How long we’ve been trying: 316 days
Number of pregnancy tests to date: 29
How many times we’ve had sex: 98
The strategy: Ask the hard questions
My attempts to conceive a third child have been filled with minor hurdles along the way: keeping my expectations in check, saying “no” to certain work obligations in order to keep my stress level under control, and prioritizing time with my husband so we could actually squeeze in sex somewhere along the way. I’ve dealt with restraining my desire to throw a punch every time an invasive family member makes a rude comment or gives me wholly-unwanted advice. Making peace with mommy guilt.