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Sunday, May 29, 2011

ABCs of Trying To Conceive

Saw this on another blog and thought it was an interesting way to get some perspective
A. Age when you started TTC: 19, then stopped for a bit, then 24/25. Had MonkeyChild, now I'm 27 and trying for our last child

B. Baby Dancing or Sex: Either one. Both lead to the same thing, hopefully. :-)

C. Children wanted: It used it be four. Then we raised my brothers, and then had Monkey Child. We decided one more would be enough. So I guess, in a way, we will have had four children.

D. Dogs/Cats/Fill in Children: Can't have pets, but for some reason I seem to be the go-to gal for info or as a sympathetic ear to my brother's friends.

E.  Essential Oils/Vitamins/Snake Oils: Prenatals, 4mg of folic acid (don't want a repeat of SB like with Monkey)

F. Fertility Meds I’ve taken:  None yet, but will soon, and I won't know which one.

 G. Gain: Too much! After done having kids and if I don't lose a bunch breast feeding, then I will consider gastric bypass.

 H. HSG (Hystosalpingogram):  nope, but I had a sonohystogram. that's the one with saline.

 I.  Infertile Pet Peeves: too many. people who say to just relax, the people who yell out "finally!" when a pregnancy is announced, etc

 J. Job title:Independent consultant for Pampered Chef; mama, wife, and writer.

 K. Kid’s names you’re afraid will be taken by the time you can use them: it's happened before, which is why we're not saying anything.

 L. Length of time TTC: this time around, since January.

M.  Miscarriages: One confirmed.

N. Number of times you’ve switched OB/GYNS, REs, FSs: Twice, unless you count switching doctors within a practice, then it's three. But the new one is for the study I am in.

 O. Ovarian quality: ha. seriously? I have PCOS. It's not like I can know when it'll happen....

P. POAS or wait for AF: Now I have to pee on a stick. Waiting for AF is not an option.

Q. Quote from an obnoxious fertile: "It's a good thing you are miscarrying because you are too young to be having children" from the OB who saw me during my miscarriage. I had been married over a year and was raising my brothers. It was while Baldman was in the air force and the doc was a captain about to pin on his oakleaf for major...let's just say he had to wait an extra year to pin it on :-P.

S. Sperm: all well and good, apparently. We found out as part of the study.

T. Time you tried naturally: too long. When you have PCOS or other fertility issues, you can't wait.

 U. Uterus quality: Was told bicornuate, but sonohystogram says it's only an arcuate uterus. Only slightly deformed :-)

 V. Vagina:That works just fine, as the Baldman showed me during monkey child's naptime ;-)

 W. What baby stuff do you already have?: I have maternity clothes still, but I gave away most of our old baby stuff when we were told we couldn't have more. Should have gotten that second opinion sooner! But it will be nice to go get new stuff.
X.  X-tra X-tra Hear all about it! How many people know the ins and outs of our crazy TTC journey? Some people. I don't keep it a secret. There's no shame in what's wrong. At least I took the initiative to find out what was wrong!

Y. Yearly Exam (do you still go in even though someone sees your lady parts most months?): Oh yes. I don't mess around with that.

Z.  Zits: It's worse now that we're TTCing. the BCP were helpful with that and the extra hair, but now that I'm not on it the zits are back and the hair is annoying.


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