Post # 1
Our original plan was to wait till January to TTC our first baby, but recently that has changed to this fall and now my husband says “just surprise me. We are close enough to fall.” But I find myself still taking the pill everyday. I just can’t bring myself to stop. My goal is get off the pill for my birthday as a birthday gift to myself. My birthday is next month. But what is stopping for just saying “No more, that’s it. I’m done”? I want to start a family so badly but I’m scared to death of what my body will go through. We have been running so I can be in better shape for when the time comes. So what is my hold up? I know you don’t know me but was just wondering how difficult it was to just stop taking the pill? When did reality kick in for you that a baby can come anytime after that?
Side note – I have been on BC for 9 years.
Post # 3
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I totally understand how you feel! (and I have been off the pill for a few monthes!) Every month I go from hoping like crazy that this is it, to hoping like crazy that my period will show up.
I think it is normal to want both. I mean, it’s a HUGE life changing deal! I think the old, “there is not “perfect time” to start” saying is true. You just have to pull the trigger when you are as close to ready as you think you can be.
Sorry that is not really advice…but at least you are not alone!
Post # 4
@Mrs. Aardvark Believe it or not, that does make me feel better. I felt like I was a crazy person who just couldn’t make up her mind. I just keep telling myself, just do it already! LOL!
Post # 5
I was on the pill for about 8 years and I stopped taking it in April. I wasn’t mentally ready to start TTC but I had been getting mid-cycle spotting for several months and I felt like it was my body’s way of telling me to get off the hormones! It was a little weird to no longer take the pill every day, but it was also kind of liberating. We switched to condoms until I felt more ready to start a family.
We officially pulled the goalie last month and I’m currently in the TWW – both hoping for and fearing a pregnancy! I think it’s very normal to feel conflicted. It’s a major change!