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?

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          Very true... I'm about 2-2.5 weeks late. If it doesn't show up in the next 2-4 weeks (have been under a lot of stress and my cycle goes nuts sometimes) I probably will try to find a doctor.
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            Don't worry about perfect timing. Just "do it" because you enjoy it and not because you want a child of it. If you constantly have pregnancy on your mind, it stresses you whether you know it or not. Don't over think things either. Trying to figure out if you are feeling pregnancy symptoms or not will sometimes make you think you are have symptoms that are totally unrelated or not at all. I am confident you will get pregnant, but don't let it drive you crazy in the process. Do what feels right.
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            What I took away from that is go live in a log cabin/cave/etc... That feels right right about now. :P :P Seriously, I'm trying to chill out about it. I don't think about it a whole lot normally unless it's being brought up (pregnant friend in CA, for example) and in the week before my period should show/if it doesn't show. I'm sure it's lingering in the back of my mind though. Maybe I need to try that folk remedy you mentioned--whiskey.
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            I'm a little strange, pretty green, and learning to live life as a wife, future mother, and entrepreneur. Right now, my husband and I are trying for our first after 3.5 years of infertility and 2 losses. Viva la adventure! Join me too at MortalMommy.com!