Blurb: The Two Week Wait is absolute torture.
But does it have to be?
The Two Week Wait Challenge is a humorous guide for women trying to conceive, navigating the time between potential conception and administering a pregnancy test. Chock-full for easy, inexpensive self-care practices and positive affirmations, the challenge encourages women to preserve their sanity by taking brief moments for themselves each day. Plus, there is a quick way for partners to get involved in the goodness, reconnecting couples who are struggling to cope with infertility.
The Two Week Wait Challenge includes:
- Self-care challenges to own each day of the TWW and beyond, including activities for your mind, body and spirit
- Tone-setting positive affirmations, specifically selected for women who are trying to conceive
- Sections dedicated to daily reflection and note-taking
- An infertility dictionary with commonly used acronyms
- Places for your partner to show you love (and finally feel involved)
˃˃˃ It’s funny, it’s easy, and it’s undeniably needed.
RATED 5/5 Stars
This book was a bit of a surprise. I went in knowing full well that I may just be out of my jurisdiction on this book. Obviously I’m not the intended audience…and yet… Starting this book out, I was just a little bit in over my head. Just a tad, I live with my mom and sis, and though I give them crap for too much info, it doesn’t bother me. Same with this book. It didn’t bother me, and it was rather interesting to read. Mostly because she’s not afraid to actually speak. By that I mean, there’s the sass, there’s the little bit of humor, and light heartedness that comes out when speaking about a tough topic. She keeps the words floating in good rhythm, sort of lightly bouncing along, trying to help get things to the point quick and clear as possible, while maintaining that lighthearted tone. After that, I had let the author know that I may be a bit rough on the edges with the feedback/review. Then she told me something different, something that shifted my perspective a bit. “I think the theory can still apply to anyone dealing with trauma of some kind.” You see I was so caught up in what this was for, I didn’t really think to see it otherwise. And so I read on. Now let me just say, I hold myself tight to my chest. I don’t open up, I don’t do none of that. My politics, religions, my past, my experiences, etc. are all my own. Very few people know about me, even my parents are in the dark. This being said, I’ve done, said, seen, some stuff I can consider pretty damn negative things. Just read the shit I write, it ain’t hard to believe. So I can safely say, things were opening up a bit as I read this.
I’m reading this, and I’m actually taking notes. Some of it I’ve actually done (cleaned up my desk, my little garage corner, unfollowed Facebook friends etc.). Other stuff, I’m very willing to do. I’m just thinking, where the hell was this book a few years ago. Or last month. Or…anywho back to the review. She’s giving advice, followed by challenges, followed by notes. All of this is a sort of step by step process, BUT at the same time, she’s giving notes as to help allow yourself to customize it to your needs and your wants. Even with the mentions of the fertility (which is the topic at hand, don’t forget), these things aren’t too bothered down constricting limitations. Now for the subject of this book. While this book focuses mostly on the female side of it, it’s something that I think that should be read by both. The author doesn’t seclude the idea that the guy may be reading this. I mean, shit the guy ought to know what’s going on and have an understanding of why this is being done and when. Hell it might even be best that the couples do this together. It just seems like the kind of thing that the man and woman would read, experience, and help out with. This was a very interesting read, an eye opener, a self-opener, a kind of perspective shift, and just all around not what I was expecting. What as I expecting? Not a freaking clue, but it wasn’t this lol.
It is currently available for pre-order, and set for release August 1. I got mine, you got yours?