The wife and I keep taking steps toward pregnancy. I think we are both sooo excited right now we just want to order sperm and give it a whirl. I am currently on my period, which means that I may be 14 days away from ovulation. You ovulate 14 days before your period, so between Basil and the ovulation kits I just ordered, we can pin it down this month if we want to. We are unsure if we are going to do that or not. I am about to call the sperm bank to see what needs to be set-up just so we know.
Today, I got up and called 4 different Drs. I set up a dentist appointment since they want to do Xrays and such, I need to to do that before we start trying to conceive. I called the OBGYN to ask about insemination being on insurance. She doesn’t know and will get back to me in 3-5 business days. Lame, I want to know now! Without insurance, it is $400 a try, which means the sperm will be $700-$800 a try and then the added $400…it will be an expensive process. I then called my general Dr to get a physical. Everyone thinks I am diabetic due to my urination, so I will have blood drawn to see. It would ruin my current birthing plans if I got gestational diabetes, so it is important to find out. Plus, I am just due for a physical, so I figured I should have one done. I then called the birthing center to see if that was covered on insurance. I know it is jumping the gun, but I want all the ducks I can control in a row before we actually become pregnant. If with all my ducks marching happily forward, there are still a lot of things that can change, so I want them marching so I don’t feel like I have no control. Because, as all of you know, I am a control freak;)
L and I went to get Decaffeinated Green Tea yesterday. I read on a site that you up your chances of conceiving 10% by drinking it. I was about to buy Fertili-tea, but it contains caffeine and I don’t see the point in starting to drink caffeine when I never did before. So, I compromised and got the Green Tea. Something about the antioxidants are good. Either way, can’t hurt.
Here are the “Baby Steps” I am taking: I quit smoking a few years back. One of the hardest things I have ever done. I smoked cigarettes for 10 years and still miss it, but know I can never have a puff again or I will be a smoker. I just tell myself it is not worth it. Currently, I am getting up at 6am every morning and taking my temp, drinking a cup of Green Tea and taking pregnancy vitamins everyday. I am walking 4 times a week and cutting back on sweets. The sweets part is the hardest, but the wife brought home boxes of Girl Scout Cookies the other day and out of the whole box, I only had 2. Pretty rockin for me. I have stopped drinking completely, not that I did all the time, but would with friends on the weekend, and I have also stopped taking allergy meds. I am not sneezing that much or snotty, so ATX is working with me on that one:) I have for the past few days taken IBProufin for my period pain, but I will not be trying to inseminate while I am bleeding, so I think it will be okay.
I know it all seems like little things, but they are what I can do now to make for a good pregnancy. I am also going to look into acupuncture for fertility depending on if our insurance covers insemination and such. The only drawback I see with it is money. They want you to come in once a week and it is $70/session.
Well, that is all for now. More later….I am going to still keep thoughts of being a One Hit Wonder in my head because as rooms said, “you gotta think positive. think baby thoughts”. This pessimist will try:)