First off, I want to add a disclaimer to those who know me in real life (99% of you can probably skip down two paragraphs). “What happens on Baby Makin’ Machine, STAYS on Baby Makin’ Machine.” And I’m not just talking about copyright issues or plagiarism. No, as far as I know I haven not fallen victim to this. I’m talking about what I’m saying here. Yes, I know it’s a public blog and anyone who wants to read can read it, but I’d like to keep it at that.
Got a question? Ask me in the comments section, or in an email, I’d be more than happy to write a post answering it. I write about these things because it is easier to write about than talk about.
I wanted to get all of that out of the way before I said this. After six months of having this blog, going back and forth on when to try to have a baby. Debating whether or not I’m willing to sacrifice sleep. Getting off of hormonal birth control:…
I’VE SET A DATE!
See that switch at the top? Well my mental picture of my baby makin’ machine switch looks a little like that and I’ve set a date to switch it on. I wasn’t planning on blogging about it because I always thought when I turned my baby makin’ machine “on” I’d want to keep it secret so everyone is surprised when they find out I’m with-spawn. Well, after much contemplation I’ve decided I will write about it, because it not only is a part of my journey but a HUGE part. And I think so many women are going through the same thing and hopefully what I go through, and what I learn can be helpful to them–AND women who have been through what I’m going through can share their tips–Yay!!
As for the date–Well, I said it first yesterday on Conceive Online. Oh yea, did I mention I’m the magazine’s newest blogger? Check it out. If I’m not open enough here… You’ll get all of the dirty details there. And join the “My Conceive” community and show your support for me there! The website was EXACTLY in my ballpark. I’ve never seen a more helpful site/magazine for where I am right now. It’s ALL inclusive helpful information on before AND during TTC. The blog’s name (which hubby helped me choose) is “Ready or Not.”
But like I’ve said… The date… August or September. That’s when I’m planning turning my baby makin’ machine “on”. I have been known to change my mind before–In fact, I didn’t even blog about my last two goals… May and June. I sorta chickened out. Plus, there are a few things I’m trying to get done first.–For one, I’m going to the dentist again to get my cavities filled. I’m doing that in a few weeks. But this time, hubby and I are both working for this goal and feeling good about it. So I’m hopeful and planning on pulling through this time. I’ll have been off hormonal birth control and taking prenatals or five months, and I’ve already for hubby hooked up with vitamins… Someone told me Zinc is somethin’ a guy’s gotta have so I went out and bought him some vitamins the next day. I’m hoping once I kick the machine into action it works, and that it isn’t broken, but I’m taking steps to help with that too.
If you read this post last week, you’ll know I’ve been a little nervous about being able to produce a baby. I mean… I haven’t gotten pregnant on birth control and it seems like so many of my friends HAVE! I’ve also talked about my fear of turning into a Sex Natzi. Now that I know the rules to making a baby, and what helps, I plan to follow them to the best of my abilities to make a baby FAST.
In consequence to that, I know that can cause added stress and can cancel some of my progress. SO… I’ve decided to do something that will help lower stress, help with fertility AND cross something off my Baby Bucket List all at the same time… I’m going to try FERTILITY YOGA!
Cool, no? I have tried meditation once before, but never anything like this. I’ve been in touch with the wonderful women of Pulling Down the Moon, and (hopefully next month) I’ll be starting a fertility yoga class here in Austin, and learn exercises I can do to help stimulate fertility, while lower my stress-level in the process.
I started reading Fully Fertile. Their book. It’s a 12-week process to achieve optimum fertility. I’m suppose to read the entire book before starting the process, and I’m hoping to just be completing the process the same time I switch my machine “on.”
I just finished reading the first section about breathing and yoga positions. I am DYING to get to it! I also read some good tips about good exercise and what’s “too much.” And another good cleansing tip I learned that I am SO starting ASAP is to drink a thermos-full of warm water and lemon daily. I don’t normally like water with lemon but I think it’ll be a fun experiment knowing it could help a little with getting ready for baby makin’! I’m also hoping to learn a lot more about good nutrition, healthy living, and things like that while reading this book.–I’ll keep you updated on it!
I know a lot of people would see something like this and think that it’s for people dealing with infertility.. And I thought that at first too, but then I realized that something like this is perfect for someone who is trying to get ready to have a baby. I know for some people it’s just easy to do the freaky-deek and get pregnant, but for other’s it takes work. I also know a lot of women who are going through “baby fever” and aren’t sure what to do with themselves while they wait to finish school, or for their husbands to come around, or to accomplish a certain goal… I think stuff like this is great to do while you’re passing the time.
I’ve said before that I don’t think I’ll have the “in-between” stage of “not trying, not preventing.” In my eyes I either want to have a child, or I don’t. And when I’m not preventing anymore I’m going to be trying to get pregnant.
I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment, but I’m going to do some experiments the next few months. I’m going to try to do everything I can so I can get it right the first time. Worth a try right? We’ll see! I will try my best NOT to be disappointed though if it doesn’t happen right away–I can’t control EVERYTHING. So I’m going to try not to stress in my planning, but have FUN in my planning. Make sense?
I’m going to be blogging about fertility yoga, and a lot more things I’m trying, reading, and experimenting with. I’m surprised by seeing the results of my poll, and seeing that so many future mama’s like myself are reading my blog! It’s nice to know I’m not in this boat alone… And I have lots of great stuff for future mamas and other women looking to make additional babies. I’m so excited for this commitment I’m making and the turn this blog is taking.
Hopefully this will not only continue my detailed diary, but also be helpful for others. So stay tuned for updates! And let the countdown begin!
To my real-life friends: If you read my blog–Thank you! But if you’re a member of my family or a co-worker, I’d appreciate if my writings stayed with you and didn’t become family/newsroom gossip. I only say this because I think sometimes things can get misconstrued, and all of a sudden, just because I want a baby one day, or have a dream about my child the next, I’m all of a sudden the “kid obsessed” person, or being asked if we’re “trying to make a baby” in places I’d probably prefer not to talk about it. Sure, I’m an open person, and I’d be more than happy to talk with you about it in private.–I like to keep this blog (and my blog Twitter account) as my ONLY “public” forum. Thanks!