Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back on the Wagon

I am back on the wagon. No more booze or caffeine. I was not drinking much of either before but it’s now official. I did have couple beers Saturday night and a diet coke on Sunday – it was nice to relax and enjoy myself for the weekend. I am going to be a good girl and get prepared for my upcoming FET. I am even avoiding my allergy medication – which makes for a runny nose and red eyes for the day. People probably think I am boozing because of the red eyes. I wonder if you can OD on Visine?

My acupuncturist gave me an exercise to do to increase blood flow to my uterus to prepare for FET. She said to locate my femoral artery in the groin area. Put pressure on one side with two fingers for the count of five. Release and do the other side for the count of five. Repeat ten times. So, I now lie in bed every night and do this exercise. My husband always gives me a funny look and wonders what I am doing without him!

On another note…I really have mixed feelings about Mother’s Day this weekend. I love celebrating my mom and spending time with her. My DH’s mom passed away three years ago so it’s always a hard day for him. We do spend time with his Grandma to celebrate. Last year I was pregnant for Mother’s Day so it was a happy day for us both. This year I am going to try to focus on my mom and DH’s grandma and not dwell on the fact that I am not a mom. I think it’s much easier said than done. I wish a happy weekend for all of you.


  1. I am dreading Mother's Day. My mom passed away 6 years ago, I have no living grandma's, and I have been trying to be a mom for 2 years!!

    I hope that soon we will be able to celebrate this day!!

  2. Mothers Day is the hardest for us infertiles. It's good that you are focusing on your own mother and your DH's grandmother. Way to stay focus on the positive women in your life.

  3. I think your plan of attack for Mother's Day is perfect. Have a good day! Good luck on your FET and with your artery!

  4. That acupuncture exercise of blocking the femoral artery doesnt make any sense to me. Why would you want to cut off the blood supply to your leg?? I would think "pelvic rocks" or abdominal bridges would be better. Hmmmm...have to look that one up.

  5. Amanda - she had some explanation of backing up the blood flow into the uterus. Not really sure. I will get more clarification on Friday.



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