Honestly. What do I do now?
My friend Emily asked me what I could do now the inseminations are done.
It's slow sometimes, she pointed out, even for straight, fertile
couples to get pregnant; is there anything I do now to help it along?
To the best of my knowledge, the answer is no.
Last night, Heather and I lay in bed after work, visualizing the embryo
(zygote?) burrowing into my warm, welcoming uterine lining. I don't
even know if it would be there yet. Maybe the sperm are waiting in the
fallopian tubes. I don't know where they are, or if there's anything
that might have formed, or where that is, so I'm just going with the
uterine-lining theory. Nuzzle, nuzzle, little embryo! When I went to
bed, I snuggled into the sheets, imagining the embryo snuggling into my
womb the same way.
I've eaten the equivalent of two pineapples since the first
insemination. Tonight I guess I need to buy more. Can the lady
acupuncturist do anything? It's worth hoping. Meanwhile, I'm drinking
water and organic green tea, and putting blankets over my midsection
lest the embryo get chilly. Now I just need to keep busy for two weeks.