What the heck is 2WW, you ask? Well – long story short, it stands for “2 week wait.”
To further explain, it’s the latter half of the month after a female’s ovulation has taken place. The time between (potential) conception & (missed) period. The calm before the storm… or if you’re actively TTC, the longest two weeks of waiting to Pee On A Stick (POAS) to see if you’ve conceived that month!
Mr.DJW and I are anxiously hoping for good news, but taking everything in stride that we’re still pretty early in our journey and that it’s not the time to stress nor fret about any news at all.
What hasn’t helped cool my ever increasing baby fever is our weekly addiction to “Teen Mom 2.” Yup- I said it, OUR weekly addiction. I’ve watched TM/TM2 on/off since the shows started, but this season – I’ve got Mr.DJW hooked! He confesses that he finds the up and down drama of Jenelle & Keifer quite entertaining, but if he read this blog post; I’m sure he’d be mortified that I shared this fact with you all!
It’s my guilty pleasure and while I don’t approve or disapprove of the show and its premise, it’s an eye opening show, especially the first season of both casts. I understand both sides of the argument on how people feel about either show; I’m not here for a debate. I just know that from season 1 to now, my feelings have changed as I’ve progressed as a woman, wife throughout the last few years. I remember when the first Teen Mom episode aired. Mr.DJW and I had just moved in together, engaged a few months. I was lost in the world of wedding planning, starting a new job, law schooling; and needless to say - having a baby was the last thing on my mind. It boggled my mind that these teenagers were moms. Their hardships, struggles were something I couldn’t fathom at 26, let along 16, 17, 18.
This season of TM2, I find myself much more critical of these young moms. While I commend those who are doing everything they can at their age, I am utterly disgusted by the others who are still immature and cling onto the “Teen” moreso than the “Mom” part of their life. I think what drives my anger and empty judgments is the fact that I know so many women, who are far more mature, ready, and financially set in raising babies, yet their TTC journeys have been marred by struggle and heartache.
As with anything in life, nothing’s fair and not everything makes sense. And I’d like to believe that it all is a part of His greater plan for each of us. As Mr.DJW and I continue our journey, I’m making a mental note to be grateful of every part of this journey. Through the laughs, tears, happiness, and sadness – I’m ready to face what’s to come (check back with me in a year and see if I’ve still got the appreciation sans baby).
Have a great HUMP day dears!
– Do you watch TM? Reality TV? (I’m a sucker and Reality TV is my guilty pleasure.)