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Mama Locs
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What a cool feature, being able to have my own blog! Of course you're welcome to follow, comment, and share ideas.

I'm almost 40 and have been ttc for just 2 cycles. I feel an urgency due to my age, but I try not to stress about it too much. My husband is 46 and we have 3 children together and I have 2 children from a previous relationship. They are DD19, DS15, DS6, DS4, DD2.

I'm taking OvaBoost, FertileCM, and Cramp Bark/False Unicorn Root to help in my ttc journey this time around. The Fertile CM is working wonders, CB/FUR is helping regulate my cycles, and OvaBoost I don't know how well it works this early in the game. I've been taking OB for several months but wasn't ttc during most of the time.

I'm a birth doula, childbirth educator and lactation consultant. Even with all those titles I STILL have questions and need reassurance. I'm great at giving advice if you have any questions. Good at reading BBT charts too.

For fun I like reading, going to the beach, and presently trying to figure out how to stay cool in the unseasonably hot weather in the Pacific NW! I like people with a sense of humor and ability to laugh out loud!

Lindsay
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Hey Mama!

Welcome Smile I absolutely love this blogging feature. I'm usually really active, but I've sort of fallen off the boat the last while. Sounds like you know exactly what you're doing! And how great to have such a big family! I'm an only child, so I get freaked out at the idea of raising two kids, let alone 5+! How do you manage one while pregnant with another?! How do you help the older ones process the new one!? What if they hate eachother?! How do you love them all equally?! Haha... it freaks me out. I admire moms who can do it!

This community is such a wonderful place, the other women are great and really supportive, no matter where you are in your journey.

Myself, I'm 26, DH is 27. I'm 12 weeks tomorrow with our first. We tried for about 8 months, which felt like eternity, but of course wasn't at all compared to others. We used preseed, royal jelly capsules, OPK's, BBT charting, red raspberry leaf tea and various other things to help. Turned out I was ovulating way later than I thought and I would have missed it completely if I didn't take a fluke OPK the month we conceived. I'm excited and nervous and stressed and worried all at the same time. I'm feeling pretty low these days, apparently that's pretty common, but I never thought it would happen to me. It's really hard, DH doesn't understand. But I do have some friends who recently had babies and they are really helpful and understanding, so it helps me not to feel like I'm just losing my mind.

You said Pacific Northwest, where exactly do you live? I'm in Calgary, Canada. I'm assuming you're somewhere down near Washington or Oregon if you can go to the beach? Jealous, by the way. No beaches around here lol. There are lakes within a couple hours, but not really close and I love water far too much and it makes me wonder why I've stayed living here all my life lol.

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Mama Locs
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Lindsay~
I'm in Oregon. I look forward to finding following some blogs. You'll have to give me a link to yours.

You know, the older ones LOVE the new ones, but they also have their own lives and aren't trapped at home with baby! It's the ones closer in age that get jealous. My eldest doesn't want me to have more but she doesn't live here so who cares? LOL!

12 weeks! What a great milestone! You can really breathe easier. Have you already spilled the beans or were you waiting?