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All Because Two People Fell in Love

By Nichole |

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The thing about trying for a baby is that no matter how many promises I make to myself when we begin trying, I slowly become all consumed.

In January, when my husband and I decided that we would like to try for just one more baby, we promised each other that we would do exactly that…just try.

We said that we wouldn’t let it become the center of our world as we have in the past.

We promised that we wouldn’t lose sight of everything that we already have.

And he has stayed true to that promise.

I have not.

It’s a slippery slope, really.
Each month, I try a little harder. I think about it a little more and now it takes up far too much space in my mind and heart.

We are truly happy.
We have a solid marriage based upon love, respect, and friendship.
We have two children who bring us tremendous joy.

And I have to remind myself to be grateful for all that I have. Now.

All because two people fell in love.

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About Nichole

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Nichole Beaudry lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Craig, their daughter Katie and baby boy Matthew. In her former life she was a college English professor, now she shares some of her small moments in her Practicing Gratitude column each week at SheKnows and works at AllParenting as the Assignments Editor. She was a contributor to Babble, and currently keeps a personal blog, In These Small Moments.

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0 thoughts on “All Because Two People Fell in Love

  1. Cheryl @ Mommypants says:

    Aw…so lovely!!!

  2. Elizabeth Flora Ross says:

    I understand how it can consume you. It happened to me, too. My husband did not understand it, but he put up with my craziness, thank goodness. It’s OK to lose your perspective from time to time. Totally normal. As long as you do remember what it is that really matters. And you, my dear friend, definitely do!

  3. Erin says:

    I did the same thing with our 2nd, If I was blessed enough to have two I wanted them SO close in age. It wasn’t happening, then minute I said forget it and started focusing all my energy on losing weight, DONE! Pregnant with Christopher. I know you have heard it a million times before and you’ll hear it a million more, but it’ll happen. You guys are special and you deseve it!

  4. Theresa Sonoda says:

    I believe it would be hard not to get involved, and overly so, with something so important and special. Your children are precious and beautiful. Of course you want more! Godspeed on this venture, my friend. And warm wishes that you’ll be having some positive news very soon!
    Terri

  5. Jen Has A Pen says:

    You are soooo right! I felt very uppity about not being “that” couple who let conception stress my marriage. I had every intention of keeping the sex fun and naive, while slyly working in the “prime time” sessions. My fertility would NOT be among the top 5 things I discussed with my friends and family, and I would NEVER let it reduce me to tears.

    That was a year ago.

    It’s safe to say, things have changed a “bit”. ;-)

  6. Katie says:

    trust me. I am totally obsessed right now. Not really with getting pregnant, but with the idea of it. I told myself I wouldn’t get like this. But I am. One minute I want it RIGHT NOW. the next minute I am worrying about a million things.

    sigh…

  7. Mama Track says:

    It’s hard not to get consumed, to stay in the moment. Good luck with living for now and the future!

  8. Mama Wants This says:

    I’m like Katie. I’m obsessed as well. And I know it’s hopeless to try now as I’m not even ovulating, what with the breastfeeding. I just feel the urgent need to have another, I don’t know why. Sending love & light your way Nichole.

  9. Rhonda says:

    Exactly. Only with us it is starting to consume us both. If I deem that the family next to us is too blessed (i.e. they have 2 or more children and are pregnant or have 3 or more children) then I get upset. I think why can’t we get pregnant. It’s consuming me and driving my husband crazy.

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