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YEP!! I AM PREGNANT! :) Big Brother is SOOO excited!!

I don't even know what to think! I freaked out and fretted for two days. I cried, holed myself up in the house, and Jared had Carol take Talan to play at her house so I could pretty much stay home and grovel in my sadness. I thought there is NO WAY we conceived this month. Not after reading all the things about the Leutal Phase Defect! But it turns out we did! :) I am concerned about miscarriage though and we weren't planning on telling anyone until we were sure we were in the clear, but.. I have kept everyone along for this ride I though, better not quit now. So, everyone be thinking of us and praying that this baby sticks and stays a healthy nine months!

For the details, I am only 11 days pregnant! But, if you go by what the doctor will say and by my due date I am 3 weeks and 4 days. Our estimated due date is May 6th.

I called and scheduled a doctor appointment. I'll be 6 weeks along. It's on September 7th, Jared and his Momma's birthday. I am anxious to hear what the doctor has to say and make sure everything is okay. I will be sure to let everyone know.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers please

Well, it looks like our journey is going to be extended a little longer than we hoped for. It's been a little difficult for us. As mentioned in a previous post it was very possible we could have conceived last month. After tracking my cycles and learning more and more about them I realized it was very very possible considering the timing. Unfortunately not only was it possible by timing but also very very unlikely because of a Leutal Phase Defect. Which I also have this month so it won't be happening this time either. We're calling our doctor bright and early Monday morning and I hope she can shine some light on this defect.

I've been crying about it for the past couple hours. It's hard because with Talan I was 17 years old and a senior in high school. I don't understand how the timing was right at all for a baby. But, things work out for a reason. I believe had I not gotten pregnant at 17 I wouldn't have made the decision to attend college. Or, I would have gone and not been serious about it. Maybe I wouldn't have made the grades, or ever decided that I really did want to teach. I think it would have been a combination of both. Talan has made me realize that getting an education and starting a career was important for me, and for our family. So, maybe timing was right... maybe he was what I needed in my life at that time. I am definitely very thankful that we were blessed with him. I never regret it one bit.

Now after talking with my mom maybe there is a reason behind this too. Last month the defect caused us to be unable to conceive, but had we conceived it would have interfered with finals in April. There are a couple things going on career-wise in our lives right now and maybe that's the reason for the defect this month. I just hope we aren't kept waiting too long to be blessed with another.

Jared talked to me tonight and says we'll do whatever we have to to have another baby. I just hope this defect can be easily corrected, and most of the time with medication it can, or you will have the defect some months and not others. We'll be praying things work out and I'll have my fingers and toes crossed every month.

Keep us in your thoughts please.

** Here is a little info on Leutal Phase Defects----

What is a Luteal Phase Defect or LPD?
Luteal Phase Defect
A luteal phase is the time in a woman’s cycle between ovulation and menstruation. In a pregnant woman, during the luteal phase the fertilized egg will travel from the fallopian tube and into the uterus for implantation. The luteal phase is normally 14 days long and on an average it can be anywhere from 10 to 17 days long. If your luteal phase lasts anything under 10 days it is considered a luteal phase defect. But some doctors believe that if the luteal phase falls under 12 days, then it is a problem. If you conceive and you have a luteal phase defect, you will have an early miscarriage.

A luteal phase defect cannot sustain a pregnancy because the uterine lining in these women begins to break down, bringing on the menstrual bleeding and causing an early miscarriage. There could be more than one reason for the luteal phase defect which can be found out after medical analysis. Going by statistics, the number one reason for a luteal phase defect is low progesterone levels. Your doctor can do a progesterone test on you 7 days past ovulation to determine exactly how deficient you are. Once you know that there are several ways of correcting this defect.