I have a feeling I will be moving on to my 7th month trying to conceive. My test date is a few days away and I am hopeful, yet not convinced.
I am surprised it is taking so long (And yes, before you get on me, I know it’s not “that long.”) because we are doing “everything right.” I am ovulating, we are timing everything correctly and there may be a few things indicating why it’s not happening yet, but I am bummed.
It’s a weird ride, this trying to conceive thing. There are many ups and downs, getting excited and then being upset. There are complicated emotions that can leave you feeling upside down. For me, there has been the added stress of my complicated history of 12 miscarriages and the path I need to take when it comes to adding to our family. I have been and will continue to be open about our struggles and joys and am thankful to have you all share your anxieties and celebrations along with me.
I wrote last week about my trying to conceive anxieties. Sort of a get-it-all-off-my-chest post, a vent about what I am discouraged and worried about. It’s therapeutic to let it out and can be a healthy and important part of working through stress. I received some amazing comments, loving support and while I know that everyone means well, there were a few people who gave me some advice. While I am never really a fan of unsolicited advice, I do accept that people are trying to help and I open myself up to that when I share on a platform such as this. I do have one peeve though and a request, please stop giving this piece of bad advice: “Just stop trying and relax and it will happen.” Click through below and I’ll tell you why:
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