My Third Pregnancy

Posted On: 2013-10-07

That's right. I was pregnant again and it was far from planned. You may recall my article from September 2010 titled "My Last Planned Pregnancy" and then almost a year later I wrote about "My Husband's Failed Vasectomy". One thing leads to another I guess.

After my daughter was born I decided to track my ovulation... not to get pregnant again but prevent pregnancy. It was so incredibly easy for us to conceive both of our children that I wanted to make sure that we didn't accidentally conceive a third child especially since we were not on any form of birth control.

I have a spreadsheet that shows the conceiving zones from 4 different common fertile time frames (highlighted in blue) and made sure to avoid those days and several days on each side, each month. It worked for almost 2 years!

You can imagine my surprise when I found out two days after Thanksgiving 2012 that I was pregnant with our third child. My spreadsheet showed our encounter occurred 4 days before 3 of the most fertile zones. Thankfully because I track this, I do know exactly which encounter that caused conception.

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