Thursday, March 19, 2009

The first post, or, Who knew you had to TRY?

Anyone who's been through a high school SexEd class probably walked away convinced that getting pregnant would be easy.  Some teachers seem to encourage the myth that you'll get knocked up if you let a guy get past second base.  To top it off, our culture is full of urban legends involving innocent young women who get pregnant from a contaminated toilet seat, or a few lone sperm who've been swimming along in a public pool.  So of course, when we bought our first vials of sperm a few months ago, we thought we'd be pregnant right away.  To top it all off, we were having an IUI at a fertility clinic, so it seemed like there was no way we could fail. 

What poor naive fools we were.  After a few tries at home and a few at the clinic, we've finally come to terms with the fact that this journey to conception won't be easy. We have not told family or friends that we're trying yet, so it's been tremendously comforting to read other TTC blogs.  It's been helpful to know that there are so many other couples out there experiencing the same things we makes the process less emotionally isolating.  

This is my first tentative step into the world of blogging.  

1 comment:

Baby Mama, Too said...

Hey there, I just found your blog the other day. Thank you for your comment on mine. It is so nice to know that there are others out there going thru the same process. Here's hoping we ALL are successful!