5 Ways to Get Your Mind off the Pressures of Baby-Making
Ovulation, ovulation, ovulation. It’s on your mind all of the time. You’re in baby-making mode and you’re thinking about it 24/7. With all the brainpower going toward it, you expected that you’d be pregnant already. But you’re not, and there’s no need to stress just yet. Yeah, yeah — easier said than done. What you need right now is a baby-making break, at least from thinking about it. Check out these baby-free ideas for getting your mind off of pregnancy!
1. Layer on the lingerie. Sex has become nothing more than a mechanical act that’s used to get you a baby. Forget about timing, positions or whatever else you’re doing to up your chances of conception and have sex for fun! Yep, that’s right — fun. Go shopping for some new lingerie (picking pieces that are totally racy and way out of your typical undergarment arena) and spend some true quality time with your guy.
2. Make a baby-making jar. Designate one day a week a conception-free zone. Both you and your future baby-daddy are prohibited from talking about anything that has to do with ovulation times, cervical mucus, basal body temperature, sperm count, fallopian tubes or your uterus. If either one of you talks about fertility, conception or any part of making a baby, the offender has to put a dollar in the jar. One of two things will happen: 1. You’ll have one day free from worrying about your fertility, or 2. You’ll sock away so much money that the two of you can take each other out for a fancy dinner that makes you forget all about baby-making.
3. Go back to school. You can’t think about sperm motility if you’re learning how to use HTML. When you finally do get pregnant and become a mommy, you won’t have much time to do something that’s purely for you. Pick something that you’ve always wanted to learn and look for a class to take at your local community college or community center. One note on this idea — there is absolutely, positively no taking a class that has anything to do with pregnancy, having a baby, caring for a baby, child development, parenting, early childhood education or another kid-centered subject.
4. Dance, dance, dance. Let loose and dance like nobody’s watching. While getting your glam on and heading out to the nearest club is certainly an option, you can still stay in your sweatpants and get down at home. Turn down the lights, turn up the music and dance until you forget that you’re trying to get pregnant.
5. Spend time with singles. Your single, childless friends could probably care less about conception. If anything, they’re on the opposite end of the spectrum — focusing all of their efforts on trying not to get pregnant. Go for a drink, get tickets to a concert or just hang at home. Yes, your “I’m totally going solo” friend may politely ask about your preggo plans. But she’ll also clam up when you roll your eyes and bring up her guy du jour. So, what’s on the agenda for the rest of the night? It could be anything — anything that doesn’t involve babies.
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