TTC Month 8 – An unusual month…

This month things got tough.

I was quite pleased with myself that I really hadn’t felt too upset or worried about it this month and felt that I had begun to accept that it’s just going to take us a bit longer than some other couples.

Last Monday I knew that AF was due and waited all day for the signs of her arrival but nothing. (Now comes the more gory bodily info stop reading if you really don’t want to know!)

After school I got home and went to the loo and and there was a small amount of blood, not like what I normally have but  I assumed AF had come, I used the necessary sanitary protection and carried on and took the dog for a walk. Whilst out walking the dog I had an accident. I got ‘attacked’ by a very large boisterous out of control dog that quite literally took my legs out whilst chasing my poor little doggy and knocked me clean over. I banged my head on the floor and when I came to a little I realised I had a serious injury to my knee – I was in agony. Not to go over the whole thing too much but needless to say I was very shaken up by the time I got home and it took me several hours to calm down and for the pain to subside.  Later that night when I went to bed I went to change my  sanitary protection but it was completely clean. I thought this was a bit weird but assumed I would come on properly over night. However over night and the whole of the next day I had nothing at all and no cramps or feelings like I was going to either. This made me 2 days late if you discount the small amount of blood on Monday.

Wednesday morning I woke up at 4am in a hell of a lot of pain and feeling very sick and dizzy. My pelvis and back was hurting so much it was making me quite short of breath and then I had the weird sensation of needing to ‘push’. I went to the loo expecting there to be loads of blood but still nothing. After 15 minutes of just sitting there I felt something slip out of me and then the pain subsided. That turned out to be 2 very large blot clots. Then I continued to feel sick and dizzy for the rest of the day and only had a very small amount of on and off bleeding for the next week. As everyone surely does I started Googling the symptoms and everything I read suggested a very early miscarriage. After speaking with Mum she suggested a Dr’s appointment to talk it over. The Dr confirmed it was definitely possible that is what had happened and could well have been related to the shock of the accident with the dog! Sodding brilliant! You can imagine how that made me feel! On the other hand it might not have been, could have just been a weird occurrence, no way to tell for sure.

Once this sunk in I became an emotional wreck. I talked things through with the Doctor who started talking about 3 more months of trying and then needing to come back with Mr B for tests etc etc. In my head I was thinking it was a good thing if I was briefly pregnant as maybe that means I can conceive but if that was the case then I was so flipping angry about the stupid dog. If I wasn’t pregnant however then that just confirms I still can’t conceive and I really don’t know which is worse. In all honestly this in the month that I realised this journey is just so damn hard and feels very very lonely and very scary when thinking about the future. It’s out of your control, out of your hands and no one knows what the outcomes are going to be at any stage in the journey and what the future holds. All you can do in hang on in there and keep on trying.

This month I needed the most emotional support but there is little that anyone can say or do to comfort you. Everybody says ‘relax it will happen don’t worry about it’ all this does is make me so bloody angry! I know they are my dearest friends and family but seriously what do they know about how it feels with their perfect children and getting pregnant just as soon as their partner looked at them! What can they say that will help me or give me the answers to my questions or help me to do the one thing I now know I want more than anything in the whole world – to be a Mum.

I know that 8 months in the grand scheme of things is not that long, I know there are plenty of women out there who are desperate to be amazing mothers and have been trying for years, but that doesn’t take anything away from the pain each woman TTC feels when she gets her period after another month of thankless trying. I needed something to focus on and pour my heart into when times are tough and also when times are good and so here I am creating my own emotional support mechanism. For anyone who ever reads this and is going through the same thing whether its been 1 month or several years I wish you all the luck and ‘baby dust’ in the world and I want you to know I do know a little of how it feels for you and we are all in this together xxx



2 thoughts on “TTC Month 8 – An unusual month…

  1. I’m so glad I found your website. I’m trying so hard to not be a crazy person about wanting a baby, but it’s just not working. Similarly, my husband and I have been together for a while (8 years, married for 1). And we have finally run out of excuses to start trying. We’ve always wanted kids. My last birth control pill was in the middle of January. Now, I’ve been waiting patiently (ha!) to not get my period. I’ve researched like crazy any little “symptom” I may have. Four negative tests later, I’m trying to figure out a way to actually chill out about this. I feel unjustified sometimes because we’re not hard core into trying yet, I’m not charting temperatures, checking my cervix, or using ovulation kits; but I still can’t help but feel a little sad when my period starts or the test says negative. Selfishly, I’m glad I’m not the only one.

    • Hi Deet,

      Really lovely to hear from you 🙂 You are definitely not crazy and certainly not the only one! I was exactly the same researching pregnancy symptoms at 4 weeks and convincing myself I had every symptom! I’ve learnt a lot about my body and its subtle changes over the last 10 months things that I never even noticed during my cycle before we started trying for a baby. I would suggest giving charting ago for maybe one or two months. Its a bit of a pain because to get it right you need to wake up exactly the same time every single day for the entire month to get your accurate temperature but using that along side an ovulation prediction kit will help you to identify what time of the month you ovulate and your luteal phase length (time from ovulation to your period). I only did it for 2 months but I found out I ovulate about 4 days later than I thought I should and that my luteal phase length is 12 days (the average is 14). So for future months I just go by my calendar but that info helps me to pinpoint the best week of the month to be really going for gold haha! I decided not to chart every month because its just too much stress and hassle for me and I like my lay in on a saturday! But I’m glad I did it a couple of months to find out that info. I wish you lots of luck in your journey to being a Mum and it would be lovely to hear from you again and how you get on 🙂

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