My top ten favourite baby names i might use.

I already posted my “Baby names i love but won’t be using”, so i thought i’d post my list of baby names i love and might use…If my husband agrees.

Emilia – This is my absolute favourite girls name! I just love the idea of having a little “Emi Jane” running around.

Mason – When my Mum suggested this name i wasn’t sure but over time it has really grown on me. It will probably be my first choice.

Victoria – This name would be in honor of my Mum.

Aden – This was one of the first boy names i fell in love with as it has the same letters as my late Grandmothers name “Edna”.

Chance – I love how unique this name is. I have only heard it twice, and it could be used for a boy or a girl.

Gordon – My late Grandfathers name. I have always loved it. I was thinking about Jordon for an alternative but my Husband doesn’t like J names.

Sophia – Love love love this name! It’s such a pretty name that is calming down a bit in popularity.

Samuel – I love this name because it is so strong and old fashioned.

Olivia – I have always thought Olivia was a beautiful name and it would work well with almost any middle name.

Oliver – I fell in love with this name from watching a family on YouTube. It’s another name that doesn’t seem to be as popular as it use to be which i love.

Baby names I love but won’t be using!

Since starting our TTC journey, i have been constantly thinking about baby names.
I have watched/ read so many people doing this “challenge”, so i thought why not!?

My husband and I have a hard time agreeing on names, so i will be including names he won’t let me use.

Amberlee- This is one of the first names i fell in love with after my husband and i got married, but after saying it so many times it lost it’s awesomeness.

Jack- I looove this name! However, my husband “hates J names” so we wont be using it. Plus i have two friends with sons named Jack.

Stella- I have been in love with this name since i first watched “How I met your mother” but every time i mention it i hear “STELLLAAAAA”.

Joseph- Another “J name” i’m not allowed to use. However, it’s my great-grandfathers name so i might have to fight for it!

Michaela- Too close to the name Michael and there is way to many in our families.

Landon- Loved this name until it got too famous on YouTube.

Julia- Mum & I both love the name, husband does not.

Braxton- Husband laughs his head off every time i mention it and i wouldn’t want my sons nickname to be “Hicks”

Ruby- In-laws dogs name so… no..

Brody- Great name but wouldn’t work with our last name. Too many B’s.

March Update

A few days ago, I had my first doctors appointment since having my HSG done.

As the hospital forgot to send through the results, all my doctor could tell me was that my tubes are “patent”. She only found that out after calling them. Not impressed.

While I was at my appointment, I explained to my doctor that my period was now over 3 months late and I asked her for progesterone to jump start a cycle. My doctor said no as it wouldn’t be a ” real period” but agreed to let me give Metformin another go.

A lot of women with PCOS start their cycles within a few weeks of starting Metformin, which regulated my cycles for 6 months after stopping it in July due to a 4 cm ovarian cyst.

For the first time in years I am feeling hopeful that 2017 will be our year.

My HSG Experience

After waiting 6 weeks for my cycle to start, I called the hospital and explained that due to my PCOS I could possibly be waiting another few months, I was definitely not pregnant and I just wanted to get it over with. They said as long as I tested negative on the day I was good to go so they booked me in for the following week.

The day of the HSG had finally arrived… and i was scared out of my skin!
I, like so many other women, had made the mistake of googling the procedure.

When we arrived at the hospital, we only had to wait a few minutes before my name was called. I was told my husband and my Mum could come with me and i started to feel a bit more at ease. We were led to another waiting and told the doctor would come and get us soon.

Twenty minutes later, a nurse came to get me. She told my family that they would have to wait in the first waiting room and she would come and get them when it was over. I nearly had a panic attack.

After getting changed into a hospital gown and taking a ( negative ) pregnancy test, i was led into a massive white sterile room with a bed in the middle of it. I laid down and was introduced the techs while they opened all the medical stuff and we waited for the doctors.

Once the doctors arrived, they explained the procedure, answered my questions and it was time to begin…

First, the doctor cleaned me, ( which was one of the weirdest experiences of my life) and inserted a speculum…and then a different speculum. He then disinfected my cervix and started inserting the catheter through my cervix and into my uterus.

