Post # 1
I know I’m going to drive myself crazy if I don’t relax about getting pregnant. It’s hard not to get your hopes up when you want something so darn bad so I need tips on how to chilll the heck out. What has helped you to keep calm or as calm as you possiby can be? I should POAS tomorrow so I’m overly anxious.
Post # 3
Not sure if you’re in the drink-’til-it’s-pink club, but during our time TTC my doctor strongly encouraged me to “date” my husband. So we instituted cocktail hour at the house. Every night, we would pour a drink, turn on some music, and just relax together. It’s amazing what just one glass of wine or salty dog can do to help calm your nerves.
I wish I had some better advice but that one-on-one time, with the help of alcohol, was the only thing that made me feel sane.
Post # 4
I agree with PP, just having a romantic time with your hubby can help relax, but make sure you dont talk about babies or TTC while on your date.
Also, what helped was reading and watching Sex and the City and Friends…made me laugh. GL
Post # 5
daybyday– Never heard of the drink til it’s pink but hey if it helps why not? I’ll have to talk to DH and we’ll have to have some wine time after DD goes to bed.
Post # 6
I agree- wine helps everything 🙂
Also, maybe get involved in some other activity to distract you? I had just done a marathon last March & we started TTC the month before our wedding (seriously, I NEVER thought it would work the first time…) anyway… I was training for another marathon when we started trying, because I didn’t expect it to work right away. I had no intention at all of putting my life and my goals on hold for something that may or may not ever happen.
Post # 7
I stopped testing before my period was due. It was making me crazy. Also, I used ovulation kits so I at least knew the timing was right. That way, DH was only “pressured” to perform on a few days, as opposed to the whole month. The rest of the month, we just DTD as we wanted. We also drank while TTC.
Post # 8
Put away the PT!! Just relax and let nature take its course. You obviously can conceive(you mentioned your DD) so just let it happen. Don’t force sex, don’t POAS everyday, just let nature take its course. GL!
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So looks like I’m not going to end up going insane afterall. I GOT MY BFP today!
Post # 11
@cowgirlace: This is a huge help for me, I’m already an anxious person naturally and the 2 week window is hard to take! My friend gave me a great tip and that was to just not act like you are trying. Drink your wine, eat sushi, work out per usual, etc., bc the odds of getting preggers right after coming off BC are very unlikely and even if I did have 3 glasses of wine in the first couple of weeks of pregnancy its not a big deal.
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Post # 13
I am enjoying following this thread so here are my 2 cents, although I haven’t actually put it into action yet but hopefully getting it in written down will help! Up until a few months ago (pre-TTC) I would always spend the last hour or two of my day reading in bed. For this TWW at the end of this month I hereby vow to spend that time reading a very long fiction novel (i.e. an absolutely not TTC/baby related book) in bed like old times and NOT scouring the interwebs symptom spotting! This book has been kicking around unread on my kindle for MONTHS. I already told a friend if she sees me pop up online between the hours of 8-10pm to call me out on it and tell me to get the &$&^$ off the computer. I hope I can do it
Post # 14
delilah79– I love to read! I’ll be reading a lot of pregnancy books and I just started reading my what to expect when you’re expecting again. That was my go to book when I was pg with my lil one. I do plan on reading some other books just to keep me entertained. I do recommend the Travis’ series by Lisa Kleypas. Those were good books 🙂