Happy Halloween!

Halloween has long been my favorite holiday. If I associate myself with any religion, it’s pagan, and for a number of years in my twenties considered myself Wiccan. So it’s natural, then, that I would appreciate this day–Samhain–for its spiritual significance. I have to admit, though, I’m a lapsed Wiccan, and I really enjoy Halloween these days for the pumpkin-carving and seeing kids in costumes. Who can resist a little one-year-old in a lion suit–or a five-year-old girl dressed up like a witch? We love the handing out of candy, and we put out spooky decorations for the kids. I carve a few pumpkins. It’s great. In recent years, though, J and I find that Halloween makes our babyaches unbearably strong (what doesn’t though, really?).

 So how appropriate that today, on Halloween, our sperm (well, technically Mr. G’s sperm) will be placed in a box and sent on its way toward us. And how ironic that the good little pagans will be inseminating tomorrow on All Saints Day. Ha! Anyone know the patron saint of artificial insemination? Of lesbians getting pregnant? No?

Of course, all of this hinges on Mr. G checking his messages in a timely manner, but I do believe that after last month’s shipping fiascos and his resulting guilt he will follow through this time.


Filed under insemination, ovulation, sperm, ttc

6 responses to “Happy Halloween!

  1. I think Mother Mary is the first ‘documented’ case of artificial insemination.


  2. jay

    That is right, Cali!

    Hope Mr G checks his messages and does the deed in an orderly manner! (Sorry I haven’t replied to your email… work has been demanding, but I was glad to get it, and will do soon!) xx

  3. I’m with Cali, skip the lame-o saints and go straight (gaily forward?) to the source – Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

    Good luck – I’m right behind you….

  4. Sarah

    good luck, good luck good luck. I’m a few days behind you this month.

  5. reproducinggenius

    Of COURSE it’s Mary! I think I still have an old Virgin Mary nightlight around somewhere. I think I’ll have to place that in our bedroom and gaze at it while propped on pillows tomorrow.

  6. reproducinggenius

    No, no you won’t.


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