50 Things To Do In The Two Week Wait (2ww)

    During the two week wait (2ww) you may want to keep busy and stop obsessing. You have done everything trying to get pregnant. You made love regularly, enough and at the right time. But now you are facing the dreaded 2ww.

    The 2ww stands for "the 2 week wait," the time between ovulation and your menstrual period. Hopefully your menstrual period won't come and you will be rewarded with a positive pregnancy test.

    Many women say that the 2ww feels like it takes forever. Even though their days may be filled with work and other obligations, their mind keeps coming back to wondering and worrying about whether or not they are pregnant.

    Here are 50 things to help you stay positive during the 2ww:

    1. Take your daily prenatal vitamins including folic acid
    2. Write a daily journal
    3. Update your facebook page
    4. Don't smoke
    5. Don't drink alcohol
    6. Set some goals and write them down
    7. Make a new budget
    8. Write down baby names
    9. Make your home green
    10. Organize your home
    11. Treat yourself to facials and bubble baths
    12. Eat healthy - leafy vegetables contain a lot of folic acid
    13. Go out and have good food - Once you are pregnant you may not geel like it
    14. Drink pineapple juice or fresh pineapple slices - contains selenium which aids with implantation
    15. Eat walnuts
    16. Use loose clothes: nothing that fits too tight
    17. Don't lift anything too heavy
    18. Exercise - but in moderation
    19. Take long walks
    20. Hydrate well - Drink 1 or 2 liters of water each day
    21. Enjoy making love - at this point it's for pure fun not baby making
    22. If you have to, drink coffee but limit it to 2 cups a day
    23. Go out,
    24. Try to stay busy so you do not obsess too much
    25. Find a good obstetrician
    26. Investigate good hospitals
    27. Calculate the exact day when your pregnancy test should be positive
    28. Watch one DVD a day
    29. Send your husband a love letter each day
    30. Clean up the refrigerator
    31. Get rid of toxic chemicals in your house
    32. Take a regular nap - Naps are God's gift to the impatient.
    33. Meditate - Do Yoga
    34. Spend more time talking to your husband
    35. Go out with a girlfriend for some tea
    36. Ask your husband to do the vacuuming, dishwasher, laundry, and garbage disposal
    37. Practice peeing on a stick - with a Q tip
    38. Investigate life insurance
    39. Paint your rooms - During pregnancy the smells may drive you crazy
    40. Reorganize the kitchen
    41. Do some gardening
    42. Repot your plants
    43. Take the dog for long walks
    44. Check the medicine cabinet and throw out old medications
    45. Wash the dog
    46. Go to a museum - each day a different one
    47. Cut coupons
    48. Watch for maternity clothes sales
    49. Read a good book, or two, or three..
    50. Reorganize your closets