Trying to conceive (TTC) can seem like a life-consuming goal that you and your partner are working together towards. For many couples, holidays are difficult for a number of reasons. There are a few things that you should keep in mind to help you enjoy your Labor Day rather than just making it through this.
If people know that you are trying to conceive, you may dread the thought of being bombarded with questions. This is why it is best to know what you will say ahead of time. If this is something that you would rather people did not bring up, you can ask the person who is coordinating the celebration to pass along this information so you are not hounded. You should also think about whether or not you will hold babies during the party rather than waiting until the last second.
Don't Be Afraid to Turn Down an Invitation
If seeing babies or children makes you feel upset, then feel free to make other plans. Many couples find it is easier to go instead to events where they will be around couples who do not have children either so this will not be an issue. If you already have a child this may not be an option and in this case, you may just have to find the celebration that will suit your feelings best.
Spend Alone Time with Your Partner
Long holiday weekends are a great time to get away and spend some quality time with your partner. This could be a flight to the other side of the country or simply a day trip to a bed and breakfast that you have been dying to visit. You will find that getting away may be just what you need to rekindle some of the romance that can be lost with the stress trying to conceive can put on your relationship.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you and your partner's emotional needs should come first. Think about how different situations will affect you and the ways that you can remedy it. This can help to make your weekend fun and memorable for all the right reasons.