Thursday, November 17, 2011
So to address the photo: in my pre-blogging days as a lurker, I had read about pineapple core and grape juice (+ walnuts or just nuts in general + yams) as being beneficial to implantation (nothing highly scientific, mostly on blogs and forums). I've also read how too much is not good either. At any rate, old wive's tale or not, what the hell? Don't worry, I won't consume ALL that is on the counter... just thought I'd maximize the dramatic effect. I'm thinking 1 cup of juice per day and 1 cup of pineapple per day (I might blitz the core into a smoothie).
Of course, DS knows NOTHING about our IF tribulations and IVF. He is just doing the thumbs up because of Daddy. DS used to break my heart by requesting a baby and asking about having a younger sibling. He'd say he wanted a baby sister (so he didn't have to share his toys). We'd always say, "We're working on it." Then he'd say, "How?" Um... can't even remember how I answered that, but that I didn't. : ) It also breaks my heart that he doesn't ask anymore. Sigh. I know that I'm fortunate to have one child and as someone going through secondary infertility, I don't expect great amounts of sympathy. I do, however, know what it feels like to be disappointed month after month, procedure after procedure, year after year. I also know what it feels like to have a vision of your future not coming to fruition and to feel like your life is in limbo.
Anyhoo... before I go to bed tonight, I plan to clear my nightstand for maximum space and lay out my diversions. Mags, books, DVDs, laptop, grading... might also prep that pineapple. Can't believe the big day is finally nearing. So surreal. Catch you all on the PUPO side!