On the weekends, I love starting the day with a nice breakfast. I particularly cherish this time alone in the kitchen in the early morning. It’s a little moment of happiness where everything is quiet and you feel good about creating something tasty for your loved one. I feel the sun shining through the window on my back, take a deep breath, and feel ready to face another day with nothing but positivity.
I talked to a few close friends who had wonderful babies over the last year (I may have been jealous) and knew I have been trying to conceive. I asked them how they got through the horrendous two-week wait. They supringly had similar advice; “just stop obsessing over the pregnancy symptoms”.
Stop obsessing? Yeah, that’s not going to work. Though there is something to be said about those pregnancy symptoms. When I check my logs, it turns out that I have pregnancy symptoms each and every month. How can this be? This send me on a quest to get some answers. Turns out, this little thing called progesterone is the main culprit. It produces many symptoms associated with pregnancy even before implantation and even if pregnancy wouldn’t occur at all. Symptoms include: sore breasts, cramps, backache, pelvic pain, increased urination, mood swings, gas, bloating, sensitivity to smell, increased mucus, food cravings and even aversions and the list goes on. Does this sound familiar? No wonder I think I’m pregnant each month. No wonder, I obsess like a lunatoon. More reasons to find ways to de-obsess.
My plan to stay in the relax zone are: Continue reading “10 Ways to keep myself busy during the two-week wait”
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
― Dr. Seuss
Over the last year, I’ve been actively steering my life towards happiness and growth as a person BUT the two-week wait does crazy things to a person’s mind. This month, and the last month, I found myself becoming very snappy with my husband, and though I can blame it partially on the hormones, I also know it’s mainly the nerves and impatience.
Two weeks can be a very long time. This quote helps me, it calms me down, I just say to myself “Today was good. Today was fun. I might have screwed up but tomorrow is another one.”
I have been super busy over the last 2 months. I was studying for a test to become certified in the UK, so I can hopefully find a good job over here. I’m super excited that I passed and have more time again for blogging and enjoying life. However, this also means, I have way more time to obsess.
This month marks the second cycle of trying to conceive again after my miscarriage. I’ve never been more fixated on properly charting. My chart isn’t as great as it should be. My thermal shift can hardly be called a shift and it worries me that I simply don’t produce enough progesterone. Still, that doesn’t stop this hopeful hypochondriac from turning slightly nuts during her two-week wait. Continue reading “A hypochondriac’s two-week wait”
Giving is like a good mood patch – Me
I love giving presents so much that I even enjoy thinking about giving presents. Lately, I catch myself day-dreaming about little gifts for my hubster, should we be so lucky to conceive again.
On my journey to my little big miracle, thinking positively about my future, helps me stay in a happy-go-lucky-mode. I thought I’d share the ten little presents that have crossed my mind or I have seen on the internet with you.
Without further ado, here are my favourite nine: Continue reading “Nine delightful gifts to surprise a new dad”
Don’t be discouraged, it’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock – unknown
My hubster and I have just returned from a healing trip recommended by our doctor. After my miscarriage, I immediately and almost frantically wanted to start trying for a little miracle again, and actually was upset with her advice to take a trip and give us some time to heal. But, though I hate to admit it, it turns out she was more than right.
The one month of reflection and simply dealing with our loss was great for both of us. We bonded, talked, felt closer and sometimes cried. But now, I am ready and confidently can say, feel ready to start trying again, optimistically and happily.
A quote that has always made me smile and an experience most of us have had, is: “don’t be discouraged, it’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” This month, with a little smile each time I look at my bunch of keys, we will jump back on the little-miracle-creating wagon.
A grand adventure is about to begin – Winnie the Pooh
It was 4.30 AM when I just couldn’t keep it in anymore. I knew I was going to take a pregnancy test that morning, so I had no choice but to take it right there and then. Pretty much immediately, that gorgeous extra line appeared and I remember shaking my husband and exclaiming in utter disbelief “It’s positive”. I must not have sounded very convincing as my sleepy husband thought I was playing. He didn’t appreciate such funny games that early in the morning. Let’s just say, that’s how I remember my pregnancy revelation, with one hell of a grumpy husband.
Next time around, I want to make it a fun experience which we’ll recall with a smile. There may be pictures, there may be a video but there will be no grumpy husband.
These are some of the most creative ways to let your lovah know you are expecting a little miracle: