I know I've talked about this before, but I'm going to go with trying to conceive as my something that's made a huge impact on my life recently.
A couple months ago, I was deeply entrenched in marathon training and even though I knew trying to conceive was the next big thing I was going to do, I had no idea how it would change my life. I basically went from having a mild interest in babies and pregnancy to it being like this huge thing I tapped into that I can't get enough information about. Trying to take in all the information is like drinking from a fire hose. There are so many aspects I'm interested in.
- There's the actual TRYING part: getting the timing right, studying my cycle, figuring out what I should and shouldn't be doing to help things, testing for ovulation, etc... (You can see from the collection of tests and stuff I have above!)
- There's the two week wait part: in between ovulation and when I should get my period or find out if I'm pregnant, when I try to figure out if I have symptoms and might be pregnant or not. Oooh, my boobs feel tender! Hmmm, I think I'm kind of crampy... Is that spotting? Everything seems like it could be a symptom.
- There's the actual pregnancy part: where I wonder what it will be like for me if/when I actually am pregnant. Will I have tons of morning sickness? Will I have cravings? Will I be tired? No symptoms at all?
- Then the actual baby stuff. Will I have a boy or a girl? What will I name the baby? How will I decorate a nursery? Is my car appropriate for a car seat? What will he/she be like?
My mind just wanders so much around all the baby topics! It's really been life changing, to suddenly go from barely having it on my radar at all a few months ago to it being the center of my thoughts most of the time. I even bought a book the other day...
Yeah, it's safe to say this whole trying to conceive thing has had a huge impact on my life lately!