Friday, April 22, 2011


I found this on Liz's blog and thought it would be nice to fill out, especially during ICLW.

  • A. Age when you started TTC: me 29, hubby 35
  • B. Baby Dancing or Sex: sex
  • C. Children wanted: when I was still blissfully ignorant about our IF problems: 3 or 4. When going through IF treatments (and getting BFN after BFN): one would be great. After birth of our son: two would be wonderful. When hitting a low due to sleep deprivation and stress around the time my son was 4-7 months old: one is enough. When he started sleeping through the nights: two would be wonderful. When we were doing IVF#2 and we transferred two great embryos and put one in the freezer: four might still be possible! After the BFN: two would be wonderful, but maybe we'll have to be content with one.
  • D. Dogs/Cats/Fill in Children: none
  • E. Essential Oils/Vitamins/Snake Oils: prenatal vitamins. Have been taking them since starting TTC.
  • F. Fertility Meds I’ve taken: clomid, decapeptyl, enantone, puregon, orgalutran, ovitrelle, utrogestan.
  • G. Gain: didn't gain anything during IUIs and first IVF, then lost lot of weight after birth of my son (about 8 kg - due to sleep deprivation and stress), lost a bit more when my mom died. Gained about 3-4 kg around the time of IVF#2, but don't know if it was related to the IF meds, or just my body getting back to normal after too much weight loss.
  • H. HSG (Hystosalpingogram): Had a sonohysterogram in the US and then a fertiloscopy here in France, which is an invention by my RE and basically is a trans-vaginal laparoscopy, which combines Lap and Dye, Salpingoscopy and Microsalpingoscopy (MSC) and Hysteroscopy.
  • I. Infertile Pet Peeves: "We weren't even trying"
  • J. Job title: proofreader/editor (or whatever I like to call it - I freelance)
  • K. Kid’s names you’re afraid will be taken by the time you can use them: already happened - my mom's middle name. My sister took it for her daughter.
  • L. Length of time TTC: 5 years
  • M. Miscarriages: none
  • N. Number of times you’ve switched OB/GYNS, REs, FSs: not counting the switches due to our transatlantic moves, I switched OBGYN here in France once. Still with same RE.
  • O. Ovarian quality: good (but I'm getting older…)
  • P. POAS or wait for AF: wait. Every time I did cave in and POAS it was a disaster.
  • Q. Quote from an obnoxious fertile: "Now I cannot properly celebrate my 30th birthday (read: with lots of alcohol) because I'm pregnant" (said by someone who got pregnant on her honeymoon)
  • S. Sperm: nothing wrong with it
  • T. Time you tried naturally: 1.5 years before clomid cycle in US, then again 2+ years before first IUI in France (now that I write that down I can't believe we wasted so much time, especially the second period, but oh well, it is what it is…)
  • U. Uterus quality: fine
  • V. Vagina: would like some more privacy
  • W. What baby stuff do you already have?: lots, as we have a now almost 2 year old running around.
  • X. X-tra X-tra Hear all about it! How many people know the ins and outs of our crazy TTC journey? My parents, my sister, two or three friends, and my blog readers.
  • Y. Yearly Exam. Do you still go in even though someone sees your lady parts most months?: Yes, even though I wonder if it's really necessary.
  • Z. Zits: Not too bad - but always a few to show that either AF or ovulation is around the corner.


China Doll said...

Totally agree on the pet peeves and obnoxious fertile.... :)

Fran said...

Hi! Happy ICLW week! Loved the post and the snapshot into your life! I'll be a new follower! Hope you'll stop by my blog, I have half the halphabet done this time!

Love, Fran

ICLW #131

New Year Mum said...

What a great idea... love it :)) xoxo

Summastarlet said...

Happy ICLW!

I love the ABCs..great way to learn some more about fellow bloggers!

Wishing you the best of luck with your FET. I am currently in the process of our first FET and hoping we get lucky!! xx

Krissi said...

I just gave you an award! Thanks for stopping by my blog! (Stress Free Infertility)

Lora said...

Hi from ICLW! I love the ABC's of infertility! I might just steal it for myself :)
Good luck with your FET!

BBH said...

I might have to steal this tomorrow! Good luck with your upcoming FET! (I want to punch the woman you mentioned in "Q")

Amber said...

Good for you on keeping those regular exams- it's not easy to do when your parts are on display 4 days a week...

Happy ICLW!

Summastarlet said...

I have nominated you for a blogging award. Check out for details!

marilyn said...

I love this post. really helps your readers get to know you. I am going to have to steal it for next month. You have been on such a journey. I am so happy for you that IVF worked for you and I am cheering for you for your second one:) Thank you for your encouragement on my blog. I really appreciate it.