Friday, September 3, 2010

Fingers crossed that "third time is a charm"

We keep saying that the "third time is a charm" - I woke up at 5:30am and was at the doc's office for my follow up acupuncture treatment by 6:30am....we went for day #2 IUI  later this morning... much more cramping today than yesterday.... had spicy thai food for lunch....drinking more spicy fertili"tea" this evening.   About a month ago we read the book, "Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility by Sami S. David " which identifies different characteristics about how we deal with life and stress and food and then gives a 3-month plan based on your "type" to achieve maximum fertility.   I am a combo between Stuck and Tired.  For what it's worth, this plan has helped to ease my craving for sugar, given me more energy and I feel less stressed.  Each type has a recipe for special fertili"tea" and bought all of the ingredients for both at our local health food store: 

Mint-Orange Fertili-tea for Stuck types
1 cup mint leaves                                1/2 cup red raspberry leaf tea leaves
1/4 cup oat straw tea leaves                2 teaspoons dried orange peel
Combine all ingredients in a small resealable container. Place 2 teaspoons of the mixture in a teacup. Pour boiling water over the tea and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and serve.

Spicy Fertili-tea for Tired types
1 cup black tea leaves                        2 tablespoons ground cardamom
2 tablespoons ground allspice             Fresh ginger slices
Combine all the ingredients except the ginger in a small resealable container. Place 2 teaspoons of the mixture in a teacup. Add 2 slices of fresh ginger, pour boiling water over the tea and ginger and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and serve. 

Enjoy!   I must say I was quite happy when we went to pay our bill today we saved around $50 by qualifying for the "shared help" program through our fertility clinic -I'll take a 10% discount any day since my insurance does not cover any treatment - woohoo! 

The plan for the holiday weekend is to be low key and rest and feels so odd to be taking it easy considering we have both been working 2 jobs each for the past year....I finally turned in my 2-week notice at my part time job.  I am spent and just couldn't imagine another holiday season working in the retail full-time job is enough. I have learned I need to listen to my body more.....acupuncture has made an amazing difference with my stress and anxiety level.  I plan to go at least twice a month to maintain the energy balance that I have now. 

Thinking positive and happy thoughts and praying that this is our month.....  ~Finch


  1. Thanks for the recipes! Also, congrats on only working one job now! That has got to cut down on the stress in your life! I think third time will be a charm! Fingers crossed!

  2. Do you like acupuncture? I'm seriously considering it. I have ZERO energy lately and I need something, anything, to make a difference.

  3. Fingers crossed for ya'll that 3rd time will work!! Baby dust coming your way! Try to enjoy what is left of your TWW. Good Luck Ladies!!!!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by our blog! I hope the third time is the charm, too! :)

  5. We have our fingers and toes and hands and arms and legs crossed for you (and so does our bun in the oven) that this will be it! I am glad you found our blog. We look forward to following your journey!

  6. Third time was a charm for us! Also used Fairfax Cryo-- best wishes to you both on this journey!!

  7. I just found your blog so I wanted to stop and say hello! Best of luck to you!!