Thursday, March 13, 2008

Do you believe in "jinxing"?

And I don't mean saying something at the same time as someone else.

I find myself referring to my IVF cycle as "IVF#1", which makes me feel as if by saying "#1", there will be a "#2" or more. It seriously is scaring me! How silly of me to believe in notice such things. But still, I just can't find myself to be okay with referring to it as such.

I try to keep my taglines accurate in topics that I would want to go look back on. Like follie checks on certain days during my IUIs. I like to compare and for that reason, I use specific tags. My train of thought is to use a tag such as "IUI" when discussing anything about any IUI cycle and tags such as "IUI#2" when discussing something specific to my second IUI. For this reason, I'm trying to do the same thing with this IVF cycle too. When talking about anything specific to ~this~ particular cycle, I use the tag "IVF #1". And I really, really, really don't like to do it. But, damn it, the organizer in me won't let me stop.

9 comments:

chicklet said...

Hard not to do it eh? I don't know if I did it or not (cuz looking would require effort that I don't have in me today) but I kept thinking IVF#1, although I kept hoping it would be #1 and only.

On the jinxing, I dunno, I never used to believe, then I did, then I didn't. Now I have no idea. I'm kinda useless today...

Io said...

Well...I would just think of it as in IVF #1 like "It's #1! It's the best and the awesomeist and the shiznit!" But then I'm kind of mentally challenged like that.

Chas said...

I do not believe in jinxing, but I find myself noticing the same types of things and trying to stay away from them. Why do I care if I don't believe?? I guess I do it just in case ;).

Spicy Sister said...

So funny you are asking this - I was thinking the other day about how I tag my stuff with just "IVF" and the organizer in me wonders if I need more than one, will I have to go back and change all those tags to "IVF #1"? Wouldn't it be easier just to start that way? But then,

1. I am superstitious and afraid if I change the tags it will mean we will HAVE to do more than 1.

2. If we have to do more than 1 there will be much bigger issues to deal with than changing tags.

and

3. I am a little lazy.

Jen said...

I didn't even think of that until you said it and now I'm worried... But I am like you, I've tried to organize my blog so I can refer to it for details because I seem to forget the ones that later seem important.

And now I'll do my best impersonation of a beliver in The Secret and send lovely thoughts out to the universe...

Jen said...

My brain tells me that there is no such thing as jinxing. But my emotions (especially fear) say there is and apparently they rule.

Sarah R said...

Call it "IVF" and leave it at that. :) Look for good luck signs along the way (find a penny, pick it up....you never know!)

Ahuva Batya said...

I have superstitions too, but I like the suggestion that IVF#1 means it's the greatest IVF ever!

KatieM said...

I totally do that. It's like if I notice something about an EDD, like "oh, that will be on my grandfathers' birthday" I automatically count myself out for that cycle because I've already thought about the end timing if it worked.

However, my tags are pretty generic....IUI number 4 and IUI number 5 are still labeled just "IUI".