I can't believe it was this time last year that I was just beginning to suspect that I was pregnant. We were on a family vacation in Costa Rica with our kids - dh was supposed to bring the condoms but forgot to pack them and we took a chance w/o them in the heat of a quiet moment, lol! Later he was embarrassed but had to buy them at the little corner store near our rented house in a tiny village, and bought "XL" by mistake - I said he was just trying to impress the ladies at the checkout, ha ha! Little did we know it was too late for contraceptives anyways, a little surfer had caught a wave and was heading our way! I had no idea I was pregnant for the first week or two, but now that I look back, I remember floating in the waves and watching the full moon rise and feeling a really magical, peaceful sensation. Also how good coca cola tasted - and I don't usually like coke! Anyway, I'll always remember the lovely warm ocean and flowery, tropical heat when I think of how our "surprise" babe joined the family.
Anyone else have a conception story to share?
We were in Atlanta visiting family. We'd DTD on March 17 while still in BMore. I thought at that point that I hadn't gotten pregnant that month b/c I didn't think that I had ovulated. On Thursday, March 20 we went to this lovely place for dinner with my dad and stepmom. I had a pretty strong cocktail b/c, again, I didn't think anything had happened.
In the middle of the night I woke up sick as a dog. This was highly unusual. I was sick sick sick that whole day. I mustered up the energy to go the Georgia Aquarium but was pretty miserable for the bulk of the day and then weekend. My fever was skyrocketing (103) and I could not keep any food down.
I finally took liquid opium that my uncle's doctor prescribed to me so I could calm my stomach enough to fly home.
That next weekend we went hiking and I was terribly out of breath and felt just really unable to keep up with DH and dogs. On April 1 (my bday) I took the test and realized why I had been so sick! I think my body was purging itself.
We go back to ATlanta in a few weeks and will head to the GA Aquarium again. This time our sweet girl will be earthbound as opposed to wombbound :::
Some folks think we are crazy but I really knew Iwas pregnant. In fact, we then figured out we were having a girl based on when conception must have happened.
So, DS was DH's birthday present AND Christmas present, !
Marine ecologist wife to my kite-boarding soulmate and now a homeschooling SAHM to Annabelle 8/02 and Willem 12/08!
Also how good coca cola tasted - and I don't usually like coke!
In some places (like Mexico, so perhaps Costa Ric as well) Coke is made with cane sugar instead of HFCS and reportedly tastes much better. So maybe that's why you liked it?
My story involves April Fool's Day. DH and I were TTC. And on April 1st I told him I was pregnant (even though it was too early to even test). I didn't think he'd fall for it. But he did. Of course...turned out that the joke was on me! We really were going to have a baby!
Seeing that BFP 10 days later was one of the very happiest moments in my life thus far!:
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Of course, those sperm were off the hardy variety, and the one that would be dd hung out for 6 or 7 days (!!!!!) waiting for that lovely little egg. I had already processed that it just wasn't going to happen, after three years of infertility, loss, and failed ART, so I was completely clueless when my nipples became the most sensitive things I had ever experienced.
I like the CR story - I think it's neat when there's a touch of magic to the outside environment too, when a new little person comes into being.
For greater things are yet to come...
The crazy thing is that it took almost 2 yrs to conceive DS1. Getting pg for the second time was totally different. I got pg during our first month of ttc, but miscarried. 2 cycles later I got pg again. We were shocked that it could happen twice in 3 cycles considering how long it took the first time.
How quickly time flies...
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It's kind of funny in a way, like the universe 'ok'd' DH's decision to have a fourth. I was definitely more sure than he was. However, he was the one who wound up catching DS in an unexpected UC and DS looks nearly identical to him. Just so funny! To the point where even the other day at the ped office the ped said, 'wow, I can't get over how much he looks like your husband'. And, he does. Irony being our other son looks nearly identical to me!
Perpetually breastfeeding or pregnant ENFP mom to a lot of kids...wife to a midwestern nice guy...living in tropical paradise...pink cats and homebirths rock!
btw, holly, I think you're right about the cane sugar in the coca cola - they even covered the roads down there with fresh molasses one night to keep the dust down!
phatchristy, it's funny, but dh really didn't think he wanted a third but ds2 looks so much like him and dh seems so tickled to be a dad again, too. I remember reading your amazing uc birth story - very inspiring. isn't it funny how things work out?
and selkat, how wonderful that all those years of trying finally worked! what courage and strength you have - I'm so happy for you.
sad to think, though, that our time as a group is almost done. it's been fun, and a real source of comfort and company through this wonder-filled year. thank you ladies so much and many blessings to all of you and your lovely families. see you in life with a babe, maybe?
and if anyone else still has a conception story to share, jump right in . . .