Wednesday, March 23, 2016

TTC Part 2: holiday and another friend pregnant

After been consulting with my Obgyn, she suggested me to take time off and go for a holiday. She noticed that I was so stress about all these pregnancy plan thingy and she wanted me to relax and enjoy the moment. So hubby said that we should get an escape from this whole BBT charting, OPK tests, time scheduling for the 'baby dance' and whatnot.

So, to Korea we go, and it's spring now. Yeay!


Yep, another thing last night I found out that a friend of mine is pregnant, and that hit me pretty hard. Deep bottom of my heart I felt happy and excited for her and her family because they are terrific parents. However, it just hits hard every time someone else get pregnant and I'm still not. Jealousy is an ugly beast. Astaghfirullahala'zimmm. This gloomy feeling make me even more certain that I will soon start the Clomid and Premarin. It's time to give my ovaries a swift kick into action. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

TTC Part 1

I was thinking few times before I put my thoughts in this composing mode on how much should I tell, to whom I should tell, these are the ultimate questions that came to my mind. Well, I have not told anyone other than my husband and my Obgyn, not even to my mother or my sister that we are trying to conceive (TTC) our second child.

I think this is the best place that I can documenting my TTC adventures, expressing my concern, progress and disappointments in a safe manner and I hope to get advices on getting pregnant, healthy diet and 'the baby dance' tips along the way. Hence, this post is here today.

My first pregnancy was easy, Alhamdulillah. I was pregnant with Aulia' during second month of our wedding anniversary.  I can say my hormones at that time were super fine!

After Aulia' was completely wean-off at the age of three, we have been discussing on having another child but not so serious though as both of us were busy with work and we are more focusing on Aulia's development. So, nothing serious was going on except our regular 'baby dance' every week. But as time passed, I really can't handle with disappointing those closest to me if our attempts do not work and the monthly stress of "Are you pregnant yet?"

I wasn't notice I had whatsoever problem with my hormones as I have very regular cycle every month. I never had longer period than 7 days and my cycle would be around 28 to 30 days only. I took the initiative to visit my Obgyn and had a blood test, ovarian ultrasound and did the pap smear test as well. My doctor told me that I just don't make many hormones and was pretty much anovulatory. What a heartbreaking experience at this age and I was shocked that I could be so young and have this uphill battle ahead of me.

I started using the ovulation predictor kits (OPK) upon doctor suggestion to see if I could figure out when I ovulated. Both my husband and I started to take up healthy diet and go on for a routine exercise to stay healthy and promote ovulation and good quality sperms. We took Iberet (multivitamins & folic acid) at the same time. After a month those kits never seemed to work and I detected on delayed ovulation which is impossible after the ovulation window. So another visit to Obgyn was going on and we're trying something new. I had prescriptions for 2 cycles of Clomid and Premarin. My Obgyn also want me to start charting. My concerns of taking those pills are the side-effects. I know it was prescribed by the doctor, but you know, something that you consume which related to your hormone could be pretty much messed up. You could get headaches, nausea, mood swings etc.. and my doctor has reminded me to regularly check on any lump on my breast during those pills consumption. I was really scared that this won't work and we'll live with month after month of disappointment. But my husband was very helpful at this stage though. He also went to see his Andrologist to check his condition as to make it fair for me who visited the Gynae every month.

I am trying to look at this as a time to really reconnect with my husband on a more intimate level, as we work together to bring a new life to this world and the excitement that comes with the love that we want to share with our little family. It's going to be a wild ride I know, but I am so ready to get started.
May Allah swt ease everything and smooth the journey for us. Aaminn.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

DIY Wind chimes

Last month we did the DIY string necklace for our art project. This month I was thinking to do the wind chime with Aulia'. I was browsing for the1000+ ideas about the homemade wind chimes on the Pinterest and there was a lot of interesting idea that one can make for the DIY wind chimes. 
One can make the wind chimes using seashells, cans, cutleries, beads, pencils, bottles and many more.

I choose to do the easiest one using beads,furballs and papercup, but I can't find the bells at the craft store. So this would do.

Tadaa :)

Monday, March 14, 2016

We went to the Zoo...again

Please tell me it's not lame to go to the National Zoo for the second time and gazillion of time visiting other zoos and aquarium. 

Because that's what we did this weekend as we made last-minute decision to visit the National zoo. We had the most amazing day. I think this time around Aulia' was in awe of everything compared to last time as she didn't remember much. She saw some new stuff and we are super excited that this trip we got her to say hi to all of the animals and learn about them at the same time. Everytime we visit each animal, I would ask her what animal is this and she would eagerly answered me and describing everything about it. The giraffe had long neck and the elephant was so big!! I was pretty much giddy with joy :)

Although it was scorching hot, we seriously had an amazing day. I know Aulia' enjoy this a heck lot more than our typical Sunday at groceries store, but most of all, I just love watching her have fun and being able to take gazillion of pictures to remember it all. 
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