At first it stung but he quickly started inflating the attached balloon, which resulted in the worst menstrual type cramps i have ever experienced times 20!
Once the dye was pushed through i felt alot of pressure but watching myself on the xray distracted me. I just kept thinking ” This is not as bad as labour will be. Just think of the babies”, and then it was over! The procedure itself only took about fifteen minutes but the prep took around an hour so i was keen to let my family know i was okay.

After i got dressed, the nurse walked me to the bathroom. I was still in a lot of pain at this point and as i walked out of the bathroom i had an overwhelming feeling that i was going to faint. The nurse noticed this, pulled me into a room, sat me down and went to find a wheelchair. She said she literally watched the colour drain from my face.

When the nurse came back, she wheeled me to the recovery room and went to get my family.
After taking pain killers and waiting the mandatory 30 minutes, it was time to go home!

All in all, it was the longest, most painful, exhausting day of my life but i wouldn’t change it for the world. Now i know that i can do anything if i want it bad enough and my fallopian tubes are cleared out.

The doctor said that in the 3 cycles following the HSG i will be very fertile. It’s been 2 weeks and i’m still waiting for my cycle to start.

Here’s hoping the doctor was right and i get pregnant this year!

Update!

After three failed attempts, (no doctors on to see me, even though I had appointments!) today was the first time I actually got to speak with the gyno. After going through my/my husbands history, she basically told me there wasn’t much they could do.

She did however, order a Cycle Day 21 blood test to see if and when I’m ovulating, ( which I didn’t do last month) and I have finally been booked in for a HSG sometime in the next 6ish weeks!!

My GP will put me on a waiting list to see a public fertility specialist and in the mean time, I have to lose 20 kilos.

While I’m over the moon about finally getting answers, having waited 6 months for this appointment, possibly having to wait another 12 months has seriously bummed me out. I feel like I’m once again back at square one.

My TTC Tag/ Update!

How long have you been trying to conceive?
Pretty much since we got married in October 2014.

How many kids do you have/want?
I don’t have any yet, but I would be really happy with one or two.

How old are you and your husband?
I’m 25 and my husband is 24.

How long have you been married?
It will be 2 years on October 21st 2016.

What are some crazy things you do while TTC?
I go completely OCD and write down every symptom so I can compare month to month.

Does your husband know all about TTC?
He knows the basics lol!

Have you been diagnosed with any kind of Infertility?
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2014.

What keeps you busy during the 2ww? (2 week wait)
Not a lot! I pretty much countdown to the day I can test.

What day do you usually ovulate?
I don’t usually ovulate but when I do it’s around cycle day 17/18.

What gender are you hoping for?
I would be over the moon with either but I have a feeling I will have a boy first.

How many pregnancy books do you have?
3 or 4… Every time I see one in an op shop I can’t help myself.

How many home pregnancy tests do you take in 1 cycle?
Too many! Last month I took one every day for a week.

What are some stress relievers when TTC?
I am yet to find one 😦

Do you plan to do pregnancy blogs if you conceive?
I would love to do pregnancy blogs but we shall see!

What have you bought for your future baby?
Nothing! I am very superstitious and I believe its bad luck.

Do you have a birth plan?
I have an idea of how I want the birth to go but I know that it will probably be thrown out the window when the time comes.

*UPDATE*

I have my first appointment booked for November 11th 2016! I will definitely update you guys afterwards!

Keto Update

For 2 weeks, I followed the Keto diet the best I could.

Lunch was Avocado’s and cheese.
Dinner was Chicken stir fry with broccoli and cauliflower.
Strawberry smoothies with almond milk was dessert,snacks and sometimes breakfast.

But I QUIT!

2 weeks doesn’t sound like much time but when you gain 2-3 kilos a week, in my opinion, it’s not worth it!

In the 2 weeks since quitting the diet (eating carbs, drinking soft drinks…ice creams!)  I have already lost the weight i gained during my keto experiment.

*Disclaimer*
I am in no way saying that Keto is a bad diet or wouldn’t work for you.
It just didn’t work for me.