Whitney Port's Blog: The Good, the Bad and the Crazy of Our (Short) Journey to Conception
"We assumed that it would take a while because of my previous medical issue," Whitney Port writes in her inaugural PEOPLE blog of conceiving her first baby
Please give a warm welcome to our newest celebrity blogger, Whitney Port!
Today, the former reality star is a fashion designer who runs a lifestyle blog. Recently, she launched a disposable dishware line with Target, and signed on as creative head of flower delivery service Bloom2Bloom.
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Heyyyyyy (j/k, I would never use that many Ys).
So, this is the first installment of my pregnancy blog for PEOPLE.com. Let me give you a little taste of what you’ll be reading if you check it out every week. First and foremost, this is not an advice blog. I am no expert and don’t want anyone to think I’m telling them what to do.
However, I am going to be completely honest about my experience (the good, the bad and the crazy), and you can take what you want from it.
I’m hoping that this might be helpful to those of you out there who are going through similar things or maybe at least entertaining for those of you who are not.
Right now, I’m just starting my third trimester and feeling pretty good, but let’s rewind a bit so you can get the full story.
After marrying my husband, Timmy, we began the discussion of starting a family. We both wanted to wait a bit, but in the back of our minds were worried about not being able to conceive.
This might be TMI, but whatever: On our honeymoon to Fiji, we both got bacterial infections. Tim’s was on his foot and super gross, but no big deal. Mine was a pelvic infection and causing me a lot of pain. We got home and I went to my doctor, who put me on antibiotics immediately.
The infection cleared up, but my doctor seemed concerned that this could have an effect on me getting pregnant down the road. I don’t know about you guys, but any slightly scary news from a doctor can send me into a spiral.
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Fast forward to about a year later. Timmy and I were now seriously having the talk and pretty ready to start trying. He was, at least. To be honest, I was freaking out.
In my heart, I knew that I was never going to be “ready,” and that in time, I would just learn whatever I needed to learn and be okay. But he seemed to not be worried at all, which was great, but also secretly annoying.
We agreed that I would go off my birth control and see what happened. I guess we assumed that it would take a while because of my previous medical issue and then we’d have to chart out the days I was ovulating and all that other stuff you see in movies. Well, it didn’t, but I’ll tell you the rest of the story next time.
I don’t really have a plan for this blog except to tell you guys my story. However, I would like this to be as interactive as possible, so please send me your questions, comments or ideas for topics.
Also, I’ve started a video diary that I’m putting on YouTube every other Thursday. I’ll start linking to those when we catch up to that part of the story.
I gotta say, it feels kind of good to sit down and write down my feelings — more so than just in a journal because I know a lot of people are going to read it and hopefully send feedback.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, you guys.
Talk to you next time!
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