Saturday, 10 September 2011


Wow, 100 views! And that's only since I added the counter on here a couple of weeks ago!

I got 3 bfps earlier this week. Like blatant, in your face bfps; I used ICs, so I got the first one and was a bit sceptical, but still got two more after that! So Dave and I got all excited, ready to book doctors appointments and finally buy baby clothes. A day or two later I decided to do another IC... Stark negative. I was so confused! I didn't really think that 3 tests would be wrong! So I did the FRER I still had from last cycle. Another negative. By this point I wanted to stick a microscope up my cervix and see if there was anything there! Left it for a day, then I got woken up this morning by sharp pains in my stomach. Went to the toilet, and BANG, my period's here. Hmm. Back to square one!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Maternity Wear

I'm not even pregnant yet, but I keep looking at maternity and baby clothes. My favourite website so far for maternity stuff is ASOS. They're relatively inexpensive and not too 'mumsy'. Here are a few of my favourites from the website;

               Lace dress, 40.00                                                                       Pleated dress, 40.00

            Cream blouse, 30.00                                                                             Maxi dress, 15.00

    Orange blouse, 15.00

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

I'm back!

I didn't realise how long it's been since I last posted! It's been completely manic around here lately, so I've barely had a chance to think! So here are a few updates;

TTC- My period came a week or so ago, so I'm now on CD9, and back to square one! It's not all doom and gloom though, because it's my first real bleed since coming off the implant, so it's a bit of a relief to know everything's gone back to normal! I had a 26 day cycle, and 11 day luteal phase, so it all seems pretty much okay at the moment!

The engagement party went amazingly well, and I had such an amazing time! I couldn't find anything that I actually wanted to wear, so we went shopping the day before and I found a gorgeous playsuit to wear. It's from Republic, and only cost 20 pounds, so I was rather impressed!

And here are a few pictures from the day:

 My best friend and I

My sister, Me, Dave and my brother

 My other best friend- My sister and I

 Me, Dave

Kiera-Rose, Me, Dave, Matthew

We also moved the day before the party, so the last few days have been completely hectic! We've finally sorted the flat out, we're all settled and I am loving life right now!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


I haven't been on here for a few days again, mainly because I don't have much to say and don't want to babble you all to death!
Today, I am 7dpo, and having a hell of a lot of symptoms. I don't think I've had an implantation dip in my temperature yet, so even if I have caught the eggy this month, I don't think I will technically be 'pregnant' just yet. If anyone wants to take a look at my chart, it's here... BBT and Ovulation chart.

I've had a bit of a slow week so far to be honest, and I'm quite happy, because next weekend is a busy one! Moving, testing, and the engagement party. Safe to say, whether I'm up the duff or not, I'm going to be bloody knackered!
I have been testing already (crazy, I know!) on my ICs, and so far, all negatives (no surprise there, at 7dpo!). But I will make sure to keep you all informed!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

4 DPO!

Firstly, I'm sorry I haven't posted on here for a few days! I've been so bloody busy I haven't had time to write properly, and I didn't want to put a half-hearted sentence on here!
I am currently 4DPO, and I have so many symptoms, it's unreal! Here is a list of some of them:

  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Feeling 'heavy'
  • Sore abdominal muscles
  • Achy legs and hips
  • Backache
  • Boobies feel full
  • Darkened areola
  • Montgomery's Tubercles
  • Sensitive and tender breasts
  • Sore and sensitive nipples
  • Feeling anxious
  • Moody
  • Irritable
  • Weepy
  • Light headed-ness
  • Increased Thirst
  • Headache
  • Increased saliva
  • Strange taste in mouth
  • Stuffy nose
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Vivid dreams
  • Frequent urination
  • Food aversion
  • Weird appetite
  • Nausea
To be honest, I know they're all pretty much irrelevant, because even if this is 'my cycle', I won't have even had implantation yet! I'm trying to hold off at least until Friday before I do a test, but will be using my FRERs on the 19th, which will be a big weekend! I move on the 19th, and have my engagement party on the 20th! So maybe a third celebration for the weekend?! Fingers crossed!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Warning: Graphic images!

