The marathon...

I once heard pregnancy referred to as "a marathon". I can see where that would be accurate. Lots of work required to prepare, painful, long, causes foot and muscle pain, with a flooding of relief and joy when it's finally over. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant with our first baby. This is my first month off of birth control. I went out and got the ovulation tracker and everything. Brad didn't understand why. I got the ones that look like pregnancy tests only it's to track the lh in your body. He didn't understand how "peeing on a stick" was going to help us get pregnant. I assured him it would not "help" but just let me know things are working the way they're supposed to. He simply gave me that "Oh you cute complex little woman, I am going to go watch football" look he gets when I say something too complex for him to follow. As far as he's concerned, making a baby is as simple as his favorite pasttime (and I'm not talking about football). My period started just a couple days after I got off my birth control which was accurate for my cycle. I should ovulate either today or tomorrow (ish). So I still have quite awhile before I can take a test. Only problem: We have a 12 mile ruckmarch (put about 35 pounds of weight on your back while wearing long pants, a tshirt with a long jacket, and boots in 90 degree weather and walk around for 12 miles) in a week from today. This is normal. It's a tough job that I do and once you get a postitive pregnancy test you don't do anything like that anymore. They let you exercise at your own pace and don't pressure you. I'm going to take a pregnancy test the day of the march just to see what it says but I don't think it'll be an accurate reading. I can't get out of the march either. I am just hoping it doesn't do any damage. Brad is super excited and kisses my belly already. He says he loves kissing my belly and when I asked him why once, he replied "Because that's where my babies will be". We are excited and keeping our fingers crossed. Good luck to those of you out there in the same boat as me!