Can I join?
I'm Gina, 42, TTCing child #3, pregnancy #2. Our DD, 3.5, was adopted in a domestic infant open adoption--she was born in Feb. '06, less than a year and a half after I finished treatment for breast cancer. (Diagnosed April '04 at 37.)
We assumed that I probably would not be able to get pregnant after chemo, and the doctors don't even want you to try for the first couple of years anyway, so we went straight for adoption--thank goodness, because we have the most amazing little girl in the world.
Then, as we were about to start the process for adoption #2, the agency we had used was having a lot of problems and we decided we were uncomfortable with using them again. I was daunted at the idea of finding a new agency and starting the process all over again, so we thought, well, no one ever told us I couldn't get pregnant. Why not try?
So we decided to go all out with the trying, and used the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor, because I suck at temping and charting. The first month, I had no "peak" fertility readings--just about 10 straight days of high readings. We DTD faithfully but I figured that with no peak, no baby. But voila, I got pregnant that first month! DS is now 17 months old. I had a wonderfully easy pregnancy--would have been perfect except I had to have a C-section because he was breech and, due to various cord issues and presentation issues, at substantial risk of cord prolapse.
We thought we were done--we'd kind of planned on two. But more and more lately, we felt like there was still somebody missing. I really, really want another baby. Practically and logistically speaking, I know it will be hard. But both of our hearts so much want one more. I can't wait to be pregnant again! I feel like I'm tempting fate in a way because it was such a miracle the first time, it seems like asking too much to want this again. But we just have to try.
So anyway, this is our first month officially trying again. My cycles are a tad wonky because I'm still nursing DS, but we're using the ol' CBEFM again. And as with the first cycle last time, I've had 10 straight days of "high" readings with no peak...I'm guessing it will drop back down to low soon. And because of the wonkiness of my cycle, I'm not sure if I've ovulated yet or not. (I'm CD17.)
So that's my saga! Here's hoping for BFPs for everybody!
I guess I'm hoping that history will repeat itself--I'm sort of considering myself more or less in the 2WW now, and will probably test around the 27th. We shall see!