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“Budgeting in the Baby Stuff” – Second Official Update

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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, not pregnant yet!  But we're still not worried about it.  Trying the classic way for another month or two before moving on to other options!

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 per year.  I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $70,000-$90,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home.  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, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!).  Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!
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8 thoughts on ““Budgeting in the Baby Stuff” – Second Official Update

  1. I’m with you on doing things the natural way…granted, my younger brother and I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for infertility treatments, so I appreciate them. Oddly, younger sister isn’t even a year younger than said brother and she was the “free” baby. But then she came with a $30,000 NICU bill.
    I’ve heard good things about Dave Asprey’s (the bullet proof coffee guy) book about boosting fertility through nutrition and health hacks.
    Enjoy the “trying” part 🙂 and make the most of your child-free days since they may be limited. Kids are great but there are days when I wish we were still pre-kiddos!

  2. I thrift you might be doing a secret online reveal lol. Trying can be awesome. May you and Mr. BFS exhaust yourself doing fun stuff!

  3. @Francesca, thanks, I’ll try to relax more. Today was about organizing. 🙂

    @Charlotte, I know a few people now who were the awesome products of fertility treatments. 😀 I just don’t want to mess with my hormones more than necessary. I am definitely making the most of our pre-kid time, but I do look forward to being exhausted and worried forever, LOL.

    @Elle, nope. I’d tell family and y’all before announcing it here. Promise.

  4. Also thank you for being brave enough to share cervical mucus information and other information. When folks shy away from speaking about it, we can think they we are the only ones experiencing or doing something. Your openness is appreciated.

  5. Keep in mind that there are a LOT of steps between the initial ‘I’m not pregnant yet’ and ‘we have to do IVF’ or ‘we need a surrogate.’ I know several people who used Clomid (extremely cheap, about $6) to stimulate ovulation and did get pregnant. Obviously it doesn’t work for everyone, but I just wanted to make sure you know not everything is invasive or expensive.

    Also, I highly recommend Wondfo ovulation strips. They are very cheap on Amazon and I’ve found them to be very effective. And if you are a person who tests frequently like myself, I suggest Wondfo pregnant tests. They are also about a million times cheaper than the digital ones from a drug store, and really sensitive. I had a faint positive only eight days post O!

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