Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm NOT Superstitous...

I have never been one to believe in superstitions. I'll step on a crack... I'll walk under ladders... heck, I've even broken a mirror a time or two.

But... I'm at that point in my tww, where all those old wives tales and things have started to pound on my brain.

Did you know that I once had a friend tell me that I would never have children based on the number of lines on the side of my hand? Apparently, in some parts of Chinese culture, if you make a fist and then count the lines that appear by your pinky knuckle, you can find out how many children you will have. I laughed it off... my friend was very sad for me.

During my last pregnancy, I had the requisite weird dreams. In all of them I was 'misplacing' our baby. In every single one! I lost our baby at church, at work, and at the grocery store (altho, in that one my beloved found a different 'our baby' in the frozen foods section... dream analysis anyone?).

Gah! I know I'm sounding ridiculous right now, but I just can't get this stuff out of my brain.

Sorry for the ramble...


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    I have four lines on the side of my hand. I'm not too superstitious, but I find myself hoping that your friend was right!!

    Looking forward to those Easter dinner recipes! I'm not much of a cook, and can use all the help I can get...Happy ICLW!

  2. You are allowed to be ridiculous - it's part of the 2WW, and I'm not superstitious either but I still look for reasons as to why we're still TTC!


  3. Someone once told me I would have 3 kids - 2 girls and a boy. This prediction was based on the direction a neckace spun while dangled over my hand. hmmm.

    Also, at one point I told my sister I wasn't cutting my hair until I needed a "mom-do." 3 years later it is getting pretty long, but I am afraid to cut it! Would that be givig up?? hmmm.

  4. I have 3 lines...very interesting.

    Hang in there, sweet Hobbit. I don't think you are "ridiculous," whatever you need to do to "cope" is okay! :)

  5. What needs to be done to cope is always okay. So don't worry about being superstitious.

    Stopping by for an ICLW visit...
    No. 28: The Unfair Struggle (male-factor, friendship, day to day life)

  6. Best of luck with you 2ww. It is the worst to wait. I hope change in season means a change in your life as well. I think that is why I like living where we have distinct season changes - it means things can become new again.


  7. those old tales, hopes and worries just seem to wait for the 2ww, don't they?
    I bet you have a line or 2 now. I wonder which hand? Seems a bit silly, but my Mom told me the same thing and I have one fold on one hand, and 2 on the other.


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