Ten Old Wives Tales About Conception

I love hearing about different things women try to get pregnant. Growing up, my family was full of them! So I thought it would be fun to make a list of old wives tales about conception and see if any of them actually work!

  1. Drinking cough syrup. ( specifically Robitussin)- This is said to thin your CM, making it more sperm friendly.
  2. Drinking honey and cinnamon tea. -This is said to boost blood flow to the reproduction system.
  3. Yoga.- This is along the same lines as “Relax and see what happens.”
  4. Prayer.- Depending on your beliefs, this one might not count.
  5. Moonstone.- Keep one next to your bed. It is said to boost fertility.

I thought I would throw in some silly ones as well. Everything is worth a try.

  1. Sleep on blue sheets.
  2. Every time you see a pregnant friend, rub her belly for goodluck.
  3. Eat sweet potatoes to conceive twins.
  4. Don’t vacuum under your bed.
  5. Surround yourself with figurines and pictures of frogs and elephants.

If you have any thing to add to the list, comment below so everyone can give it a try!

My top ten favourite baby names i might use.

I already posted my “Baby names i love but won’t be using”, so i thought i’d post my list of baby names i love and might use…If my husband agrees.

Emilia – This is my absolute favourite girls name! I just love the idea of having a little “Emi Jane” running around.

Mason – When my Mum suggested this name i wasn’t sure but over time it has really grown on me. It will probably be my first choice.

Victoria – This name would be in honor of my Mum.

Aden – This was one of the first boy names i fell in love with as it has the same letters as my late Grandmothers name “Edna”.

Chance – I love how unique this name is. I have only heard it twice, and it could be used for a boy or a girl.

Gordon – My late Grandfathers name. I have always loved it. I was thinking about Jordon for an alternative but my Husband doesn’t like J names.

Sophia – Love love love this name! It’s such a pretty name that is calming down a bit in popularity.

Samuel – I love this name because it is so strong and old fashioned.

Olivia – I have always thought Olivia was a beautiful name and it would work well with almost any middle name.

Oliver – I fell in love with this name from watching a family on YouTube. It’s another name that doesn’t seem to be as popular as it use to be which i love.

Baby names I love but won’t be using!

Since starting our TTC journey, i have been constantly thinking about baby names.
I have watched/ read so many people doing this “challenge”, so i thought why not!?

My husband and I have a hard time agreeing on names, so i will be including names he won’t let me use.

Amberlee- This is one of the first names i fell in love with after my husband and i got married, but after saying it so many times it lost it’s awesomeness.

Jack- I looove this name! However, my husband “hates J names” so we wont be using it. Plus i have two friends with sons named Jack.

Stella- I have been in love with this name since i first watched “How I met your mother” but every time i mention it i hear “STELLLAAAAA”.

Joseph- Another “J name” i’m not allowed to use. However, it’s my great-grandfathers name so i might have to fight for it!

Michaela- Too close to the name Michael and there is way to many in our families.

Landon- Loved this name until it got too famous on YouTube.

Julia- Mum & I both love the name, husband does not.

Braxton- Husband laughs his head off every time i mention it and i wouldn’t want my sons nickname to be “Hicks”

Ruby- In-laws dogs name so… no..

Brody- Great name but wouldn’t work with our last name. Too many B’s.

The Hardest Part

One of the hardest parts about struggling with infertility is not knowing.

Not knowing when, or even if, our dream will come true.
Not being able to truly let myself look forward to the future
or make plans.
Never knowing what i should do next.

Trying not to get my hopes up every month, and watching
everyone around me finding it so easy to experience what i can’t.

However, I still have faith that everything happens for a reason
and i believe that God has a plan for me.
I just need to be patient and trust in Him.