Author Archives: Kaitlyn

The Pregnancy Calendar Generator

Part of deciding what “the right time” for us to start trying was working around a wedding we wanted to attend and the possibility we wouldn’t be able to fly our airline of choice for summer vacation (airlines are different and WestJet allows flying with a doctor’s note after 32 weeks, but Air Canada doesn’t allow any flying after the 36th week). I’m bad at month math and even worse at week math, so I created a way to see […]

The Longest Two Weeks

Super-Secret Post* Originally composed end-of-November I’d been having trouble with time flying by too fast, unable to keep track of what season it was, let alone what month. Little did I know that all I needed to do to fix that was try to get pregnant. Our first month is a bust as of today. We have to wait a whole month until we know what’s happening next. I blame a poorly timed business trip my husband had to take. […]

To Tell or Not To Tell

That is the question. We found a good middle ground. We do tell people we are trying to get pregnant, but they are only going to be kept up to date three months behind schedule. We’ll be updating people around the last day of the month. It sounds so over complicated, but if I suddenly stopped drinking and eating soft cheeses and raw meat, people were going to talk (these were frequent activities of mine). And by keeping them three […]

The Terminology of “Trying”

My husband doesn’t like the phrase “we’re trying to get pregnant”. I do see his point that it sounds a bit explicit if you think about it too hard (“We’re having lots of sex this month!”). But I’ve never been fond of anything milder. The phrases “We’re leaving it up to chance” or “We’re letting whatever happens happen” tickle the edge of my brain as… odd, and maybe even naïve. I used to watch a couple communities about pregnancy and […]

Settling In

Well, I’ve got the technical part down: EAP has a domain, email account, flickr, and Twitter. Of course, for me that’s the easy part. Now, for the style, followed hopefully by some substance. Too bad we sometimes seem to value the former over the latter. Otherwise, I would just code a simple blog with plain-text posts like some of my classmates did back at school. But, it’s too easy to get flair through something like WordPress, so here I am […]

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