Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You Tube Vlog

You may have noticed that I added a link to my You Tube Video Blog (Vlog) here on my TTC blog. ( *see OTHER BLOGS on the right side of your screen )
I have decided to give it a whirl. So far it seems pretty easy. It’s a little strange to think of complete strangers watching my videos but I think it will just take some getting used to. I simply want this blog AND my vlog to be a resource for people. I want to share with you what I’m doing as I travel this ttc road again as well as give a voice to “Choice Mom’s” out there. I’ve learned that there are many more of us out there than I originally thought! I know it’s a difficult decision to make and there are people out there who will give you their unsolicited opinions on how they don’t agree with your decision… the thing to remember is, it’s YOUR decision and I think the more women who come out of the “choice mom closet” the less stigmatized it will be. My blog and vlog are two perfect ways to get the word out and share with the world what my journey is like. I’m also doing this to learn about other people in similar situations. Please feel free to comment, or message me and please subscribe to my Vlog and follow my Blog.
For those of you that do not know, I survived a missed miscarriage back in February of this year and so my life of blogging began. If you have an interest in reading my miscarriage blog please click the link under OTHER BLOGS on the right of your screen.
I don’t post to that blog as often as I will post here but I have not closed it because I will want to post periodically when my miscarriage comes to the front of my mind. I still think about it every day and miss my baby every day. I feel that my decision to try again is largely in honor of my daughter PJ.
Thanks for reading and please follow/subscribe.
More tomorrow...
~ PJ's Mommy

Friday, May 21, 2010

Counting down...

I’m beginning to get more and more excited as the time draws near to begin my TTC journey again. My cycles are becoming regular again and I’m ready. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be to do the scariest thing in the world! Scary yet beautiful. I can’t wait.
Thanks to all my followers!
Stay tuned because July will be action packed. I really can’t wait.
Single motherhood… here I come!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


This morning I received a positive LH surge! Right on time.. CD14
I'm glad to see that my cycles are normalizing. I'm getting excited about the idea of trying again. :-) More later...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I began testing with OPKs for my LH surge today and haven't received a positive as of yet. I'm excited to begin getting back in tune with my body and the usual TTC rituals. I'll begin charting my BBT next cycle.
I'm definitely happy to begin TTC but there have been some conflicting feelings along with it. I began online dating several weeks ago when I thought I'd be taking a long break from TTC. I'm going on my second date tomorrow evening with this man that I met online and feel like I'm keeping this big secret about my plan to begin IUIs in August. Well, I guess I feel like I'm keeping a secret because I AM! How do you tell someone that though?
I really haven't told anyone accept my online friends at "Fertile Thoughts" and my mom and one close friend. I'm really not ready to let people know yet. Not everyone anyway.
I'll be checking in every couple of days to post on my LH surge status. Hopefully this cycle is normal and uneventful so I can know that my next IUI will be properly timed.
Okay... that's all for now.
Thanks for reading!!!

~ Charity

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Welcome to my TTC blog!

I am beginning this blog after writing for several months to my miscarriage blog. I've done a lot of emotional healing and although I'm still quite scared to get pregnant again, for fear I will miscarry again, I am ready to move forward. I don't want to give up on my dream of becoming a mom.

I will not begin TTC until July or August so the next few months will be simply tracking my cycles, ovulation, luteal phase length, etc.

I ovulated last cycle on cd16 and AF arrived on 4/30 which means my luteal phase was 17 days for this last cycle. I'm on cd11 now and will begin tomorrow using the OPKs to begin testing once again for a positive LH surge.

These first few months will be in preparation for TTC so they may be slightly bland but before too long I'll be in the active phase of TTC and we'll get into the exciting phase soon.

Thanks for sticking with me and following my new blog!

~ Charity