Log In Sign Up

A Challenge

Forum: Trying to Conceive 1 Year +


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Trying to Conceive 1 Year + LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
April 29th, 2008, 07:45 AM
Delekatala's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 3,628
Send a message via AIM to Delekatala
OK, TTC is a lot of hard work and stress. Eddy and I were so stressed out in the beginning it created some issues for us. Because of that we instituted a fun type policy. We plan date nights, we plan massage nights, we set nights up to try something new etc. Keep it fun. As a result our bedroom life and our marriage in general is healthier than it ever was. We haven't felt BDing was a chore in a couple years, and always look forward to it. I sense a lot of tension around here, understandabley so. And I thought these couples need to have some relaxing fun time.

So I challenge you ladies, Plan a fun night sometime in the next two weeks (save those of you whose DH is deployed then plan it for homecoming). Every couple has thier own special things they like to do, and don't underestimate trying something new. The point is to enjoy each other and have fun, not to get pregnant. Don't worry about proper positions, or standing on your head or any of that. Post your ideas and let us know how it went afterwards. And if you have kids, you can plan it for after they go to bed, we do it all the time.

We plan them every two weeks. And we also plan little fun nights in between. here are some of our ideas if anyone needs some inspiration:

1. Eddy's Birthday night. We had a 3 hour rule system. For the first hour no touching any "good" spots. For the second hour good spots are ok, but no BD and no "O"ing. And the third hour, Anything goes! This sounds like a bit much, but it went by so fast and we were having so much fun we extended the time to two hours for the first rule, and we did a lot of snuggling and massage and stuff. We are still giddy over that night two months later.

2. Try something new night. We do this one spontaneously. I will call him at work and say Tonight lets do something we haven't done before. Or I will do a google search on spicing things up and find something to try to surprise him with. The important thing though is if you are wanting to try anything "out of the norm" to communicate about it beforehand, everyone has different tastes. Also another tip would be don't be embarassed. We have tried things that sounded like great ideas on the internet and ended up laughing with each other, either way it creates great memories.

3. Massage night, I have no idea how to give a massage, but with a little massage oil just about anything feels good, the idea is to have fun. I totally wing it and it makes him happy everytime. He has taken a therapeutic massage class, so I am always in heaven. We buy KY jelly brand massage oil, it is warming but doesn't leave you greasy. It is the best and we have tried a lot of them. but thier mint one isn't great. BTW even though it is KY brand massage oil, it is NOT lube and it is NOT for the more intimate spots, despite what the bottle says, just trust me, don't ask how I know.....

4. Expensive Date night. This one we do a few times a year you need a babysitter for this one if you have kids. Put aside a lump of money and have an all out night. Go to a favorite restaurant, or plan a romantic meal at home. But a new nightgown (doesn't have to be lingerie, just a pretty one that you can reuse after that). Snuggle with a movie, or put on music and chat. And just do whatever comes up. Believe it or not a couple of these we never got around to BDing. But we always had a Great time, and are refreshed and relaxed afterwards.

Here is our last expensive date night, we bought a bunch of finger foods for a romantic time, we snacked and chatted for 4 hours at the table right at home.

OK, Those are some of our favorite things to do. Keep in mind it is all about mindset. You have to think of it as special time, and make it special time. No talking about stressful things. Compliments are always good, and just have the goal of making your partner feel great. They should also have that goal for you, and it works. And if any ladies have any good ideas for date nights let me know by all means, we are always looking for new ideas..
Reply With Quote
April 29th, 2008, 07:46 AM
ZaydensMomma's Avatar Aaron Nicole
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 16,454
woohooo that looks like fun!!!

Age 36 with PCOS, poor ovarian reserve (.197), and blocked left fallopian tube.
We are TTC our 2nd blessing baby.
Reply With Quote
April 29th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Brenda04's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,987
I love this idea, I'll do some research so I can plan something for the weekend, I'll let you guys know what I find

Reply With Quote
April 30th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Delekatala's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 3,628
Send a message via AIM to Delekatala
My date night last night (for my bday) was a huge success! We ate out, and then we took a trip to the "big people toy store". We already spotted what we want to get for our next date night. Body paint, LOL it is flavored, sounds like a lot of fun. We are not small people so lots of room for art! Then came home and snuggled and talked about all sorts of random things. Then I got a nice long massage, and I gave a small one back just because. And you know what comes next, and then we snuggled more, and then I forget cause we must have fallen asleep.
Reply With Quote
April 30th, 2008, 03:19 PM
lil.Guppy's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 299
LOLOLOL I so know what you mean about making it fun. Maybe TTC is the ultimate secret to a good marriage HA.
Reply With Quote
April 30th, 2008, 08:57 PM
nikas_mommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,035
Sounds like you had fun!

I just ordered a few things from Pure Romance, I got the vibrating hairbrush (hey, my hair needs it! lol actually I love it when DH brushes/combs my hair so this is a guilty pleasure of mine) and I got a little coupon book to stick with DH's birthday present in June... I'm sure he'll go through those rather quickly lmao

Now, to just hide the box from DH! Unless I get lucky and he's working a day shift when it arrives, he's usually the one to greet UPS (we usually have a pretty blonde, so I let him enjoy ) Maybe I can convince him that the hairbrush is all I ordered and try to hide the book deep in the packing material.
<div align="center">
My Fertility Friend Chart

</div><div align="center">
on a not trying, not preventing break this cycle due to my health...

Reply With Quote
April 30th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lucasville, Ohio
Posts: 7,647
Send a message via ICQ to tabbymichelle Send a message via MSN to tabbymichelle Send a message via Yahoo to tabbymichelle Send a message via Skype™ to tabbymichelle
Great idea!

Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0