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While you Wait Wednesday: Are More Distractions Better?

While you are waiting, going through infertility, is it better when you have a big deadline at work, or you have to put in overtime to finish the project, or you pick up a couple extra shifts at the hospital? Does being more busy help you get through the waiting or do you feel like you are not devoting enough ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 1

What if there was only one day a week you were allowed to take pregnancy tests?  Wednesdays for example.  What if people can only find out if they are pregnant on Wednesdays?  Same for adoption calls.  Birth mothers can only choose waiting parents on Wednesdays and the adoption counselors can only call on Wednesdays to let you know the picture of ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Vent Today, Free-Up Tomorrow

So how did you do last week? Did you try to postpone your worries until today? Was it harder than you thought? If you did hopefully you will be able to have a good discussion with your spouse today which will free you up tomorrow (Valentines Day) to focus on your relationship. To focus some time on just the two of ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: When I Feel Anxious…

Today, journal five ideas of things you can do, or think, to get your mind off the waiting.  So as soon as you catch yourself feeling anxious you can___________.  (Call a friend, call your spouse, make a snack, read a magazine, read something funny, set a future 10 min window to worry/problem solve).  Keep your list nearby and use it whenever you need ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

This Wednesday journal about your biggest fear (expand on “I fear I will never have a baby.”)  Sometimes if we write out our fears it takes a little punch out of them.  You may be able to work through some feelings or fears that are unwarranted.  I was fearful about adoption but the more I learned about it, the more I looked ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

I remember thinking, “If I don’t have a baby by next mother’s day I don’t know what I’m going to do!”  Then I would set goals on the anniversaries of losses, “If I’m not pregnant by the time of our miscarried babies’ due date that’s it!” without clarifying what “that’s it” meant. I don’t think that helped me in my ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

What are you waiting for this Wednesday.  Are you in the 2ww to see if you are pregnant?  Are you waiting for your most fertile 72 hours of the month to come around?  Are you waiting for an appointment with a Reproductive Endocrinologist?  Maybe waiting for you and your husband to get along again after this has put such a strain ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

Waiting is one of the hardest struggles related to infertility.  The infamous 2 week wait (2ww) to see if you’re pregnant, the waiting 2 more weeks to try again when you find out you’re not, the wait to see the specialist, the waiting on test results.  If you are further down the road maybe it’s the wait for the next round of ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 10

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 8

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »