22 October 2013


What have I been up to lately?!

A whole lot of this:

oh... and this....
every morning at 5:05AM, in case you were wondering.

 Creating a child is hard work as it turns out. Who woulda thunk?! 

Without going into an overshare of detail, things aren't exactly "normal" in my body, which means pinpointing the exact 48-hour window in which we can conceive a child, is a bit difficult! (Read: still very possible, just a bit more difficult!) Hence the ovulation kits and the charting of my basal body temperature at the same time every morning. I then take the temperature each morning and record it on a chart and try to decipher line plots and temperature spikes that all vaguely remind me of some crazy calculus problem!

This will only be our 3rd trying month (gasp! Yes, we tried before we were married!) and in these past months, I have discovered a whole new world of "trying" mommies. It brings me comfort and a sense of peace to read about the stories and journeys of all these other young, trying couples. I have also discovered a plethora of new acronyms that have become a prevalent, new part of my vernacular.
TTC, BBT, OPK, CD, DPO, CM, etc.

 We are in the beginning stages of a journey we have no control over. While that is scary and I am not one to let go of control, this is out of our hands and we are just going to enjoy the ride.
In the meantime, I will be practicing patience.


  1. Oh, Susan, your pics brought me RIGHT back to our trying days, especially the thermometer!!!! You are too stinkin' cute!....we ended up needing help from the fertility docs...and now have two blessings...our oldest from IUI and youngest from IVF....more acronyms!

  2. I have to agree with Lisa! Your pictures brought me right back to when we were trying!! Especially the ovulation kit! I love how open and excited you are about being a mom! You are going to be such a great one! :) I totally can relate to wanting to be in control, and let me tell you, the journey we've been on in the last year is one I never thought we'd take, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It may have been difficult at times, but it definitely brought Kyle and I closer together and we will be welcoming our first IVF baby in July! :) This baby has been prayed for and loved more than I ever thought imaginable. It definitely has made me more thankful for this miracle!

    Man and Wife and Two Fur Babies