Monday, January 23, 2012

Year of the Dragon

Just read an article saying that more Chinese couples are trying to get pregnant right now so that they can have a child in the Year of the Dragon. In fact, they are even undergoing fertility treatments so that they have an even better chance to conceive.

Wow - that's pushing it in my opinion. Can't imagine choosing to go on follistims, estrogen or the worst, testosterone, just to have a child within a 12-month period. Oh, wait a minute, I did do that - it's just that it was because I wanted a baby as soon as possible, not to have one within a certain time of year.

I also can't imagine shelling out the big bucks to get pregnant unless it was my only option (which it was - and yet still didn't work).

The dragon is the creme de la creme of Chinese zodiac symbols. It's lucky to be born in that year and the child has a better chance of success and be powerful.

Of course, I was born in the year of the rat, so I don't think I have much leverage. Perhaps if you're born in the rodent's year, you are more likely not to ever conceive. Two years ago was the year of the rabbit, and I've got to believe those are some people who can easily multiply.


  1. Sorry to bust your theory, but I was born in the year of the Rabbit and I am infertile. We'll be adopting our first child soon, though! We've been matched with a birthmother who is due on April 2, 2012. Year of the Dragon! :)

  2. This is an interesting topic and post. My husband and I are both dragons...with male and female factor infertility. Lol. But, we feel pretty lucky and successful in most other aspects of our life. We thought maybe this would be our year because we're "meant to" have a dragon baby too, but that window is quickly closing. Interestingly, we are considering adoption. So maybe we'll adopt a dragon baby? Guess we'll see! Best wishes to you for that THB (Take Home Baby)!