Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Heading to the land of the overly fertile

Tomorrow night we’re heading out to Utah. Jack Bauer is from Salt Lake City, and no he is not Mormon. Of course, I sometimes wonder if he were Mormon if it would help our chances of conceiving. I am making a huge generalization here, so I hope I’m not offending anyone, but the Mormons seem to have oodles and oodles of kids without even trying that hard. And they have kids when they’re practically kids themselves (and I have some evidence based on Jack Bauer’s Facebook friends from high school and college). Heck, if I lived there, I’d probably be a grandma by now.

Perhaps I should flag down one of the many-kid-producing Mormon mothers to ask her if there are any tricks to the trade that we non-Latter Day Saints believers should be trying to produce offspring. Maybe those special garments that they wear actually increase sperm and egg production or have some kind of super-fertile power. Or, could it be the large Jello consumption?

Perhaps this should be the trip where I find out what their secrets are. I’ll let you know if I uncover anything worthwhile


  1. Enjoy Utah! I think they just get married young and never use protection. Isn't it odd to think that sex can actually lead to babies?!

  2. I'm no help on the stories, but have come over from LFCA because when I saw your personal list of reactions to infertility drugs, they looked like mine with a few bonus items thrown in (my hair never fell out). At the risk of offering assvice, many of those effects are symptoms of hypothyroidism, and as I (eventually!) learned, because estrogen binds to T4 (the principal thyroid hormone) things that raise your estrogen levels (e.g. estrogen itself, stims) can trigger symptoms of hypothyroidism in folks (like me) who are otherwise borderline. Because thryoid health has a huge impact on fertility, this isn't a trivial point. If you'd like more information, please email me. Conversely, if this was annoying assvice, I apologize.

    Best wishes to you as you work to grow your family.

  3. Good luck tomorrow!! Fingers and toes crossed!