TTC…three little letters that you may see or even hear people talking about, but you may not give much thought as to what they mean. For those of you who don’t know, TTC stands for “trying to conceive.” When you’re ready to grow your family, three little letters like TTC can get pretty heavy.
We were pretty keen on trying again soon after my first loss.
Because I had a natural miscarriage and my HCG level was so so low, we didn’t have any reason to wait to start trying again. . On March 21st I took a pregnancy test and thought I saw a faintline. I honestly thought I was crazy and totally seeing things. I even downloaded an app that can change the color to help see if there’s a line. Then, I sent a text to my best friend, Jessie, with a picture of the test and saying “Be honest! Do you see anything?” When she replied, “yes theres a line,” I cried because I couldn’t believe that I was pregnant again!
Once Mr. B got home from work I showed him and of course he said he couldn’t tell, so I bought a digital test the next day and…
I had to get my blood drawn several times to check my HCG levels and they were increasing normally. We had a vacation planned when I would be about 8 weeks along; typically that’s when my office does the first ultrasound. Since this would have to be pushed back until after our vacation, we went to Baby Bumps (a local elective ultrasound studio) to help calm my nerves. I was taking pregnancy tests daily just to make sure it was real. I was actually 7 weeks here and there is our sweet baby!