I am noticing such a host of different feelings from trying for one than two.
For example, with one? I did every thing and THEN some: pineapple (still gonna do that yum!)
bedrest (they changed to one day and I'm okay with THAT)
visualization photos of little kids (surprisingly girls and I had a boy! ha ha!)
A lamb doll (based on my brilliant yet wacky and unproven Parrot theory which is: Parrots see ping pong balls and lay eggs.
So, I figure if I held a lamb doll, did motions of being a mommy my body would conceive)
Tapes of visualization
You name it, I DID it. now, of course, for me, I was blessed to have it work the first time out. I had not even done OE ivf before just this. And wow! how amazing, and how lucky.
Now we are going for number two. I am terrified by my feelings which are a bit messed up cause my anti depressants are way low for me. Here is what I am feeling:
a. at first I wanted to do it allll the same still kept the picture but it's in moving boxes
b. terrified to know this time, the stats are, the journey may be more realistic as in, I may need to try a few times.
c. terrified because I don't think about this cycle every minute of every day as I did the first cause I have a baby to take care of.
d. depressed cause I did NOT get the baby weight off, my body doesn't seem to want to, and between moving, being poor in the City, and getting used to an area I have NOT had time.
The only thing I have realized yet is that I don't need visualization pics I have a live baby to look at!
AND I don't need a lamb doll (but I still want it) because I can hold a squirmy toddler instead.
Did any of YOU experience different feelings and shifts as you went for your second or third child? what changed? how did you handle it? any advice? thank you all!
Not sure you have read the recent warnings with the antidepressants..but there is clear evidence that some of the SSRI's may be problematic for pregnancy. I was on Celexa before, during and after my DD's birth...she was born with a heart defect (ASD), which has been repaired. There is now evidence that Celexa and several other SSRI's can cause heart defects in utero. I was on half of the starting dose during my pg (10mgs) and still had this issue.
Please check with your docs.
Good luck with your cycle.