How long we’ve been trying: 232 days
Number of pregnancy tests to date: 21
How many times we’ve had sex: 57 (we have two kids already, it’s a little difficult to squeeze in)
The strategy: Try, try again
My plan has always been to have four kids, back-to-back. My grandmother had four children and I used to flip through their memory books, amazed at the closeness they all shared. I loved my aunts and uncles and the busy gatherings we shared, and I wanted the same thing for my own family.
Fast-forward to today: I have a toddler and a 1-year-old. Eighteen months apart, which I think is the absolute perfect spacing. My body had nine months to heal in between (if it takes nine months to pop a baby out, I figure it takes at least that long to get over the experience) and the boys are far enough apart in age that they aren’t stepping all over each other’s achievements.