Much Needed Vacation

So I forgot to add some good news to my post yesterday. We’re going to Orlando, FL!

At the beginning of January (when I was down in the dumps after AF showing up) my husband said that if I didn’t get pregnant by March that we would go again. We went two years ago and it really was the best vacation we have ever had. I thought I was going to be pregnant right now and didn’t think we would be going on a vacation at all this year, so this will be a nice treat. He said it would be a nice stress free time for us and I sure as heck wasn’t going to decline a trip to Disney! It was a pretty short time to plan a vacation and I am someone who needs to plan ahead of time/purchase tickets early. We were able to get tickets for everything and book our hotel room though. Yay! I figured if I ended up getting pregnant then I would still be able to go on some rides even though I would miss out on a lot of fun ones. My mindset was that I won with either outcome. I would much rather be pregnant and miss out on rides but getting to enjoy everything to the fullest is awesome too.

When we started planning I went off of my previous cycle that was more regular and figured I would be ovulating while we were there. That will most likely not be the case now. So much for being stress free and having some Disney magic to help me get pregnant! HA!

We’ll also be going to Universal Studios and this year Diagon Alley is now open!! Disney is my favorite and those who know me know I am obsessed with everything Disney. BUT I absolutely love Harry Potter too so I am stoked! I can’t wait and know that we both need this vacation.

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‘Tis the Season to be Thankful!

Yesterday I did a random little vlog on being thankful because I often take for granted how blessed I am. I just received a new camera as a gift and it was the perfect timing because I was looking into buying a new one. When little things like that happen, it really makes me think of the other small blessings in my life that I may not always acknowledge. I can sometimes be one of those people who will only think about being thankful during this specific time of year. Around this time of year is when everyone talks about “giving thanks” even though we should be doing this throughout the year.

So I just want to say that I am so thankful for my husband throughout this journey. Let’s be honest…they can get stressed out if you’re trying to schedule out every time you are going to have sex! Even though I haven’t been able to detect ovulation, there were a couple of weeks that I found myself trying to “schedule” BDing and it affected us both. We work opposite schedules and some days it can be hard to be spontaneous when our time together is so rushed. You want to make sure that no matter what you don’t turn TTC into just a to-do item on a list! If you’re so busy temping and/or checking for ovulation and will only try during those times, it is never going to go anywhere. Or at least if that’s what you want to do then don’t let your partner know!! LOL. Make it feel fun and exciting for them even if you’re just wanting to do it because it’s a peak day. If you do have a patient, understanding spouse then be sure to thank them for being such a great support system through your TTC journey!

I am also thankful for my amazing family and my friends because they are a great support system as well. They may ask a few questions regarding how things are going but I never feel pressured by them. Also, my husband and I both have great jobs, a roof over our head, and running cars. We complain about these things when stuff goes wrong…BUT at least we have them to complain about. So many people go without and then there are people who take advantage of the great things in their lives.

So even though I haven’t been able to get pregnant yet, I have only been trying for about four months. Yes, this seems like a lifetime on some days! It really isn’t though. There are so many people who have been trying for years and are still unable to get pregnant. I don’t know what the future holds and I may end up struggling with infertility, but right now I am still trying to keep a positive outlook. Any of you ladies struggling to get pregnant, try to keep your head up. I know there are rough days and it can be difficult so if you ever need to vent then I will be more than willing to lend a listening ear!

To end this random post…I am challenging myself to work on being more thankful throughout the year, not just during the holidays. I challenge you to do the same. You may realize that things in your life aren’t really as bad as they seem!

Here is my random vlog if you want to check it out 🙂

Cycle Day 13 – Food for Thought

Well today is CD 13 and I am still not ovulating, but I am hopeful that I will be soon! Since CD 11 my test line has gotten darker each day and I am assuming that’s a good thing. Even though it’s probably just a coincidence…for some reason I feel like I might actually ovulate this month.

I feel like a lot of women who are trying to conceive can get down in the dumps if it takes longer than a month or so to get pregnant. I will admit, I am one of those women! It hasn’t even been a full four months that we have been trying and yet I am still so impatient. There are people out there and even in my life that it took a year, two years, or longer to get pregnant. Then there are the people who will never get to experience the joy of pregnancy at all. I don’t know my ‘fertility fate’ yet so until I have been trying for a year then I am no longer going to be so pessimistic about it. It can definitely be annoying hearing “just relax and it will happen” but I think it is a pretty valid statement. Unless you are struggling with infertility, of course. One of my friends was trying for months and then once they took a TTC break then a few weeks later she found out she was pregnant. I am not quite ready to take a break yet though since I feel like my body is still just taking some time to get back on track.

It will happen when it’s meant to happen!                                                                                                (The other annoying thing I keep telling myself since that’s what people keep saying to me)

Test line gradually getting darker!

Test line gradually getting darker!

The line is very faint but here's a close up!

The line is very faint but here’s a close up!

If you are interested then here is my vlog from today as well

Stress-Free Weekend

Sometimes you just need to have a lazy weekend! At least that’s what I tell myself so I feel better when I don’t get much of anything done. I did some laundry and put some stuff away but other than that I was pretty darn lazy. I hung out with my cat on my lap watching cheesy Lifetime movies. No matter how predictable and ridiculous they can be, I still find myself watching them. I even slept in and then took an extra long nap on Saturday. Yes, I take naps. Don’t judge me. 😉

Lately, I have been so stressed out about things with our new house and with trying to get pregnant. So, I figured it would be nice to have a relaxing, stress-free weekend. I was right and I enjoyed it very much! Eliminating stress is always a good thing and definitely something I need to work on.

Current goal: Less stress, more positive thinking

Watching a Lifetime movie with my kitty cat on my lap

Watching a Lifetime movie with my kitty cat on my lap

Someday she's going to have to share my lap...

Someday she’s going to have to share my lap…