I've Been TRYING to be Patient

Each day has been a tremendous struggle. It seems that when you are trying to get pregnant, EVERY woman around you is expecting. At the moment, six (yes, SIX) of my female friends are pregnant!

It also seems that for much of a woman's young adult life, we try hard NOT to get pregnant! I was raised to believe that a woman must first finish university, then start her career, meet someone, fall in love, get married, buy a house, further her career...and then begin a family.

Almost immdiately after we got married, everyone was asking Hubby and me when we were going to start our family. That was almost two years ago. It's not like we haven't been trying. More than anything in the world, we want to have children. The only problem is that it just hasn't happened yet.

 We've gone to the doctors, we've had tests, and yet we still haven't had any luck. I cannot describe how devastating and frustrating it is to keep trying and trying while everyone else seemingly has no problems getting pregnant. 

 I know that there are many other couples out there who are experiencing what we are, but that doesn't make things easier.

I've been reading many books on conception and checking out lots of websites. With the advent of the internet, it's easy to find groups, boards and blogs where you can meet others going through something similar as what you are going through. 

Though I don't discuss our TTC with friends or family, I have felt more comfortable expressing my feelings to people I've met on chat boards. Sometimes it's a bit easier to have that distance and at the same time, it's comforting knowing that others are experiencing or have experienced what you are going through. 

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