She Came Along and Completed Us
After my first experience with getting pregnant I wanted to do things a different way. I didn't feel the need to rush getting pregnant so I did my research, talked to friends and went about getting pregnant the all natural way (well sort of!). I started taking natural supplements and bought an ovulation monitor where it would measure the level of hormones in my saliva every morning. I was determined that this time around I was not going to be that crazy hormonal woman that listened to every sound her body made, I was not going to make this a chore, it was going to be fun.....yeah right! What was I thinking?!?!
I remember my son being a little over two years old and walking down the stairs in our new home, holding my son's hand, and thinking do I really want to get pregnant right now? My son was at such a great age and I finally felt as if I wasn't a zombie anymore because I was consistently sleeping through the night. Then my son went into the hospital. This wasn't anything catastrophic but he spent two nights in the hospital in which my husband and I switched shifts at night. The day we were driving home from the hospital, dead tired, I turned to my husband and said, "Ugh, I am ovulating, you wanna try?" To which he said, "Sure! Why not?" Like any man would turn that down! As un-romantic as that was, that was how we conceived my daughter.
Right after I found out I was pregnant my son decided he would no longer sleep in his crib, he would not sleep on a mattress on the floor, he would not sleep at all, anymore, for that matter. Those were fun times! He was up every two hours at night like a newborn and I thought to myself, "What the hell? Why would I inflict this torture on myself again?" being pregnant and all. This pregnancy was different and it should have warned me about the tornado that was about to come our way! No longer could I come home from working full time and put my feet up because I was now chasing a toddler around. No longer could I sit when I felt tired because a two year old doesn't understand mommy is tired because she is growing a human. We finally got my son to sleep at night and the rest of the pregnancy went off without a hitch.