Lilypie - Pregnancy

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ICLW

I'm realizing that maybe I should put up a brief introductory post for International Comment Leaving Week. This is my first time participating (it took me a while to figure out what it was ... I'm not super internet-savvy).

My husband and I met at the rock climbing gym in Sacramento, CA almost 5 years ago while he was a research scholar on a research visa from Italy. Luckily, after we met, he extended his visa and I eventually helped him get a green card. We moved in together 4 years ago, and got married almost 2 years ago. We live in Davis, CA, a really cute university town that's about to get very HOT for the summer.

We've been ttc for about 16 months. So far we've not been diagnosed with anything, despite numerous tests (HSG, saline sonogram, hormone tests, ultrasounds, SAs, etc.), so I guess that makes us unexplained.

We've had two medicated cycles so far, one with IUI and one without, and we're on CD 7 of our third treatment cycle - another attempt with clomid and IUI.

Some other random things about me that are more interesting than all this stupid IF stuff? Well:

1. I do triathlons (as I mentioned in my last post). I really enjoy swimming, biking, and running, I love the competition, and I like having a goal to work for to keep me in shape.

2. I majored in French in college and now I have to speak Italian all the time to my in-laws. So I can speak both languages, but I'm not very good at either of them.

3. I'm an identical twin. I have no idea if that will ever be of any help to me dealing with IF (she's single and has never ttc'd, so who knows?).

4. I love to grow vegetables and to cook and bake. I bake almost all the bread we eat, and grow the majority of the vegetables we use. And yes, this takes up a lot of my free time.

5. My husband and I still rock climb together, sometimes at the same gym where we met, and he's still better than I am.


Thanks very much for stopping by and commenting, and I look forward to visiting your blog as well.

25 comments:

  1. Hi thanks for the info:) I really hope this cycle is it for you!!! I am currantly headed for my 1st IVF/ICSI cycle, and I've never did any treatments before.. because of my DH's problems we had to skip everything and go straight to IVF. So I'm pretty excited.

    Hope you have a great day!!!

    Hannah
    ~ICLW

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  2. This is my first week at ICLW too. I had no idea what it was before either, so it didn't even occur to me to do an intro...LOL. So I guess if you check out my blog, you'll have to read my bio. I look forward to reading more about your journey. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I enjoyed reading a little more about you and your DH. I have visited your blog a few times before but hadn't taken the time to look back at earlier posts.

    Here's hoping "third time's the charm" for you with the Clomid.

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  4. good luck with the clomid! How neat that your husband is Italian! Growing up, I always said I wanted to marry an Italian, but then I met my husband and he ruined all my plans ;)

    Happy First ICLW!

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  5. Isn't it amazing how life brings people into our lives? I love that you and your hubby met at a rock climbing gym... awesome!

    Anyway, welcome to ICLW... It's the best time of the month! :)

    (oh, and yeah, I have the link you posted on my blog... I'm 'Dolly Gamgee-Took')

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  6. I'm a first timer too!

    Best of luck to you this cycle :o)

    ICLW

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  7. My first time participating in ICLW, too! Nice to hear more about you...good luck!

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  8. Welcome to ICLW - it's such good fun to find new blogs.

    Good luck!

    ICLW

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  9. hey, stopping in from ICLW..........

    I'm in Sacto. :) AND one of my BFFs is a triathlete.......she just did IronMan in Lake Placid whenever that was. AND she went to UCD, but she lives in Sac now too.

    Her blog is http://onth3road.blogspot.com/ in case you want to check her out, too. She'll be TTC sometime later this year, I think she's doing another IronMan. I know that TTC can be a little more challenging for athletes sometimes.

    good luck.

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  10. Cool on the triath thing. I love biking and swimming but just can't seem to love running. That is awesome. :-)
    I love that you grow your own veggies. I can't wait to do that when we get settled.
    ICLW

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  11. Here for ICLW. I love that you married an Italian and speak Italian with his family. That's so cool. Good luck with the TTC.

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  12. I hope the third time's the charm for you! Best of luck with this cycle!

    ICLW

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  13. Yay! I love facts. Yes...very interesting on the identical twin thing too...

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  14. Holy crap. I didn't know you lived in the Sac area. I was there for 6 months last year (left in Dec). How funny.

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  15. I took French in high school, too. My fiance's fluent and I can usually follow his end of phone conversations, but that's about it. And I love that you make your own bread. I have a recipe for beer bread that I make pretty often. Where do you get your recipes?
    ~C

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  16. Good luck this cycle! I'm excited about your IUI. Hope you enjoy ICLW!!!!!!
    ICLW

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  17. Welcome to ICLW, it's SO much fun! Sending you a lot of good luck vibes for your cycle.
    *HUGS*

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  18. I enjoyed your into post. Your hobbies are very interesting - I would love to have a vegetable garden, and think that I'll experiment this year with containers. Good luck with your cycle!

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  19. oh unexplained sucks!!! thats what we are! sooo frustrating- I know how hard it can be- I think that is why adotpion seemed easier in some ways for me because I felt like I had some sense of controll during all the paperwork phase at least! good luck on your journey to mommyhood!!!!

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  20. Good luck with this cycle. The one thing I can't do is run. It hurst my knees. - ICLW

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  21. Good luck with the TTC. I'm also a first timer for the ICLW

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  22. Welcome to the community and thanks for providing the intro! Good luck with this cycle -I really hope you can get pregnant with clomid / IUI as it is the cheapest, easiest way.

    ICLW

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  23. I bet it does get pretty hot out there! Phew! Good luck on your cycle. I hope it all works out for you!

    Happy ICLW!
    www.ttc-wildride.blogspot.com

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  24. You speak two languages that I would love to speak because I love visiting those countries! How great! My younger brothers are identical twins and my whole life everyone told me that I would have twins. Well I can't even seem to get pregnant with one so we'll see.
    Good luck with everything and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  25. Good luck with your cycle. We did IUI #3 a week ago. I never took Clomid - my doc said we needed to skip that and go straight to injectables.
    I went back and looked at a couple of your old posts. I love your mosaic! It is beautiful. Was that really your first attempt? I love to mosaic - haven't had any time this school year, but I hope to get back to it this summer.
    Hope your basting is a success!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!