Originally Posted by mhiccup
We haven't bought anything for the hypothetical baby (as we often refer to it), but I have started knitting a little sweater.
I think that knitting or other forms of handwork that create something for the baby is
because you can work all of your energy, thoughts and hopes into the piece. Plus it gives you something to do! And with me it almost forces me into a meditative state because I have to sit still and be quiet while do it.2happymamas
you asked about exercise while in the 2ww. Maybe I'm overdoing it but I keep up my normal skating schedule regardless of where I am in my cycle. On the next 2ww I may ramp down a bit, but the hard part for me is that I'm training for an inline marathon on March 16th and I'm trying to keep up a fairly intense training schedule in order to have the endurance to carry me 26.2 miles. (Fat lotta good it did me training so hard, as it's how I threw out my back.
: live and learn, I guess.) So I would say that you should keep doing what makes you feel good, but I am not an expert on this. I will say that the ONLY thing that made me feel better in my first trimester of constant-nausea was getting out and exercising to the point of working up a sweat. And I had the blessing of my midwife to skate until 20 weeks or until my balance felt different to me.
I hope someone else sees the ridiculous comedy in this:
It is very hard to use a Diva cup when you've thrown out your back.
coco: sounds like ovulation cramping to me - good luck!
astraphell: how frustrating! I hope it was a fluke.
2happymamas: I may recant this statement at a later date, but right now my strong feeling is that I am not willing to use Clomid or any other drug that prompts my body to pop more eggs than it normally would because I do not want to artificially increase my chance of multiples. If it happens naturally, then fine, that is my fate (I believe that everything that happens to me was meant to happen and happens for a reason), and I will rise to the challenge because I was meant to live it.
This, of course, is just my outlook. If I were in your shoes, I would draw the limit at 3 eggs because I think that I could handle twins if 2 of them took. I have two breasts to nurse, I have two arms to hold, I have two hips to carry. The chances of advocating for a low-intervention pregnancy and birth are also greater with twins than with triplets. (I would fear that a triplet pregnancy would automatically be classified as 'high-risk' although I don't know this for sure.) I think I personally would have great difficulty with triplets even though I know that there are plenty of women out there who are naturally blessed with 3 babies who do fine (usually with help from others).
May you entertain some retreating eggs.