Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day 4: Law of Attraction

I've been forcing myself to finally read The Secret.  I bought it over a year ago (even kept the receipt inside the book because I wasn't 100% about the purchase).  Sometimes I think you have to be in the right mental frame of mind to begin a book like this.  I lovingly describe my current mental state as determined (or desperate, depending on your disposition).  

I'm determined to dabble in anything that will even remotely help the IVF process turn into a successful pregnancy and happy healthy birth!

To date I have done the following:

  • studied the feng shui bagua chart to locate the children area of my home.  It's in the kitchen (which prompted David to say 'What's it doing in there?').  
  • wearing a make-a-wish bracelet which supposedly you wear until it breaks then your wish comes true (my dear, sweet Shannon is feeding the addiction).  
  • carrying a japanese fertility medallion in my purse (since 2006).
Today, Dave and I went to the bookstore.  In preparation for my pending two days of bed rest I wanted to stock up on some books.  Channeling my inner positive thinking I purchased two pregnancy-related books!  I got The Baby Name Wizard by Laura Wattenberg and Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy.  

The Baby Name Wizard is a really cool book that maps the popularity of names over the last 100 years.  It uses data from the Social Securities Administration then crosses that data with cultural statistics to show the trendiness of a name.  For example, Mary is a widely popular girl's name ranking in the middle consistently for the past 100 years.  However, it's usage frequency has dropped 95% over the past century.  

It also gives you alternate suggestions to names that you like, but don't want to use and the background of the name.  There's even a website version called

Belly Laughs was recommended by a complete stranger in the bookstore.  I was sitting in the pregnancy section and this stranger asked me if I was pregnant.  I said 'Yes'.  It seemed the least time consuming response and technically I do have 7 embryos growing. . . just not inside me at the moment (hopefully God will see the greater good in my little white technicality).   The book looked like a lot of fun, so I mentally said 'why not?'

This bookstore stranger further introduced herself and told me about a really neat group here in Charlotte for mothers, mothers-to-be and wanna-be-mothers.  The group is called Charlotte Mommies.  They have a website you join ( which gives you access to a regional community of babysitters, support groups, tips and recommendations, etc.  Best benefit, this group will deliver meals every other night for the first two weeks after you give birth!

See what the Law of Attraction has done for me already!  I'm ready for transfer, bed rest, implantation, positive pregnancy tests and beautiful, healthy babies!!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

What an awesome group! The universe is in preparation!!