Meta Getman

October 12, 2021

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I love trying new things.  

I’ve been like this since I was little. 

Like sports...I was always trying something new: soccer for a few years, then basketball, horseback riding, cheerleading, softball.  I was never an expert at any of them but was “good enough” to have fun. 

Today I want to share three things I’ve been trying recently that I’m pretty excited about.  I also think all three of these things would be helpful for you as you too!  Win win. 

#1: Natural Skin Care 

This one isn’t 100% new...I’ve been slowly switching out my skin care and make-up products over time.  I don’t know if toxins in my products contributed to my infertility but the more I read about toxins in products, the more it makes sense to me to switch.  I was skeptical at first.  I really didn’t think natural products could be as good for my skin as the stuff that was synthetically made.  

It’s a weird mindset thing but I guess I figured if the natural products worked, why wouldn’t more people be using them?  Now that I say it out loud it sounds so silly but it’s what I thought. 

The first thing I switched out was my face wash.  Funny thing about me - I HAVE to wash my face every day.  In the 9 years since we’ve been married, I think Michael can count on one hand the days I haven’t washed my face.  So this felt like a big switch with a big impact.  

I switched over to Primally Pure’s oil face wash and baby bar.  

Cleansing Oil for Normal Skin (they also have one for oily skin)

The Baby Bar is a basic bar of soap but is so gentle on your skin.

Holy smokes you guys!  The difference is night and day!  I used to struggle with acne breakouts all over my chin.  The deep, painful ones that make you cry when the wind blows over them.  The kind that take WEEKS to go away.  Now...I hardly ever get breakouts and when I do they are small.  Plus, my skin doesn’t feel all dried out and tight after I wash my face.   

Check out this before and after photo! If you want to give Primally Pure a try, head over to their website and use code META10 for 10% off your order.

#2 - {AND} Cards

After years of infertility, loss, adapting to being parents, both of us working full time and the chaos of #covid19, Michael and I haven’t connected as much as we used to.  We are still strong...we are still committed...but we also are tired and human.  I purchased the Couples Addition of {AND} cards and we brought them on a date night that we went on a few weeks ago.  Some of the questions were silly, some of them were pretty deep and meaningful.  They sparked some great conversations for us too.  Plus they helped us not talk about the things we always talk about (like our budget, or the girls, or our schedules).  

One of the things I like to share with my clients is that it is important to continue to connect with your partner outside of trying to have a baby.  Going on dates and make it a rule that you can’t talk about infertility, your cycle, trying to get pregnant, etc.  When you are in the depths of trying to have a baby (or a second baby) this can dominate your conversations.  If you need some help steering the conversation in a different direction, these cards are awesome!  (I am not an affiliate of these cards...I just love them and wanted to share.  If you sign-up for their email list you can get a small discount on your first purchase.) 

#3 - Recommitting to my morning routine 

This is a big one for me.  Since COVID, moving, work stress, launching my e-course, and just general things happening in life I’ve abandoned my morning routine.  What exactly do I mean by that? 

About two years ago I started a morning routine.  Wake up at 5:00 am, read affirmations, set my intentions for the day, drink my pre-workout, then go workout for at least 30 minutes.  At first, getting up that early was HARD.  I dreaded my alarm and always wanted to go back to sleep.  

But after a few days of doing the routine consistently, I started to notice a shift.  The shift was more in my mood and mindset.  Getting up in the morning, filling my mind with positive thoughts and moving my body made me happier, more resilient, gave me more energy, and made me more patient, relaxed, and less stressed.  Getting up and doing my morning routine made me a better human - one that I liked better and I can guess others did too. 

But, with all things in life, things changed, it got harder and it was the first thing to go. 

I’ve sporadically been getting up and going through my routine but not as consistently as I’d like.  So, I’m re-committing to it today.  My goal is to do my morning routine at least 5 days per week for the next month.  

About Meta Getman

Meta Getman (pronounced "May-da") is a donor conception coach and mom to donor conceived twin girls who went through 4 IUIs, 3 fresh IVF cycles with her own eggs, and one donor egg cycle before seeing her big fat positive. Now she helps family focused, responsible, and thoughtful women and couples who have found themselves facing a path to parenthood they never imagined: using donor eggs, donor sperm, or donor embryo. She has been featured on multiple podcasts, spoken at the RESOLVE Midwest Family Building Summit and co-founded a community of families who used donor to have their children.

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