Seven Weeks, three days. Day 55 in the quest to chase our little miracle
So i was reading my good friend Kate’s blog (Busted Plumbing – you should go there, always good for a giggle) the other day, and i stumbled upon her post
Katie Says “Put A Sock In It”: (“Relax” Advice Drives Infertiles Crazy), and it got me thinking…
So many times over the past year while i was doing IVF, and even before i was doing IVF, i got the same ‘wonderful’ advice, “just relax cheryl” “just take a holiday”.. blah blah f-in blah… So anyway i didnt relax, no i didnt.. not for a second… My last cycle i was as stressed as i have ever been, maybe even a touch more cause this was our ‘final’ cycle…
And wouldnt you know it – i say it again – i am pregnant… (Ekk! it is scary wonderful exciting when i say it out loud!)
But this is not the story… no no no… my story today is about being told that, yes in fact my family, friends, and strangers from the deep… were in fact correct, all i had to do was relax..
HUH?! you say? But cheryl wasnt relaxed, she just said that she was as stressed as ever?!
Apparently the purchase of a puppy has made me pregnant… or relaxed enough to become pregnant…?!
WOOO hold on a minute, you say… a puppy, weeeeeeeelllll maybe they are correct then, maybe cheryl was distracted enough not to realise that the puppy actually relaxed her enough to make her pregnant?!
I got the puppy on the 28 December…..
2ww begun on the 19 December…
I bleed and thought it was over on the 26 December…
so :p (that is me poking my tongue out at you)
The 2ww was over, and george was implanted BEFORE i got my puppy!
I will maybe accept that my puppy helped me get through the following couple of weeks, and i will definatly accept that my puppy is going to help me through the next 9 months…. But i WILL NOT accept “relaxing” or “being distracted” as a method of falling pregnant!
NO I WILL NOT!!!
I WILL NOT, take your “i told you so’s”, i will not take your whispers to my husband behind my back, and i will not take your “see – all you needed was a distraction” comments… BLAH!
The 2ww was the critical time, and yes i did things differently this time, yes i had more faith then i have ever had, but no, no i am not pregnant due to relaxing…
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. Richard Carlson