So I was talking to hubby the other day... he thinks I should relax more about our TTC journey... which is fine for him to say - because it doesn't affect him in quite the same way!
As a wannabe bubba's mumma, I have to be conscious of my cycle, and of how I'm treating my body, or watching what I eat or drink at certain times during it. For example... the gorgeous hot summery days' we've been enjoying are perfect for lounging in the garden, with a glass of Rosé !!! It is like THE perfect summer drink! I have a small bottle waiting for me in the fridge... But during that two week period, after the ovulation, before conception, while waiting to know if this month was successful or not, it would be irresponsible to have a glass... or bottle... of wine. Alcohol and growing babies don't mix!
So learning to relax, and yet monitoring what I am doing, somehow have to work themselves out as friends, rather than as opposing parts at this stage of my life! I don't think I am that OTT about TTC. I could be a whole lot worse than I am... I could get an ovulation monitoring kit, or check my BBT (basal body temperature) every morning before I even contemplate getting out of bed, or I could pounce on hubby on the predicted ovulation day... five times an hour, just to make sure his swimmers are alive and active... but I don't do any of those things. I don't even lift my legs in the air to encourage gravitational pull!
So in that respect, I told him, I am very relaxed! And yet am very aware of what my body is doing.
Ahhh... Summer Rosé... you typify relaxation, but for now... you must remain in the fridge!