Wednesday, July 21, 2010

july ICLW

Welcome to the July 2010 version of ICLW. If you have no idea what that crazy-looking acronym means, click on the link to your right and join in on the fun.

I'm getting a little depressed repeating our infertility story every single month, so here's the shortened version in mathematical form (funny . . . I hate math):

27 cycles + 4 IUIs + 1 LAP + 2 REs + over $5,000 = no BFPs and 1 future IVF, in early 2011

If you want all of the sordid details, you can click here and here.

This time, instead of rehashing all of my heartache and writing information that I think you'll want to read, I thought I would let all of you tell me what you are interested in learning about me. So, really, what DO you want to know? Ask me anything and my next post will be the answers to any of your burning questions.

Happy ICLW! I look forward to getting to know all of you.


Josey said...

Hi from ILCW (and being one of your followers!).

I like math, always have, though sometimes it's more frustrating to lay it out there what you've been through on this crazy TTC journey. Yikes.

Sorry if you've written this before (feel free to chastise me and link me to the post) but how did you and your husband meet?

Glass Case of Emotion said...

fun question- how did you meet your husband? :)

AZPartyMamma said...

Happy ICLW

I totally understand how frustrating TTC is, I wish you all the best as you wait for your first IVF.

ICLW #30

Sarah S said...

Hello from ICLW

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Best if Lucky on your first IVF!!

Jin said...

I'll play along - based on Rain's Montana dream:

What state or country is your dream country/state to live in?

Rach said...

Love the math problem. Happy ICLW, have a great week!

Blondie said...

Hi from ICLW! So, question -- why do you have to wait until early 2011 to do IVF? I haven't gotten to the IVF step yet (although it may be lurking around the corner), but I've noticed a lot of bloggers planning for IVF cycles that won't happen until months in the future. Is there a more significant waiting period between cycles?

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Here is my question...If money was no object how many IUI's and or IVF's would you consider doing?

T said...

Oh I like DINK's question!

I also want to know what your occupation is? You may have already said. If so...sorry!

serenity said...

I hated math too. Somehow I ended up as a CPA - go figure.

My question: where is your happy place? The one place you love more than anything, where you feel happy?


ifcrossroads said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your last post, even though I didn't comment on it directly! You really hit the nail on the head and I think you articulated the feeling of so many IF'ers.

My question is this: If you could have a do-over on ANY moment in your life (non IF-related) what would it be? And why?

Danielle said...

Hi from ILCW! Here's my question: who's your number 1 "freebie" celebrity? HEE!

Patience said...

I also decided not to rehash everything this month. Didn't think to use an equation. What a great idea.

What is the best book you have recently read?


hopeisafourletterword said...

Hola from ICLW! What is the best place you have traveled to? Hope the time flies between now and IVF #1!

ICLW 110

Rebecca said...

LOL -- I like the equation. Sums it up nicely.

Hmm...a question...

If you won the lottery and didn't have to work anymore, what would you do?

Rita said...

What's your favorite adult beverage?

How would you spend a day you had all to yourself?

Who's your hero?

jensays said...

happy ICLW. your website is blocked at my work, how random. I could read you in google reader but not open your actual site to comment.


Ana said...


I just found your blog thanks to ICLW. I have read a couple of your posts and am in love. Can't wait to read more.

I hope your 1st IVF works.

MAK-now said...

Happy ICLW!

Your math is awesome and I love your profile description. Hilarious!!

ICLW #25

Trisha said...

Well now I know what ICLW means :) Do you follow any sports and if so, who's your favorite team?

Sara said...

Hi! Happy ICLW!
I guess what I want to know is: Have you read any good books lately? I am always looking for new books to entertain me during the summer.
By the way, no matter how similar your posts may seem to you, we all love being here to support you.
~ICLW # 80 :)

jensays said...

hope you don't mind, i was interviewed on Friday follow and gave you a mention

jensays said... is where i get most of my samples

also i google walmart samples and it takes you to their sample page

Whitney Anderson said...

Hmmm..I never thought about how many cycles it's been for me. I don't think I'll calculate it b/c it would be too depressing.

Stephanie said...

Over from ICLW. That's exciting that you have the next step planned! I am just starting on the IF journey (first IUI next month) so it's great to find others who have gone through similar circumstances. I loved your Q&A post!