Post # 1
Every time we have sex, all I can think is ‘I hope this is it! I hope we’ve made a baby!’ But we only had it once this wknd during my ‘supposed to be doing it’ time – and I start ovulating tomorrow. What if it didn’t work? How do you NOT get your hopes up while you’re waiting to find out? All I can think of is how let down I’ll be if that one single time didn’t take… but it probably didn’t! ARGH!
Post # 3
For me, I would just assume that it didn’t. It actually really helped because I was like you for awhile where I’d overanalyze my body at that time of the month and then be disappointed. And then when I started assuming it didn’t, it did! My husband actually had to make me go and get a test because I was a few days late, and I was just like, “Oh, no, I’m not pregnant!” Oh, and if you haven’t started ovulating quite yet and you’re actively TTC, keep doing it! You never know. Plus, what if you ovulate late?
Post # 4
Don’t have any good advice, since I haven’t quite figured that out myself. I try to tell myself (and assume) that I didn’t, and that helped a little I guess, but there is definitely still a big part of me that’s hoping it took. And it doesn’t help that DH gets his hopes up way high (which makes it all the harder for me when I get my period). But what can you do?
On a side not, @farmgirl2106 is right, you should keep having sex until you actually ovulate. This past cycle I ended up ovulating 4 days after I thought I should, and that was 3 days after I got a smiley face on the OPK.
Post # 5
I did kinda the same thing as farmgirl2106. I’d just assume that I wasn’t pregnant. Then I’d tell myself that I could drink all the coffee I wanted and eat all the sushi I wanted.