• SmileReader Ovulation Test Kit
    Trying To Conceive

    Our TTC Journey: SmileReader Ovulation Test Kit

    When you are trying to conceive, timing is everything. For those who have been having some issues conceiving (like myself), it’s extra important to know when your best days for conception are. I recently had the opportunity to try the SmileReader Ovulation Test Kit as part of our trying to conception. I wanted to share with you a little about my experience with this product. Please note that I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. About the SmileReader Ovulation Test Kit So the SmileReader aims to be…

  • Trying To Conceive

    Our TTC Journey: Mira Fertility Tracker

    When I first stumbled upon the Mira Fertility Tracker back in March, I made it a point to read the reviews. A lot of reviews, since it wasn’t exactly cheap (about $199 to start, then you have to buy the wands every month or so). Basically the Mira measures actual Luteinizing Hormone concentrations and automatically connects to the Mira app to keep track of the data. It’s pretty simple – you pee on the stick, insert it into the device, and the device analyzes it. It’s advertised as a way to help you get pregnant faster by providing accurate and personalized cycle tracking. For the first 3 months, I tried it…

  • Misc,  Trying To Conceive

    Our TTC Journey: Chemical Pregnancy

    This post is a little painful to write, but since I’m being honest about our TTC (trying to conceive) journey, it needed to be written. A little background about our journey: Our first son, Caleb, was born in December 2017. My partner was 34, I was 30. This was my first pregnancy of any sort. We weren’t trying, we weren’t not trying. At that point, we had been together since October 2014. My menstrual cycle resumed back in October 2019 – that same month, we started trying to baby number two. We were torn on if we wanted another child or not, but decided if it happened, it happened. Fast…

  • Misc,  Trying To Conceive

    Our TTC Journey (for baby no. 2)

    When you are trying to conceive, it’s always disappointing when you start you period. Especially if you are feeling pregnant or are so certain that this cycle was your cycle. It’s funny, I never really dreaded the onset of my menstrual cycle until recently. We got pregnant with Caleb by chance. We weren’t trying, we weren’t not trying, it just happened. It was perfectly timed, honestly, and we were ready for it. But we want to expand our family and it is either now or never for us. We are both getting older and if we are going to have a second child, we want them to be somewhat close…