"Self pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world."
- Helen Keller1880-1968, Blind and Deaf Educator

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Smooth morning

The IUI went smoothly. The nurse doing the procedure is my favorite- we've been together since the beginning. Hopefully she and my lucky socks will make this a done deal.

I am going to relax for the rest of the day, and tomorrow too. And maybe try baby making the old fashion way to add to the 42 million strong swimmers (of the 137 million little guys in there) that are already on their way.

All I can say is think positive thoughts, pray if that's your thing, send forth intentions, solicit help from dead relatives, get your mind off the negative, use rituals, do visualizations, laugh, have fun, cast a spell, relax, meditate, carry around fertility rocks, dream, don't worry about it. That will be my job over the next 16 days and I'd appreciate any help from all of you out there in the universe that connects to the post. Choose your "thing" from the above. All it can do is help, and certainly couldn't hurt. Right?

Am I superstitious? You bet! Whatever it takes to get me to my dream. I am not giving up. No way, no how.


Cara said...

Well - that's quite a to-do list. I'll get right on it!

love ya xoxo

Natalie said...

Many many good thoughts for you!!!

Travelwahine said...

Absolutely, Lisa. I will say a prayer, do some meditation, send positive thoughts your way.

I was thinking about you today. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Zil said...

Fertility rocks? Where do I get me some of those?

I'm sending forth good positive vibes for you. Glad everything went well today.

Hope said...

I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts, prayers, etc!!!


I Believe in Miracles said...

Like the new blog look!!

Sending you good thoughts, prayers and lots of hugs!!


Jane G said...

Just said a prayer for you. Wishing you all the good luck in the world.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
I am a friend of a friend and I want to share with you a very brief version of my very sad experience and the incredible plan to follow: for years (6 to be exact) I was told I had no more eggs I was 28 at the time & told I needed an egg-donor. All of my 2 sisters, 2 sister-in-laws and friends were too old to donate (the age limit was 32), my husband had 1/100 of the amount of active sperm needed to conceive. So I had herds of doctors tell me it just wasn't "going to be." In my pursuit my husband & I lost sight of how important our relationship was because all we did was try to conceive a child, sadly our relationship ended in an amicable divorce. I later met a man who already had two grown teenagers but knew how badly I wanted to be a mother. At 36 years old we conceived a baby, our little peanut. I was never so happy, did everything right, was careful every day then the unimaginable happened, I had an incompentent cervix, so they said, and I miscarried our little peanut at 16 weeks. It was the saddest time of my life for sure. Through lots of prayer, support and hope for the future we survived and a year later, while on birth control pills my daughter was conceived. Everything went great, except that she only had 1 functioning kidney, well today she is 5 & healthy with both kidneys functioning perfectly, one is just smaller then the other. Then 2 years later at 39 I delievered our son, who is now 3 years old. He was born with a club foot and after 1 surgery, 8 casts and many braces he walks just like any other 3 year old. I don't believe what doctors say anymore as you could imagine. I needed an egg donor??? I conceived 3 babies with no help from an egg donor or doctors. I knew my current husband was capable of having kids, he already had two. I am forever grateful & know that I was and remain blessed. I know how important it is to know life will continue and as long as we think positive, keep our faith and do our best to be a good partner to our partner anything is possible! Hang in there & I will send all our prayers, thoughts, hopes and inspirations your way. It will soon be your turn, like it was mine.
Love to you!
D, M, M & H