Please don’t read any further if you’ve popped over here for a bit of cheery light hearted reading… it probably won’t turn out that way!
I want to share this for my own sanity, I think about it everyday without fail and I think talking about it, saying it out loud might help me and maybe some of you too.
I’m not massively sure where to start, but I’ll just throw it out there: I am longing with all my heart to conceive and it’s not happening.
So, I said it. It’s very personal and I’ve deleted and rewritten this a few times out of fear. But what is there to be afraid of?
November marks a year of “not, not trying”, calling it that seems much less threatening, and part of me thought it would have happened long before now. Yes, I am aware that just 10 months “clean” after 13 years of medicinal contraception is absolutely nothing, but I can’t help the way I feel.
I am soon to be 33 and very happily married to my second husband, we are *coughs* active in that way too and both know the timing is right.
Every month when my boobs are sore and twice the size and my body teases me by throwing my cycle out one or two days, I feel elated, hopeful and so happy and then totally bloody shattered when (like today) I get my bastard period that I don’t f*cking want. They don’t call it ‘the curse’ for nothing!
I want to be f*cking pregnant. But this is the trouble, I want to too much, I want it more than a spin around Badminton or possibly the end to world hunger… and that’s totally f*cking selfish too!
But, wanting something like this has never been in my nature and I guess that’s what your body clock does to you as you hit a certain age! Here’s the thing, I’m not drinking at all through the week and barely at weekends, I’m also not smoking aside from a couple on a show day either… I’m eating better, exercising regularly and trying to do everything “right”, it’s my attitude that stinks.
I watch my ovulation like a swarm of killer wasps heading for my backside. It’s all in order, it’s just not happening.
This is no ‘poor me’ speech, far from it. I just need it to stop being so taboo in my mind, to make it ok to talk about, and not feel ashamed of my longing or feeling guilty for being so mentally preoccupied.
I’m sure there are people that will read this who have been ‘not, not trying’ for much longer or can’t have their own babies and all I have learnt so far is, I can quite imagine how you feel. You are amazing though, in your own right, with or without a baby. You are wonderful and don’t ever forget it. Don’t lose hope, please don’t. You never know what life will bring, you never know what is around the corner. Don’t plan too far ahead, live for now and be the happiest you can every single day.
That’s all I have for now, thank you for being there.
Love as always
11 thoughts on “*Very Personal* Wanting something too much…”
Firstly well done for being so honest! I find it hard to be that honest in my own head sometimes! I have no words of wisdom to help in the area of fertility but for your own peace of mind might be worth speaking to a dr?!
Your posts make me smile and laugh on a regular basis and I’ve need it lately having been suffering with a prolapsed disc for over a yr now which is leaving my two beautiful boys stuck in the field bored an a bit chubby like me!!
Anyway I’ll stop rambling on but thank you for your honesty
Much love Kiri x
Thank you and you are very welcome indeed xxx
Hormones, feelings & women’s bodies in general are decidedly tricky little feckers. All the good advice about relaxing, not putting pressure on yourselves etc goes completely out of the window. You want, no Need to be pregnant & that feeling over rides anything else.
I had one baby before we were married, oops ! Very frowned upon within the families & then couldn’t conceive our 2nd one 4 years later. It did happen eventually.
It will for you too xx
Thank yo so much xxx
??? thank you xxxx
Go to your doctor, with Daddy Carrot too. Also consider acupuncture. It helped me hugely. I thought I knew my cycle but actually I was a little bit out. Acupuncture helped me become more regular and much more aware of when I was most fertile. I felt that it kind of reacalibrated everything.
Feel your pain. I struggled to conceive the second time around and it felt like everyone but everyone was having a baby. Lots of disapproval that we were raising an only child, comments about leaving it too late in life. All I wanted to say was F off, you have no idea what’s going on for me……people can be so insensitive. HOWEVER, you have your wimpy fans here to support you and I hope that this represents the first step in perhaps getting some help. ??
Talk, talk, talk it’s the only way to make it acceptable. The shouldn’t be anything taboo about finding it hard to conceive. I think you’ll find that most women will have at some point struggled. This will sound pitiful at this moment in time but do try to ‘keep calm and carry on’. Go to the doctors, get everything checked, look into all the alternative therapies and do your research. It will happen soon, I’m sure!! Good luck xx a well done to you for being brave.
Totally agree, thank you so much xxx
I feel you! 5 years I went through the same thing. Cried, gave up, got angry at the world. Bought another weaning instead. 2 months later BFP!
Fingers crossed that you get that soon!
Thank you xxx