I'm 'Dotty Doo'!! I'm new to the forum, I have been lurking for a while but have only just plucked up the courage to start posting!
I am incredibly incredibly broody, some days more than others. I don't have a date set for TTC it will most probably be a few years away when we are living in a house and are married and are feeling ready, however I feel very ready but my BF is not so ready just yet.
Welcome aboard! I'm also a former lurker who's recently joined- yay
My broodiness always gets worse around the time I visit my sweet little niece. She was born the same year we decided to marry, so she's like a little reminder of 'what could be'. Haha.
Has anyone found ways to fight the broodiness?
Some things I've tried that seems to help is: talking with my spouse about what he thinks we'll need to do before ttc or to be parents, setting timelines (e.g., getting off of mirena in Jan.), getting in better shape, listening to my sister talk about the challenges of parenting, reading others' stories, blogging to my future little one, scoping amazon baby registry items, and burying myself in side-projects.
Welcome to WTT! I definitely believe waiting/broodiness is the worst when you don't have a date because you don't know how long you'll be waiting. I know before OH and I had a date set it seemed like it would be forever and that definitely got me feeling down. So I would recommend sitting down with your OH and figuring out what all you want to accomplish before having kids. Then based on that list, try to come up with a year that would be practical. Don't worry about picking a month until the time gets closer but at least having a year to look forward to made the waiting much easier on me.
Welcome! I've found this board to be a real sanity-saver!! Everyone is SO supportive and there is no judgment, so you can bring your darkest moments here and someone will always be in the same boat...
Kismet and I have decided to use our broodiness as a positive thing in our lives! I try to use my broodiness as a daily reminder to eat healthier, more fruit/veggies, no processed foods, take my vitamins, workout every few days, and it's a great reminder to really enjoy the moments I have with my OH!! I've found it's the only way I stay sane!! Otherwise, the broodiness takes over and I get into a serious funk.. of course, that happens anyway some days and then I come to this board and all of these ladies tell me I'm normal
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