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SarahMy name is Sarah and I'm 22 years old. I graduated from college almost a year and a half ago, and on March 29th, my husband Jamie (25) and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. Jamie and I met at a New Year's party and it was love at first sight! Now that we have a house and are finally getting settled into married life, we have decided to try for a baby.

We live in a small suburb in North Carolina. We have a wonderful neighborhood and kids are running around all over the place! Seeing all the neighborhood kids has really made me want some of my own. Jamie feels the same way. He goes out and plays football with them sometimes, and I know he can't wait to have a kid of his own to play with.

We've been trying for about 6 months not expecting it to take this long. Jamie has been very encouraging through the whole process. He has even recently quit smoking. I don't smoke and he has always said that whenever we have kids he would quit. I am so proud of him for quitting now, before we have kids.

I stopped taking birth control pills and knew it might take a little while to get pregnant, but I didn't think it would take this long! Before I went off the pill my period came like clockwork. Man, how I miss that! My period was always irregular before I went on the pill, and now it's back to the same pattern. I've been having some problems with yeast infections but hopefully it is now cleared up.

Jamie is enjoying the whole process of getting me pregnant and has been incredibly supportive through the whole process of the million negative pregnancy tests I've had. He says it's not meant to be this month and we always have next month. I only take one pregnancy test a week after the day my period is due. I try to keep my hopes high - but it's becoming depressing to keep them high and have my spirits shattered every month.

I've been told to stop trying so hard and it will happen. It's difficult not to try hard for something you want so badly though. My sister-in-law just found out two weeks ago that she's pregnant, and I'm extremely happy for her. Now if I can just get pregnant so that our kids can play together!

~ Sarah

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