Here’s to 2012

6 Dec

As of today, 2011 is officially NOT the year I will get pregnant. Neither was 2010.

A few months ago, I told Josh I needed to take December off from trying to conceive. I have been getting a lot of headaches and migraines during the two weeks before my period is due. For those that aren’t obsessed with baby making. those are very crucial weeks. I am careful to not drink caffeine or take any medications in the off-chance that I am pregnant. This means that on the days I get a migraine, I have to just suck it up and get through. My OB gave me a prescription for a medication that can help me sleep better at night which usually makes the migraine go away, but I can’t take it until I go to bed.  Most days this plan works fine but during December, those crucial two weeks fall when we will be at my in-law’s house for Christmas. I just can’t deal with migraines while I’m out-of-town so we decided to take this month off.

Since my period started today, my last cycle of 2011 was not successful. I am dealing with it as best as I can. We have an appointment with an RE on December 20th and I am looking forward to seeing what our next steps are, but I’m still disappointed. It would have been nice to get knocked up before we had to resort to a specialist.

So here’s to 2012! I really hope it will be our year.

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5 Responses to “Here’s to 2012”

  1. Jess December 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Big Hugs!

    Migraines are HORRIBLE and add that to the fact that it falls during that important window for you guys 😦

    You’ve made the right choice though, give yourself a break and enjoy the holidays! Rest yourself and be prepared for 2012 because it will be your year.

  2. Mel December 7, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Hi,
    You may be pleased/comforted to know that there is someone is Australia following the exact same cycle as you. Actually that is very random really.
    I had a miscarriage last month so a bit all over the place emotionally with this cycle.After trying all year. I feel like I have taken some pressure off myself with the whole juggling not drinking and trying thing with the silly season.
    I also suffer the migraine thing. I have cut out drinking red wine, orange juice, eating tomatoes, cheese. I try to cut back on my chocolate. Don’t drink coffee and try to get lots of sleep and not get stressed.
    2012 will be our year…..

  3. Aly (@breathegently) December 10, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Hey beautiful – I’m so sorry about AF arriving. We won’t have a 2011 pregnancy either, what with the randomness that is my stupid cycle, so I hear you. You guys have been so strong through it all – I can’t wait to see how your appointment turns out. Hopefully some meds will be just that little push in the right direction, so you can hold your baby in your arms. *hugs*

  4. jennifer bible December 18, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    So sorry girl, hope 2012 is the year you get blessed with a baby!!

  5. Michelle Koechle December 19, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    I hope it will be your year too, darling. And if you do get knocked up in 2012, I’m flying out there to shoot your maternity photos. I might just do that anyway. ❤ you.

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