- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I’ll start by saying that there is really no point to this thread…I’m just laughing at something I’ve noticed about myself. During the weeks leading up to ovulation, I am ALWAYS on the baby boards! I am obsessed. I think about babies non-stop. I talk about babies at home non-stop (ok…maybe not THAT bad, but Darling Husband does hear them being brought up in conversations way too often!). Babies, babies, BABIES!!
A bit after ovulation, and all the way through good ol’ AF visiting, I go back to the girl I used to remember…the one who had interests other than procreating, the one who wasn’t always coo-ing over cute onesies in the store, the one who read things other than “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Taking Charge of Your Fertility.” Granted, I’ve still got babies on the back of my mind, but not at the forefront of every waking (ok…and sleeping) thought.
I never used to notice such a HUGE shift in my thoughts before I decided that “Yes, I want to be a mom!!” Now I feel like my hormones have more control over my head than I do some days!! Does anyone else out there feel a shift in interests depending on where you are at in your cycle? Like, up to the point in the cycle when I could possibly become pregnant, I think about pregnancy WAY more than after the point where it a). already has happened or b). I missed the boat this time around. Of course, since we’re not actively TTC yet, it is more often the “I’ve missed the boat again this time around” feeling instead of the “oh my gosh, maybe I AM pregnant!” feeling. I don’t know if that makes any sense… It kind of feels like my body goes into this subconcious “maybe we’ll convince Darling Husband to TTC earlier than planned this month!!” mode…then it doesn’t happen, and I go back to my old self for the next couple weeks…only for it to start all over again next cycle!
I feel like Jekyll and Hyde. Just curious if others have ever gone through the same. 😉