distractions, looking for

Boobs: hurting/sore. Not all the time, but more than usual. Ute: crampy. This is 7dpo though, can this mean anything at all? Other than that I’m obsessing over symptoms, I mean.

So far, having the Big Event distract me from the 2ww doesn’t work. Instead I’m fretting over two issues instead of one.

Yesterday I went to exercise. Which did distract me, as it requires a lot of attention. But, as we’re not talking about something smooth as swimming here, I’m also starting to worry. Truth be told, it’s martial arts (don’t scream) — I’d say the impacts are similar to running, though less frequent (if you can do it really well you have much stronger impacts, but I can’t and have no desire to learn it at the moment). Still… should I take a break? What do you do?

Also, sort of unrelated: do you take progesterone until you test, or do you stop when it’s taken you “far enough” to allow for implantation? As I’m getting sort of hopeful (and scared at the same time…), I don’t want to screw anything by stopping too early. My doc told me 10 days, which is what I’ve done so far. I could check back with her, too…

9 thoughts on “distractions, looking for

  1. Two years ago I’d have said to exercise away. And I think this is still true for the vast majority of women. And, anyway, exercise increases blood flow in the 2ww, which aids implantation (or so I’d always read!). At the same time, if you have any doubts, I’d take it easy in that second week. Not because I really think that the impacts are terrible (Paula Radcliffe had a baby after all!) but because I think it’s better to be lighter of heart.

    Fingers and toes crossed that this is your cycle!!!

  2. Do you know how to knit or crochet? This could be a good time to learn if not. I’m thinking of taking it up again and crocheting some baby-type things. I’m not sure how I’ll feel about that emotionally, but the idea of giving my eventual baby a pile of things and telling her, “I made these while I waited for you and put all my hopes and dreams and worries into each stitch” seems sort of cool. Might have to wait till she’s older before she gets it, though. ;-)

    1. Dory — part of me thinks this is a really sweet idea. The other part doesn’t think I could do it. Imagine all the people asking whether I’m pregnant if they see me knitting tiny stuff… or that we adopt and the child won’t be a baby any more when s/he comes to live with us… I guess I’m not ready for this. But thanks for the idea, I’ll keep it in mind.

  3. Hmm…I’m worried about the same thing. I like to run and I’m worried that if we ever do IVF that I’ll be too scared too. I’m crossing my fingers so hard for you! Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement.

  4. I just do treadmill for exercise so I still do it in the tww. If i was concerned I’d probably just go for a nice walk outside.

    As for the prog, I would be staying on it until positive test or AF arrives.

  5. I was told NEVER to stop the progesterone early. And even then, if a positive test, to continue until blood tests confirmed a high enough progesterone level for the pregnancy to maintain on it’s own. Then not even stop it all at once, but wean off.
    But then, I’ve never been pregnant, so that’s just a “what my doctor would do”, not a “what I actually did”.

    I wouldn’t think the martial arts would be a problem. I used to do TKD with my good friend – she continued until her 4th month and then only stopped because she couldn’t keep her balance and got tired too easily. She just was careful not to get overheated, and didn’t do the sparring, just the forms and other practice.

  6. I know I already commented on this but I just wanted to tell you that I love getting your comments! Thanks for being there for me.

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