welcome ICLWers! this is my second month participating: although i don’t think i ever made it up to the leave 5/respond to 1 last month, i had never commented on a blog before, so it was definitely an improvement. here’s hoping i make it to the benchmark this time!
quick TTC recap for the newbies: my awesome husband (R) and i have been together for almost 9 years, married for almost 3, and TTC for 23 cycles. our diagnosis is MFI and (possibly, kinda, sorta) PCOS and (maybe) endometriosis. we tried our first IVF + ICSI cycle at the end of last year, but i was oversurpressed and then hyper-stimmed, so the eggs weren’t the best. if at first you don’t succeed and all that jazz, right? due to a lot of little concerns, we are meeting with a new doctor tomorrow afternoon.
in other getting to know you news, i’ve been procrastinating ever since the wonderful Daryl over at Something Out of Nothing tagged me in the meme that’s been going round the interwebs. can we just pretend that i planned it this way to serve as a nice introduction? thanks for enabling me!
i don’t follow rules well, and it looks like most of the ladies i follow have already been tagged, so i’m going to skip those steps. but feel free to steal it and/or answer some of the questions in the comments!
1. Who are your favorite bloggers?well, there’s quite the list over there to the right that lists most of them. in the non-baby-related world, i religiously read:matt, liz & madeline (although probably not the best blog for pregnant/trying to be pregnant ladies to read)2. What tip(s) would you give a beginning blogger?i think i’m still one of those beginners so take this with a grain of salt, but i know for me, i get anxious if i don’t post for a few days.3. What is your occupation and what is your favorite part of that occupation?i am a middle school special education teacher. i know that sounds like most people’s worst nightmare, but they are a really fun age to work with. in particular, i really like being there to help at the age when they are figuring out exactly why they are in special education and what their diagnosis/classification means. and, they laugh at
mostsome of my cheesy jokes.4. What do you like to do in your spare time?R and i really like to cook, and of course, eat. i read like crazy, though mostly young adult fiction. i go through knitting phases that usually last long enough for me to finish a project. i also watch an insane amount of tv, especially while doing school work at home (which eats up a ton of my spare time)5. What are the top 5 sites you visit on the Internet?my google reader, facebook, the bump (although less and less), pinterest, wordpress, and blogs6. What is your favorite vacation place and why?i’ve been to puerto rico twice, once on our honeymoon and once for two weeks as an EarthWatch education fellow. i absolutely love it there – the weather, the food, the rainforest and mountains. i can’t wait to go back again.7. What is your favorite subject to blog about? And how do you come up with ideas to blog about?um, IF i guess. i haven’t really gotten into too much of my personal life that isn’t making-a-baby related. normally i just blog about whatever i am ranting to R too muchcan’t stop thinking about.8. Tell us one unique fact about yourself:last summer, i participated in NASA’s reduced gravity education program for teachers and flew on the vomit cometweightless wonder. i experienced zero gravity for about 30 seconds at a time, 30 times. it was the most amazing experience of my life. i hope to go back in a few years depending how this baby stuff goes.9. What is your favorite book(s) of all time and why?haha, i hate this question – i can never pick just one. some of my favorites were the book of lost things, ishmael, to kill a mockingbird (we’re doing this in my english class right now), and anything by john green.10. What is your favorite food?i always joke that i married R for his chicken paprikash dish. it’s chicken and onions, broth and paprika, and sour cream with these big, heavy dumplings. i could (and often do) stuff it in my face until the point of near explosion.11. What are your favorite movie(s) of all time and why?i love old school movies: anything with the hepburns (audrey or katharine), carey grant, or bing crosby.12. What will you do if you can’t have a baby?
not a possibility. we are sooooo lucky to have insurance coverage for three more fresh IVF cycles. if, at the end of all this, we are still waiting to start our family, the plan is to move on to adoption. but we will have a family, some day.
ok, so enough rambling about me – tell me something about you! i’d love it if you pick a question and head to the comments!