Let me start by saying that when you see a handsome man playing with a beautiful baby, and he has a glowing smile on his face, you can't help but want to reproduce with him. I mean, just look at that picture.
Anyway, you can view the other parts to the Pregnancy Story here:
On with the update. Did you guys know that there are supposedly some things you can do to influence the gender of your baby? Conrad and I did some reading and learned a little bit about it.
Previously in my marriage when I peed on a stick and it only showed me one line it was a good thing. Lately, I've been more anxious to see two lines, even if it's just on an ovulation test. I tracked ovulation and got my first ever positive test! My heart was beating so fast when that little pink line showed up. Scared and excited all at once!
Now all I have to do is wait about 2 weeks and see if anything... you know. Stuck. Literally. (Haha! Get it?! zygotes "stick" to the uterus!) I'm so anxious. We want to get pregnant, but I also love our life. I love that we don't have anyone else we have to pay attention to. I'm sure it will all change.
Now, I want to address a comment that was made on Part 2 of the Pregnancy Story, posted by an Anonymous user.
"I really do think you need to chill out a bit. I am a new follower and from what I have seen, you have been trying what, a month or two? That is ridiculous. You shouldn't even be worrying at all. Lots of people try for months and months, sometimes years before getting pregnant, or not getting pregnant at all! For some people, it takes days for your body to get back to normal after being on the people, for others it takes months. I really think you need to do your research. I like the idea of posting all of this on your blog, but I am trying to give you a new perspective here before you get negative or sad. Just a thought..."
I responded to this user (you can read the response at that post), but I also want to say something to everyone who might misunderstand the purpose of the Pregnancy Story series. This series is not to evoke sympathy from readers. It is to document the journey, and share my own personal experiences with fertility. I am so excited and nervous and afraid and happy and anxious. I am not, nor have I ever been concerned with infertility. I know that I have only been trying for 3 months, and I in no way am saying that I feel anything close to what people feel when they deal with infertility. I am simply explaining my experiences and the related emotions with the hope that someone out there going through the same thing won't feel like they're alone.
So, Anonymous User, here is what I have to say to you:
I'm sorry you think I'm being "ridiculous." I have done my research, and I know that I shouldn't expect to get pregnant immediately. Also, thank you for pointing out that I should expand my perspective. I will try to do that. With that said,
Try not to belittle people's experiences.
If you have something negative to say to someone regarding a very personal, emotional, exciting and frightening time, show some gall and leave your email address. I'd at least like to reply to you directly.