Yesterday we were at the doctor's and did our blood tests and ultrasound. As expected, the little bean is growing well and in a few days time, we will be finished with our 1st Trimester! Yay! Kahapon nung nasa ultrasound, parang ni-raise pa ni baby yung little arm nya as if to say, "Present! Mama, Daddy, I'm here!!!!"... Nakakatuwa, sobra.
Anyway, those who are TTC'ing - I am praying for all of you - alam ko talaga how hard the journey is, and wag nalang kayo papa-affect sa mga nega around you. Maraming ganyan. Kahit ngayon na buntis na ko, merong paring mga nega - like "ang pangit mo, siguro boy ang anak mo"... kabwiset - pintasan daw ba ang itsura ko, as if naman kagandahan yung nagsabi sa akin nun....haaay. Pero okay lang, kahit boy or girl or ano man ang effect sa akin on having whichever gender, basta healthy and happy child sya. Sabi ko nga sa doctor - do whatever it is that you need to do, prescribe all the vitamins or supplements na kailangan, to ensure that the baby gets everything that it needs.
Mabalik tayo dun sa TTC. Suggestion ko is for you to track and rely on not just one method to determine ovulation. Like for example, don't rely on BBT lang kasi sometimes, nakaka confuse lalo na if we are fighting an infection (like a cold or something) tapos slightly mataas ang temps natin. Tapos sometimes the thermometer and the timing is not ideal din. Pag puro EWCM naman ang inaasahan natin, our diets and the supplements we take sometimes have an impact din. Before I took Orange+Grapefruit Juice a lot/religiously so my EWCM was very good that kahit just before and after my period I wasn't able to tell whether it was EWCM or just watery CM. Dahil nagpa-acupuncture din ako and with the chinese meds prescribed to me, naka affect din talaga sya sa CM. I also used the ovulation monitor and also recorded all my temps, CM, monitor results on Fertility Friend kaya I was able to see when all the signs "matched" and I knew then kung kelan talaga ang fertile window. Which meant that I know kung kelan talaga ang BD time with hubby at di pahirapan ang pang-aayang mag BD.