Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Given the green light.

LeeAnn and I think I may be slightly psychic. Maybe I don't really believe that but I am very intuitive. I have an uncanny intuition and it is to be followed.

I feel like God is constantly giving us little signs whether they are in obvious form, little "coincidences", or things that aren't as obviously until hindsight. I feel they are all around and many times if you are open to them you can see Him at work in your life. Now, I realize that God doesn't control traffic lights but just hear me out on this story I have to tell. On the way to my ultrasound last month I hit every red light, for real EVERY. I mean even the ones that are NEVER EVER red. The one by Tractor Supply, the first one after you cross the bridge to Peoria, just every single one. I even called Cole to tell him how frustrating this was because I thought I would be late for my appointment. Deep down though I knew what it meant. I knew that the appointment wouldn't go well. "Something" was just telling me this. Even though I had been sick for 1 1/2 months with morning sickness when I normally don't get it and even though I had no reason to believe there wouldn't be a heart beat on that monitor, I just felt it. That was WAY too many red lights stopping me from getting there. That was the same way it had been with my previous two appointments as well when I got the bad news.

I have been researching different things that may help with early recurrent pregnancy loss (rpl) one thing I found interesting and wanted to give a try was acupuncture. I wasn't really sure how I felt about it. If I do it I will end up having to go in sometimes even twice a week for it. This is hard since it takes about 30 minutes to drive there an hour for treatment and then another 30 to drive home. I didn't want to have to rely on friends to watch Eislynn that much each week. I thought however that I would give it a try. I know they would do it for me because I would do it for them. I brought Eislynn over to my cousins house and I went to my first appointment the other week. I kid you not almost EVERY light was green. Like seriously every light. I drove from my house in Washington all the way on 150 until Alan Rd so that's probably like 20 minutes and at least 15 lights. I didn't have to stop until once at Sheridan and then one more time until Alan. That's seriously crazy.  Again not that God spends his time thinking about my Pandora play list but also on this drive the best songs were on my Pandora station. It was just a great drive. Once I got to the office I found out that this place that I picked at "random" has free childcare during your appointments. It is a beautiful office and I fully trust my child would be taken care of well during my appointments.  Will acupuncture plus all this other stuff we are doing really be my answer? I don't know. But right now in this moment I feel as if I have been given the "green light" to go ahead and give it a try. I felt so at peace and happy about the decision. Added bonus the office also takes my insurance and they magically cover acupuncture even though they don't cover anything at my RE's office .

EDIT: Just a little added info. I am not pregnant again already. We are waiting until this spring or summer to try again. Just be healthy and take a little break from it all for a while. Acupuncture is thought to help the lining of your uterus and the quality of your eggs. It can take 2 or 3 months for that to fully take affect as eggs are produced 3 months in advance. Acupuncture can lower the average womans chances of a miscarriage from 21% to 4%. Now, that is for someone who doesn't have bigger problems at play as all women have about a 21% chance of miscarriage each time they get pregnant.


  1. Love that you are writing Katie. Love you and I love all that you have to say.