Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Green Juice Monster

I've spent the past couple of days strictly following my "all natural" fertility plan that I've put myself on, and so far so good. I've been making (and actually kind of enjoying) my super green juice (so far consisting of tons of broccoli, spinach, and an apple)... not as bad as you would think. Check out this goodness...

I've also been doing some pilates designed to help promote fertility, as well as started a bit of yoga too. I'm going to give it a couple more days to see if I still like it, as well as do a bit more research, but then I will share the links for anyone who's interested... So far it seems promising.

In addition, I started self-fertility massage last night as well, and plan to continue with it daily until ovulation. Again, I'm going to give this a couple more days and then share the info. if I'm still liking it... wouldn't want to promote anything I'm not feelin' :)

Other than that, most other things have been pretty uneventful. I'm definitely continuing to appreciate my temporary break from appointments, but still am charting this month (and probably will do OPKs) just to continue to track ovulation and timing.

I've also mostly gotten over my conjured-up fear of judgement for taking a short break from medical treatment. In my last post I talked about how there was still some guilt that stuck with me in regards to making the decision the take this month off. I kind of felt like others would think, "Well, if you really wanted a baby badly enough, you wouldn't be taking these 'breaks' and would just being doing whatever medical intervention was necessary." I'm sure no one actually thinks that (if you do, please keep it to yourself), but I guess maybe part of me actually thinks that myself and is projecting (ok, now here comes the psychologist in me). Regardless, if there's one thing I've learned through this whole infertility quest, it's that everyone's journey is different... and everyone has the right to choose what's best for them, without judgement. No one knows what it's like to walk in another's shoes, therefore no one has the right to judge or even second guess and question your decision making. It's your call... and so I'm probably speaking more to myself here, but it's ok to choose whatever is best for you and your partner at the moment. Bottom line.

Anyone else who doesn't want to support, well, they can just keep their opinions to themselves... To everyone else, cheers to you with my green juice!


6 comments:

  1. Isn't it crazy how we can feel guilty over how others will perceive OUR lives? Taking a month off is a completely personal decision and I think ultimately it was probably the right call. When you feel overwhelmed with appointments, medications, monitoring, finances, etc. no one else can grasp what that does to you emotionally except YOU. You are strong! I'm following this green smoothie diet you are on! I may need some tips! :)

    I've also been reading the book Hannah's Hope. It's a Christian written book about IF. I highly recommend it as it has seriously saved my mental state this last two weeks!

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    1. Yes it definitely is crazy, but like with many things, I guess just something I have to work through. Thanks so much for understanding and for your support! I definitely appreciate it!... And yes, we can be green smoothie and juice buddies :) I've found that it's not as bad as it sounds, and depending on what you put in, can actually be quite tasty. My favorite is to add tons of spinach and kale (and other super greens) to smoothies, since they don't have a very strong taste and blend in nicely with whatever other fruit or flavor you add.

      I will definitely have to get a copy of that book Hannah's Hope! It sounds like it could be super helpful, thanks so much for the recommendation!

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  2. You are brave to be drinking that juice! And I agree, I'm sure no one is thinking that you are making a strange choice, and besides, you are still going to be trying, just not in the medical sense!

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    1. Thanks :) As long as you make it right, it's actually not that bad. And yes, very true - we are still trying, so it's not like we are just giving up or stopping all together... Isn't it crazy the types of mind games all of this IF can make you play with yourself? Thanks so much for your support!!

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  3. EVERYONE'S journey is different! Absolutely. No judgments here :) Plus...I like green juice!

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    1. Thanks so much for understanding and for your support, I truly appreciate it! You're absolutely right, we all experience our journey a little differently... And glad you can appreciate the green juice!! :)

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