Posted by TTCbabyH
I always told myself that I was going to post when we were pregnant because it always seemed to keep me positive to read all of the success stories on here.
well............ WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
We actively tried for 9 months, but quit preventing about 1 year and 3 months ago. The first few months that it didn't happen didn't really bother me because I expected that it might take awhile. But then as time went on, we started to worry and stress and break down a little more each month. I was really starting to worry that it was never going to happen. Plus, it seemed like EVERYONE that I know was announcing they were pregnant and it made it sting just a little more each time (not that I wasn't happy for them, but if i am completely honest, I was jealous and wondered why it wasn't us) - I even started to turn away from God because we prayed and prayed and it wasn't happening.
I started seeing my chiropractor for help and he put me on supplements (paraplex, chaste tree, and tribulus) was taking prenatals daily. Then a few more months went by and I decided to switch OBGYN's. We both got tested and were fine with the exception of me having a tilted uterus, which made it just a little harder to get pregnant.
After seeing both doctors gave me more hope and I came back to God for help. We continued to pray and my prayers began to change from help me get pregnant to help me stay strong this month when it doesn't happen.
Everyone told me that stressing out about it doesn't help. BUT, you all know that when you want a baby and it isn't happening, there is little control over your emotions and the stress it takes on you both (so that advice meant nothing to me!). I actively made the decision to not stress this month because once finding out we were ok, I felt like worrying was a waste of time.
I did research on the Internet for tips for tilted uterus....we did rear entry (aka...doggy style) at time of positive ovulation tests and I laid on my belly afterwards with hips elevated.
Generally I have brown spotting for 3-4 days before my period actually starts and I didn't have anything all weekend (today is my scheduled start day). Plus my boobs were VERY tender and I was so tired and had extremely crazy dreams. I couldn't take it any longer yesterday, so after work I decided that I would go ahead and take a pregnancy test.
Two lines showed up almost immediately and I just couldn't believe it so I had to take another one! (mind you this was at 3 in the afternoon - not first morning urine) We are SO happy and praying that everything goes ok because all that it took us to get here, I just can't imagine if something goes wrong.
This is our first baby and we are so excited. Good luck to all of you trying to conceive; I definitely know the emotional toll that you are going through.
Added: Feb. 11, 2014