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Keep yourself busy!!

I know your probably thinking yeah right… there’s nothing else on my mind apart from is this month going to be our month?

And you spend all your spare time reading posts on all social media, blogs, app chat rooms, I’m terrible for it! I’m currently on my day off today and I’ve spent all morning googling the two week wait 🙈

So ladies we need something to fill our spare time up with right…

Apart from the housework, shopping all the usual day to day jobs. How about a hobby?!

I know your laughing to yourself because I even giggled as I wrote it… but don’t brush it off yet. I have never had a ‘hobby’ as such, and it doesn’t have to be a club or anything like that just basically something you enjoy doing to keep yourself busy 😊

I came across mine when we had just moved into the new apartment…

I wanted some nice prints for our walls in the house, something that had some meaning and what better way than to do it myself… so I got out the card and pens and started… only thing was I couldn’t stop, haha!

It became so therapeutic.

The geometric drawings fitted in so well with our new decor.

So I’ve placed the love heart above our bed and Reece’s name and the panda are in his room! Got to say I was pretty shocked how well they had turned out…..

And the whole time I was doing it I never once thought about us getting pregnant, so I’ve come across something I enjoy that keeps my mind at ease.

Hope you all find a hobby that keeps you from going baby crazy.

I’d love to hear what you do in your spare time.

• remember make some time for yourself •

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It’s becoming a little weird

So instead of looking at clomid blogs and what’s best to do to conceive and all the other stories that make this process so much harder me and James have been thinking on a more positive note….

we’ve been thinking of baby names and looking at nursery pictures (which again James sends me ideas while I’m at work) see this is why I love this guy!!

Just to give us some hope and make it a bit more light hearted.

We have also been looking at people who conceive multiple births from using clomid. Which really excites me. You may all think I’m mad but the thought of having 2 little scrumptious babies melts my heart ( don’t get me wrong I’d be happy with one healthy baby)

So before I was born my dad and his previous partner (before my mum) had twin boys. Now I’ve heard all this it misses a generation etc but James read an article about it been a load of rubbish. So who knows??

On another note was at the dentist yesterday with Reece and randomly his dentist turned to me and said I think your going to have twins!!!! I mean what In the world!

Nobody knows that we are even trying for a baby never mind on clomid etc… I was in utter shock and rang James straight away.

It’s weird!!!

So chilling in bed last night flicking through Facebook talking to James about my day and one of them stupid quizzes comes up… ‘find out when you will fall pregnant’ …. well why not give it a go….

when this comes up…

I mean come on somebody is having my life right now!!! It’s either a massive coincidence or we better start preparing a massive lifestyle change.

• not thinking into too much… but praying at the same time •

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The dreaded TWW!!

Wow never realised how frustrating and hard this two week wait would become.

For the previous year I have always tracked my cycle using the app on my phone and just prayed and waited that af didn’t show up!!

Now on our first round of clomid it has come apparent to us how difficult the TWW actually is… It is even playing on James’s mind. He keeps sending me all this information he’s googling while at work ❤️

I’m currently 5dpo and feel shattered! Not forgetting how bloated I am!!

This is the current state of affairs from yesterday while trying to fit in my jeans!! This really worries me about our 2nd round of clomid next month when the dose is upped to 100mg… will I double in size? Haha

So here we are… cd 18. For the past couple of days I have had some funny twinges in my right hand side (ovary) nothing painful just weird. Then today it has started on my left hand side?

I have also noticed that my back hurts… but it’s only on a morning and a night time I really notice it!

Other than that I feel ok… no headaches or sickness. Which I’m pretty happy about 😊

It’s very difficult having the hpt sat in the box and resisting from taking one, thing is we are so used to BFN that I’m not even going to bothering wasting our time.

• keep praying every night •

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Parental vitamins

Never in my life have I taken so many tablets in one day!! Ok so it may only be 3 but I hate taking tablets and I know vitamins are good for you but it never really crossed my mind till we started trying for a baby.

I’m just going to give you a little insight into what vitamins a take each day… without too much detail to bore you but hopefully enough to help you 😊

So as you all know and will already be taking is the daily dosage of folic acid (400) you also need to carry on taking this up until the 12th week of pregnancy.

Everytime we go food shopping I drag James round the baby clothes section and the pregnancy test isle 🙈 we came across these conception duo support for him and her…

in the tablet I take there is iron, zinc all the good vitamins plus folic acid (so I’m getting double dose) hopefully that will help!

James’s tablet includes pretty much the same ingredients as mine

And the last one I take which I have just recently started taking is L-arginine.

I follow this lovely lady on you-tube who suggested this! I had never heard about it but she was taking clomid and on her scan at the hospital doctors said her uterine lining was thin so she came across this which doubled the thickness and she is now having a healthy pregnancy ☺️

Not sure 100% if this is proven to work it but can’t hurt to try.

I take all my tablets together at night with my dinner.

• 4 days past ovulation today. Keep thinking positive ladies •

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Ovulation update

Happy Saturday….

Just a quick update before I head off to work.

Got in from work last night and did a ovulation test at around 11.45pm which came back • negative •

This has give me so much hope after getting positives for 2 days… so it looks like I ovulated cd 12-13 😊

Couldn’t bd last night as the pains in my tummy were ridiculous!!! Fingers crossed we didn’t miss an important day.

Pains are still there this morning, but nothing compared to yesterday… I’m going to take it that they are ovulation pains and keep thinking positive.

• hate working weekends •

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Feeling the pressure

Only I could turn up to work 45 mins early!

This is down to us moving to a new area and me not up to date with public transport. I got a takeaway coffee and took a steady (very steady) walk to the bus stop only minutes later the bus turned up and it takes 15 minutes quicker to get here than to get home!!! Arrrggggggghhhh!

So here I am sat in Costa with yet another coffee, I will be bouncing off the walls at work… or maybe not because today I feel horrendous!

Cd 14 and I look and feel 5 months pregnant… a girl can wish ey!!!

Not sure if this is due to the clomid or ovulation but the pressure downstairs is unbearable. I look like a whale and I’m walking like a duck!!

…. and I’m at work till 11.30 tonight!!

I’m counting down the hours till James collects me from work and I can snuggle up to him and do his head in by complying every 2 minutes. Hoping and praying that this is some weird ovulation pain and my eggs will be all ready and mature to make a miracle baby ❤️

Pretty attractive hey….. but let’s not get down about it. We will do everything in our power to conceive a child.

If that means me feeling and looking like a puffer fish then so be it.

Please message me if anybody else has experienced this, I would love to share stories.

• enjoy your weekend •

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Fertility app & temp chart

Not sure how many of you make a note of your temp each day?! I’ve only just started this month and it is confusing….

ok so it says to do it at the same time each day, which is difficult for me as I’m up at different times each day for work. I have however been trying to do it at around the same time (ish)

So every morning after my longest sleep, as soon as I wake up (as recommended) I hold the thermometer in my mouth and wait for the beep….

below I will post my first chart (February) which I am currently still trying to do.

Ok so there it is… weird right?

All my nights spent awake researching on how it’s meant to look an I’m still confused?

Am I right in believing your temp goes up during ovulation? Or not? As the past 2 days I have positive opks, but as you can see my chart is up and down!!

Anybody with any help would be much appreciated 🙏🏼

• this temp thing got me all confused •