How do you cope with waiting to TTC?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m part of the Waiting to Try to Conceive forum at JustMommies. That place has been a godsend, both when I was WTTC my first and now my second 🙂

 

On top of that, I find that collecting baby stuff here and there (like clothes, cloth diapers) makes me feel better..it’s preparation! lol

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You don’t. You keep thinking about it and obessessing over it until you slowly go insane…

 

At least that is how i feel lol

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep thinking and obsessing til you go insane, it’s like wedding planning – remember how that consumed your thoughts for the whole time you were planning? Yeah? Ok now TTC is like that but with no definite end in sight *sigh* haha

 

but seriously how I get thru the process – I have started charting – it makes me feel like I have some element of control (plus its cool to see the graphs but I’m a geek hehe) and when AF arrives I go crazy and do everything I can’t do while pregnant – usually involves booze, takeout and/or soft serve ice cream. 

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ashleyr0512:  hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. So true.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@ashleyr0512:  “You don’t. You keep thinking about it and obessessing over it until you slowly go insane…

At least that is how I feel lol

+1000.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@bouncybee:  There are a lot of UK girls at JustMommies. I’m not sure of any other place.

 

JM is really friendly though!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

I focus on spending more time with family and my husband.

I work with many pregnant women daily, so it’s really difficult to do that and be waiting to TTC.

I also watch way too many comedies and eat way too much ice cream.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Travel! Do exciting and wonderful things you wouldn’t be able to do easily with a baby! We have a travel bucket list – this year is Antarctica/Argentina, next year is Africa. We also try and live it up weekend-warrior style with hikes and day trips to cool places around the Bay Area!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bouncybee:  I HATED the waiting to TTC!

I got off BC in April, we started TTC in May, and I got my BFP on June 2nd!

And I worked with infants, so it was a little easier for me. I had unlimited access to babies to cuddle and feed… And sniff… Ssh…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s only a couple months!  Enjoy your life.  Travel, sleep in, drink!  Think of all the things you can do that your friends with kids can’t.  Or that you can’t do when you’re pregnant.  I want kids, but I like to drink and travel on a whim.  So that helps.  🙂  When my brother makes a snide remark about my car or our vaation I say “Hey, you have a kid, I have nice things and vacations.”

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not. I am completely and utterly ‘crazy while waiting to ttc’ and it can’t come around quick enough. Everyone else’s suggestions are great. The ttc boards here and charting, OPKs and temping are the only things that help. I also have a ‘baby box’ full of neutral purchases for a newborn – I shop when I feel stressed, lol!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m having the same issue- waiting till the spring till DH is ready. I’m trying to get in as much snuggle time with my 5 month old nephew as I can! Also trying to lose weight so I can be super healthy when the time comes. It’s hard though when baby fever hits- I think if we all knew we’d def have babies whenever we wanted we would all be able to just relax until it happened, not knowing when is the hard part!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

Yeah, I don’t know if coping is the right term for anxiously waiting and constantly thinking about it. I am a planner so I have a variety of baby-related shopping lists created on my amazon private lists. I have budgets set forth so we can buy a house with a second bedroom. I make various gifts for the many pregnant friends and babies in my life. I shop for real estate that will fit the second bedroom requirement. I do think using the time we have left to be as healthy as possible both physically and financially is a great thing, but damn I’m getting impatient.

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