the beginning of the journey

This is the very beginning. I am 36. I have been married for 2 years... our annivarsary is in 9 days. Hard to believe. We have been discussing having children for almost a year, timidly and abstractly at first, and then talking dates and plans. My husband is in graduate school and I am a teacher. I never thought, in a million years, that I would be this old! I will be at least 37, if we are lucky and able to concieve easily. So, I have some fears that I don't think I would have had 5 or 10 years ago. My body is not what it once was and with my schedule, I have a hard time finding time to exercise. This is something I wanted to have fully in place before getting pregnant but life moves so fast. My school just went year-round and the summer is cut very short so I won't have the time and rest I was hoping for. I am planning to stop taking the pill next month, July. Then, I ideally, we would get pregnant within the next 3 months... working with my school schedule. So here I begin, and I thought it would be good to keep this running record. Iam also reading a book about natural family planning and will be learning and practicing the strategies in the book. Good luck to me and all those others out there!