Sunday, 18 October 2009


I think the hardest thing about this two-week wait is going to be keeping calm and not obsessing about what's going on in there. We have a few fun things planned to keep us busy - today we're going to lunch at my sister's house to celebrate my niece's third birthday, and we have various light activities going on during the week. I'm able to work from home for all but three days of the two weeks, which in one way is good, as I won't have to spend three hours a day commuting, but it does also give me an awful lot of extra time for obsessing.

I have a hypnotherapy CD which I'll listen to at least once a day, and my next acupuncture session will concentrate mainly on helping me to relax.

I also have visible signs of how the two-week wait is progressing - having been told that I must make sure I drink at least two litres of water a day, I have a case in the kitchen which currently contains 12 bottles of water. By removing a bottle a day, I'll be keeping my fluid intake up and have a visual reminder of how the amount of time still to wait is going down. When all the bottles are gone, it'll be time to test.

But inevitably, there will be times when I start worrying and getting stressed about the whole deal. On Friday evening, I made up a little rhyme to cheer my raspberry pips on (and subtly remind them what I had to go through to get them - nothing like starting the maternal guilt trips early!) whenever I start feeling a bit anxious. Bizarrely, it does seem to help calm me down so far. It goes like this:

Gonal-F and Cetrotide
Come on little cells, divide!
Ovitrelle and Cyclogest
Come on babies, do your best!


  1. That's a lovely rhyme! Keep on singing it! The 2ww is horrible even when you've not been through IVF - I can only imagine how it must yawn in front of you. Try and do something nice for yourself everyday; a bubble bath for a full hour, a new book to read, some good, expensive chocolate to enjoy after dinner, fresh flowers to put in the sitting room... just a little thing every day to remind yourself of how special you are. Because you are!!! All our love from over here XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  2. Oh, I have bubbles of anticipation and nervous excitement in my belly and I haven't even met you - goodness only knows how you are feeling. Hope the 2ww is not too hideous. I have everything crossed for a positive result. S xx (coco25 if you remember me?! from BE)

  3. Thank you. Jeannie, I'm so glad you're back online x

    S, lovely to hear from you - of course I remember you. I must look you up on BE - you must be having your baby some time around now, aren't you...? Hope all is well with you x

  4. I can't believe you're in your 2WW. I am so glad everything went so smoothly for you. Do you know when you first beta is? Do you have any symptoms?

  5. Love the rhyme! Made me giggle. :)

    Do you really have to wait 2 weeks? Do you think you'll wait for the beta results or test at home?

    I am so excited for you! Woohoo!