Monday, July 27, 2009

Plato Knows his Stuff ...

"The beginning is the most important part of the work." ~ Plato

Finally! We are starting to make some headway. I feel ridiculously silly to be so excited about starting my cycle but it's step one of one hundred for us. Today is cd 02 - for those of you who aren't as obsessed with trying to conceive (TTC) or know the lingo - cd stands for cycle day. I have not had a "good" monthly cycle in YEARS - well actually since before I got pregnant with Brooke. With the help of the Prometrium - I started on Sunday & beginning tomorrow I start taking Clomid (fertility med) for 5 days. Last time I was on it - bless Jr's heart - I seriously went through major mood swings and had horrible hot flashes - not looking forward to those side effects but anxious because I know it is helping me do exactly what I can't do on my own - OVULATE.

I joined an amazing Mommy webboard - and have "met" other women who TTC as well - there is even a special section for women who are TTC with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I have been battling with it for as long as I can remember - 13? 14 years old? The support is phenomenal!

My mid cycle ultrasound is scheduled for next Thursday - August 6th @ 3:30pm. There, my dr will be able to tell me if I have any "good eggs". Fingers crossed.

Also, next Thursday Brookie will be going to her 1st dentist appointment :) What a milestone! My little girl is growing up so quickly! Today was her last gymnastics class for the "quarter". She did very well flipping & doing cartwheels and aced the balance beams. At the end of her class they let them jump on a HUGE inflatable castle with slide. She had the same one at her birthday party this year - so when she saw it her eyes lit up. She will be starting gymnastics class as a BIG GIRL August 11th @ 5:30PM and be in the three year old group where Mommy can no longer participate. I'm anxious to see how she will do - I know she is going to be fine - but it's hard to imagine her having to do things by herself. Atleast now I will get a "break" and be able to be a spectator and enjoy watching her.

We also signed her up for Ballet/Tap lessons beginning August 6th (busy day for us... heehee) @ 6PM. I am sooooo excited :) She has been wanting to do dance lessons for about a year now but we had to wait until she turned three. Kristie's School of Dance is one of the few place that will start kids out at age three rather than four. I'm very grateful for that. If I understood correctly, she will have her 1st recital in December!

I told Jr I felt like a soccer mom - Gymnastics on Tuesday's, Dance on Thursday's.

Saturday after we registered her for her new classes, we took her back to Juliette, GA & ate at The Whistlestop Cafe. We had sooo much fun - just spending time together.

Here are a few pictures from our weekend:

At Whistlestop Cafe {Juliette, GA}

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Beginning of our TTC #2 Journey

Wow! Who would have thought that I would be sitting here creating a family blog and announcing that Jr & I have decided to try for baby number two?!?! I honestly had accepted about a year ago that our precious Brooke was going to be our one and only. After my female health scare(s) and simply because Jr only wanted one kid. Now we get to (hopefully) bless her with a sibling. She has been coming home from church every Sunday telling us that she wants a baby brother or sister - leaning more towards sister, haha.

Jr & I are both very excited and anxious. He came to me about two weeks ago and told me, completely out of the blue, that he had been thinking a lot about it and he really wanted another child. I was completely shocked - excited - a little apprehensive. The most surprising part of the news is that he said that he wanted to start soon. Of course - this was an answer to a very silent prayer.

So, I scheduled an appointment with my specialist after a few days of tossing the idea around - went last Thursday and got the 'go ahead'. Everything looks good - I'm healthy. He went ahead and started me on Prometrium & Clomid. I will probably be going back in about a week or so for a midcycle ultrasound (all so familiar) to check my eggs.

I'm very optimistic this time. I am not going to stress nearly as much as I did while we were trying for Brooke. I'm going to put my faith in God, because I trust what He has planned for us and our future.

Speaking of our Brookie - she turned three today! Where does the time go?! Seems like just yesterday I was holding my precious baby in my arms for the 1st time. She is so smart, funny, and loved by sooo many people. We are truly blessed to have her in our lives. She never ceases to amaze me.

Well, ladies and gents - this is the beginning of our newest journey or chapter in our lives together - hopefully a very successful one. I'm going to try my hardest to blog as much as I can about it and keep you all updated.