35 Date Ideas To Get You Through The Two Week Wait

The two week wait

So it’s here; the dreaded two weeks in every treatment cycle that you have to wait out before your pregnancy blood test. Many patients describe this period as the most unpleasant of the whole cycle – even more than the at home-injections and the egg-collection procedure. It’s the helplessness – a huge question mark looming over your future, about which you can do absolutely nothing (well, you can not drink a bottle of tequila, that will probably help).

The kindest thing you can do for yourself at this time is put it out of your mind.

Easier said than done, right?

Well, we’ve come up with a practical list of fun activities you can do with your partner, instead of staring at the at-home pregnancy tests in the toiletries aisle. As we’ve discussed before, intimacy during infertility can feel really difficult, and shaking things up with something different than your normal dinner-and-movie routine might be just the thing you need.

  1. Take a cooking class
  2. Star-gazing
  3. Ten-pin bowling
  4. Ballroom dancing lessons
  5. Open-air cinema (for summer)
  6. Open-air ice rink (for winter)
  7. Cook each other your favourite meals
  8. Mini golf
  9. Take a day trip to a local picturesque spot – don’t forget your picnic
  10. Snorkelling
  11. Art gallery
  12. See a comedy show
  13. Dress up to the nines for a fancy meal
  14. Try your luck at the casino with some silly bets
  15. Volunteer locally
  16. Massage each other
  17. Go to an old record store and pretend you’re in an 80s film
  18. Take an art class
  19. Write each other bad poetry
  20. Hiking
  21. Karaoke
  22. Go to the beach – soak up the vitamin D
  23. Road trip – don’t forget your pre-prepared playlist
  24. Visit the zoo
  25. Scrapbook
  26. Go fishing
  27. Visit a jazz club
  28. Make a puzzle
  29. Visit the dog shelter
  30. Double-date
  31. Plan a dream vacation, even if it’s not realistic right now
  32. Chocolate fondue
  33. Go fruit picking
  34. Breakfast in bed
  35. Go to the theatre