I was doing a bit of browsing, and I came across these amazing, and insightful pictures, by a photographer named Patti Ramos, and I thought I'd share them with you.

This is the baby's head crowning. Personally, I think it looks absolutely terrifying, but beautiful at the same time!

Here is another of the baby's head, this time a little further out. Look at that hair!

The baby's head is almost out in this picture, how amazing is this?!

And finally, the baby is out! After all the hard work you go through to get to this point, it must feel so rewarding to hear that cry, and at last, have your very own baby in your arms.

Look at the umbilical cord! I think this may be my favourite picture of them all. It really makes you think, that's the thing that has connected you, and your baby for the last 9 months. Amazing.

This one kind of grosses me out, and to be honest, I can't see the beauty in this one! But here it is, the placenta.

This is one from another collection of Patti's, and is a picture of the amniotic sac. In all honesty, I think it looks like a used condom. But that's just me!

And this, is probably the most graphic of all. Can you guess what it is? It's the uterus after a c-section. Here it is resting on the new mother's abdomen. The photographer notes that you can distinctively see the fallopian tubes on either side. Wow.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Hospital Appointment

I had my hospital appointment today, for the results of my smear test and for a checkup, and guess what? I'm all clear! I'm all fine to start making and having babies :) We bought some Conceive Plus today, and it was perfect timing; I got home, did an OPK and got my first positive! So fingers crossed we catch the egg on our first month of TTC. I've also been charting over the last few days, to try and keep track. It's here if anyone wants to look; My Ovulation Chart. It's been a bit up and down lately, and I've been taking my BBT at the same time every day. I also bought some FRERs today, so I'll let you all know the results when I finally get around to doing them!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Just thought I'd share some pictures of our recent trip to Egypt :) We were there for 5 weeks, it was nearly 50c, and the most amazing time of my life!


Friday, 29 July 2011

Jeremy Kyle, Vitamin C, and peeing on sticks.

I've actually been so lazy recently! I quit my job last week- because my manager was an a***hole- and we've kind of decided that there's no point in me getting a new job until we move. So my day consists of Jeremy Kyle, peeing on sticks, and laying in bed. It was nice at first, but after a few days it gets a bit tedious, I like to be busy! Saying that, it is quite nice to relax and rejuvenate for a little while.
Today was pretty much like every other day, woke up, took my temperature, watched JK. Got to lunch time and I was oh so hungry, so we decided to go down to the shop. I saw some vitamin bits and pieces in there, and I'd been saying for a while that I wanted to get some to help with the TTC, so I got Vitamin C + Zinc chewy vitamins. They're orange flavoured, and taste quite nice actually! I could eat a whole pack, but they're one a day, and 'excessive consumption can lead to laxative effects'. Not a good idea to eat too many then.
The quitting smoking thing isn't going to bad, but still not as well as it probably could be. My head's been so all over the place recently, I need a fag or two to calm me down (bad excuse, I know). But hopefully I'll knock it on the head soon :)
Oh, and also a quick hello and thank-you to all my followers and readers xxxxxx

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Mood swings!

I have no idea what's wrong with me today. I've been in quite possibly, the most argumentative mood I've ever been in in my life. I carried on an argument with Dave for like, no real reason. I just want to argue. And I want to be mean! I reckon it's a combination of not smoking as much as I'm used to, and the fact that I've had two faint positive pregnancy tests, and a negative, so my brain is all over the place. And the last few days I've had cramps like, where I think my ovaries are, so if I'm not pregnant then I think I may have ovulated. So I'm just a massive pile of hormonal grump today! I've been so tired as well, which can't have helped in the slightest! Let's hope for everyone else's sake that I'm not like this for long, and that this isn't a sign of what I'm going to be like during pregnancy!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Another update!

