Lilypie - Pregnancy

Friday, August 21, 2009

ICLW intro

Welcome!

For first-time visitors, or those who don't know my story, here it is:

My husband, who is from Italy, and I have been together for five years, married for over two (I just turned 31, he's 34). We've been ttc since December 2007, started IF testing in September 2008, and were diagnosed with unexplained infertility in January 2009, when we started treatment. We did three IUIs (plus one medicated cycle with timed intercourse) on clomid, sometimes throwing in estrogen and/or progesterone just for fun.

Now we're facing our first IVF. We decided to postpone it until October so I could have knee surgery to fix a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), which is happening in less than two weeks (OMG!). I'm afraid of needles, although the sub-Q shots we've done during the IUIs have been pretty easy. I'm terrified of PIO.

In my "spare time" (ha!), I train for and compete in triathlons, raise vegetables, do arts and crafts (mostly mosaic and crochet), cook, and bake (mostly bread). My husband and I also do a lot of outdoor activities together, like rock climbing, skiing, and backpacking. I have WAY too many hobbies, but I really hope to share them with my children someday.

Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. Wow on the training and competing in triathlons, I'm in awe! I get knackered just going on the treadmill!!

    Good luck for the IVF and I hope the knee operation goes smoothly!

    ICLW

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  2. Sorry to hear about your knee operation. Don't worry too much about the PIO thoughts. They are not as bad as you work them up to be in your mind. Can't wait to read about your IVF journey.

    *ICLW*

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  3. You can never have too many hobbies! To little time, maybe...
    And your ACL surgery should go great. Everyone I know who has had it recovered super fast and everything.

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  4. Good luck on the your first IVF and your knee surgery...I feel your pain, I had surgery on my ankle a while ago. You will bounce back in no time!

    ICLW

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  5. Good luck with both the IVF and the knee surgery! Hope you're back on your feet...and back to TTC in no time at all!

    ICLW

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  6. Sounds as if you have a very full life. Good luck with IVF and the knee surgery. I raise veggies and do a lot of cooking myself. We just picked the last of our tomatoes a few weeks ago! And I love baking bread. Have a great day!

    *ICLW*

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  7. Happy ICLW!

    You will do fine with your knee surgery AND IVF! I have SO much faith in you, girl!
    *HUGS*

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  8. Here's hoping for a smooth ACL surgery! Do they put you under for that or just numb the area? Either way, you can think of it as preparation for ER surgery =)

    ICLW

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  9. The PIO isn't too bad. I tried mine in the side of my leg since I was self administering but it hurt more than my butt.

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  10. Thanks for the intro, Sunflowerchilde - it is great to know the story from one post (not to self for next ICLW!!). Wow, what a great life you have with your DH and you can definitely not have enough hobbies for sure!! Good luck with your knee surgery and also for your first IVF cycle!!

    ICLW

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  11. Never a thing as too many hobbies!!!
    Just means you have more things to keep you busy!!!!
    Good luck at your surgery!
    ICLW

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  12. Well, I hope that your knee surgery goes well! And good luck for the impending IVF as well.

    Love the list of your activities.

    ICLW

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  13. All the best with your knee surgery and the upcoming IVF!

    ICLW#67

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  14. It's nice to meet you! (here from ICLW...) Good luck with your surgery and cycle in October!!

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  15. I hope your surgery heals quickly. Many prayers/well wishes coming your way!

    Happy ICLW!

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  16. I love mosaics! I'd love to see some pics!

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  17. Wishing you luck for your surgery and your cycle!

    Happy ICLW
    :)

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  18. Good luck with the IVF and the knee surgery! I'll be thinking of you! (((HUGS)))

    Tammy
    www.twondra.blogspot.com

    ICLW

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  19. Thank you for the intro. Bummer to hear about your ACL, but I think you are smart to get it out of the way first.

    I wish you much luck with the surgery, and the IVF!!!

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  20. good luck with your knee surgery and IVF!

    the shots aren't fun, but they aren't all that bad. even the lupron is do-able. 5 medicated IUI's and 2 IVF's and i'm still here:)

    ICLW

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  21. Good luck with your knee surgery and upcoming IVF cycle! I hope everything goes well!

    ICLW

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  22. Good luck on both poking-and-prodding fronts!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!