I love my partner. I love sex with my partner. (For those who know us personally, I'm sorry. You can walk away now or have a mental image etched in your brain forever). However, sex everyday for a week with my partner in order to conceive, is just plain work. Like punch a clock on Monday with a favorable outlook on the week to I can't fucking wait to go home on Friday, work. It's down right brutal. Don't get me wrong, the sex and togetherness is great. It's the act of doing it that is just plain exhausting.
When trying to conceive there is a very small window of opportunity. VERY small. The window generally takes place between day 7-14 of a woman's cycle. When a woman ovulates the egg survives no more than 24 hours after ovulation. So the meeting of egg and sperm has to occur within this time. Those swimmers better be there waiting for that prize!
Trying to conceive over 40 has been challenging. With our son it took us 7 months to get pregnant. Month after month of doing the deed with nothing to show for it besides lots of sex. I know, boo-hoo, quit complaining. But, If you have ever tried to conceive a child, on purpose, with timing, you know exactly what I mean.
Day 7: Pee on ovulation prediction stick: Negative.
Let's get these swimmers active! After all, they (and he) have been neglected since last month give or take a moment of weakness the remaining weeks.
Day 8: Pee on stick: Negative.
We are just getting warmed up. Ovulation is just a couple of days away. Let's have some fun!
Day 9: Pee on stick: Negative.
Oooh True Blood is still on the DVR!! AND Breaking Bad is on!!!
Oh yeah, we need to have sex.
Day 10: Pee on stick: Negative.
Where did the foreplay go?
The desert is dry. Send help.
Day 11: Pee on stick: Positive!
Shit! Need to do the deed today! What? You are working late?? I will probably be asleep? Oh no Buddy, you wake my ass up!
Let's do this!
Day 12: Pee on stick: Still Positive!
Son of a ......!
Honestly, there should be enough happy sea men floating around the ocean to last a few days.
Do we really need to do this???
Day 13: Pee on stick: Negative.
One more for good luck, one more for the road.
Just get it over with.
Day 28: Good old Aunt Fucking Flo shows up for her monthly visit. She doesn't bring good news. She does however hand you another box of ovulation prediction kits, slaps you on the back, and says get to work!
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