Friday, January 22, 2010


I realized after I wrote it that the last post probably scared the crap out of some of you who came over here from ICLW. Sorry about that. So here is a real "about me" post to welcome anyone who is new to my blog.

I'm Katie (24) and my hubby is Joey (32). We've been married since May 2008 and we've been trying to conceive our first child ever since. I'll spare you all of the boring details, but 20+ vials of blood, one sperm analysis, one HSG, two GYNs, two REs, two IUIs, 10+ ultrasounds, and over $2,000 later, we may finally have a diagnosis . . . or four:

Me: endometriosis and annovulation
Joey: low sperm count and abnormal sperm morphology

Joey goes in for his repeat SA next Tuesday, and I go in for a LAP next month. I'm not sure what lies ahead of that, but I've learned that you can never predict which way the IF road will turn next. So I try my best to take things one day at a time.

Outside of TTC, we are pretty boring people. I work as an editor for an educational publisher and Joey works as a member service representative at a bank, in addition to taking night classes to become a teacher. We live in sunny (though not at the moment) Central Florida. We are in the process of buying our first house, so I've been writing a lot about that lately. We actually just found out yesterday that our offer was accepted. If all goes well, we close at the beginning of March.

That is pretty much it. I can't think of anything else creative to write about myself, so I'm willing to answer any crazy questions you have about me/my life. So leave a comment and ask a question. :)


Jin said...

The sperm diagnosis always astound me with how many letters they can throw together randomly to make a word.

And I've totally missed the whole annovulatory thing. Where have I been the past couple months, lol.

A said...

Hi! :) I hope the LAP goes well... this road sure isn't easy... what the heck combination of meds and procedures will do the trick for us?! Praying we'll both be moms in 2010 :)

Rain Child said...

I agree with Jin on the whole sperm diagnosis. My husband suffers from MFI (don't know exactly why yet).

I wish you the best on the LAP. I hope it does the trick!

Happy ICLW.

Kelly said...

Jin, I've always wondered that too but didn't want to say anything. :)

Ok Katie, you want a question? Here it is. You have a whole day off, all to yourself. WWYD?

romancingthestone said...

MFI sucks, but all you need is a few good swimmers. My husband and I had a hard time of it, but now we are PG after IVF#3. I only mention this because it CAN happen. Hang in there. It's hard but you have a whole community of sisters out there. Shell

waiting for baby said...

Good Luck on your SA! And congrats on the house!

daega99 said...

HI! Hope all goes well with the upcoming procedures.


Dawn said...

Congrats about the house!

Erin said...

Congrats on the house! So exciting for you both. :)

Rach said...

MFI does suck ass, especially if nothing can be done about it. I hope 2010 is YOUR year for a bubba to make you a Mumma.


junebug said...

I just had my lap and I am hoping with results so I hope yours goes just as well. It is not too bad or that could be the pain killers talking. :-) Good luck.

My Endo Journey said...

I hope that your lap goes well. 2010 is our year ladies!!!

Andrea said...

Congrats on the house, super exciting!! Hoping the LAP goes smoothly, 2010 is SO our year!!!

Basic Girl said...

Oops, that was my post above..was signed into the wrong account!

Journey Girl said...

Good luck with your Lap - I have had two and did get some relief from the endo thank goodness! I also work for an education publisher (as a project manager).

Good luck on your journey.


Christina said...

Best wishes with the upcoming SA.

I'm from IN and headed to Florida for business tomorrow and cannot wait to get some sunshine!


~Jess said...

Anything spermia sucks: If someone wants to bring a grown man to his knees tell him he has _____spermia.

My husband has azoo....and I can tell you that was hell for both of us to hear. The physical pain you spoke of in your other post....completely get that.

I hope you soon have some answers and solutions and that your little one is just around the corner.