WARNING: I’m an over-sharer who will be talking about trying to get pregnant once in a while here on BFS, and hopefully in the future, about pregnancy itself and a baby and a kid and so on. If you didn’t know, all of that stuff includes subjects that some people may find too personal or think it’s “too much information” (TMI). If you are that sort of person, my blog is probably not for you but specifically, these posts aren’t for you. Move on or be offended – totally up to you. Thanks!
I’ve been getting more emails and a few comments asking for baby-making updates. I think it’s pretty cool any of you would really be interested. That said, here’s the second official “Budgeting in the Baby Stuff” update!
Nope, still not pregnant.
I’m 33 years old. I was using the Nuvaring for birth control for more than a decade. I stopped in November 2015. It seems to be completely out of my system now – girl stuff is happening with gusto (*sarcastic yay*). I am happy that my system seems 100% back to normal again.
I still have no idea when or if I will get pregnant. I’m still not worried about it. My current feelings on the baby-making subject are at the “It would be cool if it happens but not the end of the world if it doesn’t. But I bet it happens.”
We’ve been trying the “classic” way. And because of a couple of commenters last time, I’ve been paying attention to my cervical mucus (which is as gross as it sounds, but since pet sitting is disgusting, my gross meter is barely aware of cervical mucus, lol).
Our plan is still to get tested just to see if this is all moot after July. That will mean we had been trying for 7+ months total. In the meantime, Mr. BFS has changed the type of underwear he uses, I prop myself up for 10-15 minutes after sex, and we both are avoiding staying in hot tubs for more than 10 minutes.
As of right now, I still don’t want to try in vitro fertilization ever. I also wouldn’t be comfortable with a surrogate. I still think that I will either get pregnant “naturally” or won’t and that’s that. Adoption is our main backup option but we’ve seen how freaking stressful that process can be. It’s a final resort option for us. Based on what I’ve seen and heard, adopters get so much respect from me…seriously, holy moly.
Throwing this out there – no, I am not against any of the stuff I don’t want to try. IVF and surrogacy are great options. If that is how you got pregnant, that’s awesome. Just my own personal opinion for my own process.
Opinions and Advice Welcome, Assholes Aren’t
I’m Crystal. I like blogging and getting comments and having an online community. I will welcome opinions and advice. I may not use all of it, but I won’t be offended you wanted to share. Please don’t be offended if I basically smile and nod.
BUT, assholes and trolls will be deleted. Also, if you take offense pretty easily (like if my use of “assholes” just now made you cringe), then you should move on. I think blogs are words/ideas on a screen that can be chosen to be read or not. Vote with your time – spend time reading and commenting on blogs that you appreciate but completely ignore ones that piss you off. It saves everyone a headache, even you. 😀
Cool beans, that’s my current “not pregnant” update! I’ll post about this pretty regularly since it’s on my mind. Thanks for checking in!
How are you? Any other pregnancy-the-easy-way suggestions?
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 a year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $80,000-$100,000 through blogging, a rental home, and professional pet sitting. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you). I even have all of my favorite tools on a resource page - I hope they help you too. This all gives me the time to be with my aging family members, the flexibility to stay close with my friends and family, and it should help if we finally get pregnant too! Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!