TTC Blogging Challenge: Day 2

Welcome to the 2nd day of the TTC Blogging Challenge. Check out all the questions along with a free printable in this post. Today we are going to talk about the most ridiculous thing you ever heard about conception.

 

Discuss the most ridiculous thing you ever heard about conception. Where did you hear it? Did it work for someone else? Did you try it?

                The most ridiculous thing I have ever heard about conception is something I saw on the Anderson show. It was about this guy that offered his sperm for people who were trying to conceive, mainly lesbian couples as I remember. The women would track their charts and then they would come to his house and get the sperm.  One couple went a couple miles down the road and injected the sperm with a turkey baster. To me that sounds silly. It did work and that is probably close to how insemination works.  I wouldn’t use someone else’s sperm. I have not done a sperm analysis on my DH, mainly because we know I am the one with PCOS.  If I can’t BD for the baby to be conceived then adoption is my only other alternative in my mind.  I understand people that choose insemination, either with their husband’s or donor sperm, but that option is just not for me. I also do not have thousands to spend on something that may or may not work.

TTC Blogging Challenge: Writing Prompts to Encourage

I am starting a 30 day TTC Blogging Challenge that I found on  Beckie’s Infertility Journey. I think this writing challenge will get me into the habit of writing every day. I  would love it if some other ttc bloggers would join me in this challenge. Drop me a comment so I can read your challenge answers too. Some of the days I will be posting ahead of time, because of my trip to New York next week.

 

Day One: How did you and your partner decide when you were ready to start trying to conceive?

My husband and I wanted kids as soon as we tied the knot six years ago. Shortly after we got married my husband got a job promotion that moved us away. When we moved we got a two bedroom apartment so we could have room for a baby. I did get pregnant rather quickly; I believe it was just a chemical pregnancy though. I didn’t work outside the home, so we were ready for a blessing.
Then we went through a rough patch with my health. I found out that I had hypothyroidism, but at that point I did not have much access to health care. Since we knew our chances were slim we kind of just stopped caring. So the premise “once you stop trying, it will happen” didn’t happen for us.
Once we moved back to Florida and got a handle on my health again, we were ttc for about 3 months. Stress from my job slowed us down again.
I quit my job early this summer and now I am ttc again, this time with a bit more hope.

TTC Blogging Challenge Prompts Printable

I look forward to your comments and posts about your infertility journey.

Dealing with Father’s Day While TTC

I am not sure how others deal with Father’s day while TTC, but   I personally celebrate it.
In the past I would have rather written off Father’s day. My relationship with my biological father is fractured. I went into foster care in my teen years, so there is really nothing to celebrate there. The relationship is getting better though. My father has accepted Christ and I know that with time and trust the relationship will get better.  My foster Dad died several years ago. He was my hero. He taught me so much in the three short years I was in their home. He was very loving and treated my foster mom like gold. He modeled God’s love. It was my first look at a functional, healthy family. It is still hard for me to go to church on Father’s day and Mother’s day because of all the pomp and ceremony given to the day.

Now as a married woman, I celebrate my husband on Father’s day. I did have one miscarriage early in our marriage so we celebrate Mother’s and Father’s day. Not only because of that. I celebrate what I see in my husband that would make him an awesome father. He is very good with children. He is hard working, willing to do whatever it takes to take care of his family. And yes, a husband and wife constitute a family. They do NOT need children to be considered a separate family unit. I get really annoyed when people say, “when you have a family”. We are one!! I see my husband as one who would teach our children about God, respect, and honor because he is full of those things.  I also celebrate the love and support he has shown me through this TTC mess. 

Maybe I celebrate Father’s day because I am scared that not celebrating it would mean I am giving up on ever being parents.  I don’t even want to go there. So, yes, tomorrow I am celebrating Father’s day. I am making my husband a special dessert and we are grilling out. I love my husband with all my heart.

So if you are TTC, how do you deal with Father’s day?