ramblings from the noisedoctor

January 16, 2007

we didn’t get what we wanted for Christmas

Filed under: Christianity, family, infertility, marriage — noisedoctor @ 10:26 pm

I know it’s a few weeks after Christmas and I’ve been trying to come up with exactly what to say about this. So, after putting this off for a while, here goes.

Now, before you think that my wife and I are completely selfish and immature, here’s what we wanted: to be pregnant. My wife got her period on Christmas day (along with strep throat). So, we didn’t get the thing we wanted most.

We’ve been trying for a year now with no success. Note that I didn’t say “luck.” I hear that word a lot. For me, it has no place in this discussion. Luck has nothing to do with it, in my opinion. What it has to do with is God’s timing–not luck.

So, yeah. I’ve decided that after “holding things in” for the most part, it’s time to start blogging about this a little bit.

Just to set the stage. We’re fine. We have a positive attitude. We trust that God will bring a child into our lives here soon.

We’ve had testing done, and we’ve consulted a fertility specialist. There’s no apparent reason why we haven’t conceived yet. To me, that’s great news. There’s nothing wrong, nothing we need to “fix.” But, ironically, to my wife, that’s almost bad news. Without some reason why it hasn’t happened, she gets a little frustrated and bummed out about that. So, I have to try to encourage her and help her trust that God knows what He is doing.


  1. Infertility is a difficult thing to go through. I, too have unexplained infertility and know how your wife feels. I wish you two the best through this tough journey!

    Comment by Jessica — January 17, 2007 @ 11:52 am

  2. Thanks for the encouragement! Best wishes to you as well. Keep in touch!

    Comment by noisedoctor — January 17, 2007 @ 11:59 am

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