How long we’ve been trying: 302 days
Number of pregnancy tests to date: 29
How many times we’ve had sex: 91
The strategy: Preparation
Trying to plan your life while unsure of whether or not conception will happen is like rehearsing for a play without knowing that you have a stage. It feels like everything is on hold, from home décor decisions to financial commitments and travel. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost a year. That’s almost a year of questioning: Should we buy the five-seater or the van? Should we plan to hike the Grand Canyon, or opt for a more pregnant-friendly resort trip instead? Will the spare guest room become a nursery?
I’ve learned that in terms of capacity, it’s always best to size up whenever possible. Buy the bigger car and the house with that extra space if you can afford it. It’s always good to make room for more people and more love in your life. Whether your life gets filled in the form of a child or a friend, all the spaces in your heart and your home will eventually be brimming. Be prepared.