Sunday, May 22, 2011

the infertility alphabet game

This is a survey that seems to be very popular on the IF blogs, so why not…

A. Age when you started TTC: 32

B. Baby Dancing or Sex: Err, sex

C. Children wanted: 2-3

D. Dogs/Cats/Fill in Children: Two cats, Guinness and Bella. One adorable daughter, Kate

E. Essential Oils/Vitamins/Snake Oils: Levoxyl for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Vitamins: prenatal, folic acid, calcium, low-dose aspirin, and currently taking Heparin for the FET

F. Fertility Meds I’ve taken: Estradiol, Gonal F, Estrofem, Crinone, Progynova, Luveris, Gestone, Duphaston, Follistim Cetrotide, Lupron/ Diphereline, Novaril, Buserelin, Orgalutran/ Ganirelix, Estrace, Pregnyl

G. Gain: Oh yes. Fertility meds add weight.

H. HSG (Hystosalpingogram): Yep. I had it done in Belarus. Wowza, was that an experience.

I. Infertile Pet Peeves: the dumb things people say

J. Job title: SAHM!!

K. Kid’s names you’re afraid will be taken by the time you can use them: I’m not sharing. Though I will say that we like classic, traditional names

L. Length of time TTC: 4 ½ years

M. Miscarriages: 1. Early triplet miscarriage with IVF #1

N. Number of times you’ve switched OB/GYNS, REs, FSs: I’ve seen 4 OBs, 4 REs and 4 MFM/ Perinatologists (I’ve been pleased with all of them, and only switched due to moving)

O. Ovarian quality: Poor. Dominished Ovarian Reserve

P. POAS or wait for AF: POAS

Q. Quote from an obnoxious fertile: Oh where to start. I have an entire post about this.

S. Sperm: Great! This is not one of our issues.

T. Time you tried naturally: Approximately 14 months from TTC to IVF#1, though I did consult with an RE approximately 6 months after we started TTC.

U. Uterus quality: Great

V. Vagina: Err, yes, I have one

W. What baby stuff do you already have?: Everything since we have Lady Kate

X. X-tra X-tra Hear all about it! How many people know the ins and outs of our crazy TTC journey? I’m fairly open with friends and family, though only if they ask, or read the blog

Y. Yearly Exam (do you still go in even though someone sees your lady parts most months?): Yes.

Z. Zits: Only when I’m on fertility meds


  1. This is a bit comical, but oh so true- how IF changes life, well- it's amazing. Good luck on your journey.

    ICLW #117

  2. Thanks for the comment! I look forward to catching up on your story!

  3. Thanks! Glad I found u too! Do you have a post about your IVF? Obviously it's hard to talk about IVF in some Catholic circles which sucks because I love being Catholic... Just looking for some insight on if u had to deal with negativity about your IVF??

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to following yours... Happy ICLW!

  5. Love this! First time I've seen it!

    ICLW# 58

  6. Wow, an HSG in Belarus! And I thought mine wasn't fun. Returning your comment from ICLW :)

  7. Visiting from ICLW and your newest follower! Love your list and that you're a sucess after IF girl!

  8. How funny- my dog's name is Guiness! :) He's black and tan so it just fit! Happy ICLW week!

  9. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Wishing you all the best in your journey

    ICWL #23

  10. OliveLEAH, I have some general posts about the IVF process and what we went through, but I don't think there's anything Catholic/ IVF specific.

    Fortunately we have not had to deal with very much negativity surrounding our decision. However, we are currently living in a VERY Catholic country and there have been some issues, or so I'm told. My understanding is that attitudes toward IVF are slowly changing.

    I also choose to believe that those who are fervently opposed to IVF have A. never been in our situation, and B. are largely uneducated about the process.

    Best wishes to you!