It’s your anniversary only you will remember. You have been trying to conceive now for one year or two years or more and it’s coming up to the date when you first started trying for your baby. You might not remember the exact date but you know the month.
When you were boyfriend and girlfriend, your anniversary was a big deal. You received some earrings and were taken out for a romantic dinner. For your wedding anniversary, your husband spoiled you with a vacation or a nice evening out. Now, you are coming up to your other anniversary – your TTC anniversary. During your first TTC anniversary, you sadly mentioned it to your husband, but you received no jewelry, just a pity kiss on the cheek with your husband telling you not to worry it “hasn’t been that long.” That year you “celebrated” by booking your first fertility appointment.
But now you are reaching your second or third or fourth or tenth (gulp! don’t let that be me, you think to yourself) year. How are you going to celebrate since no one is going to remember but you?
Here are some suggestions. Start the day by sending yourself flowers or chocolates directly to your office than decorate your cubicle with balloons. Your co-workers will definitely crowd around and you can proudly say that you are celebrating your anniversary. It is not necessary to say which anniversary. Maybe you can get one of them to take you out for lunch to continue the celebrations! Next, buy yourself something pretty on your way home. Then pick up your favorite foods for dinner and the largest and most fattening piece of chocolate cake you can find. After dinner, light candles and take a bath (but do NOT read any infertility books in the bathtub this time). Enjoy your day and think about how next year at this time you will hopefully be pregnant.