Thursday, October 11, 2012

Seven

We're having a baby! Our journey to get pregnant was not always an easy one. I wrote along the way. This post is from month seven. Catch up with One Through Five and Six.

This month was easier than last month. When it was clear that I definitely was not pregnant, I didn't break down for three days.

It was a conscious effort to not obsess over first the potential of getting pregnant, second the possibility of being pregnant, and finally the reality that I was not pregnant. Which was my routine for the first six months.

One thing that helped is that I stopped taking my basal body temperature - your lowest body temperature for any of yous who hasn't had the pleasure of measuring your BBT every morning when you first wake up. I didn't plan to stop, but when the battery of my thermometer died, I thought it was a good idea to not replace it in my attempts to let go and let things happen as they will.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed when my period came this month. But I definitely handled it better than last month.

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