(Closed) How do you *not* get your hopes up?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 Darling Husband 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
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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. 

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