One fag. ALL DAY. I'm getting good at this. You know what? I haven't even fancied a cigarette in so long. I just have to have the odd one to control my mood swings! But I think I'm doing quite well really. Dave's trying to quit as well, 1) to help me, and 2) to help his little spermies!

We've finally got a date for the engagement party today, the 20th of August :) So not particularly long to plan it all and send out invites, but I'm sure we'll manage! Maybe there'll be another announcement to make that day?

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Smoking Update

Today, I've had 2 cigarettes. Not too bad really! And I haven't even started trying to quit properly today. I think this might actually be slightly easier than I thought. Only time will tell...

Monday, 25 July 2011

Best and Worst

Seeing as anyone reading this will be doing so to find out about me, I thought I'd give everyone a bit more of an insight into my life, and the special person in it.
The best and my most favourite thing about me is Dave, my fiancĂ©. He is the most amazing person I have ever known. He already is an amazing father to Jack, and I can't wait for us to have our own child. We're moving into our new flat on the 19th of August, and we're getting married early next year.
The worst thing about me? I smoke. I don't even know why I do it. I hate it so much! I hate the smell, I hate the taste, I hate that it's become such an unsociable thing to do, and most of all, I hate the health damaging aspect of it. When I was younger, I was so against smoking. My nan has been smoking 60 a day since she was 12, and when my brother, Matt, and I were kids, we used to snap her cigarettes and flush them down the loo! But some where along the line, I became addicted to them. And now, I'm determined to quit. I've wanted to for ages, but I think the prospect of falling pregnant has finally given me something to make me more driven. I'm not a particularly 'heavy' smoker, but I am already cutting down :) I'll make sure I fill everyone in on how it goes; wish me luck!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Baby Jack

These pictures are of my gorgeous stepson, Jack. He's just turned one, and is the most amazing little boy!

Annoyed with myself!

So, I got rushed into hospital a couple of weeks ago, and had to have my first smear (OUCH) and they found some 'problems' and put me on medication. I was prescribed metronidazole, doxycyline, mefenamic acid, tranexamic acid and norethisterone. Well, I thought it was enough of a nightmare remembering to take them, and dealing with the nausea, vomiting, and generally being knocked out with all the side effects, I found out today that they severely decrease a woman's fertility! We've only been trying for a few days, so it shouldn't have done much damage, but I'm still annoyed with myself for not checking the leaflets when we decided to TTC.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Dave and I have only just started TTC. I'm so impatient, and to be honest, I think we both have our hearts on it happening in the first cycle! It pretty unlikely, seeing as I have only just come off BC, and my body is completely up in the air, but there's still hope!

We've already got our names picked out, Sophia Rose for a girl, and Noah David for a boy. We'll definitely be ecstatic either way. We just want one of our own! I'm going to talk to Dave tonight about using Conceive Plus. I've heard it works miracles for some couples, so hopefully we'll be some of the lucky ones! Fingers crossed for the BFP!

It all begins...

My name's Emma. I've been with Dave for 5 months, and although we're moving quick, we're more than ready for a baby. We got engaged on the 5th of May, and have been living together pretty much since we got together. I guess you could say our relationship is a bit 'controversial'. There's a bit of an age difference, and as stated before, we moved particularly quick.

But the thing is, we haven't rushed. I feel like there's a difference between moving quick, and rushing. Rushing is when you do everything straight away, without thinking. Moving quickly, however, is when you know what you want; you think about it, and you know. And when you know what you want, why should you wait? Dave makes me happy. He treats me like a princess, he's gorgeous, he makes me laugh, and I love him more than anything.

We've spoken for a while about having a baby. And now, everything seems to be in place for it to happen. We move into our new flat next month, we both work, and we both have time for a child. I look at him with other children, and I fall in love with him just a little bit more- even when I don't think it's physically possible for me to love him any more! I can't wait for us to have our own little bundle, and I guess this is just the start...