@MrsDTMajor: wow, so fast! congrats to you! i’ve had many doctors tell me since a very young age that i may have a lot of trouble conceiving b/c of some medical issues, but i’ve always had the feeling i shouldn’t take that to heart b/c there is always that chance it happens immediately despite the odds – you are living proof! ha
@snoie: i’m toying with the idea of temping, but thinking i’ll wait until at least a month because i don’t want to drive myself crazy over it, and we agreed to letting things take their course for a little while as my body begins to regulate post bcp. and LOL about lecturing teenage girls – too true!
@bluegreenjean: i’m sorry, i didn’t explain things fully, but i didn’t want my post to become a novel, ha, but YES, i 100% agree with you that you shouldn’t have a baby for any reason other than actually WANTING to have a baby! what i really meant was that i have always been unsure about being ready, but the thought that it could take a while (or not!) has helped put things in perspective for me. in my case, i’ve come to terms with the fact that there won’t be a perfect time for me (i’m 31 and career driven), and that i can’t plan this exactly like i do in everything else in my life. but it IS the perfect time for US, as a couple, and definitely for him personally. what i actually meant about “pushing up the timeline” was just a few months, i was planning on going off the pill in feb, but now will be going off in dec. but the only reason i’d planned on waiting is because of some commitments this summer (like fitting into a bridesmaid dress and pissing off the bride if i can’t, and a summer vacation in a remote place that i may have to bail on), and i’ve realized that my health and well being and starting a family are all more important than those things, and i’m willing to take the chance that i have to deal with those things if by some miracle I were to get pregnant immediately. which, while i admit i’m scared, would be amazing!
and yes, i have tried low estrogen, higher levels, every possibility under the sun…and i am religious about taking it at the same time, never skipping pills, etc. but eventually at some point, my body seems to just reject the pill and bleed on its own accord…i know that’s not the medical explanation, but at this stage in my life, after over a decade of taking it, i’m just ready to call it quits! my husband’s baby fever is WAY too out of control to convince him to use other methods, so i agreed that as soon as i went off the pill we’d try (or not prevent).