A Letter To My Yet-To-Be Conceived Baby

To my yet-to-be-conceived baby (yes, I flipped back and forth with what I wanted to refer to you as), I have been praying for the day that we would begin trying to conceive you for years. The day that I moved 1,100 miles away from my family in Bartlett, Tennessee to be with your daddy in New York City, my journey to meeting you began. It's been almost five ... Read More

Operation Baby Bump: Cycle Four Results

It's that time of month again - my Operation Baby Bump results!  For our fourth cycle TTC (click here to read all about TTC lingo), we decided to take a more relaxed approach. Meaning no temping, no OPKs, no incessant symptom spotting, and no (too) early pregnancy tests. We started DTD every other day beginning on CD11, and began increasing it to every day on CD15. ... Read More

Operation Baby Bump: Cycle Three Results

It's that time of month! Time to give you guys an update on my TTC efforts and if I actually got pregnant this cycle. I'm not going to draw this out. I'm not pregnant. I'm handling this a lot better than I did the previous cycle, even though our BD (learn about TTC lingo by clicking this link) timing was pretty precise. I started testing at 7dpo, but I began obsessively ... Read More

Operation Baby Bump: Cycle 2 Results

Sigh...I was really hoping I didn't have to do another one of these, but alas - here I am. Let me tell you - this cycle was the light years more emotional than the first cycle TTC (click here to learn all the trying to conceive lingo). Cycle Two Results Not Pregnant [insert picture of woman crying over Aunt Flo arriving] My period was due yesterday (11/5), and I spotted a ... Read More

Six Things Not to Say to Someone TTC!

I have only been TTC aka Trying to Conceive (click here on more TTC lingo) for almost two months. At the time of writing this post, I'm actually 5dpo and will begin testing on Halloween! Boy, would I love to get a BFP on my second favorite holiday!  A lot of women prefer to keep their TTC journey to themselves or strictly on an online forum like BabyCenter Community ... Read More

Operation Baby Bump – Cycle 1 Results

In September, we began trying to conceive my second [and his first] child. I will begin documenting my journey on my blog, but hopefully there won't be too many monthly TTC updates. I would prefer to post weekly pregnancy updates instead!  Let's get to it... Cycle 1 Results  Not Pregnant . I'll admit, I was a little disappointed. Heck, during my last cycle, I ... Read More

What to Eat to Boost Fertility

Did you know that eating certain foods during your cycle can increase your likelihood of conceiving? Although eating these foods do not 100% guarantee a BFP (check out this post to discover what all these crazy Trying to Conceive acronyms mean), it can boost your chances and even help create a healthier lifestyle, which in turn - helps with fertility!  . Fish low in ... Read More

Breaking the TTC (Trying to Conceive) Code

When you're first entering the world of trying to conceive (TTC) and even pregnancy you will see acronyms/abbreviations for a lot of words. Some are pretty self-explanatory, like OB/GYN. Some you'll have to do a Google search...or stumble across this page! I even included some of the family acronyms. . 2WW: Two Week Wait (14 days after ovulation) AF: Aunt Flo (period) AI: ... Read More