Sunday, July 21, 2013

What now?

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.  Suggestions?


  1. I don't think there's anything more you can do. Of course, I'm not the best judge of these things. Anyway, I hope you get that little one stuck real good in there! Fingers crossed for you!

  2. Rewatch the pregnancy episodes of all your favorite sitcoms probably. Your potential zygote needs to be raised on a diet of green tea, pineapple, and pop culture.