Things have toned down and geared up at the same time. I’ve set an “official” goal for baby makin’ time, and every day it’s getting little closer.
I’ve accepted the fact that it may not happen right away, and have actually found out that it only does for 25% of people?… I dunno, if you ask me the number seems A LOT bigger than that. I mean, I feel like everyone I know is pregnant!
Despite that, I have calmed down a lot. I still give my husband a little crap every now and then for drinking caffeine, and wearing tight underwear, but I’m trying to go easy on him. In fact… He’s even been cooperating and taking a male vitamin with Zinc and other good stuff to help his swimmers.–I’m not sure if he knows that’s why I gave it to him–If so, he sure is being a good sport about it.
When I got to the part about organic foods and nutrition I was kind of dreading it a little–I’ve never really been big on the whole “organic craze” that’s been going on lately. To be honest I read all nutrition things with a grain of salt… I don’t feel like I have time to check every detauk if everything I eat with a microscope… I know I should be better, but I sorta figure since I don’t drink or smoke, a strawberry that may have been sprayed with pesticides once in it’s life won’t kill me–As fast. BUT since I’m thinking I may be eating for two… Eventually, I’m trying to have a more open mind about these things (even though I swear a lot of women eat like crap and still have healthy babies).
I also love fruit, and I may try to buy organic fruit, or… There’s a good list in the book of fruits that have the most pesticide, then their main nutrient, and a comparable fruit you could eat instead. For example: Strawberries have a lot of pesticides. The main vitamin in it is C and a good “nutritional match” with lower pesticides is: Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, orange and cantaloupe. I’m going to try to be more aware of little things like this as far as diet. Do you buy organic? Why or why not?
I’m also going to try to be better about sleeping. It’s easy for me to stay up all night and read, write or surf the net. But sleep is one of the most important parts of the life cycle, and not getting enough could be detrimental.–Who knew? Instead of pulling so many all-nighters, I’ve decided to give my body a break and attempt to get 8 hours of sleep for the next month… We’ll see how that goes! I’m not sure how many people I know who actually get that much sleep.
I’ve given up caffeine for the most part. I admit, I’ve snuck a cola here and there, but I’d say my headaches are proving my abstinence from the drug.
And the biggest thing that’s been keeping me is the dentist. Well guess what?.. Wednesday is my big day to take care of that! I’ve been worried if I was pregnant any time before that the Novocaine I’m sure I’ll need probably wouldn’t be good for my growing spawn.
And on a sort of side note… Have you heard of Feng Shui? It’s confusing but fun to read about at the same time. For instance… I have no idea the best place to put the bed since it’s like a loose loose the way my room is positioned, however I’m not making up my bed again every morning, so I have a neat, and calmer bed to get into at night. There was a section on that in Fully Fertile too, I found it intriguing.
I know people are probbaly reading all of this and thinking I’m crazy. Probably saying to themselves I should “just have fun” at first. And I completely understand that. But I think it’s hard to relax when in the back of your mind you know what the goal is. I will say though, at this point, I’m doing more of this research for fun an education rather than out of fear or paranoia. That’s progress right?
As far as all the tracking goes, I’m still doing the BBT readings, however last month they totally screwed me up. I thought my cycle was going to be like 40 days cause my temperatures never went up but I was spot on around day 28 again. SO… Knowing that it has pretty much been that way since April, when I went off hormonal birth control–give or take a day or two– I’m not going to stress about it the next few months. I mean… If you have regular cycles, isn’t that kind of a good sign?
Just for fun, I’ll try to see if I can figure out the big “O” day, and see if it’s consistent, so I can possibly plan a baby makin’ moon kick off… But we’ll see. Am I going overboard? Ok, but really, women who want to get pregnant… How much planing are you doing? And to women who have gotten pregnant–How did you do it?–No, I mean, with food and sleep and all that good stuff, did you pay attention to all of that?
On another side note… It’s the 4th of July! Happy Independence Day my friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful time with those you love! I made this cake… Aren’t you loving how domestic I have become? Ok I admit… I was running a little late so hubs baked it for me… But I decorated it!
PS: The winner of my “Labor Fascination” post giveaway with the wonderful birth coach Karen Angstadt from Intentional Birth is #54 Nichole from Scorpion Sojourn. I also love her blog “Smothered in Motherness” But it’s private 🙂 She’s expecting her first baby and is 22 weeks along so this is PERFECT for her! Congrats! Email me and I’ll get you in touch with Karen for your free hour session!