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The Wishing Stone Challenge

Since winter is the season for magical thinking and we all need a little hope. And since I have complete faith in my palm pilot’s Magic 8 Ball and its ability to decide whether a stone is capable of granting a wish (every cycle, when I asked if I was pregnant, it replied: “my reply is no.” And sure enough, I was never pregnant. So I have full faith in the Magic 8 Ball and I asked it if this was a real magic wish stone capable of granting one wish a day and it replied, “it is decidedly so.” That’s sound enough for me), I wanted to invite everyone to prove the power of magical thinking with the wishing stone challenge.

Every day, touch the picture of the stone on the screen and make a wish that can be verified that day. It has to be a realistic wish and it has to be one that is able to be verified (therefore, you can’t, unfortunately, wish for world peace. You also can’t wish that your office mate will read your mind and bring you a vanilla latte from her Starbucks run unless this is something that has a small likelihood of happening. You can wish for things like success for your embryos pre-transfer or low FSH at your day 3 blood draw).

Write down your wish every day after you make it and keep track of which ones come true. Do this for 10 days and get a percentage of how many times the wish came true. I think if it even has a 25% collective success rate, it is worth keeping on the side bar for everyone’s future cycles (and sometimes you just need to wish that you’ll be waived from jury duty or that you’ll get a job. And these are all reasonable requests for a wishing stone).

So weigh in and let me know if you’re up for the challenge with a reply in the comments section. It begins tomorrow on November 21st and it runs until the night of November 30th. On December 1st, send in your percentage (for instance, if three of your ten wishes were granted, you had a 30% success rate). And by December 2nd, we should know whether or not the wishing stone has any worth at all (though, come on, it already made KE’s E2 levels go down and it kept her cycle from being cancelled!). If you are reading this and it is after November 21st and you want to join the challenge, do it anyway and send in your percentage late. I’ll keep recalculating.

And add your cool wish success stories to the original post with the wishing stone so people can read them since that’s the entry linked to my side bar.


1 Katherine { 11.20.06 at 7:32 pm }

I’m in and I’ll be wishing away!

2 mandolyn { 11.20.06 at 7:45 pm }

Count me in!

3 Anonymous { 11.20.06 at 11:10 pm }

Ok – I’ll join in! A wish for today… hmmm…


4 s day { 11.20.06 at 11:43 pm }

I will probably lye awake in bed all night trying to decipher which wish I want to come true the most…..I can’t wait.

5 Anonymous { 11.21.06 at 12:06 am }

I did it and now I have finger prints all over my screen 😉

That is going to be one very busy wish stone.

I hope everyones wishes come true.

6 TeamWinks { 11.21.06 at 8:50 am }

Ok, I’ll play along.

7 Gil { 11.21.06 at 9:48 am }

Count me in! *makes her first wish*

8 C { 11.21.06 at 9:56 am }

I’m in!

9 Michelle { 11.21.06 at 5:34 pm }

Just made my first wish!

10 Anonymous Infertile { 11.21.06 at 6:50 pm }

I’m in! I love the idea!

11 Carlynn { 11.22.06 at 1:13 am }

I’m in. I need a wish stone at the moment.

12 Mary { 11.30.06 at 10:18 pm }

I tried the wish stone today. I wished that my beta would be positive and a good number. After almost 8 years of ttc I got a positive today with my number at 127 (over 5 times higher then any of my other betas.) I am a believer! Thanks for sharing your stone.

13 Anonymous { 04.23.07 at 1:22 pm }

okay I will do it, I will be wishing

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