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Visualize It

Anyone who knows us well, knows that we had "difficulty" becoming pregnant with Gabby.  After a year of trying (and praying) we were really disappointed, so we decided we would try anything at this point (besides fertility drugs).  My doctor tested both of our fertility (by the way our insurance didn't cover this so find out before you get tested so you don't have $1000s of dollars of surprises).  The procedure I had done, called an HSG test, was very painful, like more painful than labor pains! Also, my doctor did not tell me this, but when I was researching online a lot of people stated that the HSG test cleans out your fallopian tubes and a lot of people get pregnant quickly after the test.  I also started taking cough syrup twice a day that had guaifenesin in it because my mom had mentioned once that it helped her get pregnant with me (I told you we were desperate). Finally, we more mockingly than anything made a vision board (my mom was always trying to get us to try it out), I mean Post-It that we kept on a mirror we see every day that had 3 desires: Mike to get a new job, to get pregnant, and a million dollars.  We put a deadline on it.  We wanted two of the three things within 2 months (if I remember correctly). 

Excitingly after 13 or 14 months of trying we finally we expecting a little skittle!  I don't know what really caused us to become pregnant, but I think the combination of things we tried were all things that cannot really hurt you.  Michael also got a new job in this time so we decided maybe the visualization board wasn't a bad thing after all.

 So our visualization board has changed from Post-It Notes to an actual "M" visualization chalk board we keep on our bathroom sink so we can see it every day when we get ready.  I don't really believe that" putting it out into the universe" is enough (i.e. writing on a board is all you have to do), but I do believe that looking at attainable goals every day help you stay motivated and focused on the goals and achieve them.  Actually, most millionaires and highly successful people have set goals they look at daily to stay focused.  Why do you think companies have a mission statement?  So I will encourage you to try a visualization board even if it's mockingly.  Give it a few moths and let me know what you think!  It's really helped us improve mastering goals (which means we have time to make new ones).

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