Married Life, trying to conceive

YES+

After almost two years of trying to conceive it finally happened.

I’ve used the app called Flo to track my cycles for about a year now, according to the app which is typically pretty accurate for my cycle, I was supposed to start my period on March 17th. I was dreading it for multiple reasons:

  1. No-one wants their period to come when trying to conceive, or really at any time.
  2. It’s St. Paddy’s Day!!!
  3. And the big one, I was Day Bartender on a Saturday St. Paddy’s, therefore the bar was going to be slammed, which I love because bring on the tips but to start my period during that time would be disastrous!

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Married Life, trying to conceive

Late

My period was supposed to start yesterday. I’m normally pretty accurate to what my tracking app says and the odd time I’m off a day it starts the next morning. So no period yet and now it’s the second day missed and after super. I’ve done two pregnancy test in the last two days, both negative. I don’t want to stress, I don’t want to think about it, I just want it to happen but at this point I feel like all I can do is stress and think about it.

I read one post the other day about trying to conceive, she said “she knew she was pregnant”. I’ve never been pregnant before so how would I know? When reading about it, most PMS and early pregnancy symptoms are identical. Did you know when you were pregnant? How did it feel different from PMS for you?

Married Life, trying to conceive

Trying to Conceive-the Personal Story

So the first post I did about this, I tried to make it funny and sarcastic. It’s my first time blogging I didn’t really want to get to the nitty-gritty of feelings the first couple days.

But here it is, my frazzled emotions laid out for you all to read….

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Married Life, trying to conceive

Baby Making = Sex Sucks

Trying to have a baby? At first, its all fun and games until it sucks the fun out of sex.

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for over a year now. He’s gone for two weeks at a time. When he first started trying he’d see my parents on his way home from work and tell them “I’d be pregnant by the end of the weekend.” *EYE ROLL* He obviously at the time did not understand how a woman’s body works with respect to fertilization.

Needless to say a year later, he’s no longer saying that. Sex when trying to get pregnant has sooooo many rules. At first, it’s really fun. You have an extra reason to have sex all the time!!!! You drink lots of wine, use a lot of different positions and then the time goes by and nope another negative pregnancy and that dreaded period we are hoping won’t come shows up as it’s supposed to. At this point, you start researching.

So let’s talk about ovulation. Essentially you have a few days to get pregnant, that’s it and even then there is no guarantee. The research I have found says on Ovulation day you have a 31% chance of getting pregnant and 27% chance the two days leading up to Ovulation day. How come when people have a one night stand, are teenagers not using protection or multiple other cases where children are not wanted it seems like these percentages are more like 90%.

Apparently, missionary is the best way to have sex when trying to get pregnant. I mean we all like some vanilla every now and then but every time. Then once you’re done your supposed to put your legs up in the air like a dead bug. So now you need to plan for sex so you’re not yelling at your husband to get you pillows, books whatever you can find to prop that ass up and keep your legs up until you feel like maybe just maybe the sperm made it to the cervix. That is if they don’t all die because inside your vagina is an acidic death trap until they reach past the cervix.

Now did you know you can’t sex every day? Hell, I thought that was the best part of trying. Getting to do it all the time…. but nope. You deplete the sperm! Now it’s time to get the calendar out and mark the days you can have sex. To make sure you stay in that realm of having enough sex but not too much.

Is anyone out there feeling as frustrated and bored as I am? Because what I thought was going to be really fun, sucks! But you still tell everyone who asks, how it’s going? “That still trying but that’s the fun part” because its human nature to lie and turn everything positive. If I told the truth that person would probably think that I’m weird or lie about their own experiences because a) they don’t want to admit it or b) feel bad for having it so easy. But the odd person might be honest and say something like ” Dude ya, it fucking sucks!”