Hi IVFers (especially Kristina!) - I saw this on another forum and thought it was pretty funny, especially the reference to Toni Weschler (Taking Charge of Your Fertility). I'm going to post it under TTC, too.
I'm editing this post to abide by MDC rules about copyrighted content. I will link to the forum where I found this.
The Two-Week Wait Activity List
14 Things To Do When 14 Days Seem Like Forever
by Lynn Steen
As any woman who is trying to get pregnant can tell you, the two weeks from ovulation to the due date for your next period are pure torture.
You promise yourself you'll just wait it out, distract yourself with other activities and you won't even THINK about taking a pregnancy test until you're at least a day overdue. Then something happens - your breasts start hurting in a slightly different way than they did before, you get slightly nauseous, you have some spotting …Or nothing happens, but you find yourself waking up wishing you could go to sleep again so that it would be another day closer to knowing. You can't think, you can't sleep, you can't work, you start taking HPTs days before they are even possibly meaningful. You are deep in the abyss of THE TWO-WEEK WAIT!
In my opinion, it's no use advising women to stop obsessing, it's impossible. Instead, I give you a list ofmore productive ways to obsess. Please note, however, that there is a limit that each woman must define for herself, between indulging in some baby-daydreaming and going overboard. I've included some examples below:
1. Take a walk around your neighborhood and figure out what will be the best route for strolls with the baby. Find areas with nice sidewalks and easy curbs. Go ahead and daydream. But do NOT buy a stroller for the dog.
For the rest of this very funny list, please click here.
Edited by songtothemoon - 1/16/11 at 4:00pm