A. Age when you started TTC: a bit over 31
B. Baby Dancing or Sex: Just sex -- good old fashioned sex
C. Children wanted: I'd love two or three, but at this point, one would be awesome
D. Dogs/Cats/Fill in Children: 1 cat
E. Essential Oils/Vitamins/Snake Oils: Prenatal vitamins, Fish Oil, Vitex (Chasteberry), Blood Booster, Women's Precious (Chinese Herb)
F. Fertility Meds I’ve taken: Clomid, Femara
G. Gain: I recently lost 30 pounds
H. HSG (Hystosalpingogram): Uncomfortable, but the grossest part was the dye oozing out of my body for 24 hours afterwards...ick.
I. Infertile Pet Peeves: Lack of insurance coverage for infertility and people who know our story but are completely insensitive.
J. Job title: I work in healthcare...
K. Kid’s names you’re afraid will be taken by the time you can use them: Not too worried -- we're a bit old fashioned going with family names. Totally not into the trendy names many of our family members and friends have gone with...
L. Length of time TTC: 4 years and 6 months
M. Miscarriages: Blighted ovum at 7 weeks
N. Number of times you’ve switched OB/GYNS, REs, FSs: None -- we really only have one choice for an RE and he is really quite awesome.
O. Ovarian quality: FSH levels indicate it is okay, but was told wouldn't know for certain unless we did IVF which we are not doing.
P. POAS or wait for AF: I hate POAS, so wait for AF
Q. Quote from an obnoxious fertile: Heard just last night..."You guys can go out like this anytime you want to and don't have to worry about paying a babysitter."
S. Sperm: We have swimmers
T. Time you tried naturally: Lots, we've just done about 6 medicated cycles (3 of those with IUIs). otherwise au natural...
U. Uterus quality: My RE called it "boring" which he stated was a good thing during my hydrosonogram last summer.
V. Vagina: I have one...
W. What baby stuff do you already have?: We have a baby backpack/stroller that we bought three of about 4 years ago -- two of them were for friends who were pregnant at the time. They were on sale at about 90% off.
X. X-tra X-tra Hear all about it! How many people know the ins and outs of our crazy TTC journey? Our parents, one of our siblings and a couple of friends.
Y. Yearly Exam (do you still go in even though someone sees your lady parts most months?): Yes, but it's nice to not be on a "birth control schedule" of when I have to see her. It's probably been a year and a half...
Z. Zits: Thought they would go away by age 25...boy was I wrong!
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