Friday, October 21, 2011

a new journey...

Hello to all here from ICLW :). Most of my story is on the left side of my blog, but in a nutshell, we went through a year of fertility treatments before we got our BFP on IVF #2 last September. Our beautiful baby girl was born on May 25th and we are loving each and every day with her!

Now what is this new journey my blog title is hinting at? The journey of ttc #2. Obviously, we are well aware of what TTC entails. It took us 21 months to get our sticky BFP, but I feel like I will be approaching it with a new mindset. As an infertile who has experienced pregnancy, part of me is hoping that my body is now "fixed" and that MBL and I will be able to get pregnant with just a roll in the hay. A huge part of me is terrified about what will happen if we are unable to get pregnant that way. I am SOOOO not looking forward to having to do more infertility treatments/medications. I would LOVE to skip that!

In order to get the TTC #2 train rolling, however, I need to stop pumping. I was all ready to quit about 4 months ago and, somehow, I'm still going strong. BUT, I am apparently sensitive to prolactin and AF isn't going to come without weaning Piper. I was spotting a bit yesterday and I was beyond's so weird to actually want AF to arrive! I'm hoping that November will bring me my first PPAF (post partum aunt flow) and that we will be able to officially start TTC. In my head I've decided that if we aren't pregnant by Piper's first birthday, we will begin treatments again, but I know myself too well and I may want to start sooner than that (if necessary and if I can convince MBL :). Temping, charting, and OPKs will soon be a big part of my life again. And, I imagine, so will BFNs. I just hope there is another BFP in my future. Now that I know what a joy it is to be a parent, I can't wait to do it again...


  1. I, too, am working on #2. I hope your cycle starts soon and I really, really hope that the first baby makes TTC#2 so much easier for you and for your body. Congrats on your daughter. :)
    ICLW #98

  2. Wishing you the very best of luck in conceiving #2.

    ICLW #17

  3. Good luck in TTC#2. I have a friend who managed without any difficulty at all the second time - so it can and does happen. Hoping it does for you!

    here from ICLW

  4. GL on Baby #2! Hoping you don't need fertility treatments again. Thanks for your comment. It gave me hope for our FET! Can't wait to catch up on your story!!

  5. GL with #2!!! I have had nowhere near the type of journey you have had but can relate to the hopes of being "fixed".

  6. I have those same wishes. I really hope you get a BFP all on your own so you don't have to endure all the treatments again. But alas, if you do, you know it will be worth it. Good luck with #2.

  7. Best of luck with baby number 2!

  8. I'm so glad you have your first precious little one and I wish you all the luck in the word conceiving naturally with your second. After having our first, there was nothing in the world I wanted more than another little one, so I completely understand that desire and I hope it will come easily for you.

    ICLW #39

  9. I am also working on TTC #2. My DS just turned 20months!!!! He is actually still breastfeeding but I did finally get AF back at 5 months ago. I agree that I think it is easier to approach TTC now from the view of an Infertile. My feelings are if it happens it happens, if not than we have our 1 totsicle.

    Good Luck TTC #2

    Happy ICLW #21- Donor Diva