Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The ABC's of IF

This post is also being called "The ABCs of TTC" but I thought "The ABCs of IF" were more appropriate for me.

A. Age when you started TTC: 26 years old

B. Baby Dancing or Sex: Straight up sex...I like to sing to the tune of "Hammer Time"..."STOP! It's ovulation time!"

C. Children wanted: When we got together, I wanted three, DH wanted 2, at this point we'll settle for whatever we get.

D. Dogs/Cats/Fill in Children: Two furbabies. A black lab who thinks he's a lap dog and a mutt whose my princess. Love them both so much!

E. Essential Oils/Vitamins/Snake Oils: No oil here.

F. Fertility Meds I’ve taken: What haven't I taken? Lupron, Menopur, Gonal-F, PIO....just to name a few ;)

G. Gain: IF has let me gain knowledge and definitely made me a stronger person.

H. HSG (Hystosalpingogram): Good to go...

I. Infertile Pet Peeves: Just one? Not telling me you're prego because I'm infertile.

J. Job title: I'm the HBIC. LOL-this was my title at our egg dying party at my dad's last weekend. Had to tell Grandma what that meant, good times!

K. Kid’s names you’re afraid will be taken by the time you can use them: When DH and I got together, we discussed a girl name (Gracyn Rose) since then I've decided I don't want that name because Grace, Gracie, etc...has become so popular. Anytime its brought up, DH swears that's what we're naming a girl...I decided I'll fight that battle when the time comes.

L. Length of time TTC: 1 year, 6 months, 2 weeks and 1 day...but whose counting?

M. Miscarriages: None. Never been one inkling of pregnant...ever. Other than a short time after the ET.

N. Number of times you’ve switched OB/GYNS, REs, FSs: Broke up with my OB last May but haven't found a new one. Still with the same RE but have experienced 4/6 REs at my clinic.

O. Ovarian quality: Good.

P. POAS or wait for AF: Never taken an HPT except for the month before our wedding (late period due to stress)

Q. Quote from an obnoxious fertile: After telling them we're dealing with this, "Why don't you *just* adopt?" Because adopting is *just* that easy, right?

S. Sperm: Awful...let's not talk about it.

T. Time you tried naturally: Other than October-December 2010 during our first IVF cycle, we've always "tried naturally" although we know there's really no point. We keep thinking maybe this is the 2% month that it'll work. We aren't as diligent now but we do "try" during ovulation time.

U. Uterus quality: Good.

V. Vagina: Got one!

W. What baby stuff do you already have?: None. Gave it all away after our failed IVF, it was like reverse nesting.

X. X-tra X-tra Hear all about it! How many people know the ins and outs of our crazy TTC journey? Originally just a handful of friends, then more and more and more and now I'm pretty open about it. I wouldn't say DH is but I'm an open book and always willing to share my story.

Y. Yearly Exam (do you still go in even though someone sees your lady parts most months?): Nope. I was scheduled for last May when I broke up with my OB. Then we started pre-test for IVF then IVF. I figured if someone was down there once a month then they'd let me know if something didn't look right. Still haven't found a new OB yet.

Z. Zits: Sure do. DH yells at me all the time for touching and picking at my face but I've gotten better.

So now you’ve read mine. What are your IF A to Zs?


SLES75 said...

I will never be able to listen to hammer time again without thinking ovulation time.....LMAO!!!!!

Thanks for the good laugh. I really needed it!

Jessica said...

This is great...I should do this!

Bridget said...

I've heard Q before- so f-ing annoying!!

Bobbi said...

Always nice to get to know more about our fellow infertile bloggers. :)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Oh, I like Gracyn! Thats pretty. I know a little boy named Greyson, but I like it for a girl too!

I think all infertiles hate the adoption comments. Its a nice option, but not for everyone and NOT easy.