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A somber day.

By on August 28, 2010

Today was the funeral of my friend Jaime’s grandfather Michael Carerra. My friend Vicky also lost her grandma today and my friend Maggie also lost a friend today. Earlier in the week my old manager passed away and it was very shocking. I am hoping this is the end of all this loss.

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About Me | TTC

Jack Johnson was…

By on August 27, 2010
AMAZING!!! I can not even express how amazing it was.
We drove to Tampa Wednesday and got there around 5 or so, had dinner with Mags and then went and got ready in our hotel and met up with Maggie’s friend.  Then we headed to see THE JACK JOHNSON. That is what I kept calling him.
After about a crazy amount of time making U-turns trying to avoid the insane traffic, $20 VIP parking, $25 on two beers, $20 to upgrade seats due to wet grass and butts we were ready to see Jack freaking Johnson.  I literally almost peed my pants I was so excited when he came out.  I had so much fun just dancing and singing along to the most amazing singer in the world.
He also sang Angel! For those who don’t know, that is the song I walked down the aisle to at our wedding.  The last song he sang was Better Together and Maggie and I always joke that is our song. They did an amazing job because he had all the special guests come out and sing it with him and it was perfect.
That was one of the best experiences of my life, top 10 for sure!
Now onto the TTC front.  I am guessing I am about 5 DPO since I got the +OPK on Sunday. So when do I start to test? I hear that implantation doesn’t even happen until 7DPO but I am already having some “symptoms” which most who are TTC know isn’t abnormal since your body has these symptoms before AF as well. My boobs are basically the main thing bothering me. That was what bothered me a lot when I got pregnant and had the miscarriage so now I am always focusing on that symptom since it was really strong. I never really felt sick, which I think is because I never got past 8 weeks.
I want to test like now but I know I will just get a BFN. The thing that sucks is if I do get AF or a for sure BFN then I am on to the next month and if this next cycle is more then 2 months long too, I am going to go nuts!

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About Me

Tomorrow, my life will be complete!

By on August 25, 2010

Ok maybe not complete but it will be close.

Tomorrow I am seeing my all time favorite musician, JACK FREAKIN’ JOHNSON! I mean I have never felt this obsessed with a singer since I was 12 years old and cried myself to sleep while holding a poster of Taylor Hansen while listening to MmmBop!

What…that’s normal, right?

Sigh….

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TTC

Tick Tock…

By on August 24, 2010

I feel like this whole 2 week wait situation is going to feel like forever.  It is what…day one? Yeah so basically I need to wait at least 10 days just to test but I should probably wait the full two weeks…yeah right!

On a not TTC note, today was the first day of classes. So far my classes seem like cake. First class is Psych. of Human Development and my professor focuses on babies and young children, score! The second class is Psych. of Reading with Keating who I have had 2 other times and lets just say this class can be passed by a middle schooler. He basically just gives us questions and we have to give our opinion on it. Third class is the lab to Psych. of Human Development and we get 200 points just for showing up, participating and completing some online thing. The class total is 500 points. Yeah, like I said a. piece. of. cake!

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Pregnancy | TTC

Our Trying to Conceive Timeline

By on August 22, 2010

OUR JOURNEY TO STARTING A FAMILY

July 16, 2011: Adonis Scott Eugene is born @ 11:17am! 6lbs 4ozs, 19inches.

February 20,2011: Gender Reveal Party, It’s a BOY!


February 12, 2011: Ultrasound 15 weeks 6 days.


January 20, 2011: 12 week NT scan, baby looked amazing measured 4 days ahead, announced on FB.


December 23, 2010: ER visit but baby is ok,Ultrasound and heard the heartbeat, 170BPM.


December 8, 2010: First OB visit, saw our baby!


December 2, 2010: Beta results for 4 w. 2d. 2,261! More blood work done. 


November 20, 2010: BFP!! We’re having a BABY!


November 11, 2010:OBGYN Apt./ Found out I have PCOS, start Clomid next cycle if we aren’t pregnant this one.


November 10, 2010: Positive OPK!


