So, we’ve decided to start ttc a month earlier. We had been planning on doing our first insemination in January…but, I just have this freaky feeling that it’s going to be a lot harder for me to get pregnant then we initially thought. The way we see it, it can’t hurt to start this whole process a month sooner. Tomorrow is CD33 for me….and everything seems all out of whack. Temping is showing no ovulation for my first month of charting…and with my cycles always being between 28-31 days, this is odd. No period in sight, and we sure as heck know we’re not pregnant. I just can’t help having this feeling that it will take us SEVERAL months….I used to always think it would be so easy for me to get pregnant…..now, I don’t know. I will be 24 when we start trying, I’m still quite young and healthy. I don’t know, maybe I’m worrying for absolutely no reason. I think after we see the doctor in November that will set my mind at ease. If she gives us the go-ahead, DECEMBER will be the month! I am already fully equipped….oral syringe for the insem, 3 bottles of pre-natal vitamins. I’ve heard women ttc should start taking those 3 months before…..is this generally true? We have the OPK’s and even a box of pregnancy tests (okay, i happened down that aisle in the store, and they were on sale!).
Not to mention I’ve been having the dreams of us inseminating….and I always have the baby dreams. *I know I’m not the only one!* Today we even got a great deal on a nice new Diaper Genie with refills ( I know some of you are laughing at me, it’s okay, admit it….)….and, wait till you see these baby Puma’s (man, we better have a girl!). I died. Seriously, cutest things you’ve ever seen. We couldn’t resist. Actually, I didn’t really even try to. We got an unbelievable deal on these things…..no matter how precious shoes are for the future wee one, we just can’t justify 30 bucks for runners they’re only going to wear for a month. We know we’re getting stuff even before we’re pregnant, and some of you may think it’s crazy….we just think we’re being smart….doing our research on products and getting things at great prices….we’ve collected a lot of stuff over the past two years. We kept the GAP KIDS Outlet in business. I think we’re going to be happy we were overly prepared in the clothes dept. after the munchkin is here though!
Everything sort of seems to be falling into place in the donor dept. I mean, we didn’t expect anything to change with our situation…but you never know. It’s pretty much set-in-stone now. We got our paperwork back from our known donor (who will be “Uncy T” to the wee one) a few days ago. We are so happy with it all. We feel so lucky that he wants to help us, not wanting anything in return! He has a great sense of humour, and overall, is just a GOOD GUY. No medical problems in his (or immediate family’s) history. He is willing to have his swimmers tested, as well as get a variety of medical health tests done on him prior to the first insemination. When the worst thing we saw on the questionnaire is that he needed glasses at age 8, I think it’s safe to say that we were elated. Some of our fav responses after reading through the paperwork:
US: “Why are you willing to donate?”
HIM: “Because you two are VERY good friends, and it is WAY too easy for me to help you out!”
US: “Ideally, what relationship, if any, would you like to have with the child?”
HIM: “A distant, but friendly one.”
US: “Please list some distinguishing characteristics about yourself.”
HIM: “Handsome as hell”.
Great paperwork, new Diaper Genie, adorable little Puma shoes (check ’em out!), starting ttc a month earlier than planned…..yeah, I’m feeling pretty good right now 🙂 Now….if only my body could figure out this ovulation thing………….