Getting pregnant

I didn’t get a chance to continue with my throwback Thursday posts last week since we were on vacation but I’m back at it.

Joe and I knew we wanted to try having a baby as soon as we were married. We both love kids and really love our nieces and nephews. We were ready to add to our family and did not see the need to wait.

I have an app on my phone called my days that I would use to track my menstrual cycle including ovulation. This was perfect for trying to have a baby. Or so I thought.


The first month went by and I couldn’t wait to take a test. It was negative. A rush of disappointment surfaced. I couldn’t believe it. I thought it would be so easy. I hadn’t been on any birth control for years and thought it would happen so quickly. I didn’t let it get to me too much though. It was only one month and we will just have to try again.

I was super excited to take a test again. I felt like it had worked his time. It had to have worked I thought. The test was negative again. I know it takes people months and sometimes years to get pregnant but with all the unplanned pregnancies and how they preach protection in school I thought it would be easy. In my mind I was thinking “no condom=pregnant!” This was not the case.

I had heard of people using ovulation tests to get pregnant so I thought I would give that a try. What I came to learn was that my app was wrong. It had me ovulating about 3 days before I was actually ovulating. Our timing was all off. So this time we were hopeful we were pregnant because we actually had sex when I was ovulating rather than before.

It worked! I was pregnant! I am so thankful that it was a matter of timing rather than something else. I am also thankful that it only took a few months of trying to conceive. It is always important to remember to be patient and everything happens for a reason.

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