On New Year’s Eve, in the middle of the afternoon, I got a text message from my college suitemate.  I love her dearly, and she and I were pregnant at the same time, and miscarried within a couple weeks of each other.  Since then, we have been keeping each other strong and using each other to vent about all of the Fertiles while we get back on the horse, as it were…

In aforementioned text message, my friend told me that she heard about a little routine you can do to increase your fertility for the new year.

Sounds like voodoo, right?  Just wait…

So, apparently all you have to do to be as fertile as Jessica Simpson or those damn Hanson kids is wear some red underwear on New Year’s Eve, sit around and wait for the clock to strike midnight, and then immediately eat twelve grapes.  Then you have to throw away the red undies the next day…

Right.  Straight up voodoo.


…Oh, who am I kidding.

Of course I did it.

I’d sacrifice a chicken/goat/calf if that’s what it takes…

Let’s hope this works, because I really liked those panties!  😉



16 comments on “Voodoo

  1. jodiepodie
    January 2, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Love it! And I love the honesty! I still have a Green Man hanging above my bed and the woman who sold him to me said he would bring me 4 children!!! I can’t bear to bring him down even though it’s ‘voodoo baloney’ 🙂
    I know exactly where you’re coming from! Here’s to a great new year for us all xxxxx


  2. Amber Smutny
    January 2, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Glad you did it. We can look rediculous together!! LOL. Hope you liked the pic of my panties!! LOL GO VOODOO GO!!!


    • Tracy
      January 2, 2013 at 11:13 am #

      I loved it, LOL! I’ll try anything at this point, and that was a fun thing to do. It was nice to know I wasn’t alone, too. Thank you, friend! 🙂


  3. Shelley
    January 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I love that you did that but most of all, those grapes look delicious, I want them.


    • Tracy
      January 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      They WERE delicious. They tasted like fertility and the essence of Teen Moms.


  4. Theresa
    January 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Hey I ate pineapple to help with implantation after our IVF even though there is NO actual evidence it works. I would have tried that, too.


  5. journey2dfuture
    January 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Gotta do what ya gotta do. 😉


  6. infertmyrt
    January 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    if i had to eat a million grapes to make a baby, i’d do it! hope it works for you!


  7. A Morning Grouch
    January 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Whatever works!


  8. Ash
    January 6, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I totally forgot to tell you this…. One of my friends sent me a Romanian fertility doll. It’s so dirty! You slide up this thing around his legs and, you guessed it, a penis pops out!! I’ve slept with this thing under my pillow. Oh, the things we’ll try…. 🙂


    • Tracy
      January 6, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      HAHAHA… Oh man, that’s awesome! I sure hope it works for you, and that you don’t wake up with a toy Romanian penis in your ear! 😉


  9. No Baby Ruth
    January 8, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    These are Spanish traditions!! I actually live in Spain and we do both of these things every year! Here supposedly the underwear has to be a gift and you don’t have to throw it away, so that’s a bonus. And you eat the grapes at midnight – one per chime of the bell.

    I’d love it if these turn out to have a touch of fertile voodoo in them… fingers crossed for me, you and your friend!!


    • Tracy
      January 8, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      Wow, I had no idea! That’s great to know! If this DOES work for me, I will have to come up with a great Spanish name for the kiddo. 😉


  10. Holly
    January 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Just ran into your blog. DARN IT!! I wish I would have read it 12 days ago…I would sacrifice a calf too 🙂


    • Tracy
      January 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      Welcome, friend! Seriously, if I had a calf just lying around, I might consider it, LOL. Thankfully only twelve grapes were harmed in the NYE voodoo I performed. 😉



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