Daily Blessings

Throughout this fertility journey, no matter how much life has thrown at me, I will remember my blessings & affirmations each day.

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Tacks &Seeds

While walking the dog this afternoon, I reflected on my day and decided today I am thankful I live close to a big city. I’m able to experience things a lot of Americans in rural, small towns aren’t. I learned 2 new terms are my acupuncture session today: ear seeds & press tacks.

I had seen the “tacks” on my acupuncturist’s shoulders before and the “seeds” on people’s ears and was curious what they were and what they were even for. I have poor circulation, been having numbness in my arms, and a lot of shoulder tension. So shoulder tacks and ear seeds got I. My acupuncturist described this as “acupuncture to go” which I liked.
After my session I treated myself to a lunch and gelato dessert at Whole Foods. Not exactly the type of food my hubs would be wild about, so its usually a solo adventure. My FF chart recalculated my ovulation day, so I am again…. 3 dpo. 


An Insightful Quote

Worrying won’t affect the outcome.

How simple. How true. This is being added to my ever growing mantra. Tomorrow @ acupuncture, I plan to repeat this to myself while I’m relaxing in my chair. The quote really should be: worrying won’t positively affect the outcome… Worrying is a very natural reflex, but what good really comes out of it? Perhaps you’re more “prepared” for something because you’ve worried, stressed, researched it ad nauseum. There are better ways I can spend my time, and I’ll be making a conscious effort to focus on the hopeful rather than the what-ifs.


My body is not a lemon. I am love. I am perfection.

This is my new mantra. I tried it out at acupuncture today & it worked quite well. I’m thankful I’ve been able to train myself to relax and remain focused. I have the books mentioned in the “Recommendations” tab to thank for this.  I figure its never too early to prepare my mind for birth & my idea of an ideal birth experience.  This also keeps me focused on the goal at hand, which is a successful pregnancy.  (Ya, its a little “cart before the horse” syndrome)…

Ovulation should be happening soon, in the next week. I’m still feeling calm and carefree about this ttc cycle. Hopefully the rest of my life gets the memo…

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