Thursday, May 5, 2011

Today's ABCs of IF

Stole this from SLESE.  Figured I'd break up the 2WW with a little alphabetical fun!
A. Age when you started TTC: 31
B. Baby Dancing or Sex: BD!
C. Children wanted: At least two - I'd like 3 really, but DH isn't sure.  But I know they're harder to take care of that it seems from the outside, so maybe I'd change my mind at 2.  :)  We still float the idea of adopting or fostering a third.
D. Dogs/Cats/Fill in Children:   None.  I wouldn't mind a dog, but as we both work long hours, it doesn't seem appropriate.  And we don't really have much of a backyard or anything.
E. Essential Oils/Vitamins/Snake Oils: Yes!  I'm on a new pre-natal from the doc (with TALC in it!  Really?  This is good for me?), I usually take some fish oil every day - and cod liver oil if we're in Vitamin D winter, or I think I won't get any sun.  And I'm on a Gre.ens+ kick - it can't hurt.  And maybe is making my skin slightly better?
F. Fertility Meds I’ve taken: None.
G. Gain: Well, a stronger marriage.  No weight gain, since I haven't taken any fertility meds.
H. HSG (Hystosalpingogram): All clear!
I. Infertile Pet Peeves: IF being referred to as a disease.  Drives me insane.  I have a post swimming around in my head about this.  I view IF as a symptom.
J. Job title: Senior Engineer

K. Kid’s names you’re afraid will be taken by the time you can use them: Can't really share - has to stay between myself and DH.  I will say we were planning for an Eliot, but it got scooped up recently by close friends.  D'Oh!
L. Length of time TTC: 18 months.
M. Miscarriages: 0.  Never ever ever been even a little bit pg.  :(

N. Number of times you’ve switched OB/GYNS, REs, FSs: Once.  So far.  Depending on how things go this year, I may jump ship.
O. Ovarian quality: good or ok.

P. POAS or wait for AF: After the first few months - wait for AF.  She shows up reliably enough.
Q. Quote from an obnoxious fertile: "Oh, just go off birth control, you're be pregnant in four months!" x3
R. Reproductive Endocrinologist: Dr Awesome.  Is smart, sometimes funny, conceited, and assures me he will get me pg.  To me this means nothing - he has no stake in the matter.  If I'm not pg in two years - he can say, "oh well", but the cost/heartache will be significantly higher for me.  He's also said, "Just relax and stop trying." "Why do you want kids anyway?" - all of which are yellow flags for me.
S. Sperm: Not so good.  First test came back pretty good - but second one is making us look like we're MF.  DH in for surgery next week that might help.
T. Time you tried naturally:  Still am.  Am quite suspicious of IVF.
U. Uterus quality: Retroverted, but ok.  Small fibroid outside.
V. Vagina: You mean whooha?  Vajayjay?  Vagine?  Ah... ok, I guess.  (And we all know about my cervix!)

W. What baby stuff do you already have?: Nothing.  Believe it to be back luck.
X. X-tra X-tra Hear all about it! How many people know the ins and outs of our crazy TTC journey? My wonderful blogsisters, all the lurkers out there, my two bffs, one other friend, my closest Aunt, and some of DH's friends.
Y. Yearly Exam (do you still go in even though someone sees your lady parts most months?): Yes.
Z. Zits: Yes.  Terrible skin.  Used ProA.ctive for a while before the wedding, but now refuse to put such chemicals on my skin, although it did work for me.  For a while was getting ovulation blemish and period blemish, when on Chinese herbs.  Skin is pretty good for far this month, nothing too bad.

So now you’ve read mine. What are your IF A to Zs?  (I reserve the right to re-post this in a year to see how it's changed!)


  1. Wow! That's a lot of info in those ABC's!

  2. Thanks for playing along...I think I might just have to do the repost in one year and see where we're at!

  3. Love it! This is what I should have been doing instead of googling ever symptom during my 2WW!


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