Wednesday, May 13, 2009

WFMW-Trying to Conceive Part 5

I've done several parts on trying to conceive and what works for me, so check my archives if you aren't up to date. Today I'm going to talk about getting through the two week week: 2WW.

I have mentioned how obsessed I can get with taking pregnancy tests and some of you have mentioned I'm not alone in that. But you know what, it helps! And it's cheaper than crack.

So here are some things we can do during that two week wait:

  • Buy tests on the day of ovulation
  • They will arrive in a day or two if you order from Another Blessing.
  • Start taking them as early as you feel five is NOT too early. Just don't tell anyone or they will think you are crazy. I've never done that. NO, seriously. Okay, maybe once.
  • Clean. Clean every nook and cranny. I give you my word. As soon as you find out you are pregnant you will be too tired and crabby to do any cleaning. (And it will NOT be ALL your imagination.)
  • Buy pretty cloth pads from Kelly's Closet. This is something that really helped me. If I HAD to start it gave me something to look forward to. If you've never tried cloth for women, read my tutorial here. I encourage you to give it a try. That first day will make you smile, which is what you need when you took 21 pregnancy tests that all said negative, except that one at day 13 that might have been positive if you squinted just right and held it up to the light and cocked your head just so.
  • Buy a Diva Cup. These are a better alternative to tampons. You'll love them. I have not gotten to buy one, but it is on my list of things to do during the 2WW.
  • Read a good book. And I mean good. One that will keep you up until midnight every night NOT thinking about whether or not cells are dividing like a 4th grader in math class.
  • Rent a bunch of good movies. Watch them as often as possible. Or better yet, if you are child free, GO to the movies.
  • Go shopping. Buy baby stuff. Buy maternity stuff. Go to garage sales and buy that high chair. Get a car seat. Have fun with shopping! Don't just look at the cute baby stuff you wish you could buy. Buy it!
  • Diet. Lose the weight. Eat healthy. Start that good habit during the 2WW and when you get pregnant it will be easier to keep up.
  • Exercise. Walk. Do pilates or yoga. Get your body in shape for conception and keep at it so your delivery will be easier.
  • I talked about reading a good novel. How about picking out your birth and baby books and getting a head start on those.
And that's all folks. That's all I can think of. But I'd love to hear what you do. How do you make it through the 2WW and help it to go by faster?

Please let us all know.


The Royal Family said...

no ideas for you this morning i'm kind of braindead :(
Who do you think is going to win Survivor?

monica said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello.

Stacey said...

Spend lots of time on Diaper Swappers in the Trying to Conceive boards :) And then purchase all the adorable newborn diapers!

Jenny @ Another Jennifer Speaks said...

Hi. I was just surfing around some blogs, and I came across yours. It’s pretty nifty and I’m really enjoying my stay here. I’ve bookmarked your site for daily visits, and I hope you’ll visit me. I’d love to have you. :) Have a great day and I’ll see you around the blogosphere. :)

Michelle said...


Hello Monica!

Going to visit you now Jenny!

Kelly said...

Thanks for recommending your TTC posts!

I love the "bun in the oven" idea way to tell everyone. I also loved that you said to go buy baby stuff during the 2WW... shopping is so much fun. Why wait?!

Thanks again!