Absidi has been trying for over a year to get pregnant with no success. She is married to a soldier in the U.S. Army and has been labeled "Military Base Mommy" by the fellow soldiers' wives. She hosts all the baby showers for her friends on base and is in the delivery room when the other base moms have their babies especially if their husbands are deployed. Absidi is VERY frustrated and emotionally exhausted from trying to get pregnant. She is so consumed with trying to conceive so much that her friends and family are afraid to tell her if they become pregnant trying to avoid upsetting her. She also says trying to get pregnant has ruined her sex life and feels it's unfair everyone else is getting pregnant, while she is not.
Trying to conceive can be the most joyful and sometimes heartbreaking experience a woman will ever go through. When we were young, we thought it was easy: have sex ... get pregnant.
Last week, my husband Joel was in California for some training. When he left, everything was fine. During the week, he was texting and calling me, telling me he loved me and he couldn't wait to be in my arms again. I thought everything was OK.
Joel comes home in 3 days!! I haven't ovulated yet. I am not sure if that is a good or a bad thing.
My husband lost one of his very close friends to the war in 2006. They had only been in Iraq for two months when he passed ...
I am a little nervous that I will not ovulate ... but I have been trying to be optimistic. I am hoping that I can hold off ovulating for at least 2 more days, because if I can do that, Joel and I will be able to "Baby Dance."
So Joel left yesterday ... and I still haven't ovulated yet ...
Absidi was anxiously waiting for "Aunt Flo" to arrive so she could use the First Response Fertility Test! Let's see if her dream can become a reality!
So I am still waiting for my LH surge ... According to the First Response Ovulation Test, I am not supposed to start testing until tomorrow.
So remember how I just found out one of my friends is pregnant? Well, I go to check my e-mail ... and guess what ... ANOTHER one of my friends is pregnant!!
Oh man, I am so relieved!! Today was day 3 of my period, so I took the First Response Fertility Test.
Mother's Day is always a little depressing for me ...
So this whole project still seems so surreal. I am so excited to start the testing and everything. I am so irritated that I have to wait so long for my period.
The amazing women of Conception Diaries have started their journey ... but have no clue how to monitor their cycles or even test to see if they ARE pregnant. That's where First Response's Conception Council comes in.
Momlogic and the makers of First Response® are following five women of all ages, all on the same journey -- trying to conceive. This is Absidi's story.