Saturday, 29 November 2008

Triple jinx

Tertia wrote a post the other day about the many superstitions held by infertiles and the idea that doing, or not doing, certain things can jinx a cycle.

I well and truly jinxed myself yesterday. Three times in fact. The first two were not entirely my fault. One of my big superstitions is if I work out the due date then it is guaranteed to all go pear shaped. I can still remember my first due date (one year ago on Tuesday of last week as it happens). I received a package on Thursday from the clinic with my 7 week ultrasound referral (Jinx 1) and a letter saying 'Congratulations on your pregnancy' (hmmm is that another jinx?) 'your estimated due date is August 1st 2009' (JINX 2).

The third was when I went shopping to find something 'semi-formal' to wear to Batman's Graduation I ended up buying a top that I could also wear later in the pregnancy. Yes, I actually thought those words! Which means that, in effect, I have actually just bought my first piece of maternity clothing! (MASSIVE JINX!)

Consequently, today I have cramps. Cramps that feel decidedly like menstrual cramps. I think I have done the anxious-undie-check a thousand times already. Please let it just be my body struggling to digest the Reception Centre food from last night. Please.

Trying not to stress. I'm lying on the couch watching the Australian Masters Golf trying to catch a glimpse of my Tiger who is working as a Caddy. His player is doing well, so he's actually getting quite a bit a of air time, even Rose is watching. He looks so tall and manly and serious. I'm such a proud mum... ooops I mean step-mum. ;-)

3 more sleeps....

10 comments:

Stacie said...

I had pretty severe cramps for the first trimester. I'm just saying...

Still keeping EVERYTHING crossed. Everything--which can be quite a challenge. Hugs to you. Hoping your three sleeps come and go quickly!

Melbagirl said...

I am so happy for you. There's no reason to be worried by these little things ☺

It's still all good ☺ I've got a skirt I bought three years ago (that I could wear again when I was pregnant!). Gawd, if I was superstitious I'd never sleep.

Can't wait to hear your next results!

Topcat said...

Well my lovely, it's three sleeps til my Tigers birthday ... which obviously wipes all your three jinxs right there.

I was spun out by cramping, it's freaky but normal.

XOXOX

Barreness said...

Bah! Superstition is for the middle ages. Forget it and enjoy yourself.

But just don't step on a black cat while walking under a broken mirrored ladder. THEN you would be stuffed ;)

Vee said...

Hoping the cramping will pass and all will continue merrily.

I am with you with the jinx's though, I am the same try not to focus on them.

Joy said...

I was very crampy thru my pregnancies and at 7 months I still am. It's easy to think we have the power to jinx or somehow discourage that little life, but we don't. I always tell myself it's either going to happen, or it's not, and there isn't much I can do either way. it's not the most comforting or sunshiny thing, but it stops me spinning like a top.

Wordgirl said...

I understand your fear but I am still here believing and hoping for you....and how cool that Tiger is out there...you are a proud mom!


Love,

Pam

Lisa said...

Just think of that cramping as your little beanie digging in and your little uterus starting to stretch to accommodate big beanie. :)

Melbagirl said...

One sleep to go!

Mrs M@sk said...

Hope you get a great surprise tomorrow xoxo