Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Woman's Survival Guide for the TWW

The TWW is the period from transfer to your first beta (pregnancy blood test). For many women, this period can seem like slow torture. This "survival guide" is a list of fun "to-do's" that have helped me along my waiting period. This list isn't for everyone but feel free to borrow some ideas. Good luck!

Two Week Wait (TWW) Survival Guide
  1. Indulge in the latest teenage vampire love story phenomena - Read the “Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer (4 book series – New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn). This should keep you busy for 2 weeks and take your mind from your reality to blood sucking fantasy.
  2. Rent and watch all seasons of Sex and the City or Friends. Both will make you laugh out loud.
  3. Make a point to get out and enjoy dinner at a restaurant you’ve been dying to try.
  4. Have a girl’s spa day. Bliss to the rescue!
  5. Dust off those cookbooks and try a few new recipes on yourself or DH.
  6. Bake a cake! If it’s chocolate even better ;)
  7. Make a playlist for your iPod of inspiring feel good songs. Personalize it for your own experience. Playlist name suggestions: Oh Baby, Come on Baby!,
  8. Go shoe shopping. Get lost in some of the best shoe depts. – Bloomies, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor. A pair of great heals goes a long way!
  9. Clean out your closet. Dig deep and toss anything you haven’t worn in the last 8 months. You may need to make room for some trendy maternity clothes ;)
  10. Express yourself. Keep a journal and document your feelings during this journey for baby. When I read earlier entries in my journal, I often remember an important sentiment or thought that has already been forgotten. My little red journal safe guards these precious thoughts.
  11. Meditate at least 20 minutes each day. You can either download an IVF mediation CD series from the internet or just download spa or nature music to your iPod. Whatever music you decide, make sure it doesn’t distract you but helps you focus and connect to your inner you and your embryo/s.

1 comment:

  1. I love your suggestions-I do so many of those myself. It really does help to have distractions and these are some great, healthy tips!