You know the cruel irony of it all. Growing up, in my late teens and through most of my 20's I was terrified of getting a girl pregnant. I was hyper vigilant, I acted as if even a long glance at one of my girlfriends without protection would lead to a septuplet birth.
And just as a quick aside, I totally spelled septuplet correctly on the first try. Just sayin.
Well in any case now I am married to the woman of my dreams and life is getting on course. Job is good, wife is good, we own a house, debt is somewhat under control, it was time to take all that harmony and throw it on it's ear with a baby.
Late last year the wife stopped taking birth control and we carried on as per normal thinking, we will get pregnant within the next couple of weeks.
Weeks went by and no pregnancy. We carried on, undaunted(always wanted to use that word). Weeks turned into months and still nothing. The wife then went to her doctor for a check in to see what options we had.
I think it is time for...
TheHusBlog Definition Pause : Tidbits(another word I enjoy using) about making a baby
- Clomed(spelling error I am sure) : Clomed is this drug to help get a woman's eggs up and moving. Yeah I know that is not a technical explanation but it gets the point across.
- Timing : You know when people say "timing is everything?" Well because of this whole trying to make a baby situation I want to stab anyone who says that to me in the jaw, then judo chop their crap lousy face. For all of the unwanted pregnancies out there you would think a woman could get pregnant any damn time she wanted. Well that is not the case. As it turns out there is like a three day window. You can start to track this window and use it to your advantage. Well as it turns out, my wife's doctor suggested that we have sex every 36 hours during this window. Starting a little before what we think the window is and ending a little after when we think the window is. So you can do the math, that means one day we are having sex at around 6.00pm, perfectly acceptable sexy time. But then a day and half later we are having sex at 5.15 in the morning because both of us have to go to work. And while some people might be all for some morning hanky-panky it can be a little awkward to wake up, have a quickie, then rush off to work.
- Products : Oh all the freaking products to help you have a baby. There are all manor of fertility tests, which let me tell you, ain't cheap. But then there are things you would never think of until you are in this situation. Preseed is, I shit you not, a brand of lubricant designed to aid in conception. This stuff isn't sold by the ounce either, it is sold by the milliliter.