Getting pregnant was actually HARD!! after YEARS of trying NOT to get preggo, I decided I was "grown up" enough to handle it. My body, on the other hand, was still "nope, let's not do that". I have no clue if it was being on birth control for so long or i was timing my ovulation wrong, but something was off and it took 9 months... we started "trying" June 2014...the whole "if it happens, it happens" deal, then officially trying with the ovulation pee sticks in Sept of 2014, finally a doctor visit in Dec 2014 in which she basically told me the pee sticks were off for me and I was actually ovulating a week before the pee stick said i was ovulating...that was so disappointing and frustrating!! On top of making sure the husband wasn't feeling "used", now I wasn't ovulating correctly?! I had just missed that month according to my doctor. It can be pretty stressful to want to make a baby, but your body is not working with your mind/heart to make it happen. She recommended not using the pee stick and try TCOYF, Taking Charge of Your Fertility...which is a book/ website about a deeper understanding of our bodies and menstrual cycles. I had so many "ah-ha" moments reading this because OMG it explained a lot about fertility and what happens during that time of the month.
|Right around he time I first found out|
I tried this method for 3 months... and it really worked because in April my period tracker app on my phone dinged one Sunday morning "you are 1 day late" and I am pretty regular...like 90% of the time within a day or two of my period coming....so I took a pregnancy test and to my complete and utter shock, surprise and disbelief, it was positive. I texted my friend with "Oh Shit" because oh shit it really did happen!!
|I remember thinking i will never show!!|
The funny thing is I was scheduled to begin all the fun testing to see wtf was wrong with me and why wasn't i getting preggo in April. I know I am not the worst case scenario story, with IVF or years of trying, but it can still be frustrating and disappointing when you're healthy and "ready". Anyways, that was a happy doctor's appointment because 9 months...well 10 months later because baby boy DID not want to come out and needed to be induced at 41 weeks... i have a cute (currently gassy and fussy) baby boy.
|I started back at work around this time, so that was fun... my students and co-workers really got to see the daily progression of the baby|
|I was amazed at the transformation of the belly!!|
|This was taken right as we left for the hospital to be induced!!|