My name is Maggie, and I want to be a momma. Not so hard to say, apparently super hard to actually put into action. My husband and I have only been trying for 2 months. We've been together 5 years in March, married for 3 months. We knew that we wanted a family, and basically were married before we were married. In fact, we bought a house over a year before we got married! Our own goal when we got married, besides loving each other for the rest of our lives, was to be able to start a family. Now that we're husband and wife, it's game on!
Because I'm very type A, I like to research and overthink every single thing about something before I jump into it. That's the type of person I am, and my husband is basically the opposite. So imagine our surprise when I started researching babymaking and found out that it is SO much harder than it appears. Seriously, HOW are people able to accidentally get pregnant? Conditions have to be perfect! Like me trying to sleep! I need 34 different positions and at least 2 hours before I can nod off. (I may be exaggerating.)
I'm currently dealing with a bit of jealousy as just about everyone it seems is getting pregnant all around us. My SIL, two of my coworkers, 3 friends from college, and a couple "surprise" babies... and babies are EVERYWHERE! Luckily two of my good friends from college are also trying to get pregnant, so we talk to each other and commiserate on the ins and outs of jealousy.
I just started BBT tracking with Fertility Friend, and trying to notice CM more. I've been off BC for over 2 months now. My cycle is starting to regulate, which is frustrating to me because I used to be 28 days on the dot. I could almost tell you when AF would show up by the hour. My last cycle was 36 days, and I freaked out. I've been on BC for over 10 years! I don't remember what it was like before, so I don't know what to expect. I guess for now I'm just trying (and failing) to be patient.
What are some of your tips for patience? This is going to be my outlet so I don't completely fry my husband every day.