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Today, I’m talking about a very personal topic: our journey to conceive. I know this topic is difficult for so many parents, and one that is a long journey. I am a firm believer that talking about this more will help more parents not feel so alone in what is often a long and difficult journey.
When we conceived Levi, we were blessed that it wasn’t a long journey. I was pregnant within three months of us starting to try. When we found out we were pregnant with him I was ecstatic, but also somewhat shocked. I thought that the journey for us would be a long one. 9 months later, we had our precious baby boy here! It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks he will be two years old.
For the past year or so, we have been discussing having “number two”. For the past 9 months or so, we have been TTC number two! It has not been an easy journey. I am a busy work at home mom and my husband is busy at his job outside of the home as well. With a toddler and trying to spend time together as a family in the evenings, it’s difficult to find time to focus on TTC with a toddler! When we realized that we truly wanted to try for number two, we decided that we needed to get serious and implement a few things that allow us to focus on growing our family.
First, we are working on spending more time together as a couple. We love spending time together as a family, but I’m a firm believer that all parents need date night and time to focus on themselves from time to time. In April, we even headed to Florida for a week (alone!) for our 5 year anniversary! Allowing time to connect as a couple and spend time together is a great way to take the pressure off of TTC when you’re as busy as we are.
Secondly, we have started using the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System. This made all the difference and helped relieve some stress! I am not one to track my cycle or mark a calendar each month, but the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System does all of that for me! This isn’t just any ovulation test system; it’s connected to an app on my phone maximizing chances of getting pregnant in a way like never before! I am almost always on or near my phone, so having Clearblue on my side, tracking for me has been a huge load off of my shoulders. My cycle has never been fully regular, and instead of just ‘guessing’ like some apps and products do, the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System accurately identifies my personal fertile days using my hormone data.
If you are a busy mom and are TTC, I highly recommend the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System. With personal reminders when to test, the app really has taken the pressure off of our journey TTC number two! I also have the best news to share with you today: I am PREGNANT with number two! Thanks to the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System, we are excited to share this news with you and I can’t wait to share my entire pregnancy journey with you!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.