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Questionable TTC behaviour

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Folicacid Mon 31-Jan-11 19:08:30

1. Lurking in baby names on a daily basis, desperate to post

2. Checking the baby name statistics for both country and area

3. Surfing Amazon to read reviews of pregnancy books- but not buying any

4. Working out how pregnant I could be if I get pregnant this month at key events this year like weddings, holidays

5.Regularly checking the local nursery's website for information

MummyAbroad Mon 31-Jan-11 19:31:52

you forgot..

6.staring at your chart on FF even though it doesnt change.

7. having a standing order with Amazon for OPKs and HPTs

8.9.10 prodding boobs, standing up really quickly to see if you feel dizzy and only ever wearing white knickers.

LoveInAColdClimate Mon 31-Jan-11 20:27:27

11. Obsessively calculating income on basis of going back to work full time, part time and not at all, after deducting childcare, travel (etc) costs.

12. Experiencing imaginary morning sickness two days after ovulation.

13. Making birth plans in head (and sometimes on paper blush).

Know just what you mean about working out how pregnant you would be at key events, Folicacid - have already wondered whether should accept a few hen-do invitations for later this year in case am pregnant and likely to be tired and sick blush (although have retained sanity so far and not turned any down on this basis...)

Folicacid Mon 31-Jan-11 21:31:14

14. Knowing more about 'travel systems' than friends with actual real babies

Loveinacoldclimate it is a form of madness isn't it? I have also committed the crime of 11 too.

Folicacid Mon 31-Jan-11 21:31:45

15. Skyplussing One Born Every Minute and watching by stealth

babybythesea Mon 31-Jan-11 21:38:50

16. Checking out several 'due date calendars' on-line, to see if they really all do give you the same date. For the baby who is not so much a glint in your eye as a star in your head! And looking at the detailed info about what might be happening this week. 'The first two weeks of pregnancy, you are not even pregnant.' I knew it - I'm not pregnant but the calendar ssays I shouldn't be yet, so it's ok - I'm on the pregnancy calendar - yay!!
17. Staring at preg tests in Tescos, wondering how much you would be tempting fate by buying one.

angster Mon 31-Jan-11 23:00:36

18. Going to John Lewis to haberdashery department but somehow via the pram section where I cant help but stop to browse and decide which one I would like to get hmm

19. Standing in front of the long bathroom mirror and sticking my stomach out whilst muttering to myself that I think I would look quite good pregnant !!!

Yes all very questionable indeed !

AmandaCooper Tue 01-Feb-11 08:46:22

20. Browsing online maternity stores to find practical pieces for work that wouldn't fit me if I bought them cause I'm not pregnant.

21. Having a secret stash of baby gear in the back of the wardrobe.

Got2Dance Tue 01-Feb-11 10:36:16

22. Wondering if I ought to cut down caffeine and alcohol, so that it's not too much of a shock to the system when I go cold turkey

So agree with loads of these - esp the how pregnant could I be at this time or that time. And working out the pay/maternity pay, etc.

23. Reading up on local nursery's and schools

LoveInAColdClimate Tue 01-Feb-11 10:38:48

22. Knowing exactly how I will decorate the nursery and having to restrain myself from buying bits for it.

Know just what you mean about JL baby department too, angster...

LoveInAColdClimate Tue 01-Feb-11 10:42:27

Ooops, have x posted and messed up numbering.

Feel slightly reassured that DH also does the working out due dates thing... although perhaps two of us obsessing is even worse!

Got2Dance Tue 01-Feb-11 10:45:37

oh yes - plans for the nursery for sure!! Have already veto'd a double bed for the spare room, as I want it only as a nursery. Sorry any visiting folks, can't you tell it's the baby-that-doesn't-exist-yet's room?!

Newgolddream Tue 01-Feb-11 10:46:01

23. Start POAS at something ridiculously earlye...ooh say 7 DPO, being crushed by a BNF then and going back to the bin hours later to retrieve it and holding it up to the light squinting to see a line....

I can totally identify with staring at your FF chart - even though it doesnt change - for ages, almost willing it to suddenly show a pregnancy lol.

And the planning for events thing.

KnackeredCow Tue 01-Feb-11 10:51:10

25. Going shopping for clothes and only buying items made from jersey that can be grown into and would suffice at least the first six months of pregnancy blush

26. Addendum to no. 3 actually having a stash of pregnancy / baby name books hidden in the wardrobe

27. Spending any "spare time" reading Ofsted reports for any school within a 20 mile radius

Collie2 Tue 01-Feb-11 10:53:23

23. Thinking about if you should move from your little 2 bed-er and searching on rightmove for an unobtainable 4/5 bed mansion that has 'chill out' areas for teenagers!!
24. staring at pregnant bellies
25. 'accidently' browsing maternity sections.

i am a sucker for 4 and 11, but find mysef doing almost all of them.... and now you've given me more guilty sins to find pleasure in! smile

FreudianSlippery Tue 01-Feb-11 10:55:36

Sitting on a bench in town alone (during breaks from college lessons) reading the latest issue of Practical Parenting/Mother & Baby etc.

Collie2 Tue 01-Feb-11 10:56:10

newgolddream add to 23. peeing on OPKs everyday even at CD36, sometimes twice a day...and checking on them several times a day.

KnackeredCow Tue 01-Feb-11 10:57:37

Collie I do your number 23 all the time!

Newgolddream Oh dear I do that too. Even pulling apart the Clear Blue Digital to see if there are any lines as surely the not pregnant is quite simply wrong.

KnackeredCow Tue 01-Feb-11 11:00:21

No. ?. POAS even if your period has just started as you're convinced it's a late implantation bleed....

Newgolddream Tue 01-Feb-11 12:05:16

Shouldnt laugh but Im smiling here at the thought of us obsessively POAS, bin raking and taking tests apart! blush grin

And laughing at your.....not pregnant being "simply wrong" knackeredcow!!!!!

Got2Dance Tue 01-Feb-11 12:11:42

Aaaa....POAS straight after period cos of the elusive implantation bleed... <<gazes down memory lane>>

Also loving the not pregnant being simply wrong!

LoveInAColdClimate Tue 01-Feb-11 14:47:04

This thread is making me feel so reassuringly normal - thank you grin

27ish - "accidentally" straying into the baby bit of The White Company on lunchbreaks and having to fight with self not to buy adorable babygros "just in case" (just in case what, the charts are lying and I am in fact 38 weeks pregnant and just haven't noticed?).

Broody1976 Tue 01-Feb-11 15:51:08

LOL - Love this thread... I'm guilty of most of them. Especially wandering into the maternity section - did it in M&S the other day... the shame!

KnackeredCow Tue 01-Feb-11 16:03:45

28ish: Take up knitting, after all it's a really useful skill to have for the production of booties, hats and mittens

29ish: Buy a sewing machine and immediately commence making a nappy bag

MrsSatsuma Tue 01-Feb-11 16:37:23

30ish: planning where to put the computer desk when study has to be taken over as baby room

31ish: wondering if it's okay to keep the walls pink even if the non-existent baby is a boy, because I still like the colour

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