Saturday, September 27, 2008

My New Toy

Well here it is, my new toy for the next serveral months. I attended my nutrition class yesterday and I really thought is was going to be boring. I was wrong. This class was very informative and I really loved it. By the time the class was done I couldn't believe that 2 hours had already pasted. They taught us how to read nut. labels and what to look for. Since this has never been an issue for me I never bothered to flip the box over.

I made my own meal plan and I'm really happy how I planned my serverings and food groups. I have to eat every 2 hours and lots of water. The one sacrifice I have to make during this pregnancy is no fruit juices. I'm not a big junkie drinker, but I love my V8 Splash and Ocean Spray drinks. So for the mean while no fruit drinks. One other thing that's a big no no is pastries. OMG, hubby is Italian and when we have family gatherings they always have different kinds of yummy pastries to go along with your espresso. Oh the sadness, but it's all for a good cause, our baby's health.

Oh well as hungry as I am already I'm confident that I will adjust very well.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I Don't Have GD, But...

...I do have Impaired Glucose Tolerance. I'm quite not diabetic, but in it's beginning stages. I was poked every hour on the hour. The nurses were so mean. They straight jabbed the needles in my arms and left me bruised. This is my right arm right now. My left arm isn't too bad. The bruising has gotten better, but it still kind of hurts.
I do need to attend my class still this Friday and they will be providing me with a glucose monitor. They will show me how to check my sugar levels and they will also show me how to make healthier choices in my eating habits. Argh! The one thing I'm glad is that I do not have to take insulin to control it.

Maybe this will help me in the long run.

Friday, September 19, 2008

I Failed!!

Yup I failed my 1 hr glucose tolerance test. I have to go back in tomorrow at 8 am to do the 3 hr test. I'm really hoping that I past. I'm not sure why my sugar is elevated. The nurse did say that it's probably because I have PCOS. She set me up for a nutrition class for next Friday. After that I have to go and see her to go over my results. This sucks!! Let's see how tomorrow goes.
Some other minor things came up, but was told to not skip taking my PNVs.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Works

Today I had an appt with the nurse to start my PN stuff. I had the works done on me. I filled out ton of paperwork, blood work, glucose tolerance test & POAS as well. I won't know the results from my blood work until tomorrow or Thurs. I have my very first PN dr visit Oct. 6th. This day I will have an u/s done and we will get to see our baby. I'm so excited!! Since they go by my first day of my last AF, I'm supposably 5w 1d today. We'll see what the u/s shows.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Today's Nurse Visit.

This morning I went for a nurse visit. They needed to confirm my test before giving me my first dr appt. I was kind of nervous. After 5 mins she called my name and told me that my test come up positive and I smiled big. The next step for me is to start paperwork. I go in on the 16th and she told me that it will take about an hour and also no eating. They will be drawing blood that day as well. After that, I'm done and she will give me my 1st dr appt. How exciting!!

As for pregnancy symptom I've been having heartburn, gagging, sore nipples & mild cramping. One other thing I'm going through is diarrhea. I know TMI, but I had this all last weekend and now it's starting up again today. I was told this is common.
This morning I woke up at 4:30 and had the most awful heartburn. I've been having heartburn for some time now, but I just thought it was my acid reflux acting up again. I took some tums and it gave me nausea. By the time I had to get up and get ready I wasn't feel too good. Yesterday I gagged so bad when I was brushing my teeth that I almost had to throw up. I held it and stood in front of the fan to calm me down a bit. It happened again this morning.

I have to say even though I have 2 children both pregnancies were completely different. I feel that this one is going to be very different.
Since I will be 4 weeks tomorrow this is what our bambino is going through now.

Week 4: The embryonic period begins
The fourth week marks the beginning of the embryonic period, when the baby's brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form. Your baby is now 1/25 of an inch long.
The embryo is now made of three layers. The top layer — the ectoderm — will give rise to a groove along the midline of your baby's body. This will become the neural tube, where your baby's brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and backbone will develop.
Your baby's heart and a primitive circulatory system will form in the middle layer of cells — the mesoderm. This layer of cells will also serve as the foundation for your baby's bones, muscles, kidneys and much of the reproductive system.
The inner layer of cells — the endoderm — will become a simple tube lined with mucous membranes. Your baby's lungs, intestines and bladder will develop here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

So it's a BFP!!!!

All this obsessing paid off. I can't believe that I got my BFP. I can't begin to tell you all the things I was doing since the beginning of the year for this to happen. I drank green tea, Fertiltea, MACA root, stopped drinking caffeine, PreSeed & Mucinex and none of these worked. It was the prayers!!

EDD = May 23, 2009

12 DPO and a BF...

...what do you think?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

11 DPO

So today is 11 DPO and my temp this morning was 98.16. I think after daughter's soccer practice tonight I will held over to the .99 cent store. I'm going to buy a couple to HPTs to test first thing in the morning with FMU. Hopefully I get to see that BFP, something I've been waiting to see. Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

10 DPO

Today my temp was 97.92 so not bad. Last night hubby asked me if it was too early to test and I told him that it could be. After a few minutes he then said "for shits and giggles let buy one". As anxious as I am to know if we did conceive I was nervous to go and buy one. After I made dinner we both decided to just screw it and wait until I'm 12 DPO. I was o.k. with that I think I could wait until Thurs.

Today symptoms are more tenderness on my boobies and my left side nipple was a little tender to the touch. I was in the shower this morning and it kind of hurt when the water was hitting my boob. I was really hungry this morning that I thought I was going to throw up. I don't know what to make of this. I usually eat breakfast at work around 10ish and it was about 7:30 when I was feeling this.
Let see, oh skin break out. I've been searching on the web early pregnancy symptoms to compare and I've been reading a lot about skin break outs. I have noticed that I've been waking up with one or two on my face lately. I don't know if this is a pregnancy sign, but I do know it's an AF one.
One more thing, I'm so sleepy and I want something sweet.

