TTC: update-month #3

So if you havent been following along with our story on TLC's: A Conception Story, we are now in our third month of trying for a baby. Complete honesty here? I thought Id be pregnant by now. :(

note: this may be a little TMI for some people

I know we havent been trying for nearly as long as alot of couples out there, but this is what I was afraid of all along. I hope this isnt the beginning to a very looooooooong journey. But I cant help but think in the back of my mind that this might be the case.

Since we are still working on the kitchen renovations--I know, what like 3 months now?--this may actually be a good thing that it didnt happen right away. First hubs has this crazy idea that women shouldnt get pregnant the first month coming off of birth control. His reasoning? "There's just too many chemicals to get out of your body." First of all, I very calmly explained to him that they weren't specifically "chemicals" but just different hormones. Then I proceeded to explain to him that many women (not all) get pregnant right off birth control and have perfectly healthy pregnancies and babies. But my hubby is one very stubborn man sometimes, and still refuses to believe that its a good idea.

Anyways, were obviously past that stage now, since its Month #3. But something else thats kinda been on my mind is that we had decided since we were still doing renovations, that we wouldnt hassel with the whole charting/temping/plannedsexytime thing. But instead we would just see how it goes the first couple of months. Well? where has that gotten us? And please dont think Im being overly analytical about this, Im just ready for a baby!

So, ever since Ive gotten off birth control I've been just keeping track of when my periods are, just to have a clue if they are normal or not. (Which they) And Ive been using the PinkPad app on my Evo to do this. Conveniently, it also gives little blooming flower predictions when it thinks your about to ovulate. Now, up until this point I havent really bothered to plan sexy time around this because of our previously mentioned decision to just go with the flow. But now Im wondering if I should and Im just not sure how to bring it up to the hubs. I dont want sex to become planned or routine, so Im thinking maybe Ill just keep my knowledge of blooming flowers to myself. But at the same time, I want him to know that we need to have alot more action during that week if we want to get pregnant soon.

Any suggestions? What did you do while TTC?


  1. I think the more you can relax and try not to worry the better. We waited 3 months after I was off the pill before trying to conceive and then got pregnant. I have a feeling it won't be as easy next time, we were just lucky. I did know that it was around the time I was going to ovulate so maybe just keep it in the back of your mind and enjoy practicing ;)

  2. It really surprises me how many people get pregnant accidentally, on a "one time thing" without birth control or even on it. I don't understand how that can happen so often yet when a couple is ready to have one it takes months.
    Try to relax! The average couple takes 6 months to get pregnant

  3. Dana from Hancockheir:
    Hi! new follower! found you through "Our Journey". I also used an app on my phone when TTC (P Tracker Lite) and it also showed the day when I was most fertile. The first month - we just kind-of had sex as usual. The second month - I went by the date it told me that I was fertile. I was even mad at the hubby but told him that we had to have sex because it was time. and we got pregnant.

    It's hard to say try not to worry about it and I know it sucks coming from someone that had no problems getting pregnant - but I have heard that the less stress and pressure there is - that it just works. But until then....have crazy fun TTC :)


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