Hello, and welcome to my pregnancy journey!
I guess the best way to start off the blog is by giving you a brief introduction of myself…
I’m Kathryn (you can call me Kat) and I’ve aspired to become a mom ever since I was a little girl!
I grew up as an only child and developed an incredibly deep bond with both of my parents that I cherish to this day.
My parents always made our family life the #1 priority growing up and as a result I established an incredible reverence towards marriage and the gift of motherhood.
Fast forward to August 2021 and I’ve been married to my best friend (and the greatest man I’ve ever met), Stephen, for almost 2 years now!
My husband and I just turned 31 and 28 respectively back in June and we felt it was best to start trying to have our 1st child this year.
We would like to have as many children as possible and we certainly aren’t getting any younger…so we figured we better get started!
I decided it would be in my best interest to start learning as much about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period as possible before actually becoming pregnant so I started reading blogs, listening to podcasts, and watching videos on childbirth and pregnancy about 18 months ago.
I even took on the role of SEO Content Manager for our site earlier this year which has enabled me to take a much deeper dive into the science behind prenatal health and nutrition and learn more about the leading vitamins and supplements for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Enough about my history, let’s talk about the present!
Currently, my husband and I are actively trying and this is our 1st real month for pregnancy to become a possibility.
As far as we know (and hope, and pray…) we’re both healthy and do not have any medical conditions that would affect our chances of conceiving.
The only thing tricky about the conception process for me is that my typical menstrual cycle is around 34 days long meaning that my day of ovulation would be around day 21 (or close to it) in theory.
Thankfully I recently got a Kegg Tech to help pinpoint the actual day of ovulation much better and I believe that combining its use while tracking my menstrual cycle manually with the Ovia app will allow us to conceive naturally within the next 6 months.
In the meantime, I plan on providing you all with my approach to dieting, training, supplement use, and more while trying to become pregnant and will keep you all up-to-date with my TTC process and any changes I make.
Thanks for being a part of my journey and I can’t wait to share this experience with you all!