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Trying to conceive
28/08/2013 at 08:57
I thought it might be interesting to have a thread discussing what people are doing in aid of their TTC attempts.
I don't just mean temping, ovulation sticks, and anything else like this.
I'm thinking anything else but that is still associated (for you) with TTC.
I.e. trying to lose weight, eating healthy, saving, preparing the home (perhaps you are doing renovations etc), paying off any debts, and so on.
I've taken the very laid back approach of changing nothing - I'm still booking weekends away, onto hen doo's, etc!
I take the view that you honestly don't know when it is going to happen and you can't put your life on hold as it will make you more miserable.
I don't think savings or anything will take priority for us until we get that BFP.
28/08/2013 at 10:38
I was trying to lose weight but that was also tied in with fitting into my bridesmaids dress in a few weeks time which I do, so I've kinda stopped with that. As I've mentioned previously I'm trying to sway any possible pregnancy blue so I'm trying to stick to an alkaline diet. I love the boy diet (lots of meat, potatoes, veg with lots of salt) but it's kinda at odds with losing weight (which also isn't recommended when swaying blue).
Other than that I'm not really doing anything. we just went on holiday the same week after we serviced the car which was far more than I expected so not exactly saving! I'm also trying not to mentally redecorate the nursery in my head & think about how we can decorate the spare room to become my daughters room when she moves, honestly!!
Crazily, I don't think initially babies cost a lot (there's so much 2nd second hand & freecycle stuff out there) it's the future that scares me
28/08/2013 at 10:57
My mind often wonders to the spare rooms and which one I would use for nursery etc!
I manage to stop it most of the time, although have found myself in one of the rooms once looking up and down basically measuring out in my head.
28/08/2013 at 12:40
Nothing for me. Just trying to keep distracted but its not working.
28/08/2013 at 20:06
Not much. I daren't even think about nurseries etc. I know that we will clear out the office and that will be the nursery, but I won't dare make plans until I am lucky enough to get a bfp and probably not until after the first tri. Should I never get pregnant, or have a m/c, it would be heartbreaking to have to clear out the baby stuff. I am trying to drink less I suppose, except during AF, but tbh that's not working and I remain as bad as ever! I'm not overweight, and our current home renovations aren't baby related.
29/08/2013 at 09:08
I haven't changed anything either, just taking folic acid and tracking my cycles. I am also still making plans for next year and we have recently ordered a new bed for our 'junk room' as we don't want to leave it empy for a nursery, I'm hoping by filling the junk room with new furniture it will invoke the law of sod and we then have to empy it again ha ha!
29/08/2013 at 17:30
Trying to loose some weight, saving lots of money and planning a trip to Australia in March which is helping us a stupid amount every time AF arrives x
01/09/2013 at 17:20
Mine is pretty much the same, and taking folic acid, and noticing every single pregnant woman in the street.
ooh and sticking my legs up as sex, I know that's a myth but I just can't help myself but do it, and also *ahem* I try my pelvic floor muscles afterwards to give it everything chance of being sucked up to the egg*
ha is that too much information?
01/09/2013 at 17:21
oooh and resisting the urge to speak to every random pregnant woman I come across and ask her how long she has been trying.
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