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Better Luck, Next time?

By on September 6, 2010

Well AF reared her ugly head right on time.  I hate to say it I am not complaining. After a year of TTC I feel like I am giving up for a few months.

Branden and I want to get Disney seasonal passes which means they are for a year and you can go anytime there isn’t blackout dates. The blackout dates are basically winter break for kids in school, a week or two in April and the summer.  This is fine with us since as a Floridian you know better then to go to Disney in the summer or when kids have off of school.  So the point is if we bought these tickets and I got pregnant I probably wouldn’t be able to go on a lot of rides that I would want to and then we’d have a baby so would we want to really go after that with a baby?

No, these tickets aren’t the only deciding factor of waiting a few more months to TTC. The other thing is I am tired of being so cautious because I could be pregnant. I am getting really sick of it. I am also sick of the F’d up cycles I am having. I also need to focus on school since I will be done in May. All of these things are just pointing to waiting at least till November/ December to start TTC again. I think it will be hard because every time I hear about someone having a baby or getting pregnant I am like a nut and want one but I think we need to do things we need to get done first before TTC. This year has been a pain when it comes to TTC and I think we need to stop worrying about it.  I also really want to save some more money since our cruise took some of our savings from us since we missed a week of work and splurged a little there.

I still plan on keeping up with my blog. I am wondering if I should change to title though. Then again watch me change my mind next month lol. Oh well.

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Nap = Pregnant?

By on September 5, 2010

So we are in the Keys this weekend at my parents vacation home and last night I asked my mom if I could take a sleeping pill because I had allergies and was sharing a room with Ashley and her dog (Bran was back home working) and Ash and her dog have an insane case of the mouth breather train snorer syndrome. My mom gave me one and I passed out. Well usually whenever I take anything to help me sleep which is usually only benadryl because I can’t take other OTC PM medicines since they give me restless leg, I end up feeling really tired the next day. Today was like no other and so I was super tired and cranky so everyone went on the boat and I took a nap.

Well apparently my Mom and brother both asked think I am pregnant now! My mom looks at my and goes is there something you want to tell me? I was like no Mom, I am not pregnant. Then my sister tells me Dustin asked her and so when he walked out and smiled at me I said shut up, I am not pregnant. Sibling love lol.

Oh and the movie Going the Distance, not worth the trip to the movies. Sorry Drew and Justin, better luck next time.

Anyway, Ash and I went to Calypsos and had some cracked conch and there was a dolphin swimming by the dock! I have never seen one swim that close to a dock before. So cool!

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Going the Distance

By on September 4, 2010

Going to see this with the family today! Bran has to work this weekend so I am going to the Keys with my family and the boat is messed up so we are going to a movie and dinner which we love going to when we are there because theater is so small and cute. My Mom won’t see a movie in a regular theater so its nice to go when we are there.

I can’t wait to see it!

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life | TTC

TTC: To test or not to test…

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that is the question…

I think I am going to take a pregnancy test tomorrow. I feel like my period should be here any day since I got a positive OPK 2 weeks ago this Sunday so why not test tomorrow morning? I only have a dollar tree test so hopefully if I am pregnant it will pick it up.

I am going to the Keys tomorrow for the weekend so hopefully if I test and its positive I can keep it quiet so Bran doesn’t know and surprise him when I get back on Sunday since he has to work and isn’t going.

It’s weird because I am getting a bit of deja vu from last time I was pregnant. I had my eyes checked today and I had them checked right before I found out last time so it’s just kind of weird because its almost 2 years since I found out I was pregnant before.

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Birthday | Disney | Pictures | Travel | TTC

Disney Passes!!

By on September 1, 2010

We are getting Disney Seasonal Passes!!! I am so excited. I know, I know. Who buys passes to theme parks when they are trying to get pregnant? THIS GIRL! There is more to the parks then just hardcore rides so I think if I get preggers I will be fine with ridding the kiddie rides and seeing shows. My sister is going to get a pass to so she can ride the non-pregger lady rides if I do get knocked up.

There is just something about Disney that makes me so happy. It was something I did so much as a kid. My Dad would wake us up at like 4AM and Ash and I would whine and pass back out in the van then wake up and annoy our Dad with a nice round of It’s a Small World singing and my Mom would laugh.  Then we would go straight to the park as it was opening and it just felt so perfect. The music they play as you are walking in, the castle right in front of you at Magic Kingdom. I love all the parks. Animal Kingdom is probably my least favorite only because it doesn’t have enough rides yet but I am sure it will get there eventually. I know my way around the parks like no other and which rides to hit first. I speed walk the whole way and can spot a first timer in a heartbeat. Ash and I used to go so much that when we got older we would go alone and run around the park and hit all the rides in no time. It was so fun. I have so many pictures of going there, I am going to have to dig them out because those were seriously some of the best times.

One of my all time favorite times though was with Branden for my 25th birthday. We went to Orlando for a whole week and went to all parks minus Animal Kingdom and also went to the Universal ones. Bran had only been to Magic Kingdom once so it was great going with a somewhat first timer.

Here are some pics. I just love them because it was one of our first real vacations together. P.S. These pictures made me realize I am a real graceful eater.

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Doctor Apt. set!

By on August 31, 2010

Okay, so I did it. I finally made the call to my OBGYN and made an apt. I am going in next Thursday to get an exam and blood work done.

I am going into this a little blind. Basically I just want to tell him it’s been a year since we started TTC and my cycles are all F’d up but what else should I do or ask about?

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BFN, grrr!

By on August 30, 2010

Ok so I know I am only 8DPO but I got anxious and wanted to test. I did and of course it was a BFN. I shouldn’t have wasted that test. I am so annoyed with myself.

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Party | Pregnancy | TTC

Gender, Party?

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Awhile back I had told Branden I thought it would be fun to have a party to find out the gender of the baby we finally get pregnant with. I had seen this on one of the Duggar shows, they went on the Today show and had a bakery bake a cake with blue or pink icing depending on the baby’s gender. I thought this was such a great idea.
I just found an article on someone else doing it! I liked it because they added a few things to it such as a raffle with a gag gift as a prize.

Here is the article in case anyone is interested.

It’s a Party!

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Bitter, Much?

By on August 29, 2010

So I went to the grocery store with Branden and was walking around and I see this couple and the woman was pregnant. I looked at him and rolled my eyes! I am such a brat!

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