Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Herbal Supplements, Work Update and School

I know I know, this is supposed to be my ttc/infertility blog..but sometimes I don't have much to blog about in relating to ttc or infertility. I started taking Maca Root -- it can help with stress, libido, sperm count(for males) and help regulate hormones. I know a couple of women who took maca and it did help with regulating hormones and helped achieve pregnancy by helping with progesterone. This was just some information I found. I had a meeting at work earlier and I found out that Shelby will be moving out of the house I work in this weekend, it came as a shock but it is something we'll have to deal with. Best luck to her in her new house though. I have started working alot lately, and will be completely exhausted by the end of next week. Ever since starting Maca, I have noticed that I have alot more *TMI* ewcm than normal, maybe that is from the maca or maybe it is from the infection i developed due to the antibiotic I was taking.

I am currently on a 2 week break from school before the quarter starts on October 3. Honestly, I cannot wait to start school again because I am completely bored! and the classes i'll be taking I think will be semi-easy. I am taking Word for Windows and Pathophysiology. My gpa went down .23 mainly because I did not pass my Basic Coding class and I have made arrangements to re-take it next quarter and pass it at that time. I am aiming for a 3.0-3.5gpa. I should graduate next december, due to only taking 2 classes, instead of 3 this quarter. After I graduate, I plan on going back for either HIT or Medical Assistant. I still have plenty of time to think about it though.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cloth Diapering, MFP and Doctor Appt

MFP stands for My Fitness Pal. I have been tracking my calories for the past couple months. I have lost a total of 14lbs (without exercise) since starting. I first started MFP in June, I lost my motivation and stopped, then started WW again. WW is great, but I did not lose weight on the program. I tried very hard for over a year, but my weight would just fluctuate too much for me. A friend suggested I try MFP and so I did. I started eating 1300-1490 calories a day, I eat 3 meals a day with a snack or two depending on how many calories I had left at that time. I never thought I would be able to lose weight, especially with having pco/pcos.

My husband has mentioned to me a couple times that he would like to cloth diaper our child (whenever that child comes to us). I agreed because it would save alot of money. I started looking into cloth diapers and stubbled upon Best Bottom Diapers & Happy Heinys. I ordered 2 of the shells from amazon, though they are the Best Bottom diapers and 3 inserts for under $50. Not too bad considering how much money we'll be saving in the long run. I plan on buying a couple cloth diapers each month. I think I'll get 2 of the Happy Heinys next. The happy heinys do come with 2 inserts (when you order the cloth diaper, you get 2 inserts too..so you get all that for $18.95) not too shabby. I have looked at FuzziBunz, Happy Heinys, BumGenius, and gDiapers. Its alot to research, but if you're determined to save money and make sure its the best thing for your child it is not a bad idea to try. Alot of companies offer a trial period to try their cloth diapers and if you do not like them you can send them back. Cloth diapers also are known for now giving your child any type of diaper rash. You do not have to go by what I have researched--it is just what I have found and it is the best thing for my future child.

October 11, My husband and I have an appointment in Waconia to start seeing a new doctor.  This new office that we are going to has ob/gyn and midwives. The upside is that the clinic/center(its called Western Ob/Gyn Women's Health Center) has an relationship with an RE office in Minneapolis, and the RE come to the office 1x a week to see patients. That way the patients do not need to drive into the city just to see their RE. Don't get me wrong, I love love love my RE, i just hate driving in to the city just to be seen for 5-10min. I am hoping this new doctor will get me answers to my current questions.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Switching Doctors

Lately I've been thinking of finding a new ob. Mine doesn't seem like she wants to deal with me since referring me to a reproductive endocrinologist. I began researching ob/gyn near me and found Western OB/GYN Women's Health Center in Waconia. I have talked it over with my love, and he thinks its worth a shot--maybe we can find out about why I keep having these recurrent miscarriages. We do not have issues getting pregnant..its making it stick past the first trimester.

I have wanted to give up.and quit many times, but here I am still ttc 25months and counting. Our miracle is on its way...just a matter of when..when god thinks we are ready.

"Never give up on something that's worth fighting for"
"Even miracles take a little time"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ttc Update, Pregnancy Miracle E-book?!, Finals, Baby things, and Vitamins!!

I was searching for other ttc blogs on google, and came across this "Pregnancy Miracle" ebook. I read it, and it just had the same information over and over. It's funny how when you're infertile and battling infertility that all these companies have just the right "thing for you to get you pregnant." I did not believe it of course, it is all common sense. You need to eat the right foods, possibly start thinking about acupuncture and getting healthy for that baby that you hope to be pregnant with soon enough.

I have finals this week, so it is crunch time. I am hoping and praying that i pass my Medical Coding class, because I really do not want to have to re take it! but if i do, i will probably end up going on campus because it would make more sense to take there versus online. Every other class I am taking I am doing good in!

I was supposed to see my RE this cycle, but I put it off til the end of the month when AF is supposed to show around September 27th. DH (my love) usually tries to come with to my appointments because he likes to know what happens during them. I've decided to not tell him when im ovulating, or close..even though he knows i use the opks. Today, was a different thing. When i don't tell him when i get a + opk, he spends more time with me which is good and that leads to being intimate.

When it is our time to have a baby, we're prepared. I have been pregnant 4x in the past year and a half. Each time i've been pregnant, we've bought something. When i was pregnant in July 2010, we bought baby bedding. When I was pregnant in August 2010, we bought a pack and play. When I was pregnant in March 2011, We bought a swing. When we were pregnant in June 2011, we bought a high chair. These are all things that the safety would not expire for a while. I hope that it is our time for our miracle soon, i've been so sad about it lately.

I started taking Vitagummies, the Multivitamin's because I think i am lacking most of the vitamins. Plus they're gummies...so i do not need to swallow any thing! and they're sooo good! I've heard that Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) helps with fertility, along with  vitex, maca, and guaifenesin.

This is where i ordered the epo, vitex, maca & guaifenesin from Baby Dreamers TTC Supplies
The seller is great, and everything is well priced. She has a fertility enhancement package right now---1 bottle of EPO, 3 bottles of maca & 1 bottle of guaifenesin for $45..)but if you want to add a bottle of vitex instead of 3 maca..it can be 2 maca and 1 vitex, you can still get it for 45 incl. shipping!)