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! 


  1. Dropping in from LFCA and saying a hearty hello. I love this list. 30 lbs? Hot-she-mamma that's an awesome accomplishment. Sorry to find company out here, but glad that you are blogging!

  2. HSG... GROSS!!! I'm supposed to get one of those..... now I'm looking even more forward to it! lol


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