How to not get obsessed with TTC?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What do you do to distract yourself from baby rabies?
    Work : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Exercise : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Hobbies : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Family : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Give in to it : (4 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 4
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @bella128:  DH and I just started trying last month (it was a spur of the moment decision, though I’ve been off BC since Feb. We were using other protection until last month.) I was a WRECK the entire 2WW. I swore I was pregnant. Every mood swing, ache, twinge was a “sure” sign I was pregnant.


    Then I wasn’t.


    So, this month, I decided not to worry. At all. It sounds really hard, but in all honesty, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I’m a teacher, so I’m not working right now so I decided to throw myself into excerising, crocheting for my Etsy shop, and spending time with my friends while DH is at work. When I feel something a little weird, I think back to last month and remember that I was a horrible symptom spotter and that if I’m pregnant, I’m pregnant…if I’m not? Well, then I’m not. There’s always next month. 

    Of course, I have moments of sheer panic. “What if something is wrong with me? What if something is wrong with DH?” Then I tell myself, “You’ve only been trying for a month, really. So CALM DOWN!” I think if you make a real effort to NOT be a total spaz and obsessed, it does help. I actually didn’t allow myself to come on to these boards until earlier this week. I felt like it was making everything worse. 

    Post # 5
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I was definitely obsessive my first month, because it was so new and exciting, but then we didn’t get pregnant.  I got less obsessive as the months went by, but I’m not gonna lie, I still worried and planned and whatnot.  I don’t think you can turn it off completely, but try to enjoy other things without basing every decision on “if we conceive this month.”  Good luck!

    Post # 6
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I also obsessed the first month and coming off of BC I had EVERY pregnancy symptom in the book. And then I got my period. Talk about a let down. I had to stay away from the Bee because I was insane reading all the boards, posting on them, reading about charting, temping, CM, etc. It made me nuts. We got to the point where I just stopped thinking about it. Then I got pregnant lol. Good luck to you!!

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