Oh I really hope AF stays away this time.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Today I thought I was 10 DPO, but FF moved my O date to the next day which puts me at 9 DPO. What happened was that I have 2 charts and 1 had something that the other didn't have. I didn't add my CM on CD 22 on my FF chart like I did on my MMC chart. This also brought up my coverline to 97.16. I'm o.k. with it, it's better than before which wa 96.92 or something like that. No big deal at least I'm not like 3 DPO again.

My weekend was pretty good. My temps are still high and on Saturday it was even higher, 98.24. I had to rub my eyes to look clearer. All day I kept thinking could this be a sign or what. I spent all day staring at my chart and analyzing it. I know it's still too early to know, but this is torture. Today's temp was a bit lower at 97.91. Hopefully my temp will go back up tomorrow.

As far as my cramping goes, I had a lot Friday and Saturday. My boobies hurt more than last week. It's just around the boobs not the nipples.

Nothing new as far as possible early pregnancy symptoms, nada. I do feel a little more tired than usual. This could be a number of things so I wouldn't make this a definite symptoms for me.

Here's a look at what my chart looks like today.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Today's temp was 97.77, a little drop, but I don't think that's a big deal. I'm trying not to get my hopes to high because then I'll be crushed. As days go by hubby is asking me what's my temp. Before he really didn't and now since I clearly O'd he's getting a little excited. He keeps asking me when can I test. He's dying to know if we conceived or not. He really want his little one. He raised daughter since she was in diapers, but it's not the same. He loves her to death and she's daddy's little girl. He just wants his own. He' s waiting patiently to experience fatherhood from the begining.

Today I'm feeling a lot of slight cramping below my belly. Almost like a pulling sensation. Boobies are still a little tender.
It's weird I have 2 children and I can't remember for the life of me my early pregnancy symptoms. I do remember having implantation bleeding for both, severe hunger and extreme boob pains. I'm not experiencing any of the above, but just one. Oh well let's see how this will turn out. I hope it turns out good after my 2 ww is over.

Since it's Friday and I probably won't post an entry until Monday, pray that I have the strength to hold out from POAS.
Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Today is 6 DPO and today's temp was 97.90. The highest for this cycle. I was kind of excited to get to bed and go to sleep because I was dying to temp in the morning.
I have to say that charting has completely taken over my life. I say this because I can not live without my BBT. A few months ago I lost my BBT and I was panicking. I went to CVS and bought another one. Well about a month or so later I found it and I was glad because now I have 2, just in case. The other night I woke to temp and after went to the bathroom. Well within that time I lost my BBT. I couldn't find it and I gave up looking for it. Hubby reminded me that I had an extra one and I was like "YES!" I know I'm a dork, but I can't help it.
Well anyways, I can't start my day without first login into my FF account. I have to add my info of the day and analyze my chart. I spend a good 2 hours doing this. I waste so much time that I get backed up at work. Sick...huh?

As of today I am not experiencing any early pregnancy symptoms, but I try to pay close attention to my body.
For the last few days I've been feeling slight tenderness on my boobies. Not to the touch, but almost sore on the side and top of them. I have been getting slight cramping as if AF was getting ready to show her face. Other than that nothing really definite like nausea.
Lets see what tomorrow brings.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1st entry

So this is my first entry on my ttc blog. I decided to create a blog because sometime I feel that writing is the best therapy, good or bad. So this will help me put down my thoughts and frustrations on this journey of mine to ttc.
So let me start to introduce myself, My name is Gee (my blog name), I'm in my early 30's & I have
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
I'm married to a wonderful, kind hearted and the most beautiful man in the world. We've been married for a little over a year now, but we've been together since 2002. I also have 2 children from previous relationship. I have a teenage son who will be turning 15 next month and a daughter who's 7 years old.
My husband and I are in our 9 months of ttc our first bambino together. Late last year I was diagnosed with PCOS and 'til this day we haven't been able to get a BFP. We've been ttc since Jan, actively, but really for over 3 years. Jan. 2005 at 6w I miscarried. We had gone to our first doc appt and had our first u/s, but a week before we went in I started to spot. She did an u/s and she said that I had more blood in my cervix. She was a little concern and did explained to us what might happen within the next few days.

On New Years Day I miscarried. Having a m/c was the most devastating thing we had to go through. We had decided to let nature take it's course and not stress and try again. Well 3 yrs later with nothing I started to wonder why. I saw 3 different drs. My first dr appt she ran test and told me the news. She started me on Provera to induce my cycles. Well after a few rounds my cycles were acting weird and I stopped it. I went back and saw dr # 2 and he recommended me to chart my cycles. Since then I started to chart this Jan. I started charting with fertility friend and 'til this day I've only had 4 cycles. My longest cycle this year lasted 92 days without ovulation. That was hard for me because I just felt so frustrated and wanted to get it over with. But I have to say that every cycle is looking better and some shorter. My current cycle looks like this.

I'm currently 5 DPO and I'm officially in the 2ww. I'm suppose to wait until 09/17 to test, but if my temps stay high and keep getting higher I will test on Sun. I know that's early, but I see a lot of ladies from different chat boards I hang out in who test as early as 9 DPO and get a +.

Well anyways, I hope to keep this blog going.
So I as go through this journey I hope to find readers that will keep coming back. Here's to a new blog and a BFP...hopefully.