Saturday, March 21, 2009


Hello to anyone who might be wandering over here for IComLeavWe! It's my first one -- very exciting. I'm looking forward to getting to know so many of you through your blogs!

My story in a nut shell: I'm 33, have been happily married to my husband for 5 years, the last 2.5 of which have been a little less happy as we've struggled with trying to get pregnant. We're currently going through our first IVF cycle, which seemed the best course of action given our male factor issues. I have a high-stress job, which I've mostly avoided talking about here and which makes all of the appointment-juggling a bit challenging. But most of the time, I feel very blessed to be able to be doing something to make our most fervent wish a reality.

Other things you'll see on this blog -- talk of food, shopping, wine (at least for a little while longer) and the occasional American Idol episode. It can't be all-IVF all the time!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


Liz said...

It is my first ICLW too, although I haven't been nearly so helpful in introducing myself. We've been trying for a similar amount of time to you and I hope to go for IUI in the summer. Best of luck.

poppy.f.seed said...

I've left lots of comments, but this is also my first iclw.
Good luck with your IVF!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the well wishes, good luck with the ivf!

Tracy said...

Hi! This is my second attempt at ICLW, I'm hoping to improve this time around! That's so neat that we are cycle twins! My retrieval is tentatively set for Thursday but will most likely take place on Saturday or Sunday. I'm just waiting for my follies to grow!

Good Luck with your cycle!

Anonymous said...

All the best for your first IVF!
I'm in the 2ww for IVF # 4! Its a tough road, but it will be worth it!

Mama Bear said...

hey! nice to "meet" you!!! hope your ttc journey is successful! love your toes btw!!!!

'Murgdan' said...

Hi there, Barefoot! I love your blog name! Nice to 'meet' you...I love ICLW, I always find a few more blogs to follow...Good luck with this cycle, and thanks for your encouragement...I'm right behind you!

Carrie said...

Thanks for the intro, not that I don't head on over here every day already. :)

Hope you had lots of scrumptious Benihana and are just sitting on the nest, waiting for the little eggies to grow!


Anonymous said...

It's my first ICLW as well, it's been great though, you get to meet so many new people. Best of luck for your first IVF cycle.

Missy said...

What type of wine do you like? I splurge at the start of every cycle b/c I can/drown my sorrows. Last night I had a great Malbec.

Nice to "meet" you!

Barefoot said...

Missy, I love pretty much all kinds of red wine -- Malbec is a new favorite. In fact, I may break the rules and have a glass tonight to soothe my aching ovaries!