Here we go again!

by Lindsey on March 20, 2017

in Infertility, J&L Start a Family

I have stared at this screen for longer than I care to admit, debating whether I wanted to put this out to the world or not. For one, telling people makes it real, which is scary. For two, it means people will form an opinion, and even at 33 years old, for me, that is also scary. But, because this is our space, and this is what I do, here it is.

I’m starting our fertility medicine again tonight.

I know some of you are probably saying “But you haven’t given your body much time to recover, how do you know you’re even having fertility problems?” Others are probably saying “But Thea is only 15 months old, what are you thinking?!”

Mostly we are thinking we have no idea how long it might take for us to conceive again. We’re also thinking we’ve always wanted multiple kids, and we’ve always wanted them to be close in age.

We’ve actually been “not preventing” since last August, with the hope that it would have already happened. I’ve given my body three cycles post-nursing to regulate itself, and frankly, it’s still all over the place, because that’s what it has been my whole life. We don’t want to wait forever. We’ve been talking through this pretty much since the day Althea was born, and we agree that this is the right decision for our family.

So tonight begins Round 1. We’re very excited, a little bit nervous, and a lot hopeful. Please cross your fingers for us (even if you think we’re crazy!) and we’ll let you know how it goes!


Lisa of Lisa's Yarns March 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

Best wishes! I think it’s sad that you have to say ‘don’t think we are crazy’ or ‘don’t judge us for trying already’. Only you and Justin can know what is best for you guys and your family. So if people make rude comments, they are a-holes. Sorry, but that’s the truth! I’ve already had a little taste of this because we’ve decided to use NFP instead of birth control when we are married. When I told my cousin this past week, I prefaced it by saying, ‘please don’t think we are crazy but…’ And then i went on to explain that I want to get off bc because of all the meds I already take for my RA, plus before I went on bc, I had a super duper irregular cycle (it could be 42+ days) so NFP will help us figure out when we are fertile. She was like – please don’t worry about anyone thinking you are crazy for doing this. But I already had one friend say ‘you know there are ovulation tests that you can use, right?’ Which made me feel like she thought it was crazy to do NFP. But it’s actually super effective if you do it right and are disciplined.

Anywho, this rambling comment is to say – you do you! And best wishes! And I want to punch anyone that judges you or makes rude comments!!!

Lindsey March 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Thank you, Lisa!! And good luck to you with NFP! When we were going through this the first time, I learned everything I could about it! I’m sure it’s already on your radar, but the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility changed my life. Taught me so much about my body, and how to better understand my cycles!

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