1. How did you and your partner decide when you were ready to start trying to conceive?
Chris and I were married the summer before my last year of nursing school. I knew I didn't want to get pregnant during that last year because I was stressed out enough with school. My parents waited five years to have me because they wanted to enjoy married life before kids. I honestly don't know how they went five years of people constantly asking when they were going to have children. Of course, they had the luxury of not having a Facebook account where you get daily updates on other people's children and pregnancy pictures. I digress.
So during an appointment with my doctor, I brought up the fact that I wanted to stop my birth control. This was maybe January 2009. My doctor told me that I should use other means of birth control for three months to ready my body for a pregnancy. This was well-meaning advice back then because she didn't want me to experience a miscarriage from the lining of my uterus being too thin. She probably thought I was "normal" and would get pregnant within a few months. I remember in April, a month before graduation, I wanted to start trying. "Come on Chris, even if I get pregnant now, it's not going to affect me with school." I can't even remember which month we specifically started actively trying. All I know is that summer of 2009 came and went and I started realizing all that "carefulness" of trying not to get pregnant was a gigantic waste of time. Condoms? Birth control pills? Who needed those? Not this girl.
Labels: Doctor Appointment, Marriage