A glow? Already?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yesterday, when I showed up to acupuncture, the first thing she says to me is "wow, you have a glow about you today!!"

I am thinking, What? A glow? I could only possibly be a few days past ovulation and I already have a (pregnant) glow? How can this be? That is so nice of her to notice! I had no idea the glow started so soon!


Who knows where this "glow" is coming from, maybe it's from seeing another Parents magazine that showed up in my mailbox yesterday!!! Honestly people, I promise I don't have a subscription!!

Or maybe it's from my new face soap or morning yoga or eating organic or the brisk morning walks when it is 10F outside (brr). Goodness knows it couldn't be from a pregnancy. That would be too normal! Stuff like that doesn't happen to me!

I decided to buy the Circle + Bloom meditation series, and I have been listening to my certain day's meditation each morning. It is very relaxing, and kind of neat to really picture what is (could be) happening right now with any hypothetical fertilized eggie. What strikes me, though, is how much focus they do on relaxing. Almost like playing into the stereotype that all it takes is relaxing to conceive... I know that stress does cause your body to go into a defense mode that is perhaps not totally conducive to conceiving, but it is interesting that so much of the meditations are focused on relaxing.

But I guess that is the point of meditation, huh? I really do like the program (they have one for IVF/IUI, too), though. If you are looking for a way to balance relaxing (what everyone tells you to do) and the stress of trying to conceive, I'd totally recommend it. Right now my fertilized eggie is cruising down a totally open fallopian tube! Go baby, go!

Maybe if you relax, you will have a glow, too ;-)


Bridget said...

I might just have to get the Circle + Bloom for IVF- I'll try anything!

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Johanna said...

I'm sorry about the magazine! For some reason, I thought it was a good idea to *subscribe* to that magazine while TTC. It seemed like it always came on CD 1 or when I was having a BAD day. Maybe Mr. A can get the mail and screen it first. lol

callmemama said...

I have never tried the c&b, but I have a couple meditation cd's I like. I think relaxation is key to healthy living, not just fertility. It's hard to focus on anything if you're anxious, stressed, unhappy, and teaching your mind and body to relax is the first step toward all sorts of healing. When you are anxious, you tend to produce adrenaline, which wears down your adrenals after a while, which can affect your thyroid, etc...so really it does have quite an effect on the body.
I love falling asleep to one of my cd's - I always tend to sleep much sounder those nights!

Trisha said...

Maybe it's the "pre glow" stage :) Praying for you!

Rambler said...

OMG, another Parent's magazine? Did they see you accidently pick up a copy at the RE's office and now think that you want it delivered?

I would think the glow is about starting to let things go in the next year, and cleaning up what you eat, when you eat.

P.S...what IS your new face soap? :)

AplusB said...

Glad to hear you have a glow...that's a very good thing!