I have been writing on Being Pregnant now for almost a year, though for the better part of the year I wrote about my crazy baby fever wanting another child, but my husband was not yet on board. About 7 months ago that changed and we’ve been actively trying to conceive since (fingers crossed for us this month).
Pregnancy is not an easy process for me — not because of the symptoms (which do suck), but my biggest struggle is staying pregnant. In the seven years we have been trying to become parents or working to grow our family, I have been through 12 miscarriages, with my most recent being only a few months ago.
Our history was a huge area of discussion while deciding if we were going to try to conceive another child, but with plans in place, doctors on board and a good support system we went with following our heart versus letting our fear dictate our family size.
As much as I would love to take credit for infecting him with baby fever with my clever ideas, there was a list of things we put together before we actively started to try. My husband was always open to the idea, but before adding to our chaos with a complicated pregnancy and a noisy and needy newborn, there were some areas of our life we wanted to settle first.
That’s what became our TTC bucket list. Click through to see the 7 things we had on our list and crossed off:
We worked hard on all these points for a while and thankfully they have all come together for us. Some things are still kind of a work in progress (like work/life balance), but for the most part we have settled some of the chaos and the kids are now in a good place to add a new member to our family.
If only it would finally work for us…
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