Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Welcome ILCW-ers!

Another ICLW is upon us. For those of you who are here for the first time, a disclaimer: despite the title of my blog, I am actually pregnant (6w on Thursday). But I am feeling a little too superstitious to change my blog title just yet, so apologies for being misleading. I won't be offended if you don't hang around.

My infertility story: I'm a little bit pregnant after 2.5 years of trying, including 4 Clomid cycles and 1 IVF cycle. I'm 33 years old, hypothyroid, and married to a wonderful man with not-quite-so-wonderful amounts of sperm. I started this blog just as we were starting our IVF cycle, so if you're curious about how that went down you can read the whole sordid tale right here.

Other things about me: I love food and wine, and write about them here (although the wine not so much right now). I've also been known to consume a bit of TV programming, including such cultural gems as American Idol and Gossip Girl. I live in Northern California. I've got a high-stress job that honestly seems a lot less stressful after dealing with the stress of trying to get knocked up.

I'm amazed by the ALI blog community, and can't imagine getting through the last couple of months without the support, stories and strength of all of the women (and men!) who put the most sensitive parts of their lives out on the internets. I'm looking forward to getting to know even more of you this week!

23 comments:

Flower said...

I am so happy for you. The journey of IF has ended for you.

skrambled said...

Congrats to you! I see you are newly pregnant. I am too and feeling very cautious. When does it start to feel real?

Gina said...

I'm so happy to hear whenever any one who has been struggling for so long finally get's their chance!

ICLW #6

sunflowerchilde said...

Congrats again! Lucky you - my job feels MORE stressful after dealing with the stress of IF.

Mr. Shelby said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! I can't wait until you feel comfortable changing your title :) I love small milestones like that.

Lucky Jones said...

Congratulations on your little bean!! GL on yout U/S Thursday, that little heartbeat is just waiting for you to hear it! ICLW

Parenthood For Me said...

Happy ICLW. Hope you are feeling well (or not- depending on how you look at it)

Melissa G said...

Thanks for the ICLW welcome. This is my first. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I look forward to following your blog.

Beautiful Mess said...

Are you accepting congratulations? If you aren't I won't say anything. I love your feet in our profile picture. Cute toes. Oh wait...that sounded really "foot fetish-y" uhhh that's not what I mean...lol I'm going to go now.. ;o)
Have a GREAT day!
*ICLW*

Miriam said...

I've been following you recently and I get so excited with each post :) Happy ICLW!
~Miriam

babymakinchronicles said...

Congrats on the pregnancy!!

here from ICLW!

Michaela said...

I absolutely love reading your blog and I am even more excited for you that you are "a little bit pregnant"!!! LOL! I LOVE IT!

Heather and Jase said...

6 weeks already! WOOOOOO!

- ICLW

Mama Bear said...

oh how awesome!!! congrats!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! still loving your toe nails, mine kinda look like that but I let my 2 year old paint over them with this glitter polish - so - I'm sure you can imagine!

My Endo Journey said...

WOOT!!!

Word Nerd said...

Yeah! I'm excited for you. You deserve it. Your situation sounds kind of similar to mine (stressful job, male factor, love of wine) so it makes me hopeful. We're just about to start our first IVF and I hope it goes as well as yours.

Good luck to you later this week. I'm sure your ultrasound will be great.

ICLW

jon and tracy g said...

Congrats again! Happy ICLW!

Lorza said...

Yeah! I am happy for you!!!!! Your tootsies look super cute!

Happy ICLW
{{{HUGS}}}

www.ttc-wildride.blogspot.com

Cece said...

Hurrah for pregnancy! I'm around the same due date as you! Here from ICLW.

Hope Endures said...

Not to echo all the foot comments... :) but if you painted them yourself, how did you keep the polish on just your toenails??? They look great. I gave myself a pedicure this week, and it looks like I dunked my toes in paint. Maybe I am just super klutzy. (ICLW)

Dawn said...

Here's hoping that you will soon need to change your blogs name! Try to enjoy the next 7 1/2 months.

Dawn Davenport
Host of the internet radio show/podcast "Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility and Adoption"

K.T. said...

I'm visiting from ICLW. Congrats on the baby. I hope all goes well for you and you have a healthy and happy pregnancy and baby!

wereyoulookingforme said...

Congrats on the pregnancy - I hope it is twins! (I just read your latest post and came back to this one to comment.)

I look forward to reading some of your historical posts because I too love food and television. (Wine, not so much!)

ICLW