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. Don’t post about your bad choice of reading and being offended or I will just delete it and call you an idiot to my husband and friends. Thanks!
I’ve been getting emails and a few comments asking for updates about us trying to have a baby. I think it’s pretty cool any of you would really be interested and I love being the center of attention. That said, here’s the first official “Budgeting in the Baby Stuff” update!
Nope, not pregnant yet.
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 working itself out of my system – girl stuff is happening regularly again (that had become few and far between for several years) and my hormones seem to be flowing. Yay!
I have no idea when or if I will get pregnant. I’m not worried about it, especially this early into the whole attempt. 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”.
I have been asked about alternate plans. Since it is early in the process, my hubby and I aren’t really strongly considering alternate plans. We’re trying the classic way of getting pregnant (penis to vagina hokey pokey) and that’s it.
Our plan in 6 months if necessary – getting fertility tests to see if all of this is moot, getting totally wasted before trying since that seems to work for like everybody (may try this earlier than 6 months if the opportunity comes up), different male underwear, keeping myself propped up afterwards, peeing on sticks to see when the best time to try would be, etc. Easy stuff.
As of right now, I don’t want to try in vitro fertilization ever. I also wouldn’t be comfortable with a surrogate. I’ll 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? I don’t see comments as often from all of my regulars as usual, so I’ve only been able to keep in contact with a few of you awesome people. What’s going on? 😀
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!