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    Green Mum to be is offline Just one baby pretty pretty please with sprinkles and a cherry on top
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    Default What do you do to distract yourself from IVF?

    Both inadvertantly and on purpose i do things so i'm not constantly thinking about the cycle or IVF or not having a baby.

    I thought it would be fun to see what others get up to as well.

    Inadvertantly - I eat (hellow weight gain!)

    On purpose -

    I've turned half the garden into a vegie patch
    I painted our fence
    I painted every room in the house - room by room cycle by cycle
    Renovated the kitchen
    Renovated the office
    Tried to start painting artistically (sorry pictures still half finished

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    June 2010 failed cycle we build DD a cubby house for her birthday. I had fun painting and interior decorating it with a feature wall, carpet etc. We gave it to her for her first birthday. In hindsight, it was a ridiculously huge project especially given her birthday deadline of only 4 weeks.

    This time - I'm planning her big girl room. Just buying small items and going so sort through my fabrics boxes when she naps today so I can think about what kind of quilt I want to make her.

    I also need to finish off her 1st year scrapbook which was my goal to finish it before another baby comes along. With the way I'm going I will be up to her 10th birthday before there is a new bub.

    I will admit it is easier when, like me, you are blessed with a little one already cos they don't give you much opportunity to wallow....

    But I am scared that I will run out of hobbies and end up spoiling her beyond belief if we have to cycle a billion times

    Babydust to everyone xo
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    My husband and I put an offer on a house we can't afford. It really took our mind off things - everyone should try it!

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    Lol rittzy, I keep looking at houses to distract my self, I want to move, all my dreams were in this house now it just makes me sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rittzy View Post
    My husband and I put an offer on a house we can't afford. It really took our mind off things - everyone should try it!
    Ohhh yes that I do understand!!! Eek!!

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    Hiya

    I taught myself to crochet and became obsessed with it. I made a baby blanket, probably not the healthiest idea but I love the idea that one day I may be able to wrap my baby in the blanket I poured so much time and love into when I was in a vulnerable place. I found this gave me something to look forward to whenever I had spare time and a goal to head towards.

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    We have a list of things that will be near impossible after babies, and we try to some of the 'little things' from it every day. For the bigger things like weekends away, we bought a camper trailer & go somewhere at least once a month.

    Sorry on my phone, so can't copy & paste the list right now. I'll come back when I'm on the computer.

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    Here it is...

    THINGS TO DO, ENJOY & MAKE THE MOST OF BEFORE KIDS!!

    oSleep/ sleeping in/ snuggling
    oSpontaneity
    oDTD whenever/wherever we like
    oGoing out for dinner, movies, etc
    oCatching up with friends over a meal or coffee
    oExercising when I want
    oDoing things without planning around naps/bedtimes/school/child-friendliness
    oSilence/ peace & quiet
    oME time/ being alone
    oTime alone with hubby
    oShowering/bathing/going to the toilet in peace
    oCooking what WE like
    oEating hot meals without sharing
    oDrinking coffee before it goes cold
    oNot cooking/cleaning if I don’t feel like it
    oUninterrupted conversations (phone and face-to-face)
    oLeaving the house with only handbag, keys & phone
    oHolidays/ weekends away
    oLazy weekends
    oHouse staying reasonably clean for more than a day
    oWatching TV/reading a book in peace
    oNot having to watch a movie at minimum volume because the baby is sleeping
    oListening to MY favourite music
    oRunning errands quickly & easily
    oHaving energy and being able to concentrate
    oWearing what I want without worrying how to get a boob out
    oDriving without a crying baby/fighting kids in the back
    oNot constantly watching the clock and thinking about nap/feeding/school drop-off/pick- up times
    oNot dealing with poo everyday
    oLeaving doors and cupboards unlocked, and having ornaments where you want them
    oShopping for myself at a leisurely pace, and having money to do it
    oAppreciating my pre-baby body
    oAdult company every day & contributing to the workforce

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