This post was written 8 months before we actually made a baby. I anticipated getting pregnant right out of the gate. Not wanting to keep the beautiful flashback from you, I present the story as I wrote it originally.
I’ve been told that the best part of having kids is making them. I have to admit, there are worse ways to spend 37 seconds an evening. It’s rare when parents can plan and anticipate making a baby. MrsAmoebaMike and I have been pretty lucky and between that and some smart decisions on our part, I’m sitting here in early October writing about making babies before I know if one’s been made.
Yesterday we performed an action that may–or may not–have resulted in conception of AmoebaJr. Planning started a while ago, though. Here are the highlights…
[[hazy flashback sequence]]
GYN: *excited we’re talking about pregnancy* Have sex every other day from day 10 to day 20 in your cycle.
One of and/or both of us: Okay!
Allergist: You should really be at maintenance dose before you get pregnant.
Mrs AmoebaMike: *counts shots out on calendar*
[[fast forward to late September]]
Mrs AmoebaMike: I’m at maintenance! This is my last pack of pills. *counts to day 10 of cycle*
So yesterday was day 10 of cycle 1 off pills. *yada yada yada* And now we play the waiting game. Actually before that, we need to have sex a few more times. You know, in the interest of doing a thorough job.
Does anyone have any good stories regarding conception and/or finding out about a pregnancy that don’t involve threats or tears of sadness?