As I mentioned in this post, we are using the Fertility Awareness Method to keep baby-making on it's much needed sabbatical (or retirement?). I have to admit, I was a little nervous at first. I probably drove my poor sister-in-law crazy with over-analyzing my charts. I freaked out and thought that I wasn't ovulating (I am), worried that I messed up a few temperatures (they were fine), had sex at the wrong time (nope), misunderstood a rule or two...
But I'm not pregnant! It was just me being obsessive, anxious and overly-analytical. Fertility Awareness Method was a success this month! *Smile and sigh* And I have learned so much about my body. Like..
I ovulated on Day 21. I slept better during the Luteal phase. I get crampy during the Estrogen phase...and so many other things that you probably just don't want to know.
BUT, I am SO excited to say that my sister-in-law, Deborah, is pregnant with her first child and due in November! Seriously, this baby can't get here soon enough. I am so happy to have a newborn in the family to hold! And, just for the record, I think it's going to be a boy (though, I'm pretty sure the entire family is secretly wishing for a girl, since we are lacking in that department. And I wouldn't be the least bit disappointed to have an excuse to buy all of the adorable girl clothes that I wish I could dress Dmitri in!) Being an aunt is the best thing in the world!
Congratulations Neal & Deborah!
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