The flower stinks (It was pretty nasty. Being that it was growing in a greenhouse in June. Just use your imaginations girls.) to attract flies and beetles that will carry pollen to her flowers. Much like our REs guide sperm to eggs through IUI or IVF. I'm assuming that most of us IFers don't stink. But it does stink that a lot of us have to pay thousands of dollars for the chance to do what practically everyone else can do for free.
The rest of the time in her life cycle when Trudy is not working her little plant ass off to reproduce, she looks like this.
Just tall and leafy. And not stinky. This is the waiting stage. So I guess right now that I'm waiting anxiously for
my FET in August I'm sort of in my leafy stage. I'm really not doing what I'm 'supposed' to do for reproduction. I'm not taking pre-natals. Haven't had the heart to swallow them since I associate them with Lydia. I'm drinking tons of coffee. Really strong coffee!! And right now I'm guzzling down an ice cold Toffee Coffee Frostie. According to my acupuncturist, cold food and drinks are a big no no. Something to do with taking the blood away from the uterus to help warm up the cold stuff so it can be digested. So the Frostie being frozen is probably really bad. Oh and it is coffee flavor so all that extra caffeine added to the 2 cups of Joe I had today is probably bad too. Also, my acupuncturist wants me to cut out sugar. I'm sure there are about 2 cups of sugar in my Frostie. But I really don't care. I'm Leafy. There is no chance that I can get pregnant right now anyway so I might as well enjoy myself a little. Come July I'll get back on track.