Whew! Today is a new day! And to make it even sweeter, it’s FRIDAY!
I went to acupuncture again yesterday and for those of you wondering, red dots are completely normal. It’s an indication that your qi is activated. I only have red dots today on my belly — one over my uterus and one over each ovary. I guess my lady parts needed some action. I bet those BCPs have been putting things to sleep down there.
I really like my new acupuncturist. There’s minimal talking which means I don’t have to verbally relive the fact that I’m not pregnant yet every time I go. He knows why I’m there and he gets straight to the point and in go the needles. Plus, he’s cheaper AND I get more time to rest with the needles. Win-win if you ask me. I go back again next week on Tuesday and Thursday.
I am starting herbs on the recommendation of my acupuncturist. They’re supposed to help with my liver qi stagnation. Thankfully they’re in pill form so they’re easy to take. I looked them up and they are also supposed to help with anxiety and stress. Sounds good to me! I don’t know how long I’ll take them but I’ll certainly keep you posted.
My new approach to food has been going well. Avoiding sweets has been challenging. Especially when the 4pm I-want-a-chocolate-chip-cookie-as-big-as-my-head craving kicks in. So far, so good though. I’ve been eating breakfast every morning with protein (mostly eggs), which has also been a challenge because I never feel like eating breakfast. But hey, I’ll do anything for my baby!
Speaking of babies, something’s been making me sleep like a baby lately. I think it’s the BCPs. And I’ve also been having crazy dreams. Last night I dreamed we had boy/girl twins. I was feeding the boy with a bottle and the girl got hungry and started fussing so I took his bottle and started feeding her. Then I was worried that I wasn’t supposed to share their bottles. Recent dreams have also been very vacation-y. Ski trips. Beach trips. Swimming on hippos. You get the picture. But I especially like dreams about babies. I want more baby dreams please.
Wanna know what else is making today be so awesome, besides that fact that it’s no longer yesterday and it’s Friday? Last week I won Kristi’s give away for her 1st blogoversary and I received a card from her in the mail when I got home last night. It was such a sweet card with such a beautiful message. Exactly what I needed yesterday. A sweet reminder that everything’s gonna be okay. Oh, and please stop by her blog and cheer her on! She has her 3rd beta on Monday! This is it, Kristi! I’m so excited for you. And thank you again. Xo.