September 21, 2010: OBGYN Apt./ Blood work


September 6, 2010: CD 1


August 22, 2010: Positive OPK!


June 24, 2010: AF arrives 2 weeks late


Previous CD 1’s (8 cycles of TTC) 06/24/10 – 05/06/10 – 04/04/10 – 02/28/10 – 01/27/10 – 12/19/09 – 11/12/09- 10/ 05/09


September 2009: Casually start TTC


August 1, 2009: MARRIED!


October 21, 2008: Miscarried, D&C performed


September 20, 2008:PREGNANT!

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TTC: Positive OPK test…EEEK!

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So freaking excited. I have been having some messed up cycles; June 24th was a two week late and prior to that they had been pretty consistent. Now here I am waiting almost 2 months late for my period to get here and still nothing. I decide to randomly take an OPK test this morning and it was positive!
I had taken them in May for about 2 weeks when I thought I was ovulating and never got a positive. I thought maybe I did them wrong so I stopped taking them about 5 days before I thought my period was coming. That was of course the month and I was 2 weeks late. So I didn’t bother using them the next month and good thing because I didn’t even ovulate till now!
So, now here I am wondering what I can do to help things along. How can I make this work. How can I make sure my egg and his guys meet up…Yeah, I am thinking I have no control but really wishing I did!

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About Me | TTC

Hi!

By on August 21, 2010
Hi there! My name is Brenna and I have been married for a year to my amazing husband Branden.  We live in sunny South Florida with our 2 dogs, 2 fish, 2 roommates and their 2 cats. We are a house of pairs.
I decided to start this blog because we have been TTC for about almost a year. We threw out the BC about a month after we got married but decided not to “try” just to see what happens for the first couple of months since we weren’t in a complete rush. Now almost a year later and we are wondering what the heck is going on?!
We have not been hardcore like some, no temping, only tried OPK’s for a couple of weeks have yet to speak to my OBGYN. I have decided though, that at 26 it should not have taken a year, it should have taken a few months and am now going to make an apt. with my OBGYN to see what is going on. I am also 2 months late and the month before I was 2 weeks late. That isn’t normal. My cycle should be getting more and more normal as the months go on after being off BC and it was getting there and then one fluke month, BAM! It was late, I was excited, did a little dance, took a test and a BFN stared me in the face. I was devastated. Now I am late again, didn’t do a little dance and took a test and another BFN.  I am crossing my fingers, hoping and praying for a BFP before going to the doctor but time will tell.

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About

By on August 10, 2010


Why I blog..

I started this blog back in 2010 because my husband and I were TTC (trying to conceive) our first child.  I had read many other blogs of women who had gone through similar fertility issues and decided to chronicle our journey.  It took us 14 months to get pregnant with our beautiful son and it has been the most amazing experience.  I found that blogging through my pregnancy and now through my son’s life I am able to have a record of all the things I experienced and went through. It has been amazing to look back and see how much I have changed from a girl who desperately wanted a child to a Mom with the best job and life anyone could ask for. If you are interested in working with me through my blog please check out my PR Page or email me.

About Our Family…

My husband and I met while looking for roommates in 2006.  I didn’t know he was a guy by his ad so we decided we didn’t want guys as roommates and Branden and I began dating a few months later.  We got engaged 10 months after becoming an official couple and married a year and a half later on August 1, 2009. We knew we wanted to have a baby and decided to try for a baby right away. Little did we know that it would take us over a year to get pregnant with our son. Adonis Scott Eugene was born on July 16, 2011 at 11:17 am and was 6 lbs 4 ozs and 19inches long. He is one of the happiest, funniest babies I have ever been around and I feel we are truly blessed to have such an easy going baby.

Infertility…

Branden and I both loved children and knew right from the start we wanted to have a baby.  Having a previous pregnancy end in miscarriage made getting pregnant again somewhat scary but we knew it was what we wanted. To our surprise it was not happening right away and decided once we had been trying for a year it was time for me to go in and get blood work done. My doctor found that I had PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Surprisingly after we got a diagnosis and right before starting fertility medications we got pregnant with our son!

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By on March 28, 2010
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