Sorry, new to this. Trying for first baby: anyone want to join in?
I feel a bit bad starting a new thread for this. I tried to search around for new member threads but I got a bit confused #technologicallyilliterate.
My husband and I had a kind of drunken tryst a few weeks ago and in a somewhat "romantic" way (totally subjective), he "proposed" being serious about trying for our first. When we woke up the next morning, we still felt the same way about going for it so...here I am!
Honestly, I'm just looking for friends or a community or people to talk to about it. I don't know how successful we will be but we did have a very surprise/unexpected pregnancy in 2013 that ended in miscarriage after 6 weeks. I know this can be common but the whole experience sort of scarred me. Afterwards, my husband and I implemented every sort of birth control possible to avoid going through something like that indefinitely (mostly for my sake). I also feel like I lost every sort of maternal instinct or desire until this year when I started having really vivid pregnancy dreams. Maybe my biological clock is just ticking (I'm 29) but the dreams started a smoldering in the pit of my stomach and my husband has now...lit the fire so to speak.
I finally feel really ready to have a baby. I used to be adamantly against the thought of it or even talking about it. I don't know what change has come over me but it is significant. My husband and I have been madly in love for 8 wonderful years and it's like my whole body aches for this to become a reality for us. I feel really happy and excited. I've never felt this content or at peace with a major life decision in my life but I suppose if I had to pick a worry it would be finances.
Anyway, I tried reading through the threads and realized...I really don't know what I'm doing and I need an acronym guide or degree in charting or something haha. But I'm off the pill (I know it will take a while to adjust to that) and I've been taking a women's multivitamin every day for the past 10 years and I run 3-5 miles every other day so I guess we'll see where this leads. I hope this works out for us but if not, then I know God has a better plan and at the very least...the sex has been awesome!
Thanks for the outlet to kind of get some feelings out and to dream for a bit.
All the best.