It’s Official, We’re “Trying” To Conceive

“Trying” is in quotes because I don’t believe in “Trying” to conceive. I believe in doing two things…lack of prevention, and practice makes perfect.

I see so many people that get stressed out, depressed, and plumb crazy because they can’t get pregnant. I’ve seen relationships on the verge of destruction from having no luck. And that’s what it is…”Luck”.

Seriously, there are hundreds of things you can do to predict the perfect time to do the deed. You can monitor body temperature, read mucus patterns (yuck), rely on some electronic device to tell you the optimum time, and calculate the exact second the egg should be passing down the fallopian tube based off of the first day of her last period.

In all reality it is like throwing 1 billion darts all at once towards a target that is 100 yards away. Many of the darts hit each other and fall to the ground. Many of the darts get blocked by trees and other obstacles. Many of the darts are not straight and don’t fly well so they just flop a few feet in front of you. A few of the darts hit the target, but not the bulls-eye.

What if the wind changes direction? What if the target is moving? What if there is not even a target there this month? How do you calculate and adjust for these variables that you can not see or predict?

Geez! I thought that making the baby was supposed to be the fun part! 🙂 This sounds more like a crazy science experiment to me!

Here is the method that we used last time. It is simple, and it worked…

  • Stop using birth control
  • Have sex
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • Uh oh, Aunt Flow is visiting
  • Have sex
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • etc., etc…
  • Uh oh, did Aunt Flow go on vacation and no one told us?
  • Take home pregnancy test, negative
  • Oh ok, Aunt Flow was just late…no biggie.
  • Have sex
  • Have sex again
  • Have sex again
  • etc., etc…

Repeat this process until Aunt Flow doesn’t visit and the home pregnancy test comes back positive.

Not once did we stress, make a single calculation, or pay any attention to any kind of mucus…(I get the heeby jeebies just thinking about it). 😉

However, it did take us a while. If I remember right it was eight or nine months. We lived our lives just like any other day.

  • Woke up
  • Went to work
  • Came home
  • Had dinner
  • Went to sleep

…and did it all again the next day. Of course many of those days had a random “Got Busy” in the list, but it wasn’t predictable. It wasn’t a job… It wasn’t a scheduled thing… It was fun and enjoyable!

I plan on doing the exact same thing this time. Once Aunt Flow leaves we will be back to throwing darts! Eventually a dart has to hit the bullseye. Right?


  1. Good Luck.
    But I’m warning you, sleep with one eye open…

    Seriously though you seem to be able to manage this without the head**ahem** so best of luck.

  2. jen says:

    Im praying it happens for you both
    tell us when you know
    I for one will be VERY excited for you 🙂

  3. Tot's Mom says:

    Yes, good luck. Like you said, I’m sure one of these days, it will happen. Biology dictates that it should!

  4. George says:

    Keeping on hitting it!

  5. terancedubya says:

    Just remember to tell all of your readers on that fateful day the pregnancy test has a “plus” sign on it. I will be happy to congratulate you when that day arrives.

  6. Joe says:

    Business Time for Jared. Nice. Good luck man!

  7. Momo Fali says:

    Good luck! Oh, and have fun!

  8. Jared says:

    @Xbox: Just hired some guard dogs, put up some security cameras, motion detectors, etc. Oh yeah, I don’t plan on sleeping much. 😀

    @Everyone: Thanks for the support! Got to go as now it is, as Joe described, “business time”!

  9. tanya25m says:

    Aunt Flow!!!! Heehee! Can’t stop laughing! 🙂

    Good Luck!

  10. Jared says:

    Thanks Tanya!