Last week hubby and I had another counseling appointment, and we are making progress slowly, I think.(I, of course, want things to happen quickly, and have to realize this isn't going to be the case -- you would think I would have learned patience on this fertility journey) I then headed out of town for 2.5 days, which was much needed after a week from complete hell at work. The trip was great, relaxing, and way too short. I'll write more about the trip in an upcoming post.
I've been doing a lot of reading so far this year, averaging at least 1-2 books per month. For the trip, I picked up one I had been eying for awhile...Escape by Barbara Delinsky.
It was a good book -- and fitting for what is going on in my life right now and the fact that last week I really was trying to escape. However, I was annoyed by a secondary storyline, which was predictable and a total cliche. --don't read any further if you don't want to know how one of the storylines comes out -- The main character, Emily, and her husband are having a hard time conceiving and are just about to start medications, when Emily escapes her real life and goes to a place of her past to sort through some things and relax. About 2 weeks into her escape, her husband finds her, shows up for a brief interlude, and then leaves again. And boom, 2 weeks later, she realizes she is late and takes a pregnancy test. Of course it is positive, simply because she "relaxed". I saw that one coming from the moment she said at the beginning of the book that they were trying and she was disappointed that she had just gotten her period.
Well if it were that simple, I would have just RELAXED years ago. I'd probably have 2 or 3 children by now if I had...
I know that truly does work for some, and I'm a true believer that stress plays a role in fertility. If I didn't, I wouldn't try to manage my own type a personality with massage, acupuncture and an occasional yoga session.
Overall, it was a good book, and I would recommend it. Just know that the fertility storyline does sting a little bit, even if you see it coming.