Thursday, October 29, 2009

Puppy love

We're getting a dog today! Stella is a one-year old Great Dane. I'm so excited to bring her home.

I'm quite certain Ben only agreed to her because of our conception troubles, but whatever. We'll give her a great home. I'm pumped!

Monday, October 26, 2009

100 days

A friend who is also struggling to get pregnant recommended Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. I can safely say, it's the most fascinating thing I've ever read.

Among the fun facts... it takes 100 days to create new sperm. 100 days! So your lifestyle choices of three months ago may be influencing your ability to conceive now.

Ironically, Ben's sperm are now hopped up on percocet, as 100 days ago he went under the knife for his ACL reconstruction. The slight (if even possible) benefit? He wasn't drinking at all then, so abstaining from alcohol may have had a positive effect on his sperm count. So beyond the heavy narcotic pain meds, he was actually leading a fairly healthy lifestyle. Go Ben.

And go babies!