So Cozy

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Banana's curled up in front of the fire, the fire itself is glowing warmly, I just finished my cup of hot chocolate (trying to avoid coffee now that I'm in the 2ww- you have to try Swiss Miss's new Mocha Cappuchino flavor!!!), I am catching up on blogs (you have got to go read All You Who Hope- her new daughter is SO PRECIOUS- and her adoption story is ALL God), Mr. A is playing hot strongman husband- chopping up a newly-downed tree at his friends' place for more firewood for us, I am about to write an update post on me, then I'm going to read some more of "The Caligrapher's Daughter", my latest library find (maybe Banana will let me share her dog bed- it is the closest to the fire!)...and at some point I should do some laundry...

Also I am snacking on brazil nuts. RANDOM! I had never purchased anything from the bulk section of the grocery store before, so I felt pretty fancy doing that last night. All the bins always look so enticing!! Anyway, my friend K and a blogger (who I atrociously apparently failed to bookmark, but I know I read the post that she's attributing any upcoming BFP to eating brazil nuts, which are high in selenium which can (supposedly?) help implantation... so if you're reading and you recently posted about this, please accept my apologies and leave a comment so I can follow you!!!) have educated me on the supposed benefits of brazil nuts!! What the heck, I've tried gorging on pineapple during the 2ww with futile results- why not try brazil nuts! Luckily I find them fairly tasty :) (ETA: FOUND IT! The blogger is My Basic World- go check her out if you haven't already!)

So far, so good with the progesterone suppositories (I always feel like squirming at that word...)- no crazy leakage, although I am wearing a liner, so maybe I'm just not noticing it. I've had sore bbs since my second peak day, so I'm just praying that this extra dose will allow our little one to snuggle in!! (Thank you all for your encouragement on my last post!) Also I've noticed a tad bit of bloating in the evenings lately. Of course I'm 3dpo, so this is 99% meaningless!

I feel like there is alot going on with our inferile blog community lately. Do you feel this way, too? Whether it's evident movement or more subtle goings-on, I think there are alot of changes coming up for alot of us. Becoming pregnant, getting ready to adopt, trying new meds, embarking on a new treatment plan, healing from a loss, making the decision to stop meds for a time, looking forward to the next thing your child will learn, or even accepting the idea of living child-free... all of these are changes that are so easily listed out, but they are huge in their impact in our lives. And while everyone makes their own separate choices, with respect to infertility and everything else about their life, the thing that stays the same is that we're bound by the same struggle, the same deep longing to make the nursery the first room we visit after opening our eyes in the morning...

14 comments:

Shanny said...

Oh gosh there does seem to be a lot going on in our infertile circle! We are all so strong and we don't even know how strong we are. Faith is such a big factor with this.
Yay for being nice and cozy, I hate laundry so I say ignore it and enjoy your read lol

JC said...

I read that post about brazil nuts too! I'm gonna have to pick some up, I haven't yet but I'm gonna try that. I also started saw the posts on All You Who Hope...OMG what a wonderful story and her daughter IS gorgeous! =) Lots of good things. Stay warm with banana!!!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Shoot! I loathe Brazil nuts. I don't know if I could force them down.

There is lots going on and a lot to be thankful for. Cozy on up and stay warm for your 2 ww.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nice way to spend a winter evening!
I agree that it seems like a lot has been happening on the blog network lately. It is so great to be able to share experiences with one another. It give me so much strength!
Hope your 2ww goes by fast!

julie said...

Not sure why that came up anonymous- but that last comment was from me. (-:

Al said...

Sounds like a very cozy and comfy way to spend the weekend. There is a lot going on right now in the IF world, it's amazing how quickly things can change. I hope your 2ww goes very quickly.

Katie said...

Wow, I've never heard that about brazil nuts. I might have to pick some up at the grocery store. Glad the 2WW is going well so far. Hope that bloating is a good sign. :)

Nicole said...

I also agree about IF blogland being a-buzz with changes.
I'm glad the prog supps haven't been a nightmare for you! And I too hope this was the missing piece :)

Jessica said...

I've never heard that about Brazil nuts!!! I've heard the pineapple though, and I tried it with this last IVF...so I guess it does help with implantation...I just wish the little bean could have stuck around:(

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog...I look forward to getting to know you. Take care:)

the misfit said...

Selenium, eh? I thought that was one of the things that could cause heavy metal poisoning - like one of the fifth-act diagnoses on House or something. Who knew?

callmemama said...

I've heard that selenium can help prevent chromosomal breakage (a culprit in miscarriages) as well as maximise sperm formation.

Tuna, beef, turkey and eggs all have selenium, but brazil nuts have the highest amount I think.

I hope you had a great weekend in front of the fire with Banana :).

Basic Girl said...

Thanks for the shout out!! Hope you have an easier time choking those bad boys down than me...i have to literally chase them with a cracker, hah! Couldn't they make them covered in chocolate or something?!? I hope your tww cruises by!!

Priscilla said...

Hope the Brazil Nuts help!! :) I love to picture how cozy you and Banana are!! Praying for you during this 2WW!! xx

Hillary said...

Glad you are feeling good (so far) in this tww!

Thank you for your thoughtful comments on my last few blog posts. You are a great internet friend! :)