Friday, September 30, 2011

Back Home

We got back in yesterday afternoon and it is really nice to be in my own house again.   With my puppy dog.   I think I have finally gotten the valium out of my system.   Luckily progesterone is sleep inducing, because it would really suck to have insomnia this week.  My day of bedrest and our flight back was thankfully uneventful.  My husband won't let me pick up anything and it was kind of nice having a sherpa at the airport:)
  So what am I going to do to distract myself over the next week?  I can't exercise, have orgasms, sleep on my belly, or take baths.   I think I will work on being very mindful, so I don't accidentially trip over my own feet, which I am prone to do frequently, because I am usually buzzing around like a little bee.  Thich Nhat Hahn is in Batesville this weekend for a retreat at his Magnolia Grove Monastery and we are going to go Sunday for the Day of Mindfulness.  1 hour walking meditation followed by a 2 hour dharma talk.  Hopefully this will give me some insight on how to get through this week, the next 8 months or another FET if need be.  I need to practice nonattachment and equanamity this week.  Que sera, sera.  Well, off to change my estrogen patches!


  1. I wish I could go with you! That sounds great!

    I have been repeating mantras when I get anxious. I say to my embryos "We love you, we want you, we can't wait to meet you." It helps me stay in the moment. Someone on twitter suggested the mantra "I invite this child into my life." Maybe it'll help : )

  2. I think the meditation plan is wonderful - staying in the moment is hard work, and we can all use some help! I am so excited for you, am sending good vibes your way.

  3. So glad you're home safe and sound and feeling good. The meditation retreat sounds like a great idea! When is beta day? Hang in there little embie!!

  4. Welcome home! I bet your "puppy" was happy to see you! Isn't it the best to come home to them?! I couldn't imagine living without our "puppies"! I know the 2ww can be stressful, but you are doing the best thing you can - taking your mind off things and not causing unnecessary stress. We're here cheering for you!!!

  5. I am so excited that your transfer went so well! And that your DH is taking such good care of you :)
    I saw Thich Nhat Hahn several years ago and did the walking meditation. It was amazing!