Ready to be a mom?!
My name is Jenn, I am a southeast Michigan resident. I work in health care (pharmacy) and am currently working towards a degree in surgical technology as well. I have been married since 9-07, and my husband (Dan) and I are ready to be parents. I will be 28 this year and Dan just turned 34. We own our own home, work full time and have gravitated to a somewhat "slower" lifestyle.
When I was in my late teens, children disgusted and terrified me. I felt awkward and insensitive around them and tended to avoid them. Friends of mine that had kids didn't bring them around me because they made me uncomfortable. As this feeling persisted into my early 20's, and more and more of my friends had kids, I began to think something was wrong with me. I dutifully took my birth control so I wouldn't make the mistake of getting pregnant. I had accepted the fact that I wasn't "mom material" and felt ok with being a bachelorette, persey, forever.
Then I met my future husband. I was nearing mid 20's and while my unease around children hadn't faded much, the idea of having my own one day - in the very distant future - didn't seem nearly so bad. Of course, it might have not been so scary because the possibility was nil. Dan and I started dating casually, then made things more serious, then got engaged. We developed our relationship and got married in Sept of 07. We discussed children before the wedding and after, but I was reserved about having kids so early, a new marriage is stressful to adapt to and I didn't want to strain our relationship.
We went to Mexico for our 3 year anniversary, and something clicked in my brain. The week after we got home, we started looking at houses. It took a few months, but we found, purchased and moved into our first house together - and one I expect we will be in long term. This was a big move in my mind, as settling down somewhere I felt safe and situating my finances into the most predictable pattern possible seemed the last big hurdle before trying to get pregnant. And now that the house is nearly done (and my grandparents have been dropping not so subtle hints) there is no reason to put it off any longer.
So, I quit my birth control (took my last pill 5-17) and we starting trying. I began to take Citranal Assure as soon as I quit the birth control (seemed like a waste to go against years of ingrained habit). I haven't yet had a menstrual cycle as of today (10 days out) but I was taking my bc straight through and skipping the inactive week to avoid periods - I tended to lose my mind when my menses came. I think I should have started a period by now but who knows? I will continue to post on here like a blog, so if anyone wants to follow along, or interract, feel free! This will be my first, when it happens, so I will gladly welcome support in whatever form you like!
Thanks for reading! Jenn