Work schedules in the way of getting pregnant...
I know all about work schedules getting in the way of getting pregnant since my husband was in the Marines. Their schedules are pretty much not schedules at all sometimes! For a long time, I thought that was why we hadn't conceived. He was just never home long enough. In the beginning his schedule would be something like... be gone a week, be home a day. Be gone three weeks. Be home a day or two. Be gone a few more weeks... two weeks off. It varied, but I rarely saw him more than 15 days out of the month... I figured our timing was off as it pertained to my ovulation.
Apparently that wasn't the case, but our life has tended to be pretty irregular and sometimes stressful which I think can delay ovulation, if not stop it all together. However, towards the end of his career, my husband had a job where he was home every night. It didn't work then. Of course, we were trying to plan a big move, the major life change of exiting the military, etc... so maybe that threw me off. Orrrr... maybe the one doc was right and I don't ovulate regularly anyway. Maybe that's why Fertilitea has worked so well.
I was hoping a bit for something this month... Since hubby has been home consistently, I thought maybe that would up our chances. For those of you who keep up with my posts, I know I said I thought I might be pregnant... all emotional over stuff and hormonal feeling and whatnot... Well. No period STILL. Also no positive pregnancy test as of yet. I donno what to think.
I didn't use Fertilitea or soy isoflavones or anything this month... was just kinda relying on my body to do its thing on its own. On a weird note, I can feel my uterus above my pubic bone right now and so can hubby... I didn't think that normally happened til 10-13 weeks pregnancy? Anybody else have that?
Aaaaand. I keep getting a roller coaster feeling in my stomach, which may just be anxiety because things have been nuts lately. BUT. Every time I google it, it pulls up pregnancy stuff too. I'm not saying I feel a baby moving, surely it'd still be early for that. .. But time before last when I was pregnant, I remember getting the exact same feeling laying in bed. That stomach drop feeling of going over a hill really fast except just rolling on instead of stopping in a few seconds. Maybe hormones?
Basically, I have no idea. I don't have my hopes up too high, but it would be welcomed, even if the timing is a little strange.
Have you ladies had work schedules getting in the way of getting pregnant?
Do you have any tips to make it work?