foolish to suddenly expect different results without changing up some variables. But yesterday was the third anniversary of my accident, and my period was one day late, and I woke up at 5:30am and practically skipped to the bathroom to take a pregnancy test because I hoped beyond hope that I would discover a life inside of me on the date that should have marked my death. June 13 is the date on which I celebrate life and hope, the date on which I remember that you should hang onto hope even if it looks like the sky is falling, but in an ironic twist of events, yesterday marked the tenth time that my hopes of motherhood were dashed, and I am left pondering whether my fertility was lost on that very date in 2010. My life is a dark comedy.
So here it is, June 14. Three years ago I was not expected to wake up to see this date, and now I'm seeing it for a third time since then. My gratitude and excitement over that have temporarily given way to a pity party, but it will pass. For now I'm somewhere between my "OHMYGOSH I'M ALIVE" mindset and wallowing over my prospects of ever having a child. Here are some photos to commemorate this significant time of the year for me; I do have one photo that was taken even sooner after the accident, featuring a bloodied face, a neck brace, and much more life support, but I'm never entirely comfortable sharing that one, nor am I comfortable sharing the later wheelchair shots. The girl standing beside my hospital bed is my older sister who was in the accident with me and sustained a fractured bone by her eye, three broken ribs, and a punctured lung. You all know my injuries. When I got home from hospital and finally signed onto Facebook, I discovered that all of my family and friends, and even lots of REALLY unexpected acquaintances, had changed their profile pictures to the photo you see below of just my hand with the stuffed animal. And then, of course, is my beloved scar, which I flaunt shamelessly. My bittersweet reminder. That's what life is, mostly...bittersweet. But it's good. I didn't celebrate life yesterday like I did for the previous two anniversaries, but really...I should have. My husband and I are going out to celebrate life tonight instead. I think that any day that you have a pulse and a heartbeat is worth celebrating. Even the days when you get your f-ing period.
mid-20s . married to my best friend . trying for our first
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in glorious light.
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
June 14th, 2013 02:22 PM #1358Senior Member
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- Jun 2013
Hey! I'm Caroline, new to the forums haha but I've been perusing around this website looking at names for a while. My husband and I started trying in Aprii/May ish so hopefully soon we'll have some good news. I don't know much about all of the ovulation stuff so I guess it's not that we're trying necessarily we're just not preventing it anymore. I've always had a pretty regular cycle so I don't expect it to take very long but who knows. Good luck ladiesPREGNANT with our first!!!
My name is Caroline, BeatrixDaisy is just a name I like!
My favorite names:
Emilia, Beatrix, Juliette, Chloe, Madeline, Audrey, Emerson, Alaina, Felicity, Coralie, Alessandra, Katherine, Lucy, Luna
Holden, Noah, Nathaniel, Caleb, Cameron, Adam, Calvin, Travis, Ronan, Hudson, James, Paul, Peter, Mason, Troy
June 14th, 2013 03:23 PM #1360
Oh, Alzora, your post made me cry. I'm not sure if I'm crying out of disappointment for you, or for what you survived, or your wonderful attitude, or just everything you wrote. Or maybe I just cry too easily. Anyway. Thank you for sharing. I'm proud of you for going out to celebrate life, even though it must be just so difficult not to stay in pity party mode.
Okay, crying over.
Hi Beatrix Daisy (Caroline) - welcome to our TTC thread! If you ever have any questions about ovulation, etc., feel free to ask. There is usually someone here with answers or suggestions. I'm also going to get on the bandwagon of recommending Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. I am in the middle of reading it now and I have found it so fascinating. (When I get into a book or an idea, I can become a little fanatical, and I think I'm in that spot right now. ) But anyway, it explains a lot about your cycle, your body, and all the hormones that go into ovulation and pregnancy, most of which I didn't know before.Andrea (Andie)
Married since Fall 2012. Hopefully TTC #1 this year!
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June 14th, 2013 04:55 PM #1362Senior Member
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- Mar 2012
- Des Moines, IA
Hello Ladies. I'm so sad that things didn't work for you Alzora. But you're doing great! Thanks for sharing the pictures!
i have amazing news... we had our first ultrasound today. 8 wks. And everything is perfect!!!
So perfect, it's actually TWICE as perfect!!! TWINS!!!
they are measuring the same, and right on schedule. And each has the same heartbeat of 169 bpm. We are so happy and feeling so blessed. I've had twins on the brain all week... now I know why!
I can't get the picture to load, so here it is on my blog: http://inthelandoferin.blogspot.com/...o-blessed.htmlMom to Weston Christopher, b. 2008
Expecting TWIN BOYS January 2014!!!
Baby A: Keegan Nathaniel
Baby B: Sebastian Miller
~ Emerson ~ Eden ~ Rosalind ~ Caroline ~ Matilda ~ Gemma ~ Hadley ~
~ Landon ~ Kellan ~ Asher ~ Griffin ~ Archer ~ Edison ~ Holden ~ Harrison ~ Elliot ~
June 14th, 2013 05:17 PM #1364
Hello newbies! Good to see ya'll here!
@whitegold, I used the kind at the store for a while, but did find the wandfo strips like the previous poster said to be the best value. And just as easy. I got 50 ovulation tests and 20 pregnancy tests for 21 dollars (it came in a pack). Grant it the pregnancy tests are not personally my favorite style (same as ovulation strips) small and strip style, when I actually get a positive I will re do it on a normal pregnancy test for the pictures in my future baby book. But the value is undeniably the best. After trying for as long as I have, I have no issues using the strips =) you can also just order the ovulation strips for even cheaper.
@alzora, I'm sorry again for the sad news about AF but you still have reason to celebrate being alive and you have an awesome attitude about it!
@Frances322, man I don't know what I would do if I were in your position... that's really tough...I guess fate will let you know soon...
Quick update, I had a physical yesterday and it looks like I will be going to get a dye test to make sure that I drop my eggs properly. We have no reason to believe that I'm not. Its more of a precaution for if my husband and I decide to get the IUI technique done. We are feeling it out, we may try for another 6 months and if we are not pregnant then insemination may be the next best thing. We want to avoid this obviously.... so we are hoping for the best in these next few months.... =/Married to my dream guy: TTC #1 since March 2012. Nothing yet, but praying.
Princess: Felicity, *Freya, *Evangeline, Aria, Amalia, Lila, Calla, Delia or Della, Callie, Roxanna, Alice, Annabelle, Arianna (Ari), Aveline, Amalia, Lana, Ivy, Violet, Joy-Anna, Heidi, Esme, Susannah, Phillipa, Vienna, Bellamy
Prince: Bennett, Wyatt, Zane, *Leon, Boone, Evan, Austin, Colton, Ivan, Arley, Archer, Callen, Zion, Spencer, Jude, Lennox, Lennon