You Know You're TRYING When...

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You Know You're TRYING When...

I’m Emily, Grazia’s Features Director and I’ve got a confession to make: I’m trying for a baby. It’s been a long and winding road, one so unending that I’ve even had time to write a novel about how hilarious it can be. TRYING is a comedy about what to expect when you’re not expecting. Because I don’t like to feel lonely in these pursuits – and because we don’t talk openly enough about how tough failing to conceive can be – I’ve rounded up all the identifying features of us lesser spotted TRY HARDS.

Your significant other now calls you Barb, you spend so much time in the upside down

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Screaming babies make you want to melt, not put your fingers in your ears

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This... looks like adventurous sex

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Your animals have become (less than impressed) surrogate babies

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You’ve learned your entire human biology from message boards

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Your calendar doesn't have meetings or weekends, only fertile days

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Your handbag jangles like a maraca with all the supplements

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It's not ripped abs and fitspo that makes you want to punch your Instagram feed - it's stretch marks and bumpspo

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You used to plan your nights out in the fortnight after pay day, and now it's only the fortnight before implantation

Chewing the middle of a pineapple on the same day every month makes complete sense

(apparently it aids conception)

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TRYING is due 22 Feb 2018 from Hodder & Stoughton. Pre-order it on Amazon here.

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