Avoid all things baby
Or at least don’t obsess over all things baby. I may check out an online baby sale, but I try not to let myself buy anything. I guess the cat is out of the bag. I am one of those people who have purchased baby items prior to conceiving.
Keep that mind occupied
I try to fill my schedule with a good mix of social versus me time.
I am a computer nerd, but I retreat from my laptop during the 2 week wait. Anything that will keep me away from Mr. Google is a good thing.
This month, I started watching Game of Thrones from the start of Season 1. I’m normally not a TV junkie, but this show allows me to tune out for an hour or two every night.
I’ve also got a few non-baby-related books lined up to read.
Allow time for relaxation with a dash of pampering
At this stage in the game, a massage, a pedicure, a nice long bath while reading my book – whatever is relaxing – is ideal. Staying relaxed is a win-win situation. I increase the chances of getting a sticky bean while taking my mind off what’s going on inside my body.
Be gentle with myself
The fertility journey is tiring both physically and emotionally. I allow myself the time to rest up when required.
If it’s just one of those days when all I want to do is come home from work, put on my jammies and crawl into bed at 6 pm., then I do it!
Same applies to my social life. I’ll back out on an event if I’m just not feeling up to it.
It hasn’t been easy to recognize my physical, emotional and spiritual needs, but it’s well worth it.
Clear that schedule
The day my period comes is always the hardest day of the month for me. Without a doubt, I will want to spend time alone to process how I feel about another failed attempt and to evaluate our plan for the next month.
And if by chance, I am pregnant, it’s probably a good idea to spend some time alone before I blab it to the entire world. 🙂
I’m currently 6dpo and patiently waiting…