It’s Official!!! We’re Preggers! :-)



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Yaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! We’re finally got that beautiful BFP and we are both beyond thrilled, terrified and in pure obsession mode, naturally.  Incase you missed any of my previous TTC post you can read them herehere and here.  So like I mentioned my last TTC blog, I planned on using Preseed if my BD everyday didn’t work…. and it didn’t.  I was thinking about using OPK’s but last minute decided it was too much for now (although I’m sure I would have implemented them eventually if I got another BFN).  The cycle that got us our beloved BFP we did a few things differently.

First I bought some supplies:

  • Preseed
  • Vitex
  • Robitussin
  • Instead Softcups



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Things I continued to use:

  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin D
  • Fruit & Veggie Shakes Daily



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This time around we decided not to BD every day around and during O but instead we tried SMEP along with Preseed (only during fertile window as it’s kinda pricey and wasn’t sure how many cycles it would last) and we always used the Softcups after each BD and laid with my bum on pillows for 10-20mins (Hubby always gave me things to watch or do on my phone so I wouldn’t get antsy or bored :), I took Vitex from AF until I got my BFP, and what I think really made the biggest difference is that I used Robitussin from AF to about a day before O (based on my O pains).  I had read a ton (did I mention I’m obsessive? lol) about Robitussin helping with the thinning of your CM sort of acting the opposite of how birth control works by thickening it to prevent the little swimmers from penetrating the egg and since I was previously on the pill for over 12 years I thought it could’t hurt to try for one cycle.  And it WORKED!!!  I did hear you can also Mucinex as well, the only kind of active ingredient should be Guaifenesin (for both Robitussin and Mucinex).  My advice it just to read, read, read and figure out what your comfortable with trying out.  For me it worked :)

If you’d like to stalk my symptoms check out my BFP story on the Two Week Wait’s site

Baby Dust to All :-)

 

TTC TERMS:

TTC – Trying To Conceive

SMEP – Sperm Meets Egg Plan (more info here)

BFP – Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)

BFN – Big Fat Negative

BD – Baby Dance aka SEX

AF – Aunt Flow aka Period

O – Ovulation

OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kits

CM  - Cervical Mucus

More terms and abbreviations  

 

Simple Summer Fashion Must Haves 2014

Even though it isn’t officially summer I figured now is the perfect time to round up this seasons must have items.  One of my personal faves is the Kimono.  It’s easy, breezy and can spruce up any casual outfit



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If any of you have spent any amount of time on any social media site, you would have most definitely spotted the resurface of the Crop Top (which I also wrote about here)

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Flipflops are probably one of my most annoying staples for summer even though I wish I spent the time putting on fabulous heels everyday, it just doesn’t happen.  Espcially when I spend most of my time walking (yes I know I should wear proper walking or running shoes but it’s not happening lol).  And luckily there are awesome trends to choose from so that your “comfy look” doesn’t cramp your style.

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Another great thing to have this summer is a pair of classic sunglasses.  Nothing says “I’m in summer mode” like your favourite pair of sunnies.  Raybans are by far the best frames for my face shape, it’s super flattering and light.  I really hate heavy glasses (including reading glasses) because they quickly give me sinus pressure and a looming headache :(



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Getting Serious About Trying To Conceive (TTC)

Sooooooo it’s been about 6 months since the hubby and I decided to start trying for our first child (technically not preventing but not really trying)… Although to be honest we have missed out on many windows of ovulation opportunities because of “life”. Missing the perfect time because work just took a toll on us or simply cause we weren’t both in the same place at the same time. But this cycle and any ones after, I plan to get super serious. Or as serious as I can get (minus temping because my sleep is never consistent)

As of right now I’m currently in my most fertile days (according to my Ovia app that I talked about here). We have baby-danced (sex for all those who aren’t familiar with the lingo:) every day from cycle day 8 and we are on day 17. We are not using anything other than taking our vitamins (prenatals) and I started drinking raspberry leaf tea from the first day of AF (aunt flow) to the start of my fertile window since I’m not using any ovulation predictor kits(OPK).

raspberry-leaf-tea, ttc, fertility, increase, cm, family, love, babyIf this cycle turns out to be a bust then I plan on following a more scientific plan. I will start using OPKs and Preseed (a lubricant that helps your mans sperm instead of killing them like most lubes) and go from there.



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If any of you are interested in TTC (trying to conceive) then I suggest you check out my favorite sites to obsess over (just don’t let you hubby know just how often you check it as he may think you’ve lost your mind. Which you may have. Baby fever can do that to the best of us ;)

http://www.twoweekwait.com
http://www.babycenter.ca
http://www.whattoexpect.com

Also check out What To Expect Before You’re Expecting, read it cover to cover in one sitting.  It has a good starting point for all who are beginning their baby making journey.  Good Luck and Baby Dust!!!



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Connecting With Your Baby When Trying To Conceive



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As my husband and I have been trying to conceive for the past few months, I have found myself in constant search of anything pregnancy/baby related.  And even though we haven’t been trying for very long, it feels like forever, especially when my lovely in-laws are so excited to be grandparents that they ask often if there is any “news”.  Which there hasn’t been.  Inspite of the doctors telling me everything is looking good in my reproductive department :)  So I assumed it was just a fate/timing thing.  I figured that when my baby is ready for us we will know.  In the mean time I plan on reading/watching anything that can help me bare the waiting game with more understanding and patience. (more…)

5 Ways To Rock A Crop Top: Spring/Summer 2014

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year, you probably have noticed that crop tops have quickly made their way back into world of fashion.  And to be honest I’m both ecstatic and worried.  Crop tops can either make a fashion statement or trash your entire look.  But when done well, it can really be a fun item to add to your closet this season.

Here are five ways to rock your crop top:

1. Crop Top & Trousers


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4 Nail Trends To Bring Into 2014



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One of my favourite nail trends that has carried over into 2014 is to accent your ring finger as a stand alone color/texture from the rest of your uniform nails.  It’s a beautiful way to compliment your engagement ring and other accessories (like stackable rings) that you may want to showcase. (more…)

5 Lingerie Brands You Need To Know About

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Yes.  I said need.  We all need to enjoy the little pleasures we have as women.  And great lingerie is one of them.  And although I enjoy occasional trips to Victoria’s Secret, I have to admit I would much rather put myself into something sans padding.  So instead of buying anything I can wear, I usually walk out with a boat load of their lip glosses… because they are just so yummy and do the greatest job of shining my lips :)  And aside from the usual suspects like Agent Provocateur and ol’faithful La Perla, there are some great brands we need to get to know a little better… or maybe a lot better. (more…)

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