9.11.17 Month 2 Trying to Concieve


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Today marks the start of our second official month attempting to conceive our first child! Although I’m not sure if Month 1 really counted…

I officially stopped taking birth control on August 10th. I had been on the pill for about 3 years prior to that. So last month was a little crazy without my hormones being regulated pretty consistently. I was pretty moody and I appreciate my husband for being so patient with me all the time.

I definitely forgot about how AWFUL my cramps can get. I also experienced bloating worse than I’ve probably ever felt in my life. But even with all the crazy PMS symptoms back, I feel better allowing my body to cycle as it would naturally. In fact the worst part of getting my period was the affirmation that I am not, in fact, pregnant.

I definitely experienced some depression lows this weekend surrounding that. Which is strange because I had a pretty strong feeling that we hadn’t been successful, but my period was about 2 days later than I was expecting so for a second I was very hopeful. I can’t let myself become too upset though. It was only our first month of really trying.

So I guess that leads me to my first question for you. If you are currently trying to conceive, do you ever get the fear that maybe you can’t become pregnant? Or if you are pregnant or have children, did you ever experience this fear? How did you put that fear out of your mind while you were trying? I guess I may be sounding a bit over-dramatic, but this has been a legitimate fear of mine for years.

Anyways, I don’t have a whole lot to talk about just yet. I do plan on continuing these diaries every week on Mondays, though, so as I go forward, I’m sure I will have more to share with you.

Take care!

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I definitely had this fear! Every single day. Seriously. Once we decided we wanted to have kids, it was like I had this fear looming over me. My best advice is something that was hard to follow (at least for me) but it’s to truly enjoy the time you’re still without a little one. Things change (mostly for the better!) in every way possible when you add a little one into the mix and there’s a lot I wish I would have done when it was just the two of us. One of those things being relaxing because it is INSANELY hard to do that now with a 13-month-old, haha. And along those lines, the two times I got pregnant were both after trips where I was super relaxed. We got the advice to travel and take a trip just for the two of us from my doctor and I am forever grateful for that 😉

Thank you so much for the advice! We definitely do take advantage of any time we do get together. We both work a lot so we don’t see each other all that often. Lately we’ve been going over to our friends’ house a lot because they just had a little one last month and I’m in love with her haha. I have noticed though that whenever we leave I feel sad. So maybe that is doing more harm than good?
We are planning a little winter get-away (we celebrate Yule instead of Christmas) to the mountains just the two of us. Hopefully we can find a reasonably priced Air BnB cabin!

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