Tuesday, December 29, 2009

If Oprah says it, it must be true...

Remember that Oprah show where it came out that it's not good to wait to get pregnant?!?

You know the one!! It was probably on sometime back in 2002.

At that time I was not really an Oprah watcher but for some reason I was home from work that day and watched it. Same happened with various friends. I swear my phone was ringing off the hook. Even my mother called me! Although I lived 3 provinces away and we talked weekly my mother never called me unless there was bad news.

All were suddenly worried that their eggs would be gone and they would not be able to have children!

By that point we had been throwing around the idea to start a family. Cam came up with it first. One night he was walking into the bathroom about to brush his teeth before he went to bed.

Cam; "I think we're ready for children"
...and then he walked into the bathroom and shut the door.

My mother had 5 children in 4 years (twins did not make it a year and a half after me, one was a stillborn and the other only lived a couple of days).

I didn't think I would have any problems...

After the miscarriage we waited the 3 months that the doctors tell you too. By that time we had decided that we would be moving back to Canada. At the time we were in that States. We had moved to the South when we were 5.5 months pregnant with our son. Although a nice place to visit and we made many great friends there, it was not for us.

As we were still in the bubble of it being easy to get pregnant we thought that it would be fine to wait.

By the summer, with no hits on our house and outlook for a job transfer being slim we decided to start trying again.

...and so became the suxiest sux of suxdom time!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Getting pregnant is easy!

Seriously!!! I said that!!!

Our first was planned. We had decided that we would start trying in June of 2003. On June 1st I was 'in the zone'. So, the 1st, 2nd AND 3rd were days of procreation sex. A week later I was feeling the sickness... two weeks later I was keeping nothing down!

The pregnancy was easy; as nothing went wrong.

The pregnancy was hard; as I had moUrning sickness the whole way through. I was sick morning, noon, and night throughout the whole nine months.

February 18, 2004 our son was born. He's a joy! He's awesome! He's amazing!
...and an only child.

I am the oldest of three; there are 2.5 years between me and my first brother and 21 months between my first brother and my second brother. My husband has a brother who is seven years older than him. I wanted 2.5 to 3 years between my children, my husband agreed.

Mid November 2006 we found out we were pregnant...again, a first try.

November 30, 2006 we miscarried.

Here is how I have been dealing since then...