NOTE: This post is part of a series that I wrote in secret during the months before I announced my pregnancy. The series chronicles my pregnancy journey: from weaning off my RA meds, to trying to conceive, to searching for helpful advice and information, to discovering I was pregnant, to the ups and downs of my first trimester. You can read all the posts in this series here.
This Post Written June 20, 2011
TMI Warning: This post contains details about sex and trying to get pregnant that you may consider to be too much information. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Our wedding turned out to be amazing, despite the rain, and I actually ended up feeling great! And we had a phenomenal time on our honeymoon - what an adventure!
However, sadly our master plan to get pregnant without trying while we were on our honeymoon didn't end up working out. So now we have to "try" to get pregnant - and sooner would be better than later to reduce the amount of time that I have to be off my meds, which will also reduce the chances of joint damage in the future.
I have to admit that I'm a little nervous about "trying." Sex can be difficult enough when you have RA, and the thought of doing it a lot is a bit overwhelming (ok, make that a lot overwhelming), especially because I am not sure how I will be feeling. Also, I'm honestly still nervous that I can't trust my body to "do the right thing" and get pregnant at all, especially since it has done so many other things out of my control over the past three years.
But we're keeping our hopes up.