Monday, May 23, 2011

Starting again

So this week I am kicking of the no caffeine, alcohol, crappy food.... pretty much all the things I rely on to get through the day. Last time The Mr. also gave up the booze but that was it. This time around, due to the not so great head space I am in about this cycle, he is also going to give up the caffeine. There is something about knowing you are not suffering alone that makes a girl feel a little better.

Last time around there was a feeling of almost excitement at this stage because we were finally doing something other than waiting. This time it just ups my anxiety about the whole thing. How do I get excited about going through one of the worst, most painful and disappointing experiences of my life all over again?

Well its not hard to see that I'm not in the most positive of moods at the moment lol


  1. I know exactly how you feel. Last month we really went for it. No alcohol, caffeine, BD every day, OPKs. Don't know if I can be bothered this month!

    Impressed that your Mr will give up booze and caffeine too- I know mine wouldn't (he thinks I am mad when I do).

    If this helps, the research that shows that just 1 glass of alcohol affects fertility also shows that giving up caffeine has no effect if the woman is not drinking. Caffeine only affects fertility when combined with alcohol (I have a link on my post about alcohol on my blog if you are interested!)

    Good luck this month :-)

  2. Won't be this month, we are doing IVF and our round isn't until august/september. but we are advised to be 3 months caffeine free as it doubles the rate of miscarriage and halves the rate of conception as well as decreasing egg quality.