Ironic, on so many levels

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I ordered two books recently- The Fertility Diet and The Infertility Cure.

They came yesterday, and I set them in my chair to read after dinner.

After working for several minutes, I noticed Bert was noticeably quiet. Turns out, he was EATING The Fertility Diet!! Haaaaa!!!

Of course, I didn't think it was funny at the time.

I think it is hilariously ironic now. A dog, EATING a book about a diet? The fact that I even got a book about diets? The idea that any specific combination of food will magically land a baby in my belly?

And, if the cosmos is at all involved, I feel a sort of relief that Bert chose to eat the Fertility Diet one and not the Infertility Cure (chinese medicine concepts), because if I am honest, I believe that chinese medicine practices will go way further in getting us on the right track (physically) to having a healthy child.

After a cursory review of both, it seems that The Fertility Diet is in contrast to the Infertility Cure, at least in that the former encourages at least one serving of full fat dairy per day, while for most chinese medicine diagnoses, dairy is discouraged.

I did, however, read most of the Infertility Cure last night, and I am very on board. I am taking it with me to acupuncture this afternoon, because I want my practitioner to look at some of the points they recommend and to ask her some other questions. She is good, but I don't really think she has alot (if any) other experience with infertility, and the book is actually pretty specific about acupuncture/pressure points!!

The author of the book says that she has close to a 75% success rate. SEVENTY FIVE?!?!?!? She gives success stories at the end of every chapter, and almost everyone she writes about conceives within 4 months. It's hard not to conclude that it will happen to me like that. But I will just keep trying to get ourselves as healthy as possible, and maybe a baby will want to snuggle in to our cozy place soon.

Let's raise our glasses of wheatgrass goop, and have a toast to all the crap we put ourselves through for the chance at motherhood...

11 comments:

Katie said...

LOL! That's hilarious... and ironic. I hope that the new books lead you on a path to success. A 75% success rate is unreal! I have my fingers crossed for you. :)

Josey said...

Ugh, just drank my morning serving of wheatgrass. :P

I'm glad you got that book - I learned a LOT from it, and after my acupuncturist read it, she agreed that it had a lot of really great info relating to IF.

Rach said...

Oh my gosh!! Pets are SOO Funny!!

Coco said...

Bwahahaha! I love this! I had a dog a few years ago, English Mastiff, who ate EVERYTHING... copies of Harry Potter, the couch... I'll have to see if I can figure out how to post a picture of the couch. :)

Anyway, I'm SO glad you're finding a path that feels right for you. The #1 rule in energy work is "Energy follows intention." So you will automatically feel what will work for you. Follow it. I have great hopes for you. Isn't it AMAZING how much God has given His children, in all countries and all times, to help us? AMAZING. God is good.

RMCarter said...

I've read both books and I agree that the Cure one has more valuable info. The Infertility Diet seemed more like common sense stuff. :)

ventingvagina said...

bert! haha, he has no idea how funny he is!

i hope these changes turn you into a success story ASAP!

lowfatlady said...

75% success rate? wow, I hope you are part of that. LOL at your cute doggie eating your book. I hope it helps!

hollytraveling said...

I will drink to that, or rather cringe, hold my nose, and gulp to that. That is pretty funny about the book and those are the best odds I've ever seen. I like everything you're doing.

Rambler said...

Will you share what book you are reading? That success rate is pretty good. Although with my luck, I'd probably drag the stats down. :)

callmemama said...

I'm so burnt out on reading infertility books! I am tempted again every once in a while to pick up a new one, but the thought of actually purchasing (or checking out from the library) a book makes me feel worse. Maybe reading it would make me feel better, though. I guess I could always order them online...it just seems like futility at some point. What on earth could I learn from a book that I don't already know, right? 'Cuz obviously I know everything :).
Although I haven't read the Fertility Diet book, I am a believer in diets really making changes in hormonal levels and your cycles - I've seen that one firsthand!

the misfit said...

How much of it did he eat??? I may need a picture.