Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting Knocked Up

I remember learning the basics of "reproduction" in high school. Mostly we were taught abstinence, which really isn't a great way to keep kids from getting pregnant. But this isn't a post about the (horrible) sex education in my great state. This post is about me and my husband, and trying to get knocked up.

We've been trying for about 8 months now. And I honestly thought it was going to be easy. Because that's what I was taught in school. Just by having sex once, you can get pregnant, and spend the rest of your life flipping burgers without a high school diploma. With the dire consequenses of pre-martial sex taught to me by my school and my church, I figured when the time came to have a family, all we needed to do was remove all the barriers. I stopped birth control last May, and expected to be pregnant in July. Yes, I am that naive.

Then, when it didn't happen in July, I started reading anything and everything I could find on getting pregnant. I found great blogs with people who sounded just as frustrated as I am. I read articles on how eating different foods can increase your conceptions chances. I read books about how even if everything is right as far as timing, egg and sperm quality you have a 20% chance of getting pregnant every month. I started to exercise more, eat better, and to my husbands great joy, have sex every other day.

But it's January now, and we're still not knocked up. I keep hearing from everyone "As soon as you relax, you'll get pregnant" and "It will happen when you stop trying" and my personal favorite "God will give you a child when he decides its time." By the way, that last one? Because according to that theory, God decided it was fine to give babies to drugged out women, and women who kill their children, because it was "time" for them, but not to me, when I have a job, a stable marriage, and a great family.

I don't know exactly where this post is going except to rant and rave about the injustices of life. There are so many great women out there who would love to be moms. And there are so many women out there who have been trying so much longer than I have.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! I know how you feel girl! We just have to stay positive and do everything we can and then some and hopefully this WILL happen for us sooner rather than later!!!