There’s no denying it, I am ridiculously broody. Over the last week or so, there seems to be a baby boom with many friends and fellow bloggers announcing their happy news of impending arrivals. Whilst I’m honestly really happy for each and every one of them, I’m unashamed to say I’m a tad jealous.
We’re trying for our final piece of our family puzzle. We feel incredibly blessed with our son, Little Mr. He really is our world. People say he’s an absolute credit to us and we feel so lucky to be his Parents. As both hubby and I both come from families with a sibling each, we would absolutely love to give Little Mr a brother or sister to grow up with. When we’ve had our heart to heart chats about the future, we’ve always talked about being a family of four, we both feel like we’re not done yet and if lady luck is on our side, we’d love to have another baby.
We’re officially trying. We’re into our fourth month of trying for another baby (or TTC as it’s known more commonly online). We knew falling pregnant could take time as our previous experience with Little Mr was over two and a half years. As I have an underactive thyroid and polycystic ovaries (PCOS) our TTC efforts were monitored by the Gynae team at our local hospital and I’m really hoping we don’t have to be scrutinized so closely for a second conception.
I’m hopefully doing all the right things to help us achieve our dreams; I’m taking Pregnacare multi-vitamins, I’m losing weight and my diet is pretty good. We’re also trying to pin point when my fertile week is so we can ‘do the deed’ (I really hope my Dad isn’t reading this, sorry Dad!) I’ve been using ovulation prediction kit sticks to try and work it out but they’re not supposed to be that reliable for sufferers of PCOS so I’m hoping the fact that I have a regular period goes in my favour.
I’m confident with my fingers tightly crossed that it’ll happen sometime, and obviously I’m hoping it’ll be sooner rather than later. Every month we try, I am trying not to get my hopes up towards the end of my cycle. The heart ache of knowing your period is on it’s way is soul destroying. I know as a Mama of one beautiful little boy already I should count my lucky stars as there are couples out there who haven’t yet got a baby in their arms but I’m pining for one more baby. One more pregnancy. One more chance to feel a baby moving inside my tummy. One more ‘try’ at a normal labour.
Please keep your fingers crossed for us. I’d happily not eat chocolate for a good few years to receive those two little lines on a pregnancy test and for those of you know me, that’s